The Anointing?

 

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BEWARE of those who claim a special “ANOINTING” from God!

NO ONE receives any special anointing by the laying on of hands in our day. All believers are equally anointed of God at salvation. To teach otherwise is a FALSE TEACHING! See the scriptural proof for this below.

2 Cor. 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath ANOINTED US, is God;

“ANOINTED US” = EVERY BELIEVER.

1 John 2:27 But the ANOINTING which YE have received of him abideth in YOU, and YE need not that any man teach YOU: but as the same ANOINTING  teacheth YOU of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught YOU, YE shall abide in him.

ANOINTED “YE” and “YOU” = EVERY BELIEVER. 

This “anointing” is the Holy Spirit which “teaches” believers.

1 Cor. 2:11-12 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now WE HAVE RECEIVED, not the spirit of the world, but THE SPIRIT WHICH IS OF GOD; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

2 Cor. 1:21-22 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath ANOINTED US, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the SPIRIT in our hearts.

Since every believer receives the Holy Spirit at salvation today (1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9), what these people are teaching is FALSE DOCTRINE! 

Many in our day do not know how to interpret the book of Acts and therefore twist what it teaches and misuse it to mislead many. The book of Acts is a book of transition from the primary OC people of God (the Jews) to the primary NC people of God (the gentiles). Therefore, many of the practices which are taking place in the early portion of the book of Acts are no longer taking place toward the middle and end of the same book. Therefore, it is what is taking place by the end of the book of Acts, which also aligns with the epistles, that becomes the common practice of the NC church, not what was taking place at the beginning.