Jesus was Anointed
“…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.”
In Luke’s account, Peter is relating to us in this passage the very secret of the successful ministry of Jesus – God the Father anointed His Son, Jesus, with the Holy Spirit and power! Jesus was able to do good wherever He went because God was with Him. His healing power came from the Spirit. Devils had to obey because the Spirit of the Father was always with Jesus.
Isaiah 10:27 indicates that it is the burden-removing, yoke-destroying power of the anointing that sets us free from the influence of the Devil. The anointing of the Holy Spirit upon us enables us to carry out God’s purpose and plan for us. The Spirit helps us exercise the authority of Jesus over all the power of the enemy.
With all the challenges presented to us in prison, where there are plenty of people influenced by the enemy, we need every bit of help available to us! You are not alone when you serve Jesus. You always have the presence and power of God the Father in the form of His Holy Spirit!
Are you utilizing this power? Be still, and know that He is God.
Thank your Heavenly Father for anointing you with His Holy Spirit! Ask Him to demonstrate His power over the enemy through you today as you surrender to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, and the Lordship of Jesus.
Dive Deeper: Study Acts 10; Acts 1:4-5, 8; Luke 24:45-49; Isaiah 10:27.