Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2Corinthians 1: 21-22
Have you ever considered yourself to be ‘anointed’ by God? Do you realise that right now YOU are ‘anointed’ by God?
And do you know that this anointing gives you power over sin, temptation and evil? Do you know that this anointing gives you access to God in prayer and worship? Do you know that this anointing enables you to proclaim God’s message to other people?
All of this is possible because God has given you the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit not only guarantees your future; he is the down payment in advance. Paul declares in 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NIV) – “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
In the ancient world when a package is dispatched, a seal was placed on it to indicate where it had come from and to whom it belonged. Paul is saying, “You have been sealed with the Holy Spirit. You now belong to God. He anointed you, and set his seal of ownership on you, and put his Spirit in your heart as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come.”
What I want you to see is you are not on your own. The Most High God has anointed you. By giving you the Holy Spirit, He has already given you this deposit in advance of what one day you will receive in full.
In the past, maybe you have thought that only certain special Christian leaders or speakers are anointed. Or maybe you have only considered that the O.T. prophets (like Elijah) and the N.T. apostles (Paul) were the only ones anointed and that you are not. Today, I am here to declare to you and to every child of God: You are anointed by God! The same Holy Spirit who filled and anointed Jesus now fills and anoints you. Amen!
Pastor Hock Cheng
By Rev Tan HC
28 Feb 2021 | John 14:16-18
God always keeps His Word. He knows that all of us will face situations in life that are difficult for us.
Jesus said to His disciples before He left, He was going to send them Someone that He called the Helper.
And this Helper would be with them throughout their life. This Helper is called the Holy Spirit.
In this message, we learn from Pastor Hock Cheng on this wonderful blessing that is available for us now.
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