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-.-.-.-to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. —Luke 4:18-19
Jesus not only testified to be the Son of God, but He attested that the source of His anointing was from God. Here He gives the purpose of His earthly ministry:
* to preach the gospel to the destitute and afflicted;
* to those whose spirits have been crushed by the world;
* to heal the oppressed;
* to open the spiritual eyes of those blinded by Satan;
* and to declare that today is the day of freedom.
If you are in the kingdom and filled with His Spirit, you are also anointed for this same purpose. The anointing is given to meet the needs of others. Step out in faith to minister to the hurting in your family, your neighborhood and your city.
Jesus, open my eyes to see the destitute, afflicted,
brokenhearted, oppressed, sick, and blind people
around me. Anoint me to set them
free with the good news. Amen.
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