“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” Isaiah 61:1
We are not just Christians by name; God expects us to be Christians indeed. Who is a Christian? A Christian is a miniature Christ. A Christian is one who is like Christ in his or her world. So are you a Christian? Are you a representative of Christ in your world? If your answer is yes, then you should be able to declare our scripture for today with boldness.
The scripture in Isaiah 60:1 is not restricted to the Christians of old or restricted to Jesus when He walked as man on planet earth. No, it applies to you and me “… because as He is, so are we in this world”. Look at the last phrase very well. Many times believers act as if that scripture says: as He is, so we will be when we get to heaven.
Beloved, you do not need the authority of the believer in heaven, it is here that you need it. You do not need to lay hands on the sick in heaven, it is here that you have the sick. Everything Jesus died for is to enable us reign in life as Priests and Kings. So don’t settle for less.
The devil likes it when you walk in ignorance. He likes it when you cannot exercise your right and you are cowered to the ground because of ignorance. The devil likes it when you, the prince is walking on barefoot and the servants are on the horseback. He loves it when all you do is complain and murmur. Beloved, you have slept on your right long enough, it is time to arise and exercise the dominion mandate that He has given you. You are a god to your world. So rule and reign like the King and Priest that you are.
Further Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3; 1 John 4:15-19
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Hosea 9-11; Evening- Revelation 3