Anointing of the Holy Spirit available now than in old dispensation
From the day Christianity was inaugurated on the Pentecost Day, the anointing by the Holy Spirit is made available to every believer. I experienced it when I was writing the book, “Biblical Evidences On Infant Baptism.”
As I said in my Preface to the book, I decided not to write any book after the age of 80, as writing books is very, very tedious, with sleepless nights. When I published in WhatsApp on infant baptism, many, including an Archbishop and two Professors urged me to write a book, even a small pamphlet, on infant baptism, but I refused vehemently, knowing how difficult it was for me to write five books from my age of 70 to my age of 80. I refused to write any book at the age of 82/83, until the Holy Spirit revealed to me in my usual early morning meditations that I should write, and gave me the title of the book.
Throughout the period of my writing the book, I used day time to read and write on WhatsApp, and from 10.00 pm till 3.00 am, sometimes up to 4.00 am, to work and write the book and still had my normal 8-hour sleep till 11.00 am or 12.00 noon. It was a big miracle to me at the age of 83. That is why I said that it was the Holy Spirit, not my humble self that wrote the book. How can I, as a person, know all those verses of the Bible I quoted and their correct interpretations, both in Hebrew language for the OT and in Greek language for the NT?
My very dearly beloved brother, Ven. (Dr.) Princewill, my belief is that from the Pentecost Day, the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit of God the Father, has been doing more miracles than in the days of Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Elisha and John the Baptist.
Jesus described John the Baptist as “more than a prophet” in Luke 7:26c, and in verse 28, says: “I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John: yet the one who is the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.” There is no contradiction in these descriptions of John the Baptist as being more than a Prophet and greater than all born of women on the one hand and being less than the least in the Kingdom of God on the other hand.
To enter the Kingdom of God, one must be born again, after being born of a woman. In John 3:3, Jesus said: “I tell you the truth, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again” and in verse 5, explained fully how one can be born again. “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.” In John 3:33b, John the Baptist said: “The man (Jesus) on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is He, who will baptise with the Holy Spirit.”
The Kingdom of God on earth was the presence of Christ Jesus on earth, but its inauguration was on the Pentecost Day. This is why there are more miracles from the day of Pentecost than in the Old Testament.
• A Rejoinder by The Rt. Rev Alfred Iheanyichukwu Sunday Nwaizuzu, the Retired Bishop of Okigwe North Diocese to “Anointing – Divine Empowerment For Service: Meditation For The Seventh Sunday After Trinity,” by The Ven. (Dr.) Princewill O. Ireoba.