Have you ever heard someone say, “They’re so anointed,”?
Maybe it’s been said of you. But what does it actually mean?
Definition of Anointing:
To be set apart. To be “anointed” for a specific office, purpose.
Jesus the Messiah was “anointed” for the task of Savior.
Anointing has nothing to do with with how good or qualified one is in their skill, but rather what they’ve been set apart to accomplish. Purpose. Mission.
Jesus sets up “anointing” like this: LUKE 4
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”