~The Annointing of the Holy Spirit~
What is the Holy Spirit to you? Just the third person
of the Trinity, a name to be spoken in prayer? Many
believers do not understand the Holy Spirit, they
know of Him but do not personally know Him do not
have Him. God intended you to personally know Him
and have Him with you. It is imperative that you personally
know Him and have Him in fact, because He is key to
helping you in your victory. You need His indwelling
inside you to have His power.
Even Jesus had to receive the indwelling of the Holy
Spirit of God to perform the miracles that He did,
to lay hands on the sick and they recover, to cast
out demons. God gave Jesus the indwelling of His Spirit
right after John the Baptist baptized Him with water.
Before this event, Jesus was no more a miracle worker
then any of us in the flesh, even being the Son of
God. It was right after this that Jesus, moved by
the Spirit that came into Him, went in the 40 days
of fasting where He was tempted by satan and resisted
him. We have to have the indwelling of His Spirit
in order to resist satan and come against all his
evil works with any power and authority.
Mat 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen;
my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will
put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment
to the Gentiles.
Mat 3:16 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:
Mar 1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and
with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did
eat locusts and wild honey;
Mar 1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier
than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not
worthy to stoop down and unloose.
Mar 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but
he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. (John tells
how Jesus will baptize us in the Holy Spirit)
Mar 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus
came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of
John in Jordan.
Mar 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water,
he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove
descending upon him:
Mar 1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying,
Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Joh 1:32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit
descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon
Joh 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to
baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom
thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining
on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy
Joh 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the
Son of God.
Luk 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned
from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
Mar 1:12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into
Mar 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty
days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts;
and the angels ministered unto him.
Luk 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation,
he departed from him for a season.
Luk 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit
into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through
all the region round about.
Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because
he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;
he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight
to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Joh 7:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which
they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy
Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not
Once Jesus became the sacrifice for the sin of the
world, we were able to have that anointing of the
Holy Spirit. He spoke of it to His disciples and on
Pentecost, while they were meeting in the upper room,
He brought His Spirit upon them so that they could
go out and perform miracles like He did when He walked
the earth, so they could carry on His works and testify
about Him. That was the promise, a gift from God,
that we all can have. The fact is, until you receive
the anointing of His Spirit, you will struggle with
the world. Benny Hinn stated once that until a Christian
receives the anointing of the Spirit, they cannot
resist the world. I can personally testify that I
could not resist the world until I received the anointing.
Once I received Him, I could no longer tolerate worldly
things, I was repulsed by them, and this is when I
totally transformed in Christ, when I received His
power to back me up in all things. The Holy Spirit
is not just a symbol of the Trinity, He is not just
a name to call out in prayer like I pray in
the Name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, which
is what I thought He was. He is real, alive, acting,
Gods power, and He actually comes into you and takes
over, and once He does, He never leaves you. How does
He manifest Himself? He speaks through your mouth
is the main way, but He also overcomes you at times,
you feel Him in you. He is a real presence inside
of you. He reveals things to you, mysteries of God.
Dreams, visions, He speaks directly to you in voice
or in spirit (feeling in your spirit). He is awesome!
I can promise you that if you do not have the indwelling
of the Spirit, then you are seriously lacking in your
spiritual battle, you are missing out on Gods power
working through you in your situation. You will also
forever struggle with the world, yourself, sin, feelings,
emotions, thoughts, all things, until you have Him
to help you.
Joh 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that
believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;
and greater works than these shall he do; because
I go unto my Father.
Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world
cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither
knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with
you, and shall be in you.
Joh 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will
send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of
truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall
testify of me:
Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is
come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall
not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to
Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,
and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit
gave them utterance.
Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days,
saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh:
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and
your young men shall see visions, and your old men
shall dream dreams:
Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens
I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard
the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in
whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with
that holy Spirit of promise,
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto
thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the
true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit
and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Rom 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that
being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve
in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ
Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit,
if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now
if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead
because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of
Rom 8:26 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.
1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the
world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might
know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things
of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto
him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually
1Co 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when
ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the
power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1Co 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the
destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved
in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given
to every man to profit withal.
1Co 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue
speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth
him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
1Co 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit,
and I will pray with the understanding also: I will
sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding
2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the
Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and
ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary
the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things
that ye would.
Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom
and revelation in the knowledge of him:
1Jo 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and
he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
The hard part is, how do you get the indwelling of
the Holy Spirit? Not hard to get Him at all, He is
a promise from God as the scripture says. A gift to
you when you become a child of God. But, hard to explain
the how you get Him. You seek Him and you welcome
Him to come into you. Any resistance will keep Him
away. The biggest problem I have witnessed and heard
witness of by many Pastors, is actually the opposite.
That people seek Him so hard that they cause a unknown
resistance sort of. They become so focused on receiving
Him that it hinders the receiving. I sought the Holy
Spirit myself hard, and I prayed for weeks, inviting
Him in, and nothing. Then one night God told me to
go outside in a thunder storm, lightening crashing
around me, and He told me to lift my hands to Heaven
and call out for the Holy Spirit, and I did what God
told me, and He came into me. I said that maybe God
had to take me out in a raging storm just to get me
to take my focus off of the actual receiving, so He
could come in. I have watched others seek the indwelling
at church, and just be beat up over the trying. I
witnessed one man doing such. Then one evening Pastor
much told him to do the same thing God told me to
do, just to lift his hands to Heaven and pray out
loud for Him to come in, and to just relax and go
with the flow, that when He comes, just let Him take
over and let Him flow through. It worked for that
man that night, suddenly the Spirit was speaking through
him and the man was relaxed and just letting the Spirit
have His way with him. This was also the key thing
on a tape I received about how to receive, the stress
that you just relax, lift up your hands and be totally
open, letting God have His way, no fear, no tenseness,
just pray and when He comes in and starts speaking,
let Him flow through and out of you, do not resist.
You surrender yourself to Him. The Pastor on this
tape said to put your hand on your head and close
your eyes, imagining that it is his hand on your head,
and He would pray for the Holy Spirit to come into
you, but in hearing him say that I thought there is
a better image then that even. Imagine the hand of
Jesus is on your head, and ask Him to give you His
Spirit to indwell inside of you and help you as He
promised the Father would do, and surrender to what
happens, relax and let God have you completely.
There is no good way to explain receiving the indwelling,
anointing, of the Holy Spirit, it is such a personal
thing is why, but the key points are no resistance,
letting God have His way with you, letting Him come
in and take over completely. You will be amazed at
how it changes your life and your circumstances. The
Holy Spirit is just a necessity in spiritual battle,
as well as in your Christian walk period. Without
Him indwelling in you, you will have a hard time being
Christian in this world. I pray that all standers
receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit! God bless