The Anointing by Holy Spirit

But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have  knowledge. I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. – (1 John 2:20-21)

Jesus had promised that the Holy Spirit, whom he called the Comforter (Counselor or Advocate depending on the translation), would come and lead us into all truth (John 16:13). The Spirit, who inspired the writing of the Scriptures (2 Tim. 2:16-17), is alive in us and helps us discern, know, and understand God’s truth (1 Cor. 2:10-16).

The Spirit of the Living God lives in us and is at work in us — in me!

Holy Spirit Poems

So each of us needs to ask ourselves if we are inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives to help us discern, know, and understand God’s truth? Am I yielding to the Spirit and am I in the Word of God seeking to be informed and transformed by the Holy Spirit? Am I asking the Holy Spirit to filter, correct, challenge, and redeem what I think, read, hear, and see? Rather than succumbing to the lie that all truth is subjective, let’s subject what we think, read, hear, and see to the Spirit of truth!

Prayer : O Father, I join my heart with the words of your servant David, who said: “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Please transform my thinking and my living by your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.