Heb.1:13 – SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET”?

Heb.1:9 – THEREFORE GOD, YOUR GOD, HAS ANOINTED YOU WITH THE OIL OF JOY ABOVE YOUR COMPANIONS.

Jesus seated at the right hand of God was intertwined in everything the apostles preached. Their message always included the death, resurrection, ascension and the glorification of Christ seated at the right hand of the Father. The heavenly ministry of Jesus began when He sat down on the throne and received the promise of the Father, the anointing of the Holy Spirit on Jesus and poured out on everyone He had purchased with His blood. Now we see the purpose of the suffering and death; Christ exalted and glorified and anointed with the oil of joy. This anointing was for His heavenly ministry which is characterized by Him being the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit. Because Jesus has been glorified, the Holy Spirit is continually poured out on us. Here is how Murray describes this.

“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.”

So the question I just have to ask you today is this- Have you been baptized in the Holy Spirit? Let me ask this another way- Have you been immersed into the heavenly substance Who is a person? This is the very power source of our Christian faith. The waters we are navigating in this fallen world require more than a belief system; we need supernatural power working in us. We need to be immersed repeatedly into the Holy Spirit; He is our hope in this wicked generation.

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