THE PRIEST’S ANOINTING
The second anointing God wants you to experience is the priestly anointing (THE PRIEST’S ANOINTING) which is described in Exodus 29 and 30 and in Leviticus 8. The priestly anointing was an anointing for holiness, being set apart to God for His service by righteous conduct.
In Old Testament times, there were many things a priest could not do because of the holiness of his office. Because of his special anointing, some things defiled a priest which might not defile other members of the congregation of Israel.
God is raising up men and women who are willing to be set apart in holiness to accomplish His purposes in this end time. There will be things that others may do which you cannot do because of the holiness of your calling.
The third type of anointing in the Old Testament is the leader’s anointing. It was an anointing for those who would guide God’s people as leaders, such as kings, prophets, captains, etc. The leader’s anointing established a person’s God-given authority. For example, Saul was anointed as captain over God’s people (1 Samuel 10:1) and David was anointed as king (1 Samuel 16).
The leader’s anointing imparted the position, power, and authority of the office. With this anointing, God’s Spirit came upon a person so he could properly lead God’s people. The New Testament promise of this anointing of power is found in Acts 1:8:
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
The fulfillment of this promise is recorded in Acts 2 where the Holy Spirit descended on the Day of Pentecost.
All three anointing — the leper’s anointing, the priest’s anointing, and the leader’s anointing — are vital to those who aspire to serve in the forefront of this end-time move of God.
Make this declaration:
God is raising me up as a leader in His end-time, harvest time plan.