When we receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit, we receive a “Privilege Card”.
What are the privileges we receive when we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit ?
1. You become a prized possession of the Lord
When we receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit, we become precious to Him.
Psalms 4:3 “Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.”
We become set apart/consecrated/separated for the Lord! The Bible tells us that our God is a jealous God. That means that if anyone belongs to the Lord, He so passionately loves him or her in a way that he does not like that person to want anything else other than God. He possesses that person totally. This is a mutual bonding. We see this in the prayer that Jesus prays to his prayer .
John 17:10 “All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.”
There is a mutual understanding here : All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. This is the mutual intimacy between God and His prized possession
In the Old testament we see the Nazarites, a category of people who were set apart for the Lord. An example for this is Samson, the judge. Even before he was born, an angel announced his birth and that he would be a Nazarite! (Judges 13). The Book of Law also gives details of a Nazarite. A Nazarite is completely set apart for the Lord. He cannot live an ordinary life. He has a special purpose and is completely consecrated / dedicated for the Lord.
In the same way, when you have the anointing of the Holy Spirit, it is a sign that you are a Nazarite in the New Testament and you are completely set apart for God.
2. The enemy cannot catch you!
All the anointed ones of God will be protected by heaven! When we are anointed with oil, our whole body is soaked in it and the enemy cannot catch us. We can slip away from his hold. Similarly, no enemy including Lucifer can touch us nor harm us according to Luke 10.18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
We are the slippery ones. Nothing can snare you or trap you or hinder you or bind you! Somehow, we can come out. God has commanded all your enemies that they cannot touch you.
1Chronicles 16:22 “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”
However, when we lose the anointing we lose this protection. We see this in the life of King Saul. He was anointed by Prophet Samuel and he was King of Israel for 40 years. In the first 2 years, he moved under God’s anointing and was obedient and he was never harmed by any enemy. After 2 years, he slipped into disobedience, the devil began attacking him. He was like a possessed man who moved under the influence of demon spirits and he lost the protective cover of God’s anointing.
There is a distinctive difference between being anointed and the state of losing your anointing. At the same time David also was anointed and he valued it. He counted it as a precious favour from God. So all through his life he was protected from the devil and all the enemies’ attacks.
In Psalm 23:5, we see David enjoying the anointing: “You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
It was an allegory taken from his life. So being a shepherd all his life, he knew how to protect his sheep from the attacks of the poisonous insects. The shepherds used to apply oil on the sheep which kept away all insects.
Because we are covered with the anointing no devil can touch us. This is the assurance we have. God’s anointing on us is like wearing a bulletproof jacket, it protects us at all times. Having the anointing makes us the most privileged people!
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Ps. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.
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