the supernatural manifestation of the presence of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life, as seen through the function of the gifts of the Holy Spirit; such as wisdom, miracles, prophesy, words of knowledge, etc. ("You have received the Holy Spirit (anointing), and he lives within you, so you don't need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you all things, and what he teaches is true--it is not a lie. So continue in what he has taught you, and continue to live in Christ." ~NLT)
A biblical term to describe the application of oil (a symbol of the Holy Spirit) in an act of consecrating sacred objects or persons, such as a priest or King. It also refers to an endowment of God's Spirit, blessing, or approval upon a servant of God. The Messiah literally means "anointed one." "But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you..." (1 John 2:27).