READ: Hebrews 1:6-9
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
2 Corinthians 1:21
It is important to associate closely with a man of God in order to receive the anointing on his life. Why do you have to associate with anointed men of God? What exactly do you acquire through association? As you closely associate with a man of God, you will hear him speaking over and over again. These words contain the anointing. When Elisha associated himself closely with Elijah he heard him speaking over and over again.
Words are powerful! Jesus told His disciples that his words contained two important things. They contained life and the Spirit! What is this Spirit? The Spirit is the anointing! The Scripture says that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power (Acts 10:38). Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost, and therefore the Holy Ghost (the substance with which he was anointed) is the anointing.
“…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).
For many people, the close association with men of God we speak about is not possible except through the medium of books and tapes. Books and tapes may contain the words of anointed men of God. The words of anointed men of God contain the Spirit and life.