"Ye Have An Unction From The Holy One" I John 2:20


This unction, or anointing, is the Holy Spirit. He was poured out upon the church and kingdom of Christ on the day of Pentecost, demonstrating and confirming the fact that Jesus Christ, God's Messiah, had finished his work upon the earth and was seated upon his throne in glory.

            The outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was a once and for all act, inaugurating the Messiah's kingdom, it will never happen again. Let us pray for the power of Pentecost, the joy of Pentecost, and the influence of Pentecost, but not for a new Pentecost.

All of God's elect have the Holy Spirit. He is given to us by virtue of Christ's redeeming satisfaction. As Christ our Head, was anointed with the oil of gladness above his fellows, so that Holy Spirit which came upon him has come upon every member of his spiritual body, the church. We have this anointing to enlighten us, to guide us, to comfort us, to sanctify us, and to preserve us. Christ, the Holy One, has given us the Holy Spirit. By Him we know all things, all that is needful to be known.