The King’s Anointing

Have you ever had someone in authority in your life be really, truly good to you? Have you had that moment when your boss said, “You have been doing such a good job, I would like to give you a promotion and a raise?” Or when the teacher at school says, “Wow, I was really impressed by your recent paper, you may have a career in writing?” Those are wonderful experiences.
How about the opposite? Have you ever been passed over? Ignored? Embarrassed publicly? Were there people who did not want to be friends with you, people who would not talk to you? Have you ever been fired? These are not good experiences. They are situations we want to avoid in life.
Let’s look at how God thinks about us. In the Old Testament times the Holy Spirit worked through select people. When a priest went into service unto God, he had to be from the right family-the family of Jacob’s son, Levi. He had to be free from disease and if he meet the qualifications then the existing leadership would pour oil on his head to signify the coming of the Holy Spirit in his life. And it was only for a man. This was called the anointing of the priest.
In the same way the king was anointed by the prophet. Samuel went to Jesse’s house to anoint one of his sons as king of Israel. He had a meal with them and them went through them one by one looking for the one whom God had chosen. He found none. God had rejected all of Jesse’s sons. So he asks Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”
Jesse confesses that the youngest son is in the fields watching the sheep, and they go to get him. When he arrives God says, “This is the one; anoint him.” So David has the oil poured on his head as a symbol of the coming of the Holy Spirit in his life.
This was the working of God in Israel for many years. The prophet, priest and king received the anointing when they began their service unto God. But in Joel 2:28,29 God announces a change:
Do you hear the change? God is saying, “Now I only pour out my Spirit on prophets, priests, and kings, but there is coming a day when I will pour my Spirit out on all people, “your sons and daughters, your old men and young men, even on servants-men and women alike.”
Now we know this can only happen by the power of God. No one in authority shares their anointing, their position and the authority allowed by that position, with anyone else. No one in authority gives their authority to someone who is at the bottom of the social ladder.
Think about it, no company owner shares his wealth with the lowest paid employee.
No government leader allows the voter to make laws, or to sign those laws into existence.
No one of power rarely consults with the lowest level of the population.
But our King shares his authority with us. Jesus said to his disciples in Matthew 16:19,
“I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose unearth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Our anointed prophet says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Our priest says to us, “I have entered the heavenly holy of holies by the virtue of my own blood, and you may enter with me by that same blood.”
When on the earth our King shared his anointing with tax collectors and fishermen and He shares that same anointing with us today. Anyone and everyone who will call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved and he will share his anointing with you.

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