The anointing that unburdens us

Pouring on Christly oil awakens us to our innate freedom and the heavenly inspiration that is perpetually ours.

Recently, in a tough moment I came across a Bible verse I had never noticed before, and it brought me great comfort and peace. It said, referring to an enemy, “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 yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing” (Isaiah 10:27). 

The end of the verse particularly stood out to me. I’d heard quite a bit about “the anointing” from singing in gospel choirs and visiting churches my friends attend where the term is used frequently. I also recalled hearing a gospel song in which the singer was speaking, and once the song finished, he said, “The anointing makes the difference.” I pondered what this meant. I knew that it was common in ancient times to anoint kings and those in high positions dedicated to serving God. I also knew that some churches still use oil to anoint those who are being blessed or seeking healing. But I wanted to grasp the spiritual meaning of anointing and why it would be associated with the breaking of a yoke or the removal of burdens.

I had a sense of being carried through each moment by God, divine Love.

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