Part 2 – Three Baptisms Mentioned in the New Testament

Three Kinds of Baptisms

The New Testament mentions three baptisms:

  1. Baptism in water (Matt 28:19, Acts 2:38, Matt 3:16-17)
  2. Baptism into the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13-14, 15-31)
  3. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5-8, Matt 3:11, Luke 3:16, John 1:32-34)

Acts 1:5-8 says:

“For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Jesus is the One who baptizes born again believers in the Holy Ghost AND the fire of God.

John 1:32-34 says:

And John bare record, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him. And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”

John the Baptist declared in Matthew 3:11:

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.”

Greek words and definitions of “baptize”:

  1. NT:907 baptizo.
  1. Literally, to dip repeatedly, to immerge, submerge.
  2. To cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water.
  3. metaphorically, to overwhelm or “to be identified with”.

 

  1. NT:908 baptisma, baptismatos.
  1. immersion, submersion.

We can see by these Greek definitions that New Testament baptism was administered by complete immersion, rather than sprinkling.

When Jesus was baptized in water by John the Baptist, He was completely submerged under the water and then rose up out of the water.

When the Holy Spirit fell on the Day of Pentecost in the Upper Room where the 120 were gathered, the Holy Spirit totally overwhelmed them, and there appeared to be flames of fire (they were baptized or immersed in the fire of God).

When believers are spiritually baptized into the Body of Christ, that means they are immersed or saturated into the Body of Christ. They become one with another (in spirit) in Christ.

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More Aspects About the Anointing

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

Other Aspects About the Anointing

  1. God will exalt you to a place of authority and power.

Micah 4:1 speaks of the literal Mount Zion (Jerusalem) and people from all over the world making pilgrimages there. Zion is also a prophetic phrase representing the Body of Christ.  Mount Zion shall be the most renowned of all the mountains of the world.

Mountains symbolize high places of authority and power (a positive symbolism).  Mountains can also have negative symbolism depending on the Scriptural passage, (meaning problems and obstacles).  But in Micah 4:1, mountains mean being in high places.

God is anointing many in the Body of Christ to begin occupying positions in high places, such as government and the corporate business world.

Occupying high or heavenly places also speaks of authority and power in the Spirit, authority and power in prayer, knowing who you are in Christ and being seated with Him in heavenly places (Eph 2:6).  God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3).

  1. When the Anointing comes, none will be barren among you.

Song of Solomon 4:2 says, “Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep which have come up from the washing, every one of which bears twins, and none is barren among them.”

In the Bible, teeth have various symbolisms depending on the passage.  One of the symbols of teeth in Jewish culture was that it is figurative of having had consumed an abundance of milk (the calcium in the milk keeping the teeth white and healthy).  The milk represents the Word.  The abundance of milk which keeps the teeth white speaks of no lack in the Spirit.  Abundance, fruitfulness.  The twin teeth speak of bearing double – double blessings, double anointing.

  1. Restoration for you and your loved ones.

God imparts an anointing to believe (and not just believe, but take authority in the Spirit) for the salvation and restoration of your loved ones.

Hosea 14:1-9

1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity;

2 Take words with you, and return to the LORD.  Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.

3 Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride on horses, nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’  For in You the fatherless finds mercy.”

4 “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him.”

5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon.

6 His branches shall spread; his beauty shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.

7 Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall be revived like grain, and grow like a vine.  Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

8 “Ephraim shall say, ‘What have I to do anymore with idols?’  I have heard and observed him.  I am like a green cypress tree; your fruit is found in Me.”

9 Who is wise?  Let him understand these things.  Who is prudent?  Let him know them.  For the ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.

Verses 1 and 2: God is asking His people who have stumbled to turn back to Him and He will restore their lives.

Verse 3: The Assyrian culture and people were related to Babylon.  Babylon is the place of captivity and confusion.  Turning away from God always leads a person to a place of captivity and confusion.

Verse 4: God promises to heal their backsliding, to love them unconditionally, for He is not angry with them.

Verse 5: The dew is a symbol of the Anointing and God’s blessings.  Dew is also a symbol of unlimited supply and prosperity.  Dew waters the earth, removing barrenness (no lack).  It speaks of being satiated.

Psalm 133 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious ointment (anointing oil) upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s (priestly anointing) beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”

Verse 5: “He shall grow as the lily”, meaning (according to Bible Encyclopedias), rapidly self-propagating, one root often producing 50 bulbs.  Fruitfulness, multiplication.

Verse 5: “Roots of Lebanon” are figurative of the cedars which have roots that go as deep as the height of the tree.  This symbolizes your roots going deep down, so that you are strong and immovable.  Spiritual growth consists mostly in the growth of the roots, which is out of sight.

Verse 6: “His branches shall spread.”  Symbolizes fruitfulness and growth.  Expanding to the right and to the left.

Verse 6: The olive tree is symbolic of the Anointing and being abundantly blessed.  The fragrance of Lebanon symbolizes the fragrance of Christ.  There is a level of anointing when the Shekinah Glory of God fills a room, that often times the room is literally filled with the sweet aroma of the Glory of the Father.

Verse 7: “They that dwell under his shadow shall return”, meaning that those who once dwelled under Israel’s covering, and left it, shall return and be restored to their original dwelling under the covering.

Verse 7: “They shall revive like grain.”  As a kernel goes into the ground and dies, it shall once again spring forth with abundant produce.  A great increase of offspring.

Verse 7: “Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.”  Israel’s fame.  Also, compare Hosea 14:6 “His smell is like Lebanon” to Song 1:3 “His Name is like ointment poured forth.”  This is talking about the anointing.  The wine of Lebanon was most celebrated for its aroma, flavor and medicinal restorative properties.

Verse 8: “Ephraim” (the double-fruitful one who is grateful for God’s goodness) says, “what more do I have to do with idols” (giving up idolatry to serve God wholeheartedly).

Verse 8: “I am like a green cypress tree; your fruit is found in me”.  Being like an evergreen tree.  Your leaves not falling off in winter seasons.

Verse 9: “Prudent” – an anointing for wisdom and understanding.  Possessing both practical wisdom for everyday living, as well as insights into divine truths.  Discerning the difference between what is righteous and what is unrighteous; what is sacred and what is secular.

Ephesians 1:17-18 says, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.”

Acts 6:2-3 refers to the brethren in the early church seeking out from among them seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom they may appoint as deacons.  Stephen was one of the seven men.  Stephen’s opposers were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke (Acts 6:10).

One of the Gifts of the Spirit is the word of wisdom (1 Cor 12:8).

  1. The restoration of all things.

Acts 3:20-21 (ASV) says, “That he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for you, (even) Jesus: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of His holy prophets that have been from of old.”

  1. Obadiah 17 –“But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.”  The day will come when there will be no bondage among His Church.  The Anointing sets captives free, and the Anointing is protection from demonic harassment.
  1. The Anointing gives you energy.

The Anointing takes away tiredness.  It gives you a desire to want to minister to people.  But you have to flow in your own anointing for whatever God has called you to do.  Exhaustion and poor results may result from trying to operate in an anointing that you are not called to do.

Benny Hinn gave the example that he can minister for hours at conferences and crusades and feel energized.  His anointing is the office of the evangelist – to preach and teach before large audiences, lead scores of people to salvation in Christ, and lead the people into intimate worship which invites the Holy Spirit to flow freely.   But when he used to be a pastor, and having to deal with so many needs of the people, and so many complaints of this person and that person, he became drained.  On the other hand, he has staff who are anointed to spend hours on the phone with someone counseling them, and staff who enjoy walking around in the audience ministering to individuals one on one.

  1. The Anointing will shake the nations.

Haggai 2:6-7 – “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.  I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD Almighty.

Haggai 2:8:  There is an Anointing being imparted for financial prosperity.  ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty.

Haggai 2:9:   The Glory (Anointing) of the latter house shall be greater than that of the former.  There is a progression and increase of anointing.  ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”

  1. If the anointing stays locked up on the inside, it will get stale.  It stays fresh when it continually flows out like a river flowing through you.
  1. Isaiah 41:18-20

18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together,

20 That they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

This speaks of the Anointing bringing refreshing and removing thirst and dryness.  It symbolizes the Anointing turning our desert into a place of beauty and fruitfulness, of transforming our wilderness into a garden.  We need the Anointing to break off areas of barrenness in our lives.

  1. Ezekiel 47:9 – God will bring life to others through you.

“And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes” (NKJV).

The old song says:

“I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me, it makes the lame to walk and the blind to see.  It opens prison doors and sets the captives free, I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me.  Spring up, oh well, within my soul.  Spring up, oh well, and make me whole.  Spring up, oh well, and give to me that life abundantly.”

  1. Go in Jesus’ Name.
  1. Elisha received the double portion anointing.  Jesus’ anointing was without measure.

Don’t settle for just the double portion.  Go beyond that and believe for an anointing that has no limits as to how much you can have.

  1. Job 29:6 – Rivers of oil belong to you.  The rivers and the oil represent the Holy Spirit and flowing in His Anointing.  Oil especially speaks of healing, joy and prophetic impartation.
  1. Rivers of oil = fire and power of God.  Rivers of water = cleansing, refreshing.
  1. Ps. 109:18 – Oil in his bones.
  1. Butter – Symbolizes the richness of the Word.
  1. Ecclesiastes 9:8 – Never lack the anointing.
  1. Learn to syphen (draw out) the Anointing.

Deut 32 – suck oil.  This syphening of anointing only happens in the high places (high places referring to ascending in high worship, and being in the atmosphere of the Glory).

  1. Difference between the power of God and the Presence of God:

The Presence IS His Glory (Ex 34).

The Power is released when the Glory comes.

The Presence is KNOWN.

The Power is FELT.

  1. The Anointing is released through surrender.  When the Anointing becomes real in worship, you must syphen it.
  1. Deut 32:13 – Syphen the Word (as symbolized by honey).
  1. Isaiah 10:27 – Bondage broken instantly by the Anointing.
  1. 2 Kings 4 – Anointing cancels debt.
  1. Isaiah 21:5-6 – Anointing imparts gift of faith to you.
  1. Anointing brings blessings to your life.
  1. The Anointing can be transmitted to cloths, clothing, water, oil, etc.
  1. Be careful who you allow to lay hands on you and prophecy over you.  A transference takes place.  Something in them gets on you.
  1. Just the Anointing (Power) will make you blow up.  Just the Word will make you dry up.  Both the Spirit and the Word together will make you grow up.
  1. The Anointing makes your five senses more keen and alert.
  1. In the Glory, no demons can harass you in your mind.
  1. You can be healed of clinical depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar and any other mental illness in the Glory.
  1. Any sickness or disease can be healed in the Glory.
  1. This is a time of transition for many people.  You have left where you were, but not quite entered into the next season.  You feel stuck inbetween.  The Glory and Anointing will transition you to your next season.

Weakening the Anointing

  1. Speaking against men and women of God

When Aaron and Miriam spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman he had married, and spoke against his ministry and anointing as prophet, then a judgment from God Himself was placed upon both Aaron and Miriam.  Miriam became leprous for a short time, and learned her lesson.

The judgment on Aaron was delayed for many years because the Anointing (represented by the priestly garments, ephod and turban), protected him from judgment.  But when Moses stripped Aaron of his priestly garments, he was stripped of the Anointing.  Then the judgment was executed and he died.

Speaking against anointed men and women of God may result in the chastening and discipline of the Lord.

Speaking against anointed men and women of God, especially publicly and habitually and discrediting or slandering them, can even cause pre-mature death in some cases – the judgment of God.

  1. Ecclesiastes 10:1 – The Anointing will stink with flies.  Flies represent evil spirits.
  1. Talking about demons too much.  Giving more attention to demons and their activity than to Jesus.
  1. Dark areas in your life in which demons have an entrance to oppress you.  It may be areas of sin – pornography, sexual immorality, lying, stealing, slander, pride, unforgiveness – any kind of sin; thoughts and mindsets (strongholds that exalt themselves above the knowledge of Christ); hatred; strife; jealousy; being involved in witchcraft, horoscopes, etc.  Having unhealed hurts and wounds of the soul makes one more vulnerable to demonic oppression.  The devil takes advantage of people who suffer with chemical imbalances in the brain and those with emotional wounds.
  1. Distractions
  1. People draining you.  You must set boundaries.  You can’t be all things to all people.

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How to Know When the Anointing is Coming

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

How to Know When the Anointing is Coming

  1. “The glory of Lebanon will be given” (Isa 35:2). The atmosphere changes.  The seasons begin to change.  The old season starts to shift into the new season.  The glory of Lebanon is the cedar trees.  Benny Hinn grew up in Jaffa, Israel, close to Tel Aviv and the Lebanese border.  At a certain time of the year, the wind would shift directions, and the sweet-smelling scent of the cedar trees in Lebanon would blow southward and fill the air with the pleasant aroma.  That’s when they knew that the new season was soon approaching.
  1. “The excellency of Carmel and Sharon” (Isa 35:2). Speaks of the Word – fresh food that nourishes, refreshes and rejuvenates.  Also, the harvest being gathered.  Sharon was an extremely fertile plain known for its agriculture.  Carmel is a mountain range and town north of the Plains of Sharon, and the meaning of Carmel is “fruit garden or orchard”.

The flowers of Sharon, and in particular, the Rose of Sharon, were beautiful.  The flowers speak of new life and blossoming out.  God turns our desert and wasteland situations around, and brings fruitfulness.  The flowers speak of joy and singing, and God’s glorious beauty seen in our lives.  Isaiah 35:1-2a says, “The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing.”

Isaiah 61:3 “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.”

  1. Restoration comes suddenly. In some cases, overnight.

Joel 2:22-26

22 Be not afraid … for the open pastures are becoming green.  The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.

23 Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness.  He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.

24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.

25 I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten- the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm- my great army that I sent among you.

26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.

  1. You shall see the Glory of the Lord (Isa 35:2).
  1. Miracles will begin to happen. “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing” (Isa 35:5-6).
  1. Dragons are driven away from your life. Only a strong River of God (Anointing) can drive the dragons off your grass (your property, your life).  Isaiah 35:7 “And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.”  Dragons symbolize demonic strongholds that are very difficult to get rid of.  Homosexuality is the strongest dragon to cast off, but the River of God (Anointing) is stronger.
  1. Error or sin will be corrected. Isaiah 35:8 “A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.  The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others.  Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray.”

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Seven Results of the Anointing

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

Seven Results of the Anointing

Psalms  89:20-29 (NKJV)

20 I have found My servant David; with My holy oil I have anointed him,

21 With whom My hand shall be established; also My arm shall strengthen him.

22 The enemy shall not outwit him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23 I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague those who hate him.

24 But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, and in My name his horn shall be exalted.

25 Also I will set his hand over the sea, and his right hand over the rivers.

26 He shall cry to Me, “You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.”

27 Also I will make him My firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

28 My mercy I will keep for him forever, and My covenant shall stand firm with him.

29 His seed also I will make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

This passage is talking about King David, but it also prophetically applies to us today because the Lord has anointed His Church with the 3-fold anointing of prophet, priest and king (Joel 2:28-29, 1 Peter 2:9).

Verse 20:  “I have found My servant David; with My holy oil I have anointed him”.

The anointing oil speaks of the Anointing of the Holy Spirit in us and upon us.  There are 7 primary results of the Anointing:

  1. Your life will be stabilized – vs 21a
  1. You will be strengthened – vs 21b  (strengthened in your physical health and in your inner man)
  1. Protection.  The devil cannot touch you – vs 22.
  1. God will fight your enemies – vs 23.
  1. God’s faithfulness and mercy shall never depart from your life – vs 24a.
  1. Your horn (authority) shall be exalted – vs 24b.  Your words shall not fall to the ground.  God will back up what you decree in the heavenly realm.
  1. God will use anointed men and women of God to influence nations – verses 25-29.  In Biblical symbolism, the sea and many waters are symbolic of the masses of peoples and nations (vs 25).

The firstborn (vs 27a) symbolizes possessing certain rights and privileges because of your position in Christ, receiving the inheritance as sons of God, and knowing who you are in Christ and having confidence.

Kings represent authority, power, influence, ruling and reigning with Christ, and God’s Kingdom being spread throughout the entire earth (vs 27b).  This anointing is passed down to your children, and to your descendants (vs 29).

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The Anointing Will Turn Your Wilderness Into a Beautiful Garden

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

The Anointing Will Turn Your Wilderness Into a Beautiful Garden, by the Spirit.

Isaiah 32:15 (NIV)

Till the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest.

Isaiah 35:1-2 (ASV)

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.  It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of Jehovah, the excellency of our God.

Isaiah 35:6-7 (NAS)

Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb will shout for joy.  For waters will break forth in the wilderness and streams in the Arabah.  And the scorched land will become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water.

Isaiah 41:18-20 (NAS)

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and springs in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land fountains of water.  I will put the cedar in the wilderness, the acacia, and the myrtle, and the olive tree; I will place the juniper in the desert, together with the box tree and the cypress, that they may see and recognize, and consider and gain insight as well, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Isaiah 51:3 (NAS)

Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places.  And her wilderness He will make like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and sound of a melody.

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The Anointing Will Teach You all Things

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

The Anointing Will Teach You all Things

1 John 2:27   “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” NKJV

This Scripture is not saying that we do not need pastors and teachers to teach us the Word and teach us about the things of the Spirit (as that would contradict Ephesians 4:11-12 and Matthew 4:23, and many other Scriptures).

The pattern of Jesus in which He modeled for us in Matthew 4:23 is to:

  1. teach
  2. preach
  3. heal the sick in Jesus’ Name

Ephesians 4:11-12 says, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”

When it says in 1 John 2:27 (and xref Luke 12:12 and John 14:26) that the Holy Spirit (or Anointing) will teach you all things, or teach you what to say, it’s referring to:

 

  • The Holy Spirit teaching you to discern between truth and error.
  • The Holy Spirit teaching you things in the Word, giving you insights or pointing out truths in the Scriptures that man did not teach you (because no teacher knows everything).
  • The Holy Spirit giving you wisdom and revelation, illumination and understanding.
  • The Holy Spirit guiding you in the what, how, when, and where in regards to each situation and decision in your life.
  • Many receive the ability to play musical instruments, to learn a particular skill, to excel in business, to prosper financially, to invent something, to have creative ideas by the Anointing teaching them.
  • Words of knowledge and words of wisdom (1 Cor 12:8).  He reveals facts of the present, past and future.  He shows you things to come.  He gives you supernatural understanding about something that normally you would not know.  He gives you strategies and ideas from Heaven.
  • In certain situations where you have to speak or answer questions, He tells you what to say.
  • He brings all things to your remembrance when you need it.
  • He reveals to you the Father and Son.
  • He warns you, prompts you, leads you and at times forbids you to do something or go somewhere
  • He instructs you what to say and what not to say, and how to act and not act, around different people.
  • He is your personal coach.

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Three Anointings of David and in Book of Acts

Benny Hinn Conference Notes

Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

January 24-25, 2008

Three Anointings of David and in the Book of Acts

The Three Anointings of King David

David was anointed with the Holy anointing oil on three different occasions.

The second anointing was a higher level of anointing than the first anointing.

The third anointing was an even higher level of anointing than the first and second anointings.

  1. First anointing – the call into ministry.  This is when David was just a shepherd teenager and Samuel anointed him as King.
  1. Second anointing – becoming king over Hebron (a territory).
  1. Third anointing – becoming king over all Israel (the entire nation).

 

The Three Anointings in the Book of Acts

  1. Acts 2 = endued with Power from on High when the Holy Spirit came to the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost, filling everyone with the Holy Ghost and they all spoke with tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
  1. Acts 2-3 = The Church was born.  3,000 were added in one day.
  1. Acts 4 = Miracles, healings, speaking the Word with boldness, with great power gave the apostles witness.

You can see the progression of the levels of anointing in Acts.  It started with 120 people filled with the Holy Spirit.  Then 3,000 people are added to the Church in one day.

Then the anointing intensified where miracles, healings, deliverances, signs, wonders, the dead being raised, speaking with boldness, and the apostles flowing in great power of the Spirit were taking place in the Church.

Another way of looking at the 3 levels of anointing in the Book of Acts:

  1. Acts 2 = begins with a small number of people (120)
  1. Acts 2-3 = addition takes place (3,000 added in one day)
  1. Acts 4 and beyond = multiplication (great multitudes)

The levels of anointing begin with a seed, remnant or portion.

Then it progresses to addition.

Then it progresses to multiplication and greater multiplication.

This progression of anointing applies to your ministry, to your finances, to your business, to your family and loved ones being saved and blessed, and to your life in general.

You are anointed!

2 Corinthians 1:21  “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God.”  NKJV

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