An anointing

“You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.”

The Christian has the ability to make sound judgment and good decisions because the Holy Spirit resides in their person and body, and teaches and instructs the right way to go. It is a holy anointing from God and means the Christian has knowledge and insight that others do not have. They have the wisdom of God to guide them and lead them into all truth.

“However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.”

John 16:14

The Holy Spirit in the life of the believer makes all the difference to their strength, knowledge and stamina. This is an instinctive knowing what is the right thing to do and is built upon the personal walk with God that every Christian knows and lives. It is the knowing and recognising other Christians and being able to discern the things of God and that what is being spoken is of God or not. It is an inner understanding tutored by the Spirit through the deep knowledge of the Word of God. There are no short cuts to this knowing, but it comes through the study and perseverance in the truths of God and the holding on to the doctrines of the faith as taught in the Holy Scriptures.

Only the people who belong to God have this insight and anointing. It is a supernatural knowledge and an understanding of the disposition of the human and the holiness of the Lord. It is a seeing under the surface of the obvious and being able to make wise decisions based in the inner knowledge. Some people have this more than others, but we are entreated to seek it and ask for it. It is an ability that grows with the experience of life in God and the daily walk with the Lord that teaches and motivates us to learn more and more.

If we do not exhibit this quality then our salvation is suspect. If we are foolish and make world-orientated decisions, then we do not belong to the family of faith. The work of the Holy Spirit must be obvious in our life as we obey the Word of God; walk in fellowship and faith; and grown in love for God and others every day. This is the defining mark of the Christian person, that they love as the Spirit of God loves, and have the anointing of that love in their life.