“You don’t need a fresh anointing – the one you have never went stale.” John Crowder
It constantly amazes me the way we throw around the word “anointing”, it actually makes me laugh.
We make such a big deal of having a “healing anointing”, growing in “the anointing” or getting an impartation of someone’s “anointing”.
Did you know that the word “anointing” or “anointed” can only be found 4 times in just 3 passages in the NT referring to believers?
See if you can spot anything as I quote them below:
“Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” (2 Cor. 1:21-22, emphasis mine)
“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” (1 John 2:20, emphasis mine)
“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” (1 John 2:27, emphasis mine)
Did you see it… you already have been anointed and it’s a complete anointing.
You don’t need a new anointing, the one you have had from the beginning was just fine! As Rienhard Bonnke often says, “They weren’t in the upper room asking each other to impart their anointing, they all had the same anointing!”
Prayer for the day
Holy Spirit I thank you that I have your fullness in me, that I don’t need a double portion of you or to grow in how much of the Spirit I have, but I can rest, fully satisfied in the knowledge that I have all of you! Help me to grow in my understanding of this truth that I would be constantly growing in my awareness of you and how you want to manifest through me.