Home Group – Lesson 6

The anointing that restores our soul and makes us more than conquerors! :

In Isaiah 61.1 it is written about the anointing that binds up the brokenhearted, brings liberty to the captives and opens the prisons to those who are bound.

We know those prisons are not physical but in the spiritual realm. One of the ways we become captives is disobeying God, believing in the enemy’s lies and not forgiving each other.

In Matthew 5 from verse 23 to 26 it is written about reconciliation:

“So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.  Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.”

We can also see that prison mentioned in verse 25 as a spiritual prison.

Sometimes it is so difficult to forgive someone who hurt us, a person from our past or a relative that keep hurting us continually, however the Lord commands us to do so.

In Psalm 23 we read about a restored soul. We should continually experience what is written in this psalm, letting Him shepherd us, leading us to His healing waters and accepting the challenges He has for us even if they are in the valley of the shadow of death.

If we surrender our lives to Him completely we will be able to experience what is written in verse 5:

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

He has already anointed us to seat in front of our enemies and have our cup overflowing. He has anointed us to overcome our enemies, whatever they are.

Queen Esther had the experience of seating in a banquet in front of Haman, the arch-enemy of the Jews, but there was one thing that made the difference: she was not alone! She had the king by her side! He was telling her: “What is your wish, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled.” (Esther 7.2b)

If we please our King in purity and love He will command to his servants regarding our enemies: “Hang him on the gallows he had prepared for my child!” (Esther 7.9-10)

Let us fight our battles like David and Esther did and be restored and prepared for His return.

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”

 1 Thessalonians 5.23-24