BIBLE READING: LUKE 4:14-21; ISAIAH 10:27; 42:1-4
“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 a very wide topic which would be difficult to exhaust in one article hence we are going to narrow into Operating in the Anointing.
Jesus’ Message focused on maximising the Supernatural in a great dimension throughout His Mission:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has Anointed Me…”
The word “anoint” actually means “to pour on, smear all over or rub into.” In other words, Jesus was telling the people in Nazareth this:
“God is poured on, smeared all over and rubbed into Me.” (paraphrased)
He was telling them from the Book of Isaiah that He had come with the yoke-destroying, burden-removing Power of the Almighty God all over Him.
In Maximising the Supernatural, Jesus essentially announced to them the following Truth: “Poverty is a yoke and I Am anointed to destroy it! I Am here to destroy the yoke of a brokenheart! Being a captive to sin, sickness, demons and fear is a yoke, and I Am here with the yoke-destroying Power and Presence of God. I Am here to get the burden off your shoulders! I Am here to set you free!”
As our example, Jesus maximised the Supernatural and that Supernatural Anointing is available to you today to handle whatever satan may throw your way. You don’t have to put up with one more second of it.
If you are born again, you can draw on that Anointing Power within you so as to maximise the Supernatural and be free. The Anointing is available to deliver you from every stronghold of the devil. It can tell you things you never knew before. It can destroy bondages you have fought for years. It can obliterate and utterly crush into powder every burden of condemnation, guilt, fear, lack, rejection, poverty, abuse, addiction, torment, hatred and anger.
In Maximising the Supernatural, the Anointing of Jesus in you through the Holy Spirit will release you from whatever you want to be free from. And if you have made Jesus the Lord of your life, it is right there on the inside of you. Receive it and go on Maximising the Supernatural.
Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit; (see Isa. 11:2-3) and from our key text, His Anointed Ministry involved:
- Preaching the Gospel to the poor, the meek and the afflicted.
- Healing and binding up the spiritually and physically sick and broken-hearted.
- Breaking the bonds of evil and proclaiming freedom from sin and satanic dominion.
- Opening the Spiritual eyes of the lost that they might see the Light of the Gospel and be saved (see 2 Cor.4:3-4).
This is the Fourfold Purpose of Jesus’ Ministry which the Church has to continue to maximise.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me with the same Anointing that Jesus has. The Anointing in me removes every burden and destroys every yoke in my life in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.