How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head. Psalm 133:1–2
Understanding and walking in the anointing is critical if you are to experience and live in the supernatural. In the church world today the anointing is often replaced with structure, style, and human talent. What you get is what Paul called a ministry which has the form of godliness without the power of God. If you want to experience the anointing in and through your life there are two things that are critical. First, your life has to be centered on Jesus the Son of God and honor His place at the right hand of God. Peter said that what they experienced on the day of Pentecost was a result of Jesus “Being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing”. What they were seeing and hearing was the result of the outpouring of the anointing. The second critical ingredient is to be connected closely with the local church. It is in flowing in unity with His church that the anointing flows freely. Watchman Née describes this in his comments on today’s verse.
“Psalm 133 is a Song of Ascents, sung three times a year by those going up to worship at Jerusalem. There were all kinds of people on that road, but they had one thing in common:
“they were all heading for Zion, the abode of God. These men in their great variety were all brothers in unity. How? The illustration explains. It is like the oil.
There is one “holy anointing oil”: the Spirit of God Himself. And the flow of oil is down (133:2) not up! In other words, His anointing is not directly on the members but upon Christ the Head. The Spirit finds rest and satisfaction in Christ and nowhere else. Hold fast the Head, obey Him in all things, and you will be found walking in step with all who do the same. Rules may be good in society, but the body of Christ has one law: the law of the Spirit of life. Only disregard the anointing Spirit, and all is unease; obey Him, and peace fills your heart.”
Nee brings out both aspects of receiving the anointing in his comments. Our eyes have to be on the glorified Son of God. We also have to be closely connected to His church. The oil flows from the head and down upon the body of Christ.