THE ANOINTED ONE
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
There was an excitement in the air. It was like nothing people in Israel had ever experienced in their lifetime. There was a real prophet in the land. People from all over Israel were coming to hear, and coming to see this unusual man. They were calling him “John the Baptist”. He was dressed like one of the prophets of old, and the hand of God was upon him.
“REPENT!”, his voice was like thunder in the wilderness. “The kingdom of God is at hand.” No one was quite sure what he meant, but everyone knew that a change was in the wind, you could feel it in his words. A new day had come.
And then it happened. Jesus of Nazareth came to be baptized. Some said that it thundered when Jesus came up out of the water, others felt a wind they described as the “breath of God”. But somehow the people knew, John’s purpose had been fulfilled. He was the voice crying in the wilderness, but now, the ANOINTED ONE had come.
From that day, the anointing was upon Jesus. Everywhere He went, signs and wonders followed Him. It was an amazing three years of ministry, but it was over as soon as it started. But at the end, He promised, ” I will not leave you as orphans, the Holy Spirit will come upon you. The things that I have done, will you do also”.
Shortly after His death and resurrection, the same anointing came upon His followers. They walked in the same power that He had. As a matter of fact, that same anointing is falling from heaven today. Everyone who is thirsty, can be filled with His powerful anointing today, and can begin to experience the supernatural power of God. Are you tired of just hearing about things the Lord has done in the past? Do you want to live in the anointing yourself? Jesus said it was simple to receive this powerful life. He said, ” if anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink, out of his innermost being will flow rivers of LIVING WATER.” Today, the ANOINTED ONE, is seated at the right hand of God, everyone who comes to Him steps into this powerful new kind of life.