The Anointing In Us

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 3:

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might (spiritually energized with power) through His Spirit in the inner man,

There is the potential of unsearchable riches of His glory in us who have received The Holy Spirit.  In our inner man, there is such potential that few people have dared to pursue its fullness.  Jesus operated in the fullness of this power as it is written in Acts chapter 10:

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

This same power has been given to us through The Holy Spirit and this potential lies dormant in most.  The Holy Spirit energizes The Word when It is planted in our hearts.  As we mature in Agape Love, this Love promotes the unhindered growth of The Word in our hearts.  Paul continues in Ephesians 3:

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—

19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

As Agape Love is planted in our hearts where it will develop a strong root system and become fully grounded in us, we will begin to comprehend the fullness of the Love of Christ.  Is there any greater seed to be planted?  When we start producing fruit of Agape Love, we are well on our way to being filled with all the fullness of FATHER.  This Love far surpasses mere knowledge without experience.  It allows us to be filled up throughout our entire being to all the fullness of FATHER which Jesus walked in.  As we study, dwell, and meditate on The Word, our root system grows greater and greater.  This allows a much greater harvest of Agape Love in our hearts.  We must have faith in this process in order to produce such a harvest.

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

A very critical point in this passage is the phrase “according to the power that works in us”.  How can the power work in us if it has not been planted in good ground and watered?  There are people who want the results of this power without making any commitment to planting the seed and watering it.  Their focus is based on self-interest thus they are subject to the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches which choke the Word.  The result The Word becomes unfruitful.

In Ephesians chapter 5, Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT:

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word,

27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

The Word cleanses and purifies our heart.  This is what causes our hearts to become increasingly fertile ground for additional planting.  As we maintain a consistent focus on planting The Word in our hearts, we purge out those interferences preventing us from producing a fruitful harvest.  Each day we devote time to studying the Word is counted as faith in the Word else we wouldn’t make it a priority.

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 2:

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.

The Amplified Version:

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One [you have been set apart, specially gifted and prepared by the Holy Spirit], and all of you know [the truth because He teaches us, illuminates our minds, and guards us from error].

And Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Corinthians 2:

 21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God

We have the anointing residing on the inside of us to exercise the same power and authority as Our Elder Brother.  We need not go looking for someone to impart some special “anointing” when we already have the potential residing on the inside of us.  Yes, there are times when we may be weak in our walk and need someone who is strong in faith to pray for us.  However, FATHER has given us the key to overcoming the issues in our walk when HE sent The Holy Spirit to live inside us.

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 4:

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

Consider the brevity of this verse.  Love can be perfected in us and “as He is, so are we”.  We need to lift our expectations to a higher level and not settle for anything less.

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