The 3 levels of anointing
There is often confusion about the anointing, so I want to clarify this issue by showing you there are 3 levels of the Spirit’s activity in the life of a believer.
The Spirit is WITH you
John 14:17 - the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
At this level, the Spirit was with them but not yet in them. The Spirit comes upon people to open their eyes, touch them and bless them, convince them of the truth, and bring them to faith.
And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. (John 16:8)
The Spirit is IN you
The second level of The Spirit’s activity is to come into us at the new birth. From then on He lives in us and never leaves. He does not come to visit but to stay and abide.
John 20:22 - And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Just as God breathed into the first man Adam to give him life, so too He breathes on us now to bring us to new life. In this, we are regenerated. From this moment on He never leaves us or forsakes us.