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Monday, September 19, 2005


“Wise leaders should have known that the human heart cannot exist in a vacuum. If Christians are forbidden to enjoy the wine of the Spirit they will turn to the wine of the flesh....Christ died for our hearts and the Holy Spirit wants to come and satisfy them." - A. W. Tozer.

But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. - 1 John 2:20-21.

Gordon Brownville's “Symbols of the Holy Spirit” tells about the great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first to discover the magnetic meridian of the North Pole and to discover the South Pole. On one of his trips, Amundsen took a homing pigeon with him. When he had finally reached the top of the world, he opened the bird's cage and set it free. Imagine the delight of Amundsen's wife, back in Norway, when she looked up from the doorway of her home and saw the pigeon circling in the sky above. No doubt she exclaimed, "He's alive! My husband is still alive!"

So it was when Jesus ascended. He was gone, but the disciples clung to his promise to send them the Holy Spirit. What joy, then, when the dovelike Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost. The disciples had with them the continual reminder that Jesus was alive and victorious at the right of the Father. This continues to be the Spirit's message. - Thomas Lindberg.

In Part 2, we discussed ‘The Purpose Of the Anointing,’ We realised that the purpose was for Cleansing; for Consecration; and for Coronation. Today, in our conclusion, we study...


Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. - 1 John 2:18-19.

We have to avoid those whose purpose is to lead us astray. They were part of the church at one time, but now they were no longer true believer’s. “Christ” means “anointed one,” and “Anti-Christ” means “against the anointed one.” It’s not just against Jesus Christ, but also against those who have received the anointing.

We are commanded to avoid these people, and we should not participate in their divisiveness. They like to usurp the leadership in the church, by critically pointing out the things they disagree with. That's the spirit of anti-Christ, (anti-anointed one) it's evil, it's divisive and it's wrong.

We see an example in David's rebuttal to King Saul... Behold, this day your eyes have seen how the LORD gave you today into my hand in the cave. And some told me to kill you, but I spared you. I said, 'I will not put out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD's anointed.' - 1 Sam. 24:10.

"It is a costly and a suffering thing to come up against the religious system that has ' settled down ' here. It is far more costly than coming up against the naked world itself. The religious system can be more ruthless and cruel and bitter; it can be actuated by all those mean things, contemptible things, prejudices and suspicions things that you will not even find in decent people in the world. It is costly to go on to the heavenlies, it is painful; but it is the way of the pioneer, and it has to be settled that is how it is." – T. Austin Sparks.

Allow God to speak directly to your heart... But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything--and is true and is no lie, just as it has taught you--abide in him. – 1 John 2:27.

It does not mean that we shouldn't be taught by Godly people, if that was true, we would have to discount John's letter. It means that we do not need someone to teach us a new gospel, which is far from the one which saved us. It also indicates having a strong enough relationship with the Lord that we recognise His voice. We also recognize those things which go against the Word of God.

We must abide in Christ... And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. – 1John 2:.28. Those who lost the anointing, are those who failed to spend time with Christ. Therefore, spend time with Jesus; every moment of our day should be spent with Him.

“The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.” - James Hudson Taylor.

The ones who are anointed are saved people. The anointing is for cleansing, consecration, and coronation. Remain in the anointing by avoiding anti-Christs, allowing direct revelation, and abiding in Jesus. Live under the anointing and enjoy it!

Loving Father, I thank you for your word that tells me I am anointed. Help me Lord, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to live under that anointing, and to trust you for everything. In Jesus wonderful name I pray, amen.


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