The Anointing Abides in You (con’t)

Each one of us has a call of God on our life.  Believing this is crucial to our being prepared to obey God.  Whatever it is that God has called us to do, He has anointed us with every power and tool we need to get the job done.  The anointing is a supernatural empowering that enables us to do, say and go outside the limited scope of natural man.  We find in the Bible that Jesus was often called “Christ Jesus” or “Jesus Christ”.  (Christ was not a part of His name, it’s a designation that identifies Him with the call of God on His life).  The word “Christ” means, “the anointed One”.  So whenever you see John or Paul writing about Jesus and adding ‘Christ’, they are making specific reference to the fact that He was the “Anointed One” and thus qualifies Him as One Who God called and equipped.  From the Amplified Bible, we read I John 2:27 “But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides (permanently) in you; (so) then you have no need that anyone should instruct you.  But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him (being rooted in Him, knit to Him), just as (His anointing) has taught you (to do).”

Now, as a side comment, the subject “you have no need that anyone should instruct you” does not mean that you don’t need to be taught by one who holds the ministry office of a teacher.  It is referring to the anointing you have so you don’t always have to be running to someone else for enlightenment about everything.

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