The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 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 splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 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.
7 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.
8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.
We have used the art before, in case you think you've seen the art. In 2014. Usually art that is flawed is not used. But this time we need a quote for the Scripture Passage.
A man and his wife lost 4 children. The wife kept a boarding school for young boys. He was a Head Master of a boy's school and promoted and helped promote the first infirmary in the city of Westminster, the origin of Westminster Hospital and St Geroge's Hospital. He had two sons who survived infancy and childhood illnesses.
One son wrote, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
... "Glory to the newborn King"
Peace on earth, and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
He finished well. And his tomb correctly reads, "GOD BURIES HIS WORKMEN, BUT CARRIES ON HIS WORK."
His brother, John Wesley, did well also. We were referring to Charles Wesley and their father, Samuel Wesley.
The Revival of the Holy Spirit is a powerful thing. Nothing can push down the Holy Spirit. He moves in the Direction He wants.
One thing we won't discuss or waste time on - Charles, John and their father Samuel could all spend time telling of opportunities that they should have seized. Times and works that should have ceased. And Seas that sailed them far away.
God has spoken. We are all sinners, trapped and doomed unless we look to Father God and have love for what He has given us. Accepting with faith, His gift of Love and Salvation.
Because no matter how brightly we shine or what favor God gives us - in time - For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness will happen. Those who want Jesus and believe Him will wear the robes of white.
God's Word is Active -
Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called
What we will be called by Jesus is of utmost importance,
Abba, Abba, Abba,
Holy, Holy, Holy God and Father,
In 50 and 100 years human opinion dims,
Yet Your Word will go forth.
Help us lead each day Upward to Jesus.
Let us with the Grace and Favor and Majesty and Might
see Your Willingness and Continue to fight the fight
and win the Race for the Love and Light of Jesus Christ to Shine
We pray this for ourselves, our loved ones!!!
The People God has given us. And as we pray this - the prayers of the
saints connect and we are covered, in our Schools, Work, Home, States, Nations, to
all the earth and the fullness thereof belonging to Father God. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
The disciple John was having a Sunday afternoon at home,
John found himself in the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory of the
God of Love
This is where are prayers are going. We pray to have good health. we pray for Steve and Paul. Thanking you for my mother's health and hearing, lifting up mine. For Wayne and those who suffer with allergies. For Edward and for us to not suffer and have the will and wisdom to help others see God's Overwhelming Love. The Will of God is Good.
We thank you for our Blessings and will now remember the Blessings You give us.
Help us to be one of the Number, when the Saints Rise up High.
Amen in Jesus, we agree.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †