People would do well to understand that there are two separate anointing’s that a person can operate under, this is because there are two anointed ones. Jesus was anointed and therefore He is the True Christ: Christ means the anointed One (Luke 4:18). So there is a battle going on between the truly anointed One which is Jesus and the other anointed one which is the anointed cherub (Ezekiel 28:14), the anointed cherub is of course Lucifer and so you could say that this is what the spiritual battle is all about. Jesus rightfully is the anointed One and Lucifer, or in other words, the Devil, believes that he is the anointed one and believe it or not each seeks to bring mankind under their anointing or in other words their spirit, and again, this is what the spiritual battle is all about.
With Jesus it’s more than just an anointing, it’s more about love and the laying down of one’s own life for the sheep. The word anointing itself has in one way a lot to do with status because in the Old Testament you read of these different kings and people that were anointed into different positions and so a lot of people are attracted to the word “anointing” because they seek position and so many many people have come to Jesus seeking His power and anointing because they want position in life but Jesus turns these people empty away because they come to Him like Eve came to the Serpent in the Garden of Eden. St John pointed out how Eve approached the Serpent (Devil) when he talked of the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life so in a sense you could say that Eve was getting into what you would call spiritual pride in that she wished to be elevated therefore her motivation was wrong and the spirit she was getting into was of course also wrong. You could say she got what she was looking for but it came from the wrong source so in other words, she was getting into the wrong spirit and therefore the wrong anointing and therefore the wrong position in life because what the serpent was actually offering her was a position over God’s head and so she was coming out from operating under Jesus’ anointing and had been tricked into operating under the Devil’s anointing and also under her own spirit and her own flesh and so she in this sense became the anointed one in that she became what you might call some kind of goddess and this is what is happening to a lot of what they call Christian Mystics these days.
It seems reasonable to suggest that a lot of these people have approached Jesus in their past and the sad reality of the matter is that a lot of these people could very well have come to Jesus from the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life and so they asked Jesus to fill them with His Spirit, His anointing, and His presence and everything else and yet sad to say, He saw their heart and the motivation behind it in that what they were actually seeking was self-elevation through the spiritual and so they were looking for spiritual pride. Jesus wants to give them the true spiritual that they are really looking for but He can’t give them the spiritual pride that they are looking for and so these people don’t find the true Jesus because of their pride and so they go looking for another Jesus and another Gospel and so they eventually run into the Christian Mystics.
A Christian Mystic can offer a person everything that is in the Bible but he does this through the wrong spirit, through the wrong anointed one, and so a Christian Mystic will minister to a person’s pride of self and will give him the elevated position that he or she seeks but he does all of this through the wrong spirit. You can quote any verse in the whole Bible you like and you can quote this through the actual Word of God which is Jesus or you can quote it through the father of lies which is the Devil. The Devil can twist every word in the Bible around and make it all about him and not about Jesus, he can quote “I am the vine, ye are the branches” but in his mind he thinks that he is the vine and you should be the branches, he can quote, “blessed are those that hunger and thirst after righteousness and they shall be filled” but of course he would be thinking that he is the righteous one because he thinks his ways are better than God’s ways, he even thinks that he is “the way, the truth and the life” because one day the Antichrist will come and he will say these same words but of course he will be pointing to his father which again is the Devil and so this is where all of this Christian Mysticism is headed, they will all talk of Christ and they will even use the name Jesus because Jesus even said that many would come in His name saying that they are Christ.
All of these Christian Mystics boast of their elevated positions and their high-up spiritual experiences that they say they are having and so they believe they are so close to Christ (the anointed One) because they are so high-up in the spiritual and therefore so high-up in their spiritual pride and therefore so way high-up in their spiritual anointing’s and their spiritual positions that they talk of, they think that they are bringing the true Christ to the world and the true spirit and the true anointing and even the true Gospel but they are not doing this through the truly anointed One and this is how dangerously deceptive the whole thing is because they might quote every verse that is in the Bible but…they are doing all of this through the anointed cherub and through the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life and therefore, the spirit and worship of self and so they are eating of the forbidden fruit and are getting into the head trip of knowledge and self-elevation and positioning themselves over God and not under God and all of this through the wrong anointing and the wrong motivation!