Guest column: Pentecost Sunday–Remembering The Holy Spirit

Guest Post by Randy Miller   Today we celebrate the gift of the Father and the Son, and the birth of the Church – the coming of the precious Holy Spirit.  (Luke 24:49; John 14:26; Acts 1:4; Acts 2:1-13, 38; Gal 4:6).   The Holy Spirit seems to have become all but forgotten in today’s …

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What is ‘the anointing?’

Last week, we talked a little bit about the word, 'anointing' and what it means. Here's a little more on that subject: The anointing: this is a phrase often used, but rarely explained. Have you ever heard someone say, “He’s anointed”, “she’s anointed” or “There’s an anointing on that person?” There’s usually an agreement. You …

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How to obtain and retain The Anointing: Conclusion

Although today’s church differs culturally than that of the disciples and the first century church, “it does not differ in the core of strength, power, wisdom and motivating force, for which both is the empowerment by the Holy Spirit and our identity in Christ.”[1] This same anointing is what will give the church the power …

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How to obtain and retain The Anointing: Part 4

We've discussed what the anointing is, but what do we need to understand regarding receiving our anointing and empowerment? Rev. Asa Mahon listed these:All believers may seek and obtain the anointing (Luke 11:4-13).The Spirit remains with us as a personal presence (John 16:7)Note the work of the disciples before and after their time with Jesus. …

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How to obtain and retain The Anointing: Part 3

A careful study of the anointing is necessary for every believer so that no one is led astray, so that the world may see there really is a God in Heaven (Neh. 6:15-16) and that fellow believers will not cause dissension (1 Cor. 12) by accusing the genuine for false and vice versa, based on …

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How to obtain and retain The Anointing: Part 2

Last time, we discussed what it meant to be anointed. We must understand that it is God’s plan for each of us to be anointed. He wants to anoint us, He wants to empower us. He wants us to go forth in our life’s calling with this power. “15 I no longer call you servants, because …

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