Wednesday, December 7, 2011

advent day 6

Psalm 2.2, Isaiah11.2, Matthew 3.16-17, Luke 4.18
def. nominate or choose (someone) as successor to or leading candidate for a position
In Old Testament times priests and kings and prophets were anointed, to be set apart to lead their people. When Jesus came, he made a pretty big declaration. A declaration Isaiah wrote about in one of my favourite passages of Scripture :)

The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me.
He sent me to preach good news to the poor, 
   heal the heartbroken,
Announce freedom to all captives, 
   pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace— 
   a celebration of God's destruction of our enemies— 
   and to comfort all who mourn...    
Isaiah 61.1-2 msg

Crazy thing is, because of Him, this gets passed on to us. Now He calls us anointed :) 

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