There are many famous names being vocal and highly opinionated on the world stage today, and many who have died, now have their names in history books.
Yet, we must not be mistaken. God’s Spirit is moving in our world beyond the names we recognize!
There are millions of nameless men and women who have worked their fingers to the bone and even died for justice so that children could have a better life, so that people could eat, so that people could have the right to vote, so that people could have a right to quality education and the freedom to worship.
I want to say to you that those people’s names are like those of an “anonymous” prophet. We don’t know their names — but the Spirit of The LORD was upon them, “anointed” them and used them in profound ways.
We may not know their names — but we have experienced the evidence that God used them.
In this crucial time on planet earth, we must jump-off of the political bandwagons and lead as prophets whom the Spirit has anointed for Divine transformation.
“The Spirit of The LORD God is upon me (you) because The LORD has anointed me (you) to bring good news to the poor;
HE HAS SENT ME (you) ⬅️
to soothe and mend the brokenhearted, to speak of freedom and liberty to the captives,
AND the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim and shout that this is the year of The LORD’s favor.”
What does this passage in Isaiah have to do with us today?
⚙️ 1. That same Spirit of The LORD that is upon the “anonymous Hebrew prophet” and upon our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is upon us because that Spirit has anointed us for a reason!
⚙️ 2. In this Isaiah passage the unknown prophet challenges us! The prophet says, “The Spirit of The LORD is upon me because He has anointed me.” But the prophet never says who the “Me” is. It doesn’t matter who the “me” is!
✴️ What matters is that the Spirit is doing the anointing! ✴️
Sisters and brothers, we are not called for “Designer brand” ministries!
That is selfishness and self-centeredness. We are not called to cure the blindness of the world that they might know that it’s “me” who extended the helping and healing hand!
In God’s eyes all of God’s children are on the world stage alongside history’s recognizable names. Yet, without recognition or acknowledgement many of us identify with the unknown trailblazers.
Are you anointed for this?
Are you “set apart” from the political and corporate world’s way of getting “loud and squeaky” in order to get attention and to gain notoriety?
Yes, we holler at the boisterous world of politics and promoting of Hollywood icons, but many in the so-called church use similar tactics to gain attention for their egos and causes.
I ask you again.
Are YOU anointed to live out the truth in Isaiah 61:1?
I believe you are!
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to [a]heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound,” Isaiah 61:1.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.