The harvest from the latter rain also includes oil (see Deut. 11:14), which represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Oil lubricates creaking hinges and tight gears so they work smoothly and efficiently. This means that when God’s anointing is on you, things go smoothly. There is a flow and an ease to everything you set your hand to do.
There are 2 ways God’s anointing operates in your life: IN you and ON you.
God’s anointing in you supplies divine insight and wisdom for your daily affairs. 1 John 2:20 says that “you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” This anointing within you leads you in what to do, what to say, and whom to trust. This anointing shows you whether to go ahead with a decision or hold back. This anointing enables you to perceive the root cause of problems and solve them skillfully—in your relationships, in your work, and in every other area of your life.
God’s anointing on you gives you the supernatural ability to excel in the things you set your hand to. Just like the anointing on David enabled him to kill Goliath with a single slingshot (see 1 Sam. 17:50) and empowered Samson to kill a lion with his bare hands (see Judg. 14:6), the anointing on you will cause you to excel far beyond your natural abilities. It will cause you to surpass your experience and qualifications. It will equip you to succeed in your career, in your ministry, and in everything you do like never before!
Beloved, get excited because God is going to increase His anointing in you and on you this year. You will find the things that used to be difficult or frustrating become easy and smooth!