The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. ~ Luke 4:18,19
Let me talk to you about the purpose of the anointing. The anointing isn’t just so we’ll feel good in a service. It is true that when the anointing is strong in manifestation you do feel it and it does feel good. But the purpose of the anointing is to bring deliverance. To destroy yokes and to remove burdens. Jesus said the anointing was upon Him to preach deliverance.
Whatever we’re doing, whether it’s preaching or singing we need the anointing so someone will receive deliverance. That deliverance may not always be something we see on the outside, but something is happening on the inside of that person. This is why we need to keep it straight in our thinking about the purpose of the anointing. It’s not so we’ll feel like we’ve been to church, but it’s for the purpose of setting captives free. Deliverance in spirit, soul, and body is what the Spirit of God is all about!