Isaiah prophesied regarding God’s plans for redemption, of his people from the captivity of Babylon. The Assyrian army were extremely oppressive towards the Jews during Isaiah’s time. Much of the oppression and captivity which the people of God experienced, was due to their disobedience and sin. Despite their wrongdoing, God had a plan of redemption. “A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God” (Isaiah 10:21). God encouraged his people to be courageous, as he would take vengeance against their enemies.
“For in a very little while my fury will come to an end, and my anger will be directed to their destruction” (Isaiah 10:25). Although the people’s disobedience caused their captivity, God had a reward for their enemies. God also promised that the burden placed on the people would be taken off their shoulders. The yoke around their necks would also be destroyed because of the anointing. This burden related to the slavery and oppression of God’s people. Their state or slavery was also synonymous to a yoke or a chain around their necks.
Captivity in those times resulted in forms of slavery or servitude, where people captured were made to work for the captors. Even for those who were disobedient, God hated slavery for his people. God wanted his people to be free in order to serve him. Nahum also had a vision concerning the city of Nineveh who oppressed God’s children. “And now I will break his yoke from off you and will burst your bonds apart”” (Nahum 1:13). God loves justice, hates oppression and Jesus died to set the captives free.
Although forms of modern slavery exists in our world today, widespread forms of slavery against people from specific nationalities and ethnicities have been outlawed. There are also spiritual forms of slavery and bondage that keep people oppressed. The tricky thing is that many people aren’t aware that they are bound and even some people who do, don’t know how to be set free. This week we will delve some more into what the bible says about deliverance. Isaiah spoke about the anointing being an instrument of freedom.
Oil was used to confer ceremonial anointing in the old and New Testament. Some churches still use anointing oil for blessing and consecration. The anointing which we refer to relates to the power from the Holy Spirit. This enables saints to manifest supernatural gifting and to function at a level outside of the ordinary. It is this supernatural power which breaks yokes and sets the captives free. People have spoken about being supernaturally set free from addictions and habits that they struggled with for years. This was under the divine ministration of the Holy Spirit and through the use of spiritual gifts.
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The subject of the Holy Spirit is in many respects difficult. I say this because the person’s “flesh” may be operating instead of the Spirit. That is why we must “try” the spirits that other people claim they are operating under, so that we know they are really from God. The anointing of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life is a matter which identifies itself in healing and in power to use the talents God has given to them. We should not concentrate wholly upon the Holy Spirt and make that our main focal point. Instead we should pray in the name of Jesus and ask for power to do what God wants us to do. In Jesus is all authority. If we have a moment or a situation in which we find that God literally took over and something wonderful was done through you, that is the working power of the Holy Spirit. I also would like to point out that the Apostle Paul said that talking in tongues was very little compared to charity — love. I am interested in your study and anxious to read what you have to say. Thank you Anneta.
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Thanks Mary. Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday so perhaps this led to a greater emphasis on the anointing and the Holy Spirit. As our helper who Jesus sent when he went back to the father to help us as part of the trinity. We pray through Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit empowers as we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. I often don’t know exactly what I plan to write on a daily basis as I try to be led. My leading has been towards empowering and equipping believers to understand that we don’t have to live with some conditions as there are prescriptions in the word to help us. Freedom is liberating to those who find it and even born again Christians still struggle which some entrapments. We are being transformed from one glory to another as we daily walk with God. Bless you and thanks for stopping by. 🙏🏾
Amen. And this freedom that you speak of I often have it operating. In fact I will be posting about the freedom from Mosaic Law that led me to write the novel, “The Wonton Voice of Forgiveness” – which I hope will cross over into the secular world for Jesus sake. I am working on that post now. Always a pleasure, Anneta, to read your post. You never fail to spark my interest and my love for the Word of God.
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Bless you Mary. Thanks for being so gracious. 🙏🏾
Ummm sometimes we underestimate the power of the anointing of the HolySpirit…
and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing”
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
The oppression of the enemy is removed by the power of the HolySpirit
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Amen 🙏🏾. You understand the concept.