Ministry of Reconciliation and Restoration

February 15, 2021

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me because the LORD has anointed me

 to preach good news to the poor.

 He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives

 and release from darkness for the prisoners,

Ministry of Reconciliation and Restoration

                The greatest gospel we can preach doesn’t come out of theological words and sermons, it comes out of our hearts and our actions.  The greatest revelation any of us can get is that God really cares about and loves me.  He cares about my hurts, my fears, my weaknesses and the bondage that I live in.  When I know that He really loves me and accepts me, in spite of my sin, my failure and the mess I am, then I have hope.  Isn’t it strange that the anointing of the Lord didn’t come upon Christ and those who walk His ministry to preach to the religious, the rich and famous or to those who think they have it all together.  It is only when you come to the revelation of who you are and what you are without Christ that you are truly open to your need for Him.  Often in this state we are the most needy and unlovely of people.  We are the ones that others shun and reject, but the world’s rejection is God’s treasure.  From these “are nots”  God will bring to pass the things that are.  Through the rejects, the misfits, the brokenhearted and the meek of the earth will God come to rule and reign. 

                Do you want to preach the gospel of the good news, but you’re not an ordained preacher, or minister or anyone really recognized by the church.  Father wants to ordain you with the gospel of His good news.  He wants you to go out into the byways and the highways of your community and city.  He wants you to bring the love of God to the street level; to love on those that no one else cares about or is attracted too. 

                A word of warning.  You won’t be able to minister there with just your love.  Your love isn’t enough for this high calling in the lowest places.  You need an Isaiah 61 anointing of His love and grace that can flow through you; that can look past the filth, the sin, the stench and the vileness of humanity.  It has to be the eyes of Jesus that sees straight into the heart; who doesn’t regard the fault, but sees the need.  There is where you minister the love, the forgiveness and the mercy of Jesus.  There you preach the good news of the gospel.  There you will find your anointing and your ordination. 

                God is speaking this word to someone today and that someone may be you.  No, it is not a ministry of honor or glory.  Often times, it won’t even be appreciated or accepted, but it is a high calling in the Father’s eyes and He highly regards with His favor those who are willing to give up themselves to move into this place.  If you have a calling to a ministry here is the place to start.  When you can effectively minister with the love, reconciliation and the restoration of the Father in these places, then He knows your faithfulness to be used anywhere.  The Lord has been speaking to someone’s heart and this word is confirmation of His calling upon your life.  If you respond in obedience He will give you the grace to do what you have been called to do. 

Blessings,

#kent

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: