Isaiah, 44:1-8, holds up for us a view of God’s heart to send forth help for His people through the prophetically assured anointing of the Holy Spirit. We, like Israel, have been called when we believed on the name of Jesus; subsequently, we are God’s chosen people called out by Him to declare His name unto the world.
Having become the chosen people of God, created in Christ Jesus as new creations, the prophetic promise of the Holy Spirit’s anointing is our inheritance in this present era. That promise assures “… Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And my blessing on your offspring”.
While we have this prophetic assurance of God’s help through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, a question arises of our receptivity to that Holy anointing. Are we thirsty enough to plumb the depths of God’s refreshing waters, or will we be satisfied simply feeding on the ashes of idolatrous vanities of this world?
This prophetic assurance of anointing in the holy Spirit offers us an opportunity to develop, grow strong, and succeed in the cause of Christ. It opens to us not only possibility, but, God’s guaranty of blessing when we go out, and blessing when we come in. God’s assurance frees us from anxiety, doubt, worry, and fear, giving us the confidence to trust that His love for us causes us to triumph in every sphere because the power of His Holy Spirit anointing is upon us.
L. Jerome Jones