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Anointing of Holy Spirit

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“Anoint” means to set someone apart, to authorise and equip him or her for a task of spiritual importance. Jesus Christ is set apart by the work of the Holy Spirit for his ministry of preaching, healing and deliverance. The Holy Spirit sets Christians apart for their ministry in Christ’s name.

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Jesus Christ anointed by the Holy Spirit

The Messiah’s anointing is predicted

“Messiah” means “anointed one”.

The Spirit anoints Jesus Christ at the start of his ministry

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Jesus Christ declares his anointing

Luke 4:18–21 LEB
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because of which he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send out in freedom those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were looking intently at him. And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
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The first Christians declare Jesus Christ’s anointing

Acts 4:26–27 LEB
The kings of the earth stood opposed, and the rulers assembled together at the same place, against the Lord and against his Christ.’ For in truth both Herod and Pontius Pilate, together with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, assembled together in this city against your holy servant Jesus whom you anointed,

Evidence pointing to the Spirit’s anointing in Jesus Christ’s ministry

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Believers anointed by the Holy Spirit

The Spirit anoints God’s chosen people

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Anointing enables Christians to stand firm

2 Corinthians 1:21–22 LEB
Now the one who establishes us together with you in Christ and who anoints us is God, who also sealed us and gave the down payment of the Spirit in our hearts.

Anointing guards Christians against falsehood

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