When the priests of the temple were being sanctified, the oil of anointing was poured over them. It was poured over their heads, their hair, their beards, and down their garments. It was a lot of oil. And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him, to consecrate him. (Lev 8:12) To consecrate means to set apart for a high purpose. The priests were made holy by being consecrated because they were covered with the oil of anointing.
Jesus did not die on the cross just so we can go to heaven. As amazing as that act was, He actually opened the door for us to live here and now in a supernatural way. It is way filled with His presence and power, just as Jesus lived, and the Holy Spirit came to help us do that.
The presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives is just like the oil that was poured out over Aaron’s head, only we aren’t sanctified externally, we are changed internally. It is the higher calling of our relationship with God, from knowing about Him to knowing Him intimately.
When we have the Holy Spirit in our lives, we are actually filled with the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. He is the power that changes everything. He is the blessing of God on our lives, making us sanctified and holy before Him. He is the fragrant presence that sets us apart for His purposes.
When we live humbly before God and offer Him all that we are — all our gifts and talents, hopes and dreams, He gives them back covered with His blessing. He gives us favor. And don’t you know that having favor from heaven is the best kind to have.
The anointing from God will bless your efforts and make them more than you could make them. If you make your heart sensitive to being led by God, that anointing will lead you to the steps you need to fulfill your destiny, that amazing plan that God has for your life.
The clear way to say it is that the anointing of God is the presence of the Holy Spirit in us. The Old Testament pouring of oil was a prophetic act for the in-filling of God in us today. It is His blessing on us and the things that we give Him to sanctify. He’s the secret sauce that makes everything better.