[August 20]
He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted. Isaiah 61:1
THE anointed ones are not to spend their time endeavoring to break the hard hearts of the worldly, for this is not a part of their commission....The message is to "bind up the brokenhearted." How much there is of this very kind of work that needs doing! The poor in spirit, contrite and mellowed of heart, disappointed with the world, vexed with the flesh and the Adversary, are to be found in nearly every quarter of the world; and whosoever has received the anointing of the Holy Spirit should realize that this power upon him is given to be exercised upon this needy class— pouring in the oil and the wine of the divine promises, to cheer and comfort and bless, and prepare for joint- heirship in the kingdom some of the very class whom the Lord will be pleased to accept. Z'00-55 R2580:2 (Hymn 73)