Isaiah 61 Messiah knew that the Lord had chosen and commissioned him. He recalled the words of Isaiah 61 as he spoke before the audience in his local synagogue: “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;” [Is 61:1 & Luke 4:18=19]
Centuries later, the Apostle John wrote: “Nevertheless you have an anointing from the Holy One,” [1Jo 2:20] Peter wrote:
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” [1Pet 2:9]
Messiah knew his calling, his anointing, and the reason God chose Him. God gave him spiritual insight to see men’s desperate need for healing of the soul, mind, and body. Today, this same Holy Spirit has anointed you to fulfill these same areas of need in the lives of those around you.
To whom should you go and speak a refreshing word from the Lord. It might be a parent who sees a child who has made a wrong choice, someone who has lost their job, a pastor who has heavy responsibilities, or a missionary in a far-off land that is lonely—or perhaps a friend or an acquaintance.
Remember, God has called and anointed us for His service.