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Bible Study: Anointed With Power:

 

Christians are a supernatural people, born again into a supernatural life by a supernatural God - We are sustained by supernatural food - We are taught by a supernatural teacher from a supernatural book - We are led by a supernatural guide into supernatural paths in order to obtain supernatural victories.
   

Below is a brief summary of part 2 of the series: "The Supernatural Christian"

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Scripture Reference:
• "This is the word of the LORD: Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts." [Zech 4:6]

• "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." [Acts 1:8]

• "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy" [Joel 2:28-29]
 


WE LIVE IN EXCITING TIMES:
The scriptures tell us that these last days leading up to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (The times we live in) will be a time where the power of the Holy Ghost will be poured out like never before in the history of mankind.

What’s even more exciting is that the Bible assures us the God’s people have been given the SAME power that Jesus had (and still has) by the anointing of the Holy Ghost – and it is by HIS power working IN us and THRU us that the fulfillment of God’s plan on earth WILL be accomplished.

If we are ever going to experience the full power of the anointing in our life then we must come to the place where we understand this anointing, and how it work in our life. The best way to do this is to examine how this anointing worked in the life of Jesus – and what the Scriptures say about it and its affect in us and thru us as children of Almighty God.
 


BEFORE AND AFTER:
When we look at the scriptures we can immediately recognize that Jesus NEVER did even one miracle BEFORE He was anointed by the Holy Spirit. Yes, He was (and remains forever) the only begotten Son of God. Yes, He was with God in the beginning and yes all things were made by Him. [John 1:1-3]

All that the Scriptures say about Jesus and His deity is true. However, what most people are unaware of is the when Jesus came to earth, He came in the form of a man: NOT a supernatural man – Just simply a man. Scriptures tells us that He EMPTIED Himself of all His divine powers and attributes and came to us in the SAME form and SAME fashion that we are.

• "He (Jesus) always had the nature of God, but he did not think that by force he should try to remain equal with God. Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness."
[Phil 2:6-7 GNB]

Jesus was completely human, and as a human being He had no more power or abilities than and other human being, nor did He have any less. However, something changed drastically when the Holy Ghost descended upon Him – INDWELLING Him. Suddenly He had a power that previously lacked – and it was this ANOINTING that enabled Him to do all the miracles He did while on earth.

• "HOW GOD ANOINTED JESUS OF NAZARETH WITH THE HOLY GHOST AND WITH POWER: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; FOR GOD WAS WITH HIM." [Acts 10:38]

Notice that it was the ANOINTING that empowered Jesus of Nazareth to do the miracles. And, it was Jesus Himself who said that WITHOUT that anointing He had no power to do ANYTHING. Yet, because of the anointing that comes thru the indwelling of the Spirit of God He was empowered because it was the Father working THRU Him that was actually doing the miracles.

• "Verily, verily, I say unto you, THE SON CAN DO NOTHING OF HIMSELF, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise" [John 5:19]

• "...the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: BUT THE FATHER THAT DWELLETH IN ME, HE DOETH THE WORKS." [John 14:10]
 


HE GAVE THAT SAME POWER TO THE CHURCH:
That’s right! No matter how unbelievable it sounds, Scriptures tell us that God in His great wisdom and His everlasting mercy and grace gave US that SAME power – that SAME anointing by the SAME Spirit.

• "Don't you know that You are the temple of the Living God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" [1 Corinthians 3:16]

• "But YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES ON YOU; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." [Acts 1:8]

• "BUT YOU HAVE AN ANOINTING FROM THE HOLY ONE, and you know the truth.... And, the anointing you received from him remains in you." [1John 2:20,27]
 


ANOINTED WITH POWER:
Christians are a supernatural people that have been supernaturally empowered by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We born again into a supernatural life by a supernatural God - We are sustained by supernatural food - We are taught by a supernatural teacher from a supernatural book - We are led by a supernatural guide into supernatural paths in order to obtain supernatural victories

There is a REASON why we have been anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit – and the reasons are listed in the scriptures. Here are just a few:
• To be witnesses to the TRUTH of the Gospel [Acts 1:8]
• To heal the Sick [Mark 16:17-18]
• To raise the dead [Matt 10:8]
• To bring deliverance to the captives [Luke 4:18]
• To bring recovery of sight to the blind [Luke 4:18]
• To cast out devils [Mark 16:17-18]
• To prosper in whatever we put our hand to [3John 2]
• To proclaim the year of the Lord's favor! [Luke 4:19]

Beloved, we have been anointed with power for just such a time as we now live. And our mission is to bring the truth of the Gospel of Christ to this world not just in words – but in DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT WITH POWER.

"For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power." [1 Corinthians 4:20]

Let us imitate the Apostle Paul who wrote: "And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND OF POWER: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God"
[1 Corinthians 2:4-5]

We are no longer just ordinary men and women: We are a SUPERNATURAL people indwelt and ANOINTED WITH POWER by the Holy Spirit of the Living God. So I encourage you to be bold in your faith – Be bold in the Lord – Be bold in your witness for Christ – Because it is the LORD Himself that dwells in us. And, as we boldly proclaim the mercy, grace and power of God to a dying world He WILL show Himself strong on our behalf.
 



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