READ: James 2: 1-10
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor…” – Luke 4:18
When Jesus spoke of the anointing on His life, He was specific about whom His anointing would affect. He specifically said that He had been anointed to preach the Gospel to poor people. We are Christ’s body and that same anointing is upon us.
Most people in the world are poor, therefore our ministries must reach the poor. If we are to bear much fruit, a lot of the fruit will be among the poor people.
A sign of a higher anointing is that we are ministering to the poor. Today, most ministers are excited if they are able to visit with the president of a country. They gladly take pictures with presidents and publish them in their monthly magazines.
“And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and THE POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM” – (Matthew 11:3-5).