The Anointing of the Holy Spirit


Psalms‬ ‭45:7‬ – “You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

Psalm 45 is a Messianic psalm written by the sons of Korah, and its verses prophesy the nature of the Messiah who was to come. In verse 6, the Psalmist proclaims, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.” Nobody else in this world but Jesus can satisfy the criteria in this verse. The throne of Jesus will reign forever and ever and He’s the only King who can rule with the scepter of absolute righteousness.

Going back to our key verse for today, we learn that our Lord loves righteousness and hates wickedness. We cannot approach God through our own righteousness. It’s the blood of Jesus that cleanses our sin and covers us with His righteousness. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit and when we accept His sacrifice on our behalf, we receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit as well.

Romans 8:11 says that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us who believe. The anointing of God was not given to us so we can experience a spiritual high once in a while. The Holy Spirit is poured over us to encourage and equip us to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives, so we can be a blessing to others and thereby glorify God’s Name. When you let God work in and through your life, you will experience the fullness of His joy.

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