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Day #5 - In the Spirit’s Power

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Isaiah 61:1-3

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,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

and the day of vengeance of our God,

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 splendor.


How wonderful is God’s Spirit, may we receive these words from the prophet Isaiah afresh and anew.  God’s spirit is truly life giving, and he helps us to live out these words.  May God’s anointing be upon us as we proclaim good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim freedom to the captives.  Today we see so many people in need of true life, true freedom, and are poor in spirit.  May we make the most of every opportunity to minister in God’s power.  We need to realize God is the one at work, may we take a step of faith to proclaim what God is doing.  May we proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.  Can you imagine it, seeing a garment of praise instead of despair and a crown of beauty instead of ashes.  God is truly our comfort, and may we as His people be a planting of the Lord to display God’s splendor.

Responding to the Word

Take some time to pray through this passage, line by line.  Let’s believe in the Spirit and in how God has called us. We do not minister in weakness, but in the Spirit’s power to all those in need.  Let’s be thankful for what God has done in our lives and pray that we could share the good news to all those who need it.

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