Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
The Amplified says, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed and commissioned me.” This was so important for Jesus, as this positioned Jesus and established his ministry and should do the same for us too.
You can choose to go on mission but with a commission someone else is empowering you and sending you. A commission is not given until the person commissioning you, is confident that you can complete what they are entrusting you to do.
The Great Commission is Jesus instruction to the disciples He loves, to spread the good news of the cross and salvation to all nations of the world. Jesus would not commission us, if He did not believe with the help of the Holy Spirit, we could change people’s lives by sharing the Gospel. Jesus sends us and the Holy Spirit empowers us!
Jesus wants us to:
1. Know Him - to lay our lives down…to be born again.
2. Be filled with HOLY Spirit
3. Understand that Jesus has appointed us
4. Know that we are operating in His anointing
5. Understand that He has commissioned us
6. He wants us to start our life and ministries at the finishing line!
Isaiah 40:2 “Speak tenderly from the heart to REVIVE those in Jerusalem, and proclaim that their warfare is over. Her debt of sin is paid for, and she will not be treated as guilty.”
Footnote for this in the Passion Bible says, “For the overcoming believer, the warfare of Romans 7 has ended, as we become victorious overcomers who move into Christ’s victory. Our race begins at the FINISHING LINE.
What is that finishing line?
JESUS TOOK UPON HIMSELF ALL THE SIN AND SICKNESS, HE SUFFERED AN ONSLAUGHT OF THE DEMONIC WHO THOUGHT THEY HAD THE VICTORY OVER JESUS. BUT JESUS AS HE DIED DECLARED – “IT IS FINISHED” AS HE TOOK EVERYTHING TO THE PIT WHERE IT BELONGED AND HE TOOK BACK THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM THAT ADAM AND EVE HAD LOST IN EDEN!!!
Colossians 2:15 THEN Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his!
IT DIDN’T END THERE - JESUS ROSE AGAIN! SATAN, EVERY PRINCIPALITY AND DEMONIC POWER, EVERY SICKNESS AND DISEASE WAS PLACED UNDER HIS JESUS FEET. JESUS AROSE AND RETURNED THREE DAYS LATER FILLED WITH THE GOD’S POWER AND COVERED BY THE GLORY OF GOD…PEOPLE DID NOT RECOGNISE HIM.
That the FINISHING LINE!
The nature of Adam has been erased and the nature of Christ has been embedded into us. We are totally set free from every trace of sin by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
OUR STARTING PLACE IS JESUS FINSHING LINE!
Romans 8:19 The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters! For against its will the universe itself has had to endure the empty futility resulting from the consequences of human sin. But now, with eager expectation, all creation longs for freedom from its slavery to decay and to experience with us the wonderful freedom coming to God’s children. 22 To this day we are aware of the universal agony and groaning of creation, as if it were in the contractions of labour for childbirth.
God is looking for us to understand who He created us to be…so He can fill us His love, power and strategy for transformation. Come into His presence and allow Him to reveal who He created you to be.