The Divine Anointing

by T. Austin-Sparks

Chapters 1, 2, 4 & 5 are transcripts of messages given in 1958 and can be listened to in the audio section. We do not have the audio for chapter 3, but the unpublished written transcript of this message was edited and supplied by the Golden Candlestick Trust.

Christ's life, Christ's work, and Christ's power as Son of Man here, was dependent entirely upon the anointing. He fulfilled all His ministry in dependence upon the anointing, by all that the anointing meant. That was true in His case, and... if it was true in His case it must be, if possible, all the more true (certainly equally true) in the case of the church: the church's life and work, ministry, and power rest solely upon the anointing of the Holy Spirit. And what is true of the whole, is true of every part, every individual. We may have everything that Christ has said and done, we may have it all, and it mean nothing without the anointing. The Spirit's presence was the guarantee of reaching the Divine end. We are only going to get through, we are only going to survive, we are only going to fulfil our mission and do our work by the anointing. There is no other hope. If it was true of Jesus, it is true of the church, and of every believer.

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