Learning to Recognize the Anointing and the
Seasons of God in Your LIfe
John 3:2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
What Is The Anointing?
Acts 10: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Means “God is with you.”
Holy Spirit Anointing:
Spirit = Ruach (OT), Pneuma (NT) wind, breath, the divine presence of God operative through the third person of the Godhead.
Power = Dunamis = to be able. The power to achieve and accomplish.
Let’s look at the life of Jesus and see FOUR SPIRITUAL SEASONS and how the anointing of God and power of God was at work in these seasons.
- SEASONS OF BIRTHING:
At his birth-Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and the Lamaze class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at this stage of the plan.
The teacher then announced, “Ladies, exercise is good for you. Walking
is especially beneficial. And, gentlemen, it wouldn’t hurt you to take
the time to go walking with your partner!”
The room really got quiet. Finally, a man in the middle of the group raised his hand.
“Yes?” replied the teacher. “Is it all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?”
Just as a man cannot fully understands what a woman goes through in pregnancy and birth, we sometimes fail to discern what God is doing in our lives in such seasons.
- SEASONS OF BAPTISM:
At his baptism-Luke 3: 22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
In these seasons you begin to see things aligning for steps God wants you to take toward His destiny for your life
A. Heavenly Affirmation- The Father spoke from Heaven affirming Him.
B. Prophetic Confirmation- John the Baptist stood at his side confirming what he was doing.
C. Supernatural Impartation- The Holy Spirit came upon him to empower him.
- SEASONS OF BATTLE
Temptation Experience–Luke 4:1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil.
- SEASONS OF BREAKTHROUGH:
Luke 4:13 Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.
Matt 4:11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
-There is rest from the battle.
-There is strength from the angels.
-There is a going forth in power to begin the next phase.
Luke 4:14Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.
Luke 4:18 (He decreed his anointing)- Here Jesus publicly declares the beginning of his public ministry and begins to walk it out in the divine enablement of the Holy Spirit.