The meaning of “anointed” is considered, today.  Also, there is more on ascribing personality to divinity.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Shay” (Level 1 with 4 points, a member since December 29, 2013) posted the following:


What does anointed mean?



THE BATTLE AXE:  Personality? (04/27/2014)—(5.)  Like “character”, “charm”, “integrity”, and “cool”, the word “personality” is used to describe patterns displayed as a person’s attitude, behavior, and disposition, that regularly and repeatedly appear through ongoing relationships and social interactions, and that reveal their emotional and psychological makeup.  While descriptive of ones outward conduct and inner condition, personality is not a spirit substance from the makeup of GOD, and so is subject to change, embraces conflict, and may display subtleties (barely visible differences, hidden shifts in focus or value).  There are many who mistakenly use language that says, GOD the Father is cruel, harsh, mean, stern, strict, unloving, and unmerciful, yet say, that the Son is approachable, kind, forbearing, forgiving, gracious, loving, merciful, and understanding.  Such believers, in effect, deny the balance, fullness, oneness, righteousness, and thoroughness of the GODhead.  Delicate and necessary works of divine judgment (e.g., condemnation, correction, punishment, separation) are dismissed to favor such works as atonement, creation, deliverance, healing, government, rebirth, reconciliation, resurrection, and salvation.  See Luke 8:  24-25, Luke 9:  51-56, Romans 6:  1-18, Ephesians 4:  17-32, 1st Corinthians 16:  13-14, Colossians 3:  1-17, 1st Thessalonians 1:  5-6 and 1st John 3:  1-3, KJV.


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.  And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:  a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:  They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;  And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed:  but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.  (Hebrews 1:  6-12, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Benefit of Law? (11/15/2013); Origin of Baptism? (06/22/2013);  Money-changers in The Temple? (06/23/2013); Jesus, A Party Animal? (05/03/2013); Jesus Lives! (05/04/2013); The Golden Age? (01/10/2013); Translation, Please… (01/11/2013); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)


“Shay”, here are some points to consider that should help build up your understanding of anointing within Christian belief:

(1.)  In the holy writings, to be anointed is to be made fragrant, and distinctive in ones appearance by pouring perfumed oil upon their hands, upon their face, upon their head.  A person’s aroma then lingers and continues after their contact with others.

(2.)  The oil for anointing represents divinity (we say, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of GOD).  Figures in Scripture receive anointing for divine service as part of consecration and sanctification (being cleansed and set apart as devoted to GOD) as well as an aspect of installation to high office.  Included are monarchs (kings, queens, emperors), priests (those authorized to offer sacred sacrifice), and prophets (spokespersons sent from GOD).

(3.)  Once anointed with oil, a person’s appearance is brightened (we say, they shine).  Thus, one uses oil when fasting to maintain their appearance, and continue generating a mood that is uplifting, rather than one of misery and wretchedness.  Also, perfumed oils were used as medicines to heal, as preservatives to prepare bodies for burial (to retard decay), as salves to treat wounds, and as mood altering scents.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Just as Saul and David were anointed by the prophet Samuel to serve as father (we say, patriarch), king, judge, praise-leader, priest, and prophet, during his baptism under John the Baptist, Jesus of Nazareth was witnessed to be anointed by GOD and the Holy Spirit.  However, it is not oil poured out upon the Savior; rather, it is virtue.  The title “Christ” is Greek, and may be translated as “The Anointed One.”)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your anointing.

These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:  but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.  (1st John 2:  26-28, KJV)

Washington, DC


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