These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, ye shall abide in him. (1 John 2:26-27)
Today many are teaching about, “the anointing.” They claim that this, “anointing,” is TRANSFERABLE. In other words, if you want to be touched by this anointing, you must come to them, or support their ministry. They claim that God’s blessings flow down to THEM — and then out to US.
But according to John, the anointing is, “received of HIM.” It is not transferred to you from any person. And this anointing is not, “a power.” It is not a visitation of power that enters a TV studio, or church service – and then does things – only to then leave. You don’t have to hurry up and plug into the anointing of God by calling a ministry or by writing a check – so that you can be blessed before it leaves. This is a lie.
The name CHRIST means, “anointed one.” And Jesus Christ is God’s ONLY ANOINTED ONE. Thus, if I want the anointing of God, I have to receive Christ through the Spirit. Any manifestation of an anointing from God is therefore not a THING, or an EVENT. It is a manifestation of Jesus Christ through the spirit of God.
You will note that John says, “the anointing abides IN YOU.” – i.e., “Christ in YOU.” In other words, the anointing is not a visitation. It is a permanent habitation — the permanent habitation of a PERSON, Jesus Christ, in you.
John specifically states that he is writing so that no one can deceive us by claiming that the anointing is otherwise. But his words have been ignored. This is exactly the error that is often taught today on Christian TV. The anointing is made to be almost anything but Christ in us. And it is taught that it is, “transferable.” It is about time that Christian people started reading the Bible and taking it seriously, instead of listening to people who directly contradict it.