Day 31 – Anointed with Power

Acts 10:34-43 (NLT)

Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. 35 In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right. 36 This is the message of Good News for the people of Israel—that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37 You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee, after John began preaching his message of baptism. 38 And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 “And we apostles are witnesses of all he did throughout Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a cross, 40 but God raised him to life on the third day. Then God allowed him to appear, 41 not to the general public, but to us whom God had chosen in advance to be his witnesses. We were those who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. 43 He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.”

The Joy of a Spirit-Filled Life is in knowing when the Holy Spirit anoints, power comes with it (see v38). It was never God’s intention to leave us on our own, but to give us a strength and power that can only come from being intimately attached to Him through His Spirit. And Biblically, this is called an anointing. Anointed with the very power that ran through our Saviour veins. Pretty cool and in the next few devotions, I’ll make it crystal clear. Well, at least I’ll show you what the Word of God says, the rest…is up to you to believe.