Key Verse

  • how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38 NRSV

Other versions

  • how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with great power; and He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him. Acts 10:38 AMP
  • How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38 AMPC

The Process

1. The Lord Jesus

  • Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. Luke 4:1-2 NKJV
  • Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. Luke 4:14 NKJV

2.120 Believers

  • Listen carefully: I am sending the Promise of My Father [the Holy Spirit] upon you; but you are to remain in the city [of Jerusalem] until you are clothed1 (fully equipped) with power from on high.” Luke 24:49 AMP
  • All these with one mind and one purpose were continually devoting themselves to prayer, [waiting together] along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. Acts 1:14 AMP
  • When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4 BSB 

In summary, one could conclude that the Anointing was preceded by Fasting2 & Prayer3. What GOD did for the Lord Jesus and the 120 Believers, He can do for you.
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  • Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 AMP

Purpose of the Anointing

  • “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19 NRSVUE
  • “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound Isaiah 61:1 NKJV
  • I am anointed with fresh oil [for Your service]. Psalm 92:10 AMP
Other versions
  • “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; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19 NKJV
  • The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound]. Luke 4:18-19 AMPC

In summary, what the Anointing will do for others (through you)
  1. salvation
  2. release of captives
  3. recovery of sight
  4. freedom for oppressed
  5. proclaim GOD’s favours

Effect of Anointing in You

  • And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke4 shall be destroyed because of the anointingIsaiah 10:27 KJV
  • As for you, the anointing [the special gift, the preparation] which you received from Him remains [permanently] in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But just as His anointing teaches you [giving you insight through the presence of the Holy Spirit] about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as His anointing has taught you, you must remain in Him [being rooted in Him, knit to Him]. 1 John 2:27 AMP
In summary, what the Anointing will do for you 
  1. release  from every yoke put on you by the devil i.e. sickness, worry etc
  2.  teach you




  1. 1746 ἐνδύω [E)NDU/W] {endýō} \en-doo'-o\ from 1722 and 1416 (in the sense of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively):--array, clothe (with), endue, have (put) on.
  2. See Luke 4:2
  3. See Acts 1:14
  4. 5923 עול על [‛ôl ‛ôl] \{ole} ole\ From 5953; a yoke (as imposed on the {neck}) literally or figuratively: - yoke.
    5953 עלל [‛âlal] \aw-lal'\ A primitive root; to effect thoroughly; specifically to glean (also figuratively); by implication (in a bad sense) to {overdo} that {is} {maltreat} be saucy {to} {pain} impose (also literally): - {abuse} {affect} X {child} {defile} {do} {glean} {mock} {practise} {throughly} work (wonderfully).