THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
Apr17FriApril 17, 2009
ANOINTED TO PROCLAIM
Isa. 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;
Luke 4:18-19 18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
In 1 John 2:20, 27 we are told that we are anointed. We are anointed with the same anointing Jesus is anointed with. We are His body, we are one with Him and the same Holy Spirit who worked in Him is now working in us.
Consider this, the Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Truth and He is the anointing that's working in us. He worked in Jesus proclaiming ONLY truth. Jesus worked with Him and proclaimed ONLY truth, only what the Father said.
Doesn't it make sense that the unction that teaches us truth and only truth would direct us to PROCLAIM truth and only truth in our daily walk?
We have all heard WWJD? He would proclaim truth and only truth. Perhaps we should be asking Him, "What would You have me proclaim"?
Proclaiming is not asking nor is it praying. Proclaiming is to call, commission, appoint or declare. Jesus proclaimed "liberty" to a captive when He said, "Lazarus come forth". What would He have you proclaim in your life today?