“You anoint my head with oil” Psalm 23:5 (NIV)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ANOINTED?
(In the Bible, oil is often used as a symbol of God’s approval, presence, blessing, power, comfort, healing, joy, favor, prosperity, and authority.)
FACTS ABOUT GOD’S ANOINTING
“The One who calls you is faithful, and HE will do it!” 1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV)
2. GOD’S ANOINTING ____________________________________________________________________.
“Then Samuel took oil and poured it on Saul’s head and said, “God has anointed you to be the leader of his people... (v6) God’s Spirit will come on you in power, and you’ll speak like a prophet and you’ll be changed into a different person. After this happens, do whatever you think is best, because God will be with you!” 1 Samuel 10:1+6-7
3. GOD’S ANOINTING ____________________________________________________________________.
“From his unlimited resources God will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 3:16 (NLT)
“I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.” Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
4. GOD’S ANOINTING ____________________________________________________________________.
Jesus: “What is impossible for men is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 (NLT)
“God’s power at work within us is able to accomplish infinitely more than we could ever dare to ask for or even imagine.” Ephesians 3:20 (NCV)
5. GOD ANOINTS MY LIFE _______________________________________________________________.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me and he’s anointed me to bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted, to announce freedom to captives, and to open the eyes of the blind. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of God’s favor to them has come ... To tell all who mourn that God will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, and praise instead of heaviness!” Isaiah 61:1-3 (TLB)
6. FOR EVERY NEW CHALLENGE ________________________________________________________.
“Sow new seeds of righteousness, and you’ll reap the fruit of My love. And break up your old hardened ground. It’s time to turn to me and seek the Lord! Then I’ll come and shower new blessings on you!” Hosea 10:12 (TEV)
“You don’t have it, because you don’t ask God.” James 4:2 (NIV)
“The Lord generously gives us his favor and honor. NO GOOD THING will he withhold from those who live right.” Psalm 84:11
“The anointing you received from Christ lives in you.” 1 John 2:27 (GW)