Isaiah 61 :1-2
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;
Because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek;
He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
The 2nd verse was cut in hslf. The remaining has not come to pass yet.
2nd half of the 2nd verse.
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all that mourn;
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent 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, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Wake up America!
Something to ponder on.
- First,in verse 1 we are to give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good. (Ask yourself, who do you say He is? Try to begin to write down all of the mercies or perhaps only some of the mercies He has extended to you. Then, again after you have done that, ask again: who do you say that He is?)
- Next we read ‘Let the REDEEMED of the Lord say so’. Now ask yourself this question. Who do you say the redeemed are? Why do you believe what you have just written down about who the redeemed are?
- Lastly, are you one of the redeemed?
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good:
For his mercy endureth for ever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Thank you Pastor JD. ..the included photos of your family and their stories from their own words and were very moving. Thank you again.
Thank you Pastor JD!
I find it interesting that today, or Sunday the 15th as the 70 to 72 nations are meeting against Israel and that sadly includes the United States of America. If you look up the daily reading of the Jewish people you will find that they include Psalm 83. They also include Exodus 1:1-17. Pray for the protection of Israel and pray that many might be saved.
Psalm 83 – Holy Bible (KJV)
“Gary’s Commentary on the Prophecy of the Gates”
I am a little disturbed by many seemingly grounded Christians who have seemed to have went off the deep end of singing the praises of President Elect Donald Trump. I am glad he won this election over the Clinton bunch. Trump is merely a man. If he does what he says he will do, God willing, then we could see good change. If he appoints truly good people to the Supreme Court that in itself can have long term effects on the future of this nation.
I only want to have everyone who reads this to ask themselves a question.
Many have heard the ‘prophecy’ given by the fireman. Many have been caught up in watching things unfold. Many have prayed for Mr Trump and for America all across the world. So many people have said, “Trump said he would build a wall and Ezekiel said that God sought a man that should make up a hedge (wall) and stand in the gap before me and my land.” The Lord says BUT, I FOUND NONE. The question we should be asking is…What does this all mean. Should brothers and sisters be putting on their party hats just yet? Calm down and let’s continue to pray and watch. Trump is merely a man. Good intentions and plans, maybe. Could they be changed to something opposite along the way, possibly. CALM DOWN, stop singing Trump’s praises and keep looking for the One True Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord.
It appears the election has been won and sure we all felt a sense of relief and joy and give the glory to God. We need to continue focusing on God and not Trump. Keeping your eyes opened wide.
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God.
I imagine that God was looking for a man like Noah. Jerusalem is in a terrible state as we enter this verse, among the list of sinful practices is: princes using their power to shed blood, making idols, oppression of foreigners and mistreatment of the fatherless and the widow, desecrating the Sabbath, men committing detestable offenses against women. God sought a man to stand in the gap so that the Lord could enact change in Jerusalem and bring life where there is currently only sin and death. God found no man that could do this, and thus Jerusalem is delivered into the hand of Babylon.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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