Ephesians 3:20 - 'Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,'
The Word of God tells us that the anointing is not an outward manifestation of power, but it's an inward working of power that teaches us, leads us and guides us in all truth. 1John 2:27 So, this power that works in us is to make us into what we are to be in Christ. But now, let's see how this power works to get us to the place where we should be. Many times, we as believers give the devil too much credit. We talk about how he is doing this or that and how powerful he is. But we miss the real power sometimes focusing on the false power. The real power is the power of the resurrection of Christ Jesus! And the Word says that power is operating in us! You see, the power of the anointing in the Old Testament was the power to bless someone through an outward act of pouring oil upon a priest or king. This anointing was to symbolize the consecration and sanctification for God to use this person for his glory. And his spirit would use them to do great and powerful things. Like Moses, David, Samson, and others, the power of God would take their efforts and use them for greatness. That was good and all, but then Jesus came and was resurrected from the dead. This changed a lot!
Now the Spirit of God can dwell within us. But that's not just so we can get to heaven when we die. But it's so God's Kingdom can be here now! The truth of the matter is, since you are now anointed from within and the power of Jesus resurrection is now operating within you, you have the power of God! You have the power to speak things into existence, you have the power to heal, deliver, and set free, you have the power to cast out devils and raise the dead. You have his power! So, the Spirit of God doesn't have to come upon you and work from the outside in, but now his Spirit can dwell within you and operate from the inside out! That changes everything. That brings a relationship into the picture. Now you can commune with God through his Spirit that is within you. Now you can become what he wants of you because of the Spirit that is within you. Now you can "abide" in him and He in you, because the anointing of God dwells within you, leading and guiding you into all truth! And what does the truth do? The Word says it makes you free! For example, if you are anointed of God to preach the Gospel, then you are lead by God, to preach the Gospel! And the word says that as many that are "lead" by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. And if you are a son of God, then you have and are entitled to the inheritance of God. I could go on and on, but I hope you are getting this picture. The anointing of God is not an emotion, feeling, or outward work. It's all on the inside! But as it's working in us, leading us, teaching us, and guiding us, we are becoming what he wants of us.
Suggested Reading: Phil. 3:10, Rom. 8:14, 1John 3:2, 1John 2:27