Emanna for 09/14/2020

Receiving the Anointing by Standing in the Position of the Body

Bible Verses

Eph 1:22 And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, (23) Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all. 2 Cor 1:21 But the One who firmly attaches us with you unto Christ and has anointed us is God.

Words of Ministry

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When God poured His Spirit upon Him and endued Him with the Spirit, God did not pour the Spirit upon Him individually. He poured it upon Him as the Head of the Body. God's anointing is on the Head. The Lord Jesus did not receive the anointing from God as an individual; He was standing in the position of the Head of the Body when He received the Spirit upon His head. In other words, He was anointed by God for the sake of the Body. This is why He is called the Anointed One, and we are also called the anointed ones. His name is Christos, while our name is Christoi--Christians, Christmen. He is the Head, and the church is the Body. God does not want to have one individual man on earth. Rather, He is after a corporate man--the church. In itself, the church on earth cannot satisfy God; it cannot carry out what should be carried out; and it cannot maintain God's testimony, because it does not have God's power. Therefore, God has to anoint the church. When the church receives the anointing, it can satisfy God's demand. The anointing signifies God's authority. God's authority is poured upon the church through His anointing.
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Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 103. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/19/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.