ANOINT – to choose by or as if by divine election; to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil
The anointing is a Divine enablement for us to accomplish God’s purposes on earth. God’s work cannot be done through human might and power, only by His Spirit. However we are co-laborers with Him. His Spirit works in us and through us by anointing us. The anointing has a two-fold purpose. Firstly the anointing works in us by teaching us God’s ways and conforming us to His likeness. Secondly it works through us by giving supernatural ability to do God’s work (preaching, teaching, singing).
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
“And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
“If you want to live in the fullness of God’s anointing, fill your mouth with His Word.”
— Joyce Meyer
Kyle Blevins of Crosswalk discusses what it means to be anointed. Check out his article for valuable insights on this topic.