THE HEAVENLY ANOINTING

Heb.1:9 – therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

The anointing of Jesus in His heavenly ministry was the beginning of victory for all of us. Think about it for a moment. Just as Jesus represented us on the cross and just as we were raised up from the dead with Him at the resurrection, this anointing on Jesus is for you and me. He was anointed as a man and became the the disperser of this anointing on all mankind. Jesus of Nazareth is the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit. Just as the forerunner, John the Baptist, baptized us with man with water, Jesus has the ministry of baptizing whoever is thirsty with the Holy Spirit. This anointing was poured out on our Lord by the Father and has become a river of water flowing out to all flesh. This is how Andrew Murray describes this heavenly event.

“Therefore, because He loved righteousness and hated iniquity, therefore God anointed Him. When He ascended to heaven, and sat down on the right hand of the throne, He received from the Father anew and in fullest measure, as the Son of Man, the gift of the Holy Ghost to bestow on His people. That Spirit was to Him the oil of joy, the joy that had been set before him, the joy of His crowning day when He saw of the travail of His soul. An anointing above His fellows, for there was none like Him; God gave Him the Spirit without measure. And yet for His fellows, His “redeemed, whom, as Head, He had made members of His body. They become partakers of His anointing and His joy. As He said, “The Lord hath anointed Me to give the oil of joy.” Christ, our King, our God, is anointed with the oil of joy, anointed, too, to give the oil of joy: His kingdom is one of everlasting gladness, of joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

This is what Pentecost is about. Jesus is victorious over sin, sickness, and death. He is seated at the Father’s right hand, the place of glory. We are seated together with Him. This anointing that the Father pours over Christ is for all of us. It satisfies the thirst of our soul and equips us to live for Him until all of His enemies are put under His feet.

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