What is the Gospel to the poor? They do not have to be poor anymore! There is an anointing that will go right into poor people that will begin to lift them and break the yoke of poverty over them. This anointing works anywhere in the world. It is not just a “North American Gospel.” It is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. When the poor are taught to give, God will bless them, and the spirits of poverty and lack will be driven out of their lives as well as out of entire regions.
Roberts Liardon tells us that healing the brokenhearted does not mean joining them in a pity-party. Healing comes when things are boldly dealt with, even if it hurts. If an arm or leg needs stitches, it will hurt in the beginning but be a blessing in the long run. Jesus was compassionate but bold in dealing with the source of the problem. He cast out spirits of self-pity, grief and sorrow.
What is preaching deliverance to captives? The Lord showed me a vision once of people in a cage. All of them had weird smiles. The Lord said, “Go up there and look at them. This is what many of my churches are like.”
So I went and saw there also were people walking by outside the cage. I looked more closely and realized that the people in the cage thought they were free and thought the people outside were in captivity! They were deceived into thinking that captivity was freedom!
Roberts Liardon tells us that preaching deliverance to captives is boldly speaking the truth in love and breaking the bondage of deception. That takes strength and anointing. The Church needs this kind of preaching, because so many are captives of sickness, captives of the flesh, captives of soulish theology, captives of the past, captives of bitterness, and so forth. Many are deceived and ignorant of the enemy’s devices. The anointing blasts through those deceptions and brings the liberty of the truth. (John 8;32.)