ASSIGNMENT AND ANOINTING
Not every ministry has been given the same assignment and not every minister has been given the same anointing. I believe one of the best places we find this in the Word is when Jesus illustrates this point in His teaching, the “Parable of the Talents” found in Matthew 25:14-30. With that being said, there are two assignments on this ministry. Preaching salvation in Jesus and teaching faith in the power of God. We are going to use every platform, go into every place, and walk through every door the Lord opens in order to accomplish what He has anointed us to do! As you know we have started in the prisons and will continue there as well.
I have seen the Lord move in supernatural ways in my life and in ministering to others. A lot of times through the anointing, but usually through applying what the Word says, in faith, to situations. I sense a major part in our assignment is to teach the church about faith in the power of God.
I want to look at 1 Corinthians 2:5 with you. Although Paul is talking to the church at Corinth in this passage, it applies to the church today. He states in 1 Corinthians 2:5 (NKJV) “…that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” There are many people that believe in God, but not in the power of God.
Paul also addressed this when he was writing to Timothy concerning the last days. He gave a number of signs that would be fulfilled in the latter time (which we are in). One of them was that men would have a form of godliness but deny its power. He wrote this in 2 Timothy 3:5. In so much of the “religious world” there is a form of godliness, but no power.
As we recall the passage above in 1 Corinthians, our faith should be in the power of God. To understand thoroughly what Paul is talking about, let’s back up to the fourth verse. Looking at 1 Corinthians 2:4, in context, Paul is speaking of when he went to Corinth and first established this church. He said,
4“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
We know that Paul was speaking and preaching the Word of God, but he distinguishes where these words were coming from and where they were not coming from. They were not coming from a crafted speech of man’s wisdom and understanding. His words were coming from the Holy Spirit which created an atmosphere for God’s power! Ultimately this builds faith and is pleasing to God. It defines and clarifies that God and His Word is our source as the body of Christ.
There are many messages and applications of the Word the church needs. I believe this is a vital message for the church, for such a time as this, in order for believers to be thoroughly equipped to seek and present salvation to the lost with signs following.
The Lord has been doing so much in accordance with what I am sharing with you. We, Courtney and I, felt led to believe God to have a website for this ministry. We weren’t sure why He put this on our hearts, but He revealed it to us as His plans began to unfold. He sent the finances and, Glory to God, our website and the whole first year of maintaining it is paid in full! cjm.life is live if you’re reading this.
Since the global pandemic and quarantine started, I haven’t been able to get back into the prisons yet. I have to admit, I am disappointed to say the least. I was just getting this thing up and running and all of the sudden the prison doors had been shut until further notice. This is when the Lord started enlarging our vision for this ministry and we realized why He had us believing for this website in the first place. We are currently working on content and resources that will be available via our site.
Two things we are establishing are; a monthly blog with informative and powerful truths to build faith and bi-weekly video teachings. We have in our hearts that these teachings will mostly focus on the application of the Word through precept and examples with testimonies.
I’m looking forward to sharing more and more of what the Lord is doing. Thank you for your continued love, prayers, and support. The prayers we pray for each other are so powerful and allow God to move so mightily on behalf of one another.
I leave you with this thought and question to ask yourself.
What is my assignment and how has God anointed me to serve?
With Love, Chris and Courtney Jacobs