“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
God’s fundamental attitude in our world is to bring good news to people who are not having a great experience in life and to heal, deliver, enlighten, resurrect, to bring joy to those who will hear.
We must know why the Holy Spirit is upon us, who we are to peach to, and what we are to minister to them. When we do what the anointing is upon us for, preach what we are meant to preach, to the people we are meant to be preaching to, the full power of the Spirirt will move with us. This means we should not do what we are not anointed to do, not preach what we are not anointed to preach and not go to people we are not called to. Jesus told the disciples to not go the way of the Samaritans. Paul knew when he was to not go into Asia, and that he was not called to the Jews but the Gentiles. We must remain in the sphere of our calling because that is what we have been empowered for.
We are anointed to peach the gospel to the poor because people who are in a needy situation will hear. Those who are rich in life feel too proud to hear the gospel.
If we send someone to do a job and equip them for that, then we expect that job to be what they apply themselves to. Same with God. He sent Jesus for a specific purpose. Jesus understood what that purpose was and gave Himself fully to that purpose. What’s your purpose? What are you anointed for? It’s not that hard to know. What is your heart burdened about? What works and what doesn’t for you?
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to…..