The anointing makes it easier to do things. This may be things done spiritually or things done physically. It is often seen as an external boost of the sort upon a person, but I would rather see it as a power that removes limitations. The bible often uses oil as a symbol of the anointing. The oil is not the anointing itself, but it serves as a relevant symbol in how the anointing works. It is there to remove friction when one is performing a spiritual or physical activity. Let us look at a few bible scriptures that speak about the oil as a symbol of the anointing first, and we will get to this point of how the prophetic anointing can assist you in hearing God.
The first scripture I would like to look at is 1 Samuel 16:13 which says “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.” The oil was smeared upon David but it was the Spirit of the Lord that rushed upon David from that day forward. The oil was symbolic of the anointing.
Let us also look at 1 Kings 19:16 “And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.” In this instance, the Prophet Elijah is instructed to smear oil on Jehu to be king and Elisha to be a prophet. The oil in itself is merely symbolic of the actual anointing. And God used oil intentionally as a symbol of a friction or limitation remover.
David needed the anointing to remove any limitations he could have had in fulfilling his role as a king, Jehu also needed the anointing to be a king and the bible says that Elisha also needed the anointing to be effective as a prophet. We have established that every Christian has the ability to hear God, it is a free gift from God. However, the limitations you are experiencing could be because you have not tapped into an anointing responsible for removing limitations related to hearing God.
You are probably wondering because we spoke about walking in love, the mind, the imagination, memories, and studying the word, but you are struggling to see how your limitations could possibly be removed still. It is as if you could have someone to teach you the specifics of how to really go about having God use all of your faculties to speak to you. I have your answer! You need anointing!
In the book of 1 John 2:27 the bible says “But the anointing that you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.” There is a limitation remover, a power that removes all ambiguity that may come with human teachers, and it is called the anointing!
You may feel at times that what I am sharing with you lacks in specifics in some areas, let me tell you, it is your anointing kicking inside of you, waiting for you to allow it to operate in your life. Some gaps in knowledge can only be closed by the teachings that come from the anointing that is upon your life. Not everything you know about God or about hearing His voice will come from a blog like this or from a book, some things you will be taught by the anointing that is upon your life.
The prophetic anointing comes progressively. And so as a result these limitations you may experience in hearing God will be lifted progressively. When God trusts you with a word, obey that initial word. And word afterword you will begin to grow in your ability to hear Him. Just as Isaiah 28:10 says “Line by line, precept by precept, here a little and there a little” the word of God often does not come all at once, but you must obey and act on each word as it proceeds out of His mouth and comes to you. That is how you will have limitations in hearing God gradually removed, and as such have more and more of this anointing operating in your life.