• JAMES SELPH

WE HAVE THE ANNOINTING

1ST JOHN 2:20

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


2: 20 When a person becomes a Christian, he or she receives the Holy Spirit. One way the Holy Spirit helps the individual believer and the church is by communicating truth to them— the truth about the gospel, God’s will, and his love for us. Jesus is the truth (John 14: 6), and the Holy Spirit guides believers to him (John 16: 13). People who are opposed to Christ are also opposed to the truth, and they block the Holy Spirit from working in their lives. When we are led by the Spirit, we can stand against false teachers and the Antichrist. Ask the Spirit to guide you each day (see 1 John 2: 27).


2: 20 Anointing usually refers to the pouring of olive oil on a person’s head to show God’s special favor or activity in their lives. In biblical times, oil was used to consecrate kings and special servants for service (see, for example, 1 Samuel 16: 1, 13). It was also used by church elders in prayer for the sick (see James 5: 14). Some of the false teachers in John’s day were claiming a special anointing that they said made them true Christians and gave them superior knowledge. John countered this false teaching directly by telling believers that they already possessed a special anointing from God. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can discern truth from error (see 1 John 2: 27). Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

We as Christians have this anointing we can tap into to help guide us through all we face (the Holy Spirit) Pray each day for the Holy Spirit to give us what we need for each day. That is how we tap into our anointing!! ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS asking each day for the guidance we need for what we face during that day.

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