“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” [Acts 2:4]
It was the same Holy Spirit who ‘hovered’ over the waters in the beginning–the energy giving presence of God caressing the chaos– even the darkness bowed its head as the creator began to bring order, matter and meaning to His creation. Then He spoke! The power was in the tongue as energy infused the spoken word, matter appeared and everything was made from nothing!
This is the strength given to those born of the Spirit of Christ and filled to overflow through the baptism of the Holy Spirit!
This anointing will give you Assurance. ”I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me” [Philippians 3:13]
The anointing will give you affinity with God. ”…I have called you my friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” [John 15:15]
The anointing will continually adjust your attitude. “Let this mind [attitude] be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 2:5]
I’ve written to warn you about those who are trying to deceive you. But they’re no match for what is embedded deeply within you—Christ’s anointing, no less…Christ’s anointing teaches you the truth on everything you need to know about yourself and him, uncontaminated by a single lie. Live deeply in what you were taught. [1 John 2:26-27]
Further Reading: Judges 3, Hebrews 13, Acts 2