The Year of the Lord's Favor


The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim the good news to those who are in distress. 

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom, shed light to those in the dark, to proclaim the year of The Lord’s favor... to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— 

To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. 

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his magnificent works. 

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. 

Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.

And you will be called priests of the Lord, you will be named ministers of our God. 

You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. 

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. 

Isaiah 61:1-7

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When I read this this morning, I felt like it was a Word created specifically for me! Don't you love that? When you know something was made for you? 

This is how I know: All that the Word is saying in these scriptures is coming to pass in my life right now. 
As you read each scripture, take a moment to interpret each for your own life. 

For instance:

The Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news... 

This is exactly what I have been doing via my blog! Spreading the good news of God's glory in my life and trying to help my peers recognize and celebrate His glory in their lives as well! 

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom, shed light to those in the dark, to proclaim the year of The Lord’s favor... to comfort all who mourn... 

I have accepted my calling and understand that I was created to shed the Light on those who are in a dark place... I used to be in that same dark place! God has brought me sooooo far from where I used to be, that now I am able to help others come out from their wilderness as well! 

To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. 

Your crown of beauty and happiness is ready! I am already wearing mine!!! And this is why I am always, always rejoicing! This is why I smile at strangers! This is why praise Him when I wake up, praise Him on my way to work, and praise Him openly on social networks! I want everyone to experience the joy of the Lord! 

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His magnificent works. 

First of all, let's think about oaks! They are tall trees. Which means, your life's blessing are going to exceed far beyond your own expected measure!!!!!!! Why?! Because God wants to show you off! He wants the world to see His magnificent power! He is a miracle worker! He wants the world to know what he is capable of! Let Him work in your life!!!

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

This ain't about no buildings!!! This is about your temple--- your body! This is about your family ---restoring broken homes that have been cursed for generations!! This about repairing your broken heart! Let your life be renewed!!!!

You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. 

You will become so blessed by the blessing of those around you, that you too, will have to bless others! You'll find yourself giving things away because your riches will be overflowing! This isn't just about financial riches! This is about an overflow of joy and peace! 

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. 

How much more do I have to say about this one? You shall inherit double portion of everything that you ask for in the name of The Lord!!! Why?! Because it's 
YOUR INHERITANCE !!! 
Meaning, it's ALREADY IN YOUR NAME! 
ITS ALREADY PREPARED AND WAITING FOR YOU!

Claim and believe all of what you have read this morning, 
Amen Amen Amen

V

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