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It was a warm summer evening, and Amanda sat cross-legged on her porch, gazing up at the twinkling stars.

Her mind drifted to the sermons she had heard at church, stories of ordinary people who seemed to radiate with an extraordinary power – the anointing of God.

As a young believer, Amanda had often wondered what this anointing truly meant. Was it a mystical force reserved for a select few? Or was it something more tangible, a gift available to all who followed Christ?

Lost in thought, Amanda barely noticed the gentle breeze that rustled the leaves of the oak tree in her yard. It carried a faint whisper, a prompting that stirred her soul.

“Child,” the still small voice said, “the anointing is not a mere concept, but a living reality. It is the very presence of the Almighty, a sacred outpouring that empowers His children to fulfill their divine purposes.”

Amanda’s eyes widened as understanding washed over her. The anointing was a mantle, a bestowed blessing that would manifest in tangible ways throughout her life as a believer.

Like a tapestry woven with threads of grace, the anointing would reveal itself in seven distinct patterns, each one vital to her walk with Christ.

Amanda felt a stirring within, a yearning to unravel the mysteries of this glorious gift.

As the night deepened, she knew her journey had just begun – a journey to discover the seven manifestations of the anointing that would forever change her life.

1. Talking about Jesus

Passion For Jesus

The presence of the anointing in your life will cause you to talk about and be a witness for Jesus Christ.

You’ll feel a boldness to share the gospel of salvation wherever you go. Words about the Savior will overflow from your innermost being.

Jesus said in Luke 4:18 KJV:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”

The anointing will compel you to fulfill this very purpose. You’ll find yourself speaking about Christ to friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers on the street.

Your heart will burn to tell people about how Jesus changed your life.

This evangelistic fervor is supernatural. It’s not something you can work up on your own without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

When you’re anointed, you simply can’t keep quiet about Jesus! You’ll bubble over with excitement to share the good news.

The anointing causes evangelism and soul-winning to become a natural part of your life.

2. Hunger for God’s Word

Hunger for God's Word

A raging hunger and thirst for the truth is another sign of the anointing operating in your life.

You’ll have a longing to read, study, and meditate on God’s Word like never before. The scriptures will come alive as you delight in the precepts and stories it contains.

The anointing will enable you to absorb and comprehend revelation from the Bible like you could never do before.

What once seemed irrelevant or confusing will make sense as the Holy Spirit illuminates your mind.

You’ll begin voraciously reading your Bible, listening to sermons, and underlining passages you want to remember.

This spiritual hunger is a supernatural work of the anointing. Without the Holy Spirit’s influence, the Bible remains a closed book.

However, when you’re anointed, get ready to feast on the bread of life like never before! The Word of God will become a lifeline you can’t live without.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV says:

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

As the anointing comes upon you, a passion for studying scripture will follow. The Word and the anointing flow together to energize and equip you for God’s purposes.

3. Healing Anointing

Healing Anointing

The anointing also manifests itself in miraculous works of healing. You’ll find yourself praying for the sick, disabled, and infirm.

Words of knowledge and gifts of healing may operate through you as you lay hands on people in Jesus’ name.

Your very hands will become transmitters of God’s healing power.

Jesus promised in Mark 16:17-18 KJV:

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

The anointing will cause these words to come to pass in your life.

You’ll see God use you to heal all manner of sickness and disease. The blind, deaf, lame, and demonized will experience liberation at your touch.

As you step out in faith, the miracle-working power of God will be demonstrated through you.

Just be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit when He prompts you to minister healing to someone in need.

4. Deliverance Anointing

Deliverance Anointing

Along with healing comes a powerful anointing to set the captives free. Just like Jesus, you’ll fulfill the mandate in Isaiah 61:1 KJV to “proclaim liberty to the captives.”

The Holy Spirit will give you divine authority, wisdom, and boldness to get people out of spiritual bondage.

You’ll find yourself casting out demons, breaking curses, and helping people find freedom from all kinds of oppression.

The anointing will give you an aggressive, warring spirit against the powers of darkness. You won’t timidly tolerate Satan’s works of deception and destruction.

Instead, you’ll tear down his strongholds by the power of the Holy Spirit. People trapped in darkness may come to you seeking help because you’ve been anointed to lead them to freedom.

You’ll also see addicts, alcoholics, and others in bondage to sin set free as you minister. By the Spirit’s power, you’ll declare liberty over generations steeped in iniquity.

Hebrews 2:14-15 KJV says about Jesus:

14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”

The anointing will empower you to minister deliverance just like Jesus did.

5. Prophetic Anointing

Prophetic Anointing

The anointing will also open up the realm of the prophetic and supernatural in your life.

God may speak to you through dreams, visions, trances, and impressions in your spirit. You’ll supernaturally know and see things you had no natural way of finding out about.

This divine insight comes from the “word of knowledge” referred to in 1 Corinthians 12:8 KJV.

“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.”

The anointing causes the voice of God’s Spirit to resound within you.

You’ll find yourself regularly receiving timely words from the Holy Spirit. He will warn, encourage, correct, and edify you with pinpoint precision.

You may also discover the “word of wisdom” in operation, as God shows you exactly what to do in challenging situations.

God will speak to you personally, and may also use you to share prophetic words with others.

1 Corinthians 14:3 KJV says:

“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”

Expect the anointing to open your eyes, unclog your ears, and loosen your tongue to speak God’s words.

Prophetic gifts establish God’s will on earth by divine revelation.

6. Spontaneous Praise & Worship

Powerful Praise and Worship

The anointing also manifests through supernatural praise, worship, and singing.

You’ll find yourself frequently worshiping the Lord from the depths of your spirit. Songs of adoration to God will ring from your lips.

You’ll sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs as the Holy Spirit leads.

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”

Ephesians 5:19 (KJV)

The anointing will cause you to sing, not just mentally recite words. 1 Chronicles 16:23 KJV says to:

“Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.”

You’ll often find the songs God gives you are perfect messages of encouragement, healing, and breakthrough you need to hear.

Unbelievers don’t experience this supernatural praise and worship. But when you’re anointed, the music flows from your innermost being, even when no one’s listening.

Your heart will overflow in gratitude to God, needing no hype or emotional manipulation. The anointing brings real, raw, and authentic worship.

7. Supernatural Prosperity

Supernatural Prosperity

Lastly, the anointing ushers in supernatural prosperity and blessing.

Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV says:

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”

Financial increase will overtake you as you act in faith on God’s promises.

The anointing demolishes lack and poverty. Look no further than Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Solomon, Job, Esther, Daniel, and his friends.

All these Bible heroes walked in unusual prosperity because of the anointing in their lives.

To activate this, you must continually sow financial seeds in faith, then harvest the abundance God sends your way.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 KJV counsels:

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”

When you honor God with your first fruits, He will make you overflow with more than enough (Proverbs 3:9-10 KJV).

9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

The anointing removes the bottlenecks that prevent financial breakthroughs in your life. But you must rise in bold faith, give generously, and claim the prosperity Christ purchased at the cross.

Expect debt freedom, unexpected financial blessings, promotions, raises, inheritances, rebates, settlements, and supernatural provisions when you’re anointed!

Key Takeaways:

  • The anointing is the tangible presence and power of God in a believer’s life.
  • There are 7 main ways the anointing manifests in a Christian’s life.
  • These include sharing the gospel, hunger for God’s Word, healing, deliverance, prophecy, praise, and prosperity.
  • The anointing empowers believers to carry out God’s work and experience breakthroughs.
  • Walking in the fullness of what God has given us allows His power to be displayed.


Living in the anointing is an exciting adventure. God fills you with His presence and power to represent Him well.

The anointing of God will keep you plugged into the supernatural life you were created to live.

I encourage you to boldly claim the anointing that already resides within you. Expect to see the Holy Spirit manifest in these ways.

Get ready to fulfill your destiny as one called and empowered by the Almighty. God wants to use you powerfully every day!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I receive the anointing?

A. Every born-again believer already has the anointing residing within them because of their relationship with Jesus Christ.

1 John 2:27 KJV says:

“The anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you.”

The key is learning to stir up and release this divine gift through faith, prayer, worship, and acting on God’s Word.

Q. Can I lose the anointing?

A. No, the Bible assures us this anointing has sealed us and will remain in believers forever (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).

However, you can restrain, grieve, or quench the Holy Spirit’s work in your life through habitual sin or disobedience (1 Thessalonians 5:19).

Q. How do I know if I’m really anointed?

A. Examine your life for the 7 manifestations discussed above. If you see a pattern of the Holy Spirit empowering you in these ways, you can be confident that you’re anointed!

An anointed believer will display a supernatural lifestyle not explainable by natural means.

Q. Why is the anointing so important?

A. The anointing empowers you to carry out God’s will on earth. Without it, you’ll operate limited to your strengths and abilities.

However, with the anointing, you’ll be revved up with divine potential, purpose, and gifts from on high!

It’s the key to living a life of victory, breakthrough, and spiritual effectiveness.

Q. How can I operate in the anointing at all times?

A. Make spending intimate time in God’s presence your highest priority each day.

Keep your heart in tune with the Holy Spirit through prayer, worship, meditating on scripture, fasting, and giving.

Be alert to stir up the anointing within you by speaking in tongues, decreeing God’s Word, and making room for God to display His power.

Q. What is the Holy Ghost?

A. The Holy Ghost, also known as the Holy Spirit, is the third person of the Trinity in Christian theology.

He is the Spirit of God who dwells within the person who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Q. Who is the Lord Jesus?

A. The Lord Jesus is the central figure of Christianity. He is the Son of God and the Messiah who came to save humanity from sin and give us eternal life.

Q. What does it mean to be baptized?

A. Baptize means to immerse or submerge a person in water, symbolizing their cleansing from sin and their commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

Q. What is the anointing?

A. The anointing refers to the power and presence of God upon a believer’s life. It is often associated with the Holy Spirit empowering individuals for spiritual service and ministry.

Q. What does it mean when we say God’s presence?

A. God’s presence refers to the experience of being in the company or awareness of God.

It is a spiritual state where individuals feel a deep connection and communion with our heavenly Father.

Q. What is anointing oil?

A. Anointing oil is a sacred oil used in religious ceremonies in some Christian traditions.

It symbolizes the anointing of the Holy Spirit and is often used during prayers for healing and spiritual empowerment.

Q. What does it mean to be a child of God?

A. To be a child of God means to have a personal relationship with God and to be adopted into His family through faith in Jesus Christ.

It signifies a spiritual connection and belonging to God as His beloved child.

Q. Why should we praise the Lord?

A. We should praise the Lord as an act of worship and gratitude for His goodness, love, and faithfulness.

It is a way to honor and acknowledge God’s sovereignty and power in our lives.

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