ANOINTING is the expression of the sanctifying unction of the Holy Spirit of God upon the life of a Christian. It signifies God‘s empowerment and blessings on a person to do exploits. The use of oil for anointing is only symbolic to depict the blessings of God and His call on one‘s life and the empowerment thereof.
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” Acts 10:38
In Luke 4:18,19 Jesus testified that the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him as the anointed One and the Messiah to spread the good news of the Gospel, give freedom to those in captivity, heal the sick, etc.
Before Christ ascended to heaven, He promised His disciples that He will pray to God the Father, “and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever” John 14:17.
It all simply means that every Christian(if truly a Christian) ought to be anointed and chosen to accomplish a purpose for the kingdom of God.
God requires us to be steadfast in fellowship as a body of Christ and so, He “has consecrated and anointed us(enduing us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit” He sets us apart unto Himself and has put His seal of ownership on us, and given us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Cor. 1:21–22)
In the opening Scripture, the prophet Isaiah has told us how the people of God will live in peace and be secure in their houses. But that will only be possible after the Spirit is “poured upon us from on high” and every dry areas of our lives(existence) is made fertile and endowed with the required energy to be fruitful! (Isaiah 32:15)
Life without the Holy Spirit is too much of a struggle. The anointing for exploits is that which has already broken the yoke from your neck and have set you free from captivity.
The Bible says when the Holy Spirit comes, He will be your Helper, Comforter, and will teach you all things(John 14:17,26)
The presence of the Holy Spirit makes for a life of impact and productiveness because He brings with Him authority, boldness, grace and divine favor so that you can be fruitful and be able to impact the world around you.