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I. Series Recap

A. What is the anointing?
Definition(s): the power of God through the Holy Spirit to destroy yokes and remove burdens; God’s ability replacing or swallowing up our inability; God on flesh doing what only God can do
The anointing is task-specific and purpose-driven.
The anointing to prosper is needed in this generation to break the yoke of poverty and remove the burden of debt.
The average person in Generation Z has a year’s salary worth of debt.
B. What is the purpose of the anointing?
As Christians (“little Christs”), we are anointed ones and must know the purpose of the anointing in our lives.
Luke 4:18–19 (ESV)
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
C. The anointing must be:
discovered (identified and defined), developed (nurtured and cultivated), and deployed (activated and used).

II. The Year of the Lord’s Favor

A. What is favor?
Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Greek (New Testament) (1283 δεκτός)
1283 δεκτός (dektos), ή (ē), όν (on): adj.; ≡ DBLHebr 8356; Str 1184; TDNT 2.58—1. LN 25.85 pleasing, acceptable, favorable (Ac 10:35; Php 4:18+); 2. LN 34.54 welcomed (Lk 4:24+); 3. LN 66.9 appropriate, fitting, implying being favorable (Lk 4:19; 2Co 6:2+)
B. What is the year?
Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Greek (New Testament) (1929 ἐνιαυτός)
1929 ἐνιαυτός (eniautos), οῦ (ou), ὁ (ho): n.masc.; ≡ DBLHebr 9102; Str 1763—1. LN 67.168 one year (Ac 11:26); 2. LN 67.146 era, epoch, indefinite length of time (Lk 4:19)
C. The year of Jubilee
Isaiah 61:2 (ESV)
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn...
Leviticus 25:10 (ESV)
10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.
The name “Jubilee” is the Latin term (means 50), which is from the Hebrew word yovel (means “ram’s horn”). The term is in reference to the ram’s horn which was sounded when the year was proclaimed (Leviticus 25:9). In the Jubilee Year, the land also rested for a year; however, in addition, slaves and prisoners were released, and all lands were returned to their proper tribal owners – those owners from among the original 12 tribes, as originally assigned by God.
“The observance of the Jubilee Year, like that of the Sabbatical Year, was also neglected during Israel’s early history. In fact, there is no historical record, biblical or extrabiblical, that Israel ever once observed the Jubilee Year. Josephus often cited Sabbatical Year observance, but never that of the Jubilee Year.
The ancient rabbis generally believed that the Jubilee was no longer in effect after the exile of the northern ten tribes (722 B.C.), since the biblical command for observance was for ‘all the inhabitants thereof’(Lev. 25:10). They believed that the Jubilee Year applied only when all the Jewish people were in the land, with each tribe in its own territory. Perhaps this is the reason that only the Sabbatical Year (not the Jubilee Year) was mentioned in the people’s solemn oath in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 10:31). . . . Since the timing is not known today [for the Jubilee Year], the shofar (ram’s horn) is blown in the synagogue as a memorial of the Jubilee Year at the close of Yom Kippur each year.”


A. Proclaim
Lexham Theological Wordbook (κήρυσσω)
κήρυσσω (kēryssō). vb. to preach or proclaim. Refers to publicly preaching or proclaiming a message.This verb refers to publicly proclaiming a message; the word kēryssō itself does not encode the idea that the message is good, but it is often used in the NT for proclaiming the message about Jesus, which is fundamentally good news. The writers of the NT gospels use it refer to John the Baptist preaching (e.g., Matt 3:1; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3) and to Jesus preaching (e.g., Matt 4:17; Mark 1:14). Jesus also uses it to refer to his own preaching (e.g., Mark 1:38). Acts (e.g., Acts 10:42; 28:21) and the letters of the NT (e.g., 1 Cor 1:23) often use it to refer to preaching the good news about Jesus but also to other kinds of proclamation (e.g., Acts 15:21; Gal 5:11).
B. We are anointed to preach!
Acts 4:13 (ESV)
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
C. When you’re anointed, your life will preach…but don’t shy away from opening your mouth!
1 Samuel 10:6 (ESV)
6 Then the Spirit of the Lord will rush upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.
Romans 10:14 (ESV)
14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
Mark 16:15 (ESV)
15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
“Preach the gospel always; when necessary, use words.” - St. Francis of Assissi
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