Tell Them Something Good
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, your God reigns! . . . The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound . . . Isaiah 52:7; 61:1 NKJV
It’s been said that, “bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses” (Tracey Morgan). Many people, including church folk, are more conditioned to think and to say that which is bad or negative, and expect the same to be thought and said of them. But in Christ, there ought to be a difference in the words of the anointed and the un-anointed. When the Spirit of God comes upon you and anoints you, you ought to be a messenger of “good news”—not bad news. Tell others something good; don’t lie to them, but tell them the “good news” of what God has done and is doing.
In His earthly ministry, Jesus’ anointing preceded the proclamation of His “good news” message. God anointed Jesus and—news flash!—He has also anointed you in Christ (1 John 2:27) to also go about doing good as healing presence to others (Matt. 9:35). Jesus didn’t use His words to depress but rather He healed all who were oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38). The God of the same anointing and power is with you (Ps. 23:5; Heb. 13:5; Luke 10:19).
You are anointed with “beautiful feet.” Others should love the sound of your foot steps, when they hear you coming their way, because you are one who will proclaim glad tidings to them; bind up their broken-hearts; proclaim liberty when they are captive to sin; help them recover their sight when they are blinded by the enemy; open the “prison doors” when they are bound; and, proclaim our God reigns and this is the acceptable year of the Lord. Tell them something good!
Be to them like a “cup of cold water” to a thirsty soul (Prov. 25:25). Let your words refresh their soul, give them hope in God, and a reason to believe that this is their acceptable year in the Lord. Tell them something good!