|Section 8: Anointed Assignment, Article 2
Anointed to Preach
Good Tidings to the Meek
“The Spirit of Yehuveh Elohim is upon me;
because Yehuveh hath anointed me
to preach good tidings unto the meek . . . .”
|efore protesting that you will never be able to preach to anyone, consider the single Hebrew word from which “preach good tidings” was here translated: Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entry H1319: basar, a primary root word simply meaning “to be fresh, full, cheerful; to announce glad news.”|
| This is simply the excitement of a young woman rushing into her dorm room to show off the ring just placed on her finger; the exuberance of a business man who calls his staff together to announce closing a major deal; the proud father awakening “the new grandparents” to tell them his firstborn son just arrived, healthy and beautiful! There can only be one reason any of us cannot thus “preach good tidings,” one very simple reason: we don’t know how really awesome our Maker, our beloved “Husband,” is to us continually! When we grasp His awesome love for us and the amazing things He is doing for us continually, we will not be able to remain silent. Isaiah 54:5.
So, if you are not “preaching good tidings,” not enthusiastically, exuberantly, excitedly telling others about your amazing heavenly Lover, it comes back to the fact that you really don’t grasp how awesome He is and what wonderful things He is doing for you personally. If this is your experience, how do you come into such a relationship with Him? Scriptures offer practical suggestions:
1. Seek Yehuveh: David told Solomon, “My son, know thou the Elohim of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for Yehuveh searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek Him, He will be found of thee.” Seeking Yehuveh necessarily brings about a change in us, for we cannot come close to His awesome purity and not sense our own unfitness for such company. Thus with every effort to know Yehuveh will come a deeper repentance and a keener sensitivity to His purity and our own flaws. 1 Chronicles 28:9.
“Let us draw near hither unto Yehuveh.” “It is good for me to draw near to Yehuveh: I have put my trust in Yehuveh Elohim, that I may declare all Thy works.” “Yehuveh is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.” “Seek ye Yehuveh while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto Yehuveh, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our Elohim, for He will abundantly pardon.” 1 Samuel 14:36; Psalms 73:28; 145:18; Isaiah 55:6-7.
How do you seek Yehuveh? By a simple prayer, “Yehuveh, I want to know You. I don’t know where to begin. Please help me.” Prayed sincerely, this cry will be answered. Your part is to willingly yield at every point where He shows you the contrast between your ways and His. Some of these steps will cut deep, but Yehuveh assures you: “Return unto Me, . . . I will return unto you.” He will lead you. Malachi 3:7.
Pray intensely that you do not come up to any step at which you turn back and draw away from Yehuveh. “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of Yehuveh hath spoken it.” Isaiah 1:19-20.
Originally Written: 20 August 2005
Latest Update: 10 January 2010
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