Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)
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.
There are so many amazing wonders that God has accomplished on our behalf – salvation, transformed lives, reconciliation, renewal, healing, equipping and sending, church plants. But once again, the Lord is calling – “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And, “ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Worship and Prayer:
Anointing (click here), Jesus Culture
Lord, we cannot go unless you go with us. Pour out your Spirit upon us again. Anoint us with Your grace and send us as Your workers. Lead us to Your harvest field. Use us again to sow and reap and establish oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord, for the display of Your splendor. In Jesus’ name, Amen.