Sermon on Anointing: A Divine Gift of Wisdom and Sanctification

 "The Anointing: A Divine Gift of Wisdom and Sanctification"


We delve into the profound concept of the anointing that the Scriptures speak of. Anointing carries a spiritual significance that touches our lives in various ways. In particular, we will explore the anointing of wisdom, the abiding presence of this anointing, its role in sanctification, and its Messianic aspect.

The anointing is released through the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)

Jesus ascended, but He sent the Holy Spirit to anoint His people (Acts 1:8)

The anointing is God’s presence by the Holy Spirit. Theword anoint used in the Bible means: “to pour on, smear all over, or rub into.” The purposeof the anointing is to empower us for the task or position God has called us to

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I. The Anointing of Wisdom (1 John 2:20)

The Apostle John speaks of the anointing of wisdom in his letter. This anointing is a divine gift that imparts wisdom and discernment to believers. It enables us to understand and navigate the spiritual truths and challenges of life.


II. "The Anointing Which You Have Received from Him Abides in You Continually" (1 John 2:27)

The anointing is not a fleeting experience but a continuous presence in the lives of believers. It remains with us, guiding, teaching, and empowering us as we journey in faith. It is the Holy Spirit's abiding work in our lives.

1 Samuel 16:13. Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of hisbrothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward

III. Anointing to Sanctify Him (Leviticus 8:12)

In the Old Testament, the anointing was used to set apart individuals and objects for sacred purposes. Similarly, in our Christian walk, the anointing serves to sanctify us, consecrating us for God's service and making us holy vessels in His hands.


IV. Messianic Anointing (Isaiah 61:1)

The ultimate Messianic anointing is found in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the Anointed One (Messiah) who fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah 61:1, bringing good news to the poor, binding up the brokenhearted, and proclaiming liberty to the captives.

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Conclusion:

The anointing is a divine gift that encompasses the wisdom we receive as believers, its continuous abiding presence, its sanctifying work in our lives, and its ultimate fulfillment in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. As we embrace this anointing, we are equipped to walk in wisdom, holiness, and the mission of Christ.


Let us, therefore, seek the anointing of the Holy Spirit in our lives, allowing it to lead us in wisdom, sanctify us for God's purposes, and remind us of the Messianic hope we have in Jesus. Through this anointing, we can be instruments of God's grace and transformation in the world. May the anointing continue to guide and empower us as we fulfill God's calling in our lives.

 
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