Friday, April 16, 2010

The Real Anointed One

In my devotional studies of Psalms I came across this interesting little tidbit about what it means to be the Lord's anointed. It is a special relationship with God. It means being chosen, consecrated, and commissioned by God for a special function or job.

"Christ" in the New Testament Greek is equivalent to the Hebrew term "Messiah" in the New Testament. Both mean "the Anointed One".

Now this definition and explanation bring up some very interesting facts. I have attended special woman's meetings where everyone received a generic "anointing" with oil. Bogus is all I can say. What about the televangelists that give out special anointing oil or and anointed bits of material for a special donation. Bogus again. There is nothing special about the above. It might have an emotional impact or fill the coffers of a phony preacher, but that is about it. It's a fleshly thing, works, not of God.

What it boils down to is understanding fully what you are supposed to be getting and the conditions that make you eligible to receive it. Only the person truly anointed can know that they have been anointed. David was anointed. Jesus was the ultimate in being anointed, chosen, consecrated and commissioned by God.

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