It’s The Anointing
But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you, but as the same anointing teacheth you all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him -1st John 2:27.
The Scripture doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have ministers to teach us. If that was so, Jesus wouldn’t have anointed and given us apostles, teachers, evangelists, pastors, and prophets for the equipping of the saints and the work of the ministry.
The law for the consecration of priests required an application of blood and oil to the right ear, thumb, and big toe of the one consecrated. Anointing stressed the need for salvation (blood) and the anointing of the Holy Spirit (oil), that the believer might hear the Word of God (ear) to do the work of God (thumb) and to walk in the ways of God (toe).
The disciples after working and being taught by Jesus was informed by Jesus to go to Jerusalem and wait for the promise which was the receiving of the Holy Spirit. Only then were they able to do the work of God after being filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus which is the Son of God, didn’t do any miracles or healing prior to Him receiving the Holy Spirit (And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water; and lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him – Matthew 3:16). It’s the Holy Spirit that anoints to minister, it’s the Holy Spirit that gives us revelation of the Word of God, it’s He that teaches us. Salvation without being filled with the Holy Spirit, isn’t profitable to those in ministry to minister to others. It’s the Holy Spirit that indwells individuals as they minister to bring it with an impact to destroy, heal, exhort, and establish. It’s the Holy Spirit that assists us to discern what is the Word of God, the move of God, the Spirit of God. We need more than the Spirit of God to come upon us, we need Him in us!
There are so many false doctrine, and the believer needs to be equipped to discern what is true and what is false. The reason why there are so many false doctrine is because it is the tradition of man and not of God. Scriptures are taken out of context, some have added or taken portion of Scripture out of their doctrine and because people rely on someone else to teach them rather than praying, and asking God to give them the interpretation of Scripture they get misled.
Everyone receives a portion of the Spirit of God when they truly receive salvation, but they also need to be filled with the Holy Spirit which is the third of the God-Head. Because people don’t see Trinity in the Bible they want to dismiss the three. The three are in manifestation when Jesus came to be baptized by John, Jesus was there, then the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, then God spoke from heaven saying this is my beloved Son, this is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (And it came to pass in thos days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased – Mark 1:9-11).
Jesus didn’t do any miracle until He was anointed by the Holy Spirit although He was the Son of God, He was giving the believer an example that they need to be empowered by God. He instructed His disciples prior to Him returning to the Father to go to Jerusalem to receive the Promise of the Holy Spirit. When the twelve disciples including Jesus’ mother and other women were gathered together in prayer the Holy Spirit came and set upon them like fire and they all were filled with the Holy Ghost, (Holy Spirit).
The Holy Spirit is an empowerment for the believer; yes, believers receives a portion of the Spirit when they receives salvation, but there is also the baptism in the Holy Spirit with refillings. When the disciples believed, they received a portion of the Spirit, but after their belief, Jesus instructed them to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We need power to live this Christian life, and we need power to discern what the Scriptures are saying as well as the Gifts of the Spirit to be manifested through us, and as all this is done by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit does more than speak in a language we don’t understand, He’s to enable us to live a righteous life before God. He manifest the Fruit of the Spirit in us. He assist us to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to us, He makes us sensitive to the Spirit of God. He also assist us to pray when we don’t know how to pray about a situation (Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God – Romans 8:26-27).
Every believer should receive the Holy Spirit, it’s not about a denomination, it’s about accepting the gift God will give to everyone that ask Him (If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him – Luke 11:13? Every minister, alter worker, should be filled with the Holy Spirit to minister to the people of God. Counselors need to be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to direct the people their counseling.
The reason why people attend church and leave the same way they came because the anointing is not in the ministry to destroy the works of Satan in their lives. People shouldn’t leave the altar with the same thing they came to the alter with. Ministers should be able to discern in the congregation those that are in need of prayer and deliverance and this comes by the Holy Spirit indwelling individuals.
Church workers need to be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to fulfilled their position in the ministry without flaws, Church Mothers would be able to minister without offending; ushers would direct people with love and kindness. Adminstrators would not talk about members problems to other members. Those who handle the money would not steal from the church. The congregation would love one another and be in unity when the Holy Spirit is indwelling.