The Early Church: How the Anointing Continues
Preached by Apostle Aje Pelser, Harvester Reformational Church, Cape Town
Manifestations of Christ’s Anointing through the Early Church
Anointed to wait in one accord for the Promised Holy Spirit. Acts 1:4-8
Anointed to bear Witness to the Risen Jesus Christ. Acts 1:8
Anointed to speak in other tongues and Proclaim God’s wonderful works. Acts 2:4, 11
Anointed to interpret Scriptures. Acts 2:16 Peter interprets Joel
Anointed baptisms in water following Holy Spirit outpouring. Acts 2:41
Anointed Apostolic Doctrine, breaking of bread, fellowship and prayers. Acts 2:42
Anointed Signs and Wonders following those who believe. Acts 2:43
Anointed provision for the church. Acts 2:45
Anointed Signs and Wonders. Acts 3:7; 3:16
Anointed to share having all in common. Acts 4:32
Anointed to give witness to the resurrection of Jesus. Acts 4:33
Anointed to discern. Acts 5:9
Anointed to heal the sick and cast out demons. Acts 5:16
Anointed Deacons to help serve tables. Acts 6:3
Anointed Apostles who devoted themselves to Ministry of the word and prayer. Acts 6:4
Anointed Preaching of Stephen and his martyrdom. Acts 7
Anointed reaction to persecution. Acts 8:4 scattered preaching the Word!
Anointed Evangelism of Philip. Acts 8:5-8
Anointed Saul who would become Apostle Paul. Acts 9:17,18
Anointed ministry to the Gentiles at Cornelius Home. Acts 10:44
Anointed prayer for Peter’s release from Prison. Acts 12:12
Anointed Sending of Barnabas and Saul. Acts 13:2
Anointed Churches planted, from Jerusalem, Antioch, Ephesus and beyond. Acts 13-19
Anointed miraculous signs and wonders. Acts 14:10
Anointed Disciples and Elders in every new Church. Acts 14:22, 23
Anointed Decision Making. Acts 15:19
Anointed purpose – Philippian Church supports apostolic missions and unlocks Phil 4:19. Acts 16
Anointed Teaching of the Word in Ephesus. Word reaches all Asia. Acts 19:10-20
Anointed Missions of Apostle Paul. See Mission of Paul – Acts.
Anointed Epistles to churches. See New Testament!
Anointed Scribing of the Works of Jesus. Gospels and Luke 1:1; Acts 1:1
Anointed revelation of the mysteries of Church. Ephesians 5:32
Anointed Visions of the end by John. Revelation of Jesus Revelation 1:1
Anointed Churches addressed by Jesus the Head of the Church. Revelation 1:11
Anointed Continuity of the Early Church through the Ages, and revivals and reform.
Anointed restoration of fivefold ministry to access the power of the anointed early church today.
Anointed to wait in one accord for the Promised Holy Spirit
Anointed to bear Witness to the Risen Jesus Christ
Act 1:4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me;
Act 1:5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Act 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
From MBC Subject Manual: “Book of Acts” notes by Dr Roy M Gray, Miracle Valley Bible College material used with permission.
“Witnessing: “martureo” (mar-too-reh-oh), Strongs # 3140, Gr. Giving evidence, attesting, confirming, confessing, bearing, record, speaking well of, giving a good report, testifying, giving a good report. Here the Holy Spirit reminds us of prophecy 1561 and of what Jesus said in
Luke 14:18,19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. ….heal the broken-hearted, …proclaim liberty to captives, …recovery of sight to the blind, …set at liberty those who are oppressed, …proclaim acceptable year of the Lord.” What a good report! May we also continually give such a good report in Jesus Name. Testifying – a continuance of telling everybody about our first Love Jesus Christ. Affirming that one has seen, heard of experienced something is a way of witnessing to the world who are desperately seeking God. To present the gospel with evidence we look to the comment Jesus gave us in Mark 16, affirming that one has seen, heard or experienced something. In the New Testament it is used particularly for presenting the gospel with evidence. The English word “martyr” comes from this word, suggesting that a witness is one willing to die for his testimony (Word Wealth NKJ Acts 26:22). From this we recall how God bore witness to His Son from Acts 2:22, by saying by His messenger “Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst”, the word “confess” reminds of our we are saved if you confess with your mouth and believe with your heart the Lord Jesus… (Rom. 10:9,10) Bearing record is a prime example of witnessing as a scribe. God has restored the ministry of the scribe to the church, Luke did so Luke 1:3 (Baruch in Jeremiah 32:12; 36:4-32) “it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.”
Anointed to speak in other tongues and Proclaim God’s wonderful works
ct 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Act 2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Anointed to interpret Scriptures
Apostle Peter understood Joel for the first time and explained it as a present revealed truth to all who had come to Jerusalem for Pentecost.
Act 2:16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
Act 2:17 ‘AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, SAYS GOD, THAT I WILL POUR OUT OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH; YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS.
Act 2:18 AND ON MY MENSERVANTS AND ON MY MAIDSERVANTS I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT IN THOSE DAYS; AND THEY SHALL PROPHESY.
Act 2:19 I WILL SHOW WONDERS IN HEAVEN ABOVE AND SIGNS IN THE EARTH BENEATH: BLOOD AND FIRE AND VAPOR OF SMOKE.
Act 2:20 THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT AND AWESOME DAY OF THE LORD.
Act 2:21 AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT WHOEVER CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.’