The name of the Lord …

The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.

Isaiah 61:1 NKJV –

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to [those who are] bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
 Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, And the sons of the foreigner [Shall be] your plowmen and your vinedressers.
 But you shall be named the priests of the LORD, They shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast.
Instead of your shame [you shall have] double [honor], And [instead of] confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.
“For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant.
Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the people. All who see them shall acknowledge them, That they [are] the posterity [whom] the LORD has blessed.”
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks [himself] with ornaments, And as a bride adorns [herself] with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

What will he do?

1.  preach good tidings to the poor;

2. heal the brokenhearted

3. proclaim liberty to the captives

4. opening of the prison to [those who are] bound;

5. proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD

6. proclaim the day of vengeance of our God;

7. comfort all who mourn,

8. console those who mourn in Zion,

9. give…beauty for ashes,

10. give…oil of joy for mourning

11. give…The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

What will be the outcome?

1.  they may be called trees of righteousness

2.  they may be called…The planting of the LORD

3.  they shall rebuild the old ruins,

4.  They shall raise up the former desolations

5.  they shall repair the ruined cities,

6.  Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks

7.  the sons of the foreigner [Shall be] your plowmen and your vinedressers.

8.   you shall be named the priests of the LORD

9.  They shall call you the servants of our God.

10.  You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast.

12.  Instead of…shame … double [honor],

13.  [instead of] confusion …rejoice

14.  shall possess double;

15.  Everlasting joy shall be theirs

16.  will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant.

17.  Their descendants shall be known…

18.  all…shall acknowledge them

19.   they [are] the posterity [whom] the LORD has blessed

What is our response?

1. greatly rejoice in the LORD

2. My soul shall be joyful in my God

What is the cause of our response?

1. He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,

2.  He has covered me with the robe of righteousness

3. the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Believers take heart, have courage, lean on the Name of Jesus.  His promises are yes and amen.  True and steadfast.  No fear…

Blessed be the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

by gracie

by gracie

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