The same anointing that rested on Christ Jesus is available to His church.
“The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.v3 His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;” (Isaiah 11:2-3)
The Father is first named: God the Father, which may be taken, for God as God, or personally, for the first person in the Trinity, the God whoand Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; and He is described as the (LORD) “Jehovah” and ‘who was, and who is to come,’ eternal, unchangeable. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty’” (Rev 1:8)
“The Holy Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,” (Isaiah 61:1) (Luke 4:18) in all His gifts and graces, the infinite perfect Spirit of God, in whom there is diversity of gifts and operations. The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus, and abided upon Him. Jesus was not limited by measure, but without measure, the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in Him. “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell.” (Colossians 1:19)
He shall have “the spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and knowledge;” (Isaiah 11:2). Jesus thoroughly understood the business He is employed to do. “He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father‘s business?” (Luke 2:49).
“All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” (Matthew 11:27).
He shall know how to administer the affairs of His spiritual kingdom in all aspects of it, so effectually answer the two great intentions of the kingdom, the glory of God and the wellbeing (salvation) of the children of men. All the terms of the covenant shall be settled by Him, including His ordinances, and all treasures of wisdom shall be hid in Him. Jesus our counselor shall be fully revealed by God to us.
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:2).
All authority has being given to Jesus, He is before the throne of God, and He governs all things. “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6).
TheSpirit of governance, by which He will execute all judgment commanded by the Father unto Him to execute. “And has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.” (John 5:27). And from His fullness we might all receive the Spirit of grace, as members of the body of Christ from the head of the church who is Christ Jesus.
“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” (1 Peter 5:10)
Conclude with: 2 Peter 1: 3-4 “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, v4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
- · His divine power – Holy Spirit;
- · Has given us – past tense;
- · All – leaves nothing out;
- · That pertains to life – what we are facing now, and things to come;
- · And godliness – how to act like and be like our Lord in all things;
- · Through knowledge of Him – as we get to know Jesus in our innermost being (the womb of our hearts) in an intimate way;
- · Who called us by glory/virtue – virtue here meaning ‘moral excellence;’
- · By which has been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature (all that Jesus is), having escaped the corruption of this world through lust – lust here means a deep desire/craving to have.