The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted……
First of all, I love all of Isaiah 61. It’s one of those chapters that declares what the Lord promises even in the midst of unpleasantries. It’s full of future hope along with present duties.
How it starts though is very important. It is really easy to think that your personality, giftings, and desires to serve bring forth fruit for the kingdom. However, it is very clear that the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord that is UPON you allows you to be sent forth with purpose and productivity. It also reminds us that the anointing does not need to be earned, but instead is given freely.