The Anointing

 

    1. Here are two verses from the first part of Exodus 40.
      • “You shall also anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, so that the altar may become most holy.”
      • And in talking about anointing Aaron and his sons, it reads: “And their anointing shall admit them to a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.”
    2. The anointing oil in our lives is the oil of the Holy Spirit poured out on us. It makes us holy. It makes us worthy to be in God’s presence. It means we’re always welcome at the throne.
    3. It is through the anointing that Aaron and his sons are admitted. It’s the price of admittance.
    4. Without it, the priests would die in God’s presence. Without it, we too will die.
    5. We are made holy through the blood of Christ and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
    6. Walking in holiness is the only way to walk with Christ, to live in God’s abiding presence.
    7. 1 John 1:5-7
      • “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
      • “If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
      • “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
    8. And here’s a warning from Ephesians 5.
      • “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. …”
      • “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
    9. God’s will is not a mystery. It’s that we love God and love others and that we be united as one in Christ Jesus. His will is that we walk in obedience so that we are walking in His blessing, the blessing of His presence.