Going across the Scriptures, I came across different manifestations of the Anointing of the Holy Spirit in the life of some Prophets of God and I conclude, that, at a time like this, there is need to walk in the power of various Manifestations of His Anointing.
In 2 Kings 1:9-14, Ahaziah, King of Samaria had sent his Captain with his Fifty soldiers to go and arrest Elijah.
9. Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty men. So he went up to him; and there he was, sitting on the top of a hill. And he spoke to him: “Man of God, the king has said, ‘Come down!’ ”
10. So Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men.” And fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.
Another Captain was sent with his fifty soldiers and they were likewise roasted by fire from heaven.
This is a type of anointing of The Lord upon His servant. Anointing that consumes the enemies of God’s servants. A Consuming-Fire Anointing. Anointing that protect God’s servant with a hedge of fire, on the condition that: “If I be a man of God !”, then, let fire come down from heaven and consume God’s enemies.
That was the type of Elijah’s anointing. Anointing that had no mercy on unrepentant oppositionists. Anointing that is merciless on die-hearted antagonists of the gospel and the light of Jesus Christ. Anointing that set fires in the camp of the enemies and burns them off to ashes, with no second chance. That was a type of Elijah’s anointing. When the third captain came with his fifty soldiers to arrest Elijah and he saw the roasted bodies of the previous 100 soldiers with their two captains, he dropped on his knees and pleaded for mercy for his life and the lives of his troops.
That was the type of Elijah’s Anointing. Anointing that brings down your enemies on their knees before you. Consuming fire Anointing. Anointing that Roasts Enemies God and His servants.
At times, the manifestations of this type of Anointing is inevitable upon some enemies of God’s people who insist on shutting down the manifestations of the power of God in the land.
Now let’s consider Another manifestation of the Lord’s Anointing.
The king of Syria was planning wars against Israel, and each time the Syrian king laid his strategies on the table before his military generals, The Lord would show Elisha and Elisha would inform the Israel King, so, Israel kept on winning the wars and the king of Syrian became frustrated, believing that there was a traitor amidst the generals, who was revealing their military strategies to the armies of Israel. Then, someone, informed the king of Syria, that it was Elisha who was hearing all their secret conversations and seeing all their secret planning and unfolding these to the Israel king.
The Syrian king ordered the arrest of Elisha. So a large number of Syrian armies invaded the town where Elisha was in the middle of the night, to arrest him. In the morning, his servant was perplexed to see the multitude of armed soldiers who had come to convey Elisha to the Syrian king. But Elisha was seeing something else:
2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Elisha’s bodyguards and protocol officers were Angels on fiery horses and chariots of fire, always surrounding him. Whao! So, when those Syrian soldiers came close to Elisha and commanded him to release himself for arrest. Then, the table turned:
2 Kings 6:18-23
18. So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord,
and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
The whole Battalion of Syrian soldiers came to Elisha, but Elisha had commanded them all to be blinded with their eyes opened. They had their eyes opened, but they could not see whom they were supposed to see. They came to Elisha to arrest him, but, Elisha told them, they had not got to where they were going. He told them they had missed their way. He offered to lead them to the right person to arrest. And he led them into the Palace of the King of Israel, into the Den of their arch enemy.
THAT IS ANOINTING THAT BLINDFOLD THE EYES OF THE ENEMIES.
ANOINTING THAT BLINDS THEIR EYES AND STILL LIVE THEIR EYES OPENED.
Apostle Paul, in Acts 13:9-11, was provoked by Elymas, the Sorcerer who was hindering the the flow of the Gospel that he was preaching to a Roman Proconsul, Sergius Paulus.
 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him
 and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?
 And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.” And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
THAT IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. ANOINTING THAT BLINDS THE EYES OF ENEMIES OF GOD’S PEOPLE. ANOINTING THAT BLINDFOLDS ENEMIES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND GODLINESS
See Anointing! Anointing that changes the directions of your enemies. But this type of anointing is strange. Elisha’s anointing brought his enemies into the king’s palace and instead of killing them, set a table of buffet before them and fed them before sending them back to their master. And because of this: “…the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel.” Anointing that arrests the enemies and set food before them and send them back to the sender, so that they never come back again. This type of Elisha’s anointing is a strange one.
How many want this type of Anointing?
NOW, LET’S LOOK AT THE TYPE OF SAMUEL’S ANOINTING
1 Samuel 19:20-24
20. Then Saul sent messengers to take David. And when they saw
the group of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as leader over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.
21. And when Saul was told, he sent other messengers, and they
prophesied likewise. Then Saul sent messengers again the third time,
and they prophesied also.
22. Then he also went to Ramah, and came to the great well that is at Sechu.
So he asked, and said, “Where are Samuel and David?”And someone said, “Indeed they are at Naioth in Ramah.”
23. So he went there to Naioth in Ramah. Then the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on and prophesied until he came to Naioth in Ramah.
24. And he also stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night.
Therefore they say, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
What type of Anointing that Arrests is this?
This is another strange Anointing of another man of God. Saul had been looking around to kill David. David had escaped to Samuel in Ramah. Saul had sent a captain of fifty with his fifty soldiers to arrest David and Samuel, but the moment they got to the Camp of Samuel, they joined other ministers and began to prophesy, worshiping and praising The Lord.
Saul sent another battalion, they too got to the camp, and joined the group of worshippers, praising The Lord and prophesying of the goodness of God. Saul sent the third captain and his fifty soldiers, they too populate the worship team of Samuel’s camp. They would come with the intention to arrest, but ended up dancing and singing and prophesying aloud.
Then, Saul the king, decided he would come and lead the arrest himself. His own case was the worst. Ever before he got close to the camp, he had began to sing, dance and prophesy right inside his chariot. And the moment he got down from his chariot and stepped on the Camp ground of Samuel, he went wild in prophesying and stripped himself naked, remaining his underwear, rolling on the dusty ground and singing, worshipping and prophesying aloud.
Anointing that makes the enemies who want to arrest you begin to dance and worship your God. Anointing that makes your enemies end up prophesying and speaking in tongues right in your presence. Anointing that arrests the Arresters. Anointing that makes your enemies sing and dance to your God whenever they see you.
CHECK THIS LAST TYPE OF ANOINTING!
This is what the Lord Jesus said in
Luke 4:18 NKJV
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
THAT IS THE JESUS ANOINTING.
Anointing that Preaches the Gospel.
Anointing that heal the Sick and the Brokenhearted.
Anointing that set the Captives Free from Devil’s Bondage
Anointing that Open the eyes of the Blind.
Anointing that delivers the Oppressed from Curses of the Devil.
In the Midst of all THIS perverse generation, may I be clothed in all the Garments of Your Anointing.
What Type of Anointing Do You Pray For Today?