The Anointing Being for the Body
Psa. 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! (2) It is like the fine oil upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, upon Aaron’s beard, that ran down upon the hem of his garments;
2 Cor. 1:21 But the One who firmly attaches us with you unto Christ and has anointed us is God.
There is another thing which we should take notice of, that the anointing is not for individuals but for the Body. It is not something that we experience as individuals. The precious ointment that was poured upon Aaron’s head ran down upon the beard and went down to the skirts of his garments. In this condition one sees how good and how pleasant it is.
Therefore, we should seek not only the teaching of the anointing within us but also for the teaching of the anointing in the Body of Christ. We should be guided not only by the anointing in us but the anointing in the Body of Christ. In many things the Lord is sovereignly ordering everything and leading us, and we should not act contrary to the anointing.
Let me give you an illustration. A certain brother, who was supposed to conduct a meeting, felt very empty inwardly and void of words. Therefore, he asked another brother to speak in his place. While going to the meeting, the latter felt that he should give a testimony when he spoke. He was not usually disposed to do this, but the anointing in him urged him to and so he presented his testimony. There were two people at the meeting who had been there several times to listen to the preaching. They had never understood very much, and they were not very interested in what was spoken in the meetings. Other brothers were praying for them, asking God to give them the appropriate words. The testimony of the brother that evening turned out to be exactly what they needed. This is the guidance of the anointing within us, and this is the working of the anointing in a meeting.