Jesus was anointed. We can all agree with that. When did He get anointed? Religion tells us that He always was, because He was the Son of God. Yet, he did no miracles before He was anointed by The Holy Spirit. Yes, Jesus was, is, and always will be the Son of God. He was the Word of God and The Son of God all of His life. Yet, He did His miracles as a man anointed by The Holy Ghost.
The ministry of Jesus didn’t begin as a child. His parents didn't make Him come in from practicing walking on the water. His ministry didn’t begin until He was thirty years old. It began when He was anointed. Matt. 3:16-17 says, “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” That’s when He was anointed. He was led into the wilderness to be tempted by the enemy and was victorious. He came back in the power ofThe Holy Ghost and we see His first miracle at the wedding in turning water into wine. He did no miracles at the age of ten, fifteen, twenty-five or twenty-nine. He did none until He was anointed by the Holy Spirit. (It’s interesting that He spent thirty years of preparation for three and one half years of ministry and most spend three years of preparation for thirty years of ministry today).
Religion uses His divinity as an excuse for not seeing miracles. It says, “We cannot do what Jesus did because He did His miracles as The Son of God. Therefore, we cannot heal the sick, pray for the blind to see, or raise the dead. Only Jesus could do those things.” This gives them an excuse to believe for nothing. However, Jesus was not doing these miracles as The Son of God, even though He was the Son of God. The Bible tells us in Phil 2:7 “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:” Other translations say, “He laid aside or stripped himselfof His mighty power and glory.” He still was God, but chose to lay that power aside. He could have picked it back up at any time, but chose not to for our sakes. Remember that The Bible tells us that He could call ten thousand angels but did not. He said that no man could take His life from Him. He freely laid it down. When He was arrested and simply said, “I am He,” hundreds of men were slain to the ground.
Yes, Jesus was the Son of God, for sure, but operated in ministry as a man anointed by The Holy Spirit. He did that to give us an example of a man anointed by The Holy Spirit, so that we could follow His example. Acts 10:38 "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”. If He was ministering as God, why would He have to be anointed & who could anoint God? As God, He’s in a class by himself. However, in ministry, He’s not.
We are told that we'll do Greater works. Jn. 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” If He were doing His works as God, how could we do greater? However, since He did them as a man anointed by the Holy Spirit so can we. There are more anointed people now, than just one Jesus walking on the earth.
We need to have faith in the anointing and that comes by hearing about the anointing. The prophet Isaiah let people know that the anointing would come and make things different in their lives. Jesus carried the anointing to change human life. He received an unction from the time He was baptized in water on. It was an anointing to preach the word and do signs and miracles. If not, then why did Jesus say in Luke 4:18-19 “ The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” The word power is used all throughout Jesus' ministry in connection with the Holy Spirit. He received it after He was baptized in water. That was His appointed time. We, too, need to be anointed and we will do the works of Jesus.