The Anointing Oil for Priesthood
The gift of Christ includes the anointing that is now upon Him, and as he comes to be a resident inside you, guess where that anointing resides?
A description is in psalm 133...the priestly anointing oil.
This is the baptism in the Spirit that was first poured out on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2....
and as Jesus must reign until His enemies are made His footstool....then the anointing oil continues to flow ever since that day.
Baptism in the Spirit is only an option if you think it is. Nothing is forced on anybody....
but spiritually speaking, and here I speak in the same terms as the admonition to tell every man to repent....there is no spiritual option....but if we really don't want heaven and spiritual things nobody is there to force us....(apart from Catholics and the CIA)
but spiritually speaking the Holy Spirit and the baptism in the Spirit are no option....
Jesus whole work was to take the Jews first, out of the "outer courts " realms of their experience with God, and take them via the baptism in the Spirit into the "innercourts realm" of the heavenly Temple.
When the Jews weren't interested, apart from the first few thousands in the Jerusalem church, the gospel was thrown open to anybody in the gentile world who WAS interested.
They weren't expected to go through the hundreds and hundreds of years of life experience of Jews first, Jesus Christ included the Gentiles in the same experience straight away that He wanted to take the Jews into.
The New Covenant
The new Covenant born again community
ONLY WORK in the realm of baptism in the Spirit and ofcourse new birth or John Chapter 3 spiritual rebirth.
There is no option. If you try to operate without the command to repent, be baptised and be filled to overflowing with the Spirit,you reproduce the Jewish synagogue idea of Rabbi and laity that all evangelical churches have.
Apart from a general experience of rebirth, there is nothing about an evangelical church that functions in the New Covenant.
They may have bought the early Mercedes Benz but it is still being pulled by a cart horse.
You NEED the Baptism in the Spirit to lead you into all Truth, and that includes the basic call to WALK the WAY, to LEARN THE TRUTH and to GET THE Life Jn 16.13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.
You NEED the baptism in the Spirit to be able to run church. 1 Cor12
"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." THERE IS NO COMMON GOOD without baptism in the Spirit. The NEEDS of the COMMON GOOD ARE SIMPLY NOT SERVED
You NEED the baptism in the Spirit to interpret what He has already Divinely caused to be written down. It was written in RUACH or breath of God, so it has to be translated from RUACH to be life to anybody.
1 Cor 2 Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
10 [d]For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. ..................
But [f]a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually [g]appraised.
Baptism in the Spirit takes us out of the realm of natural or carnal man and into the "covered are of the heavenly tabernacle" where there is no natural light or sunlight. WE NEED the Spirit's Illumination in this realm or we are stuffed!!! But we are NOT an OLD COVENANT CONGREGATION , we are learning to be led by the Spirit of God as ones born of the Spirit. See John Chapter 3
WE NEED THE BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT to experience UNITY,
in ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM. Psalm 133
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
SET APART FOR MINISTRY
WE NEED THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT to know when people are ready for ministry
joints who are "working properly" Ephesians 4
Acts 13: 2 While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
WE NEED THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT for evangelism
Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
For Healing the sick, casting out demons, conducting spiritual warfare, for the miraculous gift of utterance in preaching, also for the gifts of word of wisdom and knowledge to help and deliver people completely unknown to us.
NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD
Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and roused me, as a man who is awakened from his sleep. 2 He said to me, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it; 3 also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side.” 4 Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, “What are these, my lord?” 5 So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” 6 Then he [a]said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts. 7 ‘What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”
He is describing the middle area or first covered area of the heavenly Tabernacle, wherein is the candlestick.
This preeminently is the function of the LOCAL CHURCH
meeting in the Name of Jesus
and being accelerated into full growth as sons as the first disciples were, as described by the third area of the Temple the Holiest Place.
PREPARED FOR EPHESIANS 6 WARFARE
The whole first 5 chapters of Ephesians prepares for Ephesians 6
To UNMASK the secondheavens, and the fallen principalities and powers there
to paralyse their usurped rulership over nations
to reclaim our rightful earth under the Lord and Creator Psalm 24
to say to all ancient curses and boundaries : Be lifted up ye Ancient Doors and Let the King of Glory Come In.
THERE IS NO OPTION AT ALL ABOUT BAPTISM IN THE SPIRIT.
Without baptism in the Spirit....we see human and spiritual monstrosities such as all the denominations including Catholicism
We see UNPREPARED ministries
We see churches that remain in Old Covenant worship with one leader doing everything
We see Churches exercising no authority and effect over localities, nations and continents, but instead we see the power of the enemy's people grow stronger and usurp more and more territory and laws
we see very few people properly born again and filled with the Spirit and learning to function in the Melchizedek order under their Head King Jesus.