The anointing, is a word many in charismatic leadership circles talk about. They speak of being anointed to heal the sick, anointed to preach, anointed to rule and reign. All biblical truths they are speaking, but it can seem as though the anointing is to set people apart, raise them above everyone else as somehow “special”. Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, never lived a life that displayed He was better than someone else, had been given something others don’t have, He even went as far to say, if you want to be great you are to be the servant of all; and the son of man did not come to be serve, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many. Jesus walked with people, talked with people, ate with people. He did not sit in reserved seating in the synagogue; He did not have head of the table seating He expected; He did not have someone carrying His bag. He was the Anointed One and He got down and washed His disciples feet; He reached out and touched a coffin so a mother could have her son back alive; He calmed the storm when His friends in the boat were fearful. Jesus was what being biblically anointed looks like.
Psalm 45:6-7 says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your fellows.”
The anointing everyone of us needs, that Jesus had but is very rarely identified as valuable is the truth that He was anointed with the oil of joy. This is what our generation needs to be anointed with. There is a lot of sad, angry, bitter, unforgiving, depressed, lonely, anxious people around, who need to be anointed with the oil of joy. But to receive this anointing, you must be one who loves righteousness and hates wickedness. This is the scepter everyone in the kingdom must walk and live under. We cannot tolerate, coddle, cozy up to, or think it is okay just a little bit, when it comes to wickedness. We must love righteousness and hate wickedness. We can’t control what others love and hate, but we can control what we love and hate . People say how joyful I am, well its because I am anointed with the oil of joy because I love righteousness and hate wickedness and I would love for more people to be filled with this oil of joy, but you have to chose what you love and what you hate in order to receive it. You can be anointed with joy!