The Spirit Of The Lord Is Upon Me
[Preached by Pastor Kenneth Chin at Campus City Malaysia on 3 February 2017]
Read | Luke 4:18
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.
He has anointed me
When one is anointed, it means he/she is chosen by God. And we know that He did not choose us because we got it all together, but because He loves us.
To preach the gospel to the poor
Who are the poor? Those who do not know Jesus. According to the Bible, even the richest person on this earth is poor if he does not know Jesus. And He has chosen us to preach the Gospel to the poor.
To heal the brokenhearted
There are a lot of us who have broken hearts. Yet, there are also a lot of us whose hearts have been healed by God. We will walk this journey – laughing and crying, and we will overcome life together.
To proclaim liberty to the captives
The spiritual, emotional and mental prison that some of us are imprisoned, could be much worse than those behind physical bars. Once we recognise our freedom and our anointing under the grace of God, we can then use God’s Words and power to proclaim liberty to those who are trapped.
And recovery of sight to the blind
The Bible said that the blind can see, while those who can see are blind. When you fail to be thankful for what God has done for you, you have become “blind” despite your physical sight. The Bible has warned about the blind leading the blind and that both will fall into the ditch.
Let’s not be “blind” anymore, but to live our lives being thankful that we are loved by God. Let’s recognise and make daily decisions to live in His love and His anointing.
To set at liberty those who are oppressed
Oppression is on the outside while depression is on the inside. The enemy cannot win you through oppression alone. He will try to oppress you to a place where you will decide whether to be depressed.
When Job lost everything – his sons, possessions and dignity, do you think Satan won? Naturally, we think the devil won when we have lost something. Truth is, Satan did not win despite taking everything that Job had. All the devil ever wanted was Job’s faith, not his possessions. Unless we have given up, the devil has not won over us.
That is how Job overcame his situation, he remained faithful to God. In the end, Job was restored with everything and more. The storm will come and when the storm comes, it can either make you surrender or grow stronger.
Remember, you are the chosen generation, be bold and courageous!
Written by Campus City Writer’s Ink
Edited by Hailey Chung