“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.” (Luke 4:18 & 19, NKJV)
This is reading of Jesus in the synagogue from the book of the prophet Isaiah. Jesus announces His call, His ministry and His mandate in these verses. He declares, "The Spirit of The Lord is upon me, because He has anointed to . . ."
Often times when someone is speaking of the anointing, they are talking about being powerful, strong or strong in faith. Yet Jesus lets us know that the anointing of the Holy Spirit is for one thing and one thing only, the work of ministry. Jesus says, "The Spirit of The Lord is upon Me, He has anointed me to preach . . . heal . . . proclaim . . . recover . . . set at liberty . . . proclaim (the year of release)." If you are not doing anything, or going to do anything to minister to others who are hurting, broken, down trodden or destitute, you do not need the anointing of the Holy Spirit. So, the question is ARE YOU REALLY ANOINTED?
1. Do you pray for the anointing? If so, what are you going to “DO” once God anoints you?
2. What are you doing to help someone, aid someone, empower someone, lift someone?
3.What is the ministry you will embark upon or take up that you need the anointing of the Holy Spirit to perform?
4. Your work/ministry not your words prove you are anointed. When people see your work can they testify you are anointed?
When the world witnesses you doing ministry in places most people shun; when they see you reaching out to people others walk by; when they view the love of God you show to those who are distressed, destitute and downtrodden; you will not need words to let people know you are anointed. Your works will be your witness.
So again. the question is ARE YOU REALLY ANOINTED?