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YOU ARE ANOINTED…

If you are a Christian according to the Bible, if you know Jesus Christ as your savior then you are anointed. The word anoint means to rub on, to smear on as with oil. When you anoint someone you rub or smear on that person some oil. The Bible says that you are anointed to do the works of Jesus Christ. The word Christ means basically the “anointed one”.

Jesus passed on his anointing and His ministry to his disciples according to the great commission found in Matt28:18-20 and Mark16:15-20. The apostles passed on the same anointing and ministry to their disciples and it has continued on until this day. The Bible tells us that we are to do the works of Jesus and teach all the things that we have been taught. There are some things not taught in your church perhaps, but you still need to learn what they are and teach them as you learn it. That is what making disciples is all about!

Look in your Bible at Luke4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me … The Spirit of God was upon Jesus. God anointed Him by pouring or smearing His Spirit on Jesus to do the works that the Father wanted Jesus to do on the earth. We are the present day disciples of Jesus Christ so God will anoint you to do the works of Jesus on the earth at this time. God is doing the same thing through Christians today as He did 2000 years ago. He is still saving people, telling people to repent, healing people, filling them with His spirit, changing their lives just like in the days of the early church. When you read the book of Acts you will find 28 chapters and it tells many things that happened in the early church. Do you know that God is doing the same things today and wants to continue doing them until Jesus Christ comes back again to rule the earth? So, in essence, we as the body of Christ are writing the 29 th chapter of the book of Acts! What are some of the things that God in heaven anointed Jesus on earth to do? Read on in verse 18 “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;19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” All these things that Jesus spoke about here we are also called to do plus many other things. We are to preach the “gospel” which means good news in the way that God shows us to our family, neighbors, fellow workers and to whomever the Spirit of God puts across our path. We are His ambassadors, His representatives. We are to bring the love of Christ and the truth of God’s Word to the brokenhearted so that the Lord can heal them. We are to proclaim Liberty or freedom to the captives (those in bondage to sin, sickness and spiritual death) and that comes by giving them the message of salvation and what Christ came to do for them on the cross when He was crucified. The whole world is full of people that are in captivity to the devil. Notice next in verse 18 it then says that Jesus brought recovery of sight to the blind. Before Christ there was no healing of the blind. It was a sign of the Messiah or the Christ that when He came he would heal the blind. You are called to heal the blind and all who have sickness. The apostles did it and it is still being done today. The writer of this article has seen totally blind people get their eyesight and many who had less than perfect vision see clearly. If you are a Christian following Jesus you are called to pray for people that have all kinds of sicknesses and the Bible says that God will heal them (Mark16:18). What else are we called to do by God in this passage? “To set at liberty (bring freedom) those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed and broken down). The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy according to John10:10. If you are oppressed then John 10:10 has happened in your life. Notice that the second half of John10:10 says that Jesus comes to give life more abundantly or life to the fullest. When you bring the anointed power of the Gospel to someone you are bringing them life more abundantly or life to the fullest! The last part of the passage tells us in Verse 19 that we are to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. We are to tell them that today is the day of salvation, now is the hour to get saved! Now is the time! This is their year fro a breakthrough

in their life! Can you say Amen!

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