It is not what Paul believes that makes the difference, but knowing whom he believes. It is not a set of doctrines that brings life, it is the person of Jesus. “I know whom I have believed... (verse 12)”
Verse 12. For I know whom I have believed and am convinced that he is able... (paraphrased)
Over many experiences in my life since I first trusted Jesus as my Saviour, I have come to the point in my life today where I can say without wavering that I now know and trust Jesus Christ intimately. Furthermore, as a result of my daily experience of trusting him over the years, I am persuaded to conclude, beyond doubt in my mind, that God is willing and able to help me (v 12).
The anointing is not something magical or mystical, and neither is it just for apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.
God’s anointing is for every Christian who is willing to serve the Lord wholeheartedly.