The word “anoint” is a spiritual sounding word that means we are covered with the Holy Spirit to carry out a specific purpose. In the OT, kings and priests were anointed, and they were considered God’s “chosen” ones, consecrated to fulfill important roles on his behalf.
Despite what we might hear in our Christian circles, the anointing doesn’t just rest upon pastors and worship leaders! We must remember that by the power of the Holy Spirit, each of us carries authority to do things outside of what our natural flesh is capable of doing.
We are anointed when we are full of the Holy Spirit and on a mission for God.
Isaiah prophesied a day when each of us would preach good news to the poor, comfort the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for captives, to heal the sick, and more. What’s exciting for you and me as believers, is that we are co-heirs with Christ and we too carry a special authority. Jesus came first to fulfill this prophecy and by believing in Him, we too, can tap into the same power that raised Christ from the dead.
What is that God has called you to do? As we continue to draw near to God during this fast, let’s seek him for powerful tasks we have ahead of us. God receives glory and honour when we walk in our anointing, realising we are set apart for his glory.
Lord, thank you for putting your “yes” within me. By your Spirit, you have started a powerful work in and through me. I am called and anointed to do your good works on this earth. You have chosen ME and I accept the challenge to walk in the authority and confidence that comes with this anointing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.