Isaiah 61 KJV “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; (2) to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;”
When we hear these words, we think about Jesus reading them from the scrolls as said in Luke chapter four. These aren’t just words to be fulfilled by Jesus, they are to be fulfilled by us too.
We have the same mission Jesus did, to preach the gospel of the Kingdom and to go about doing good and healing all those who are oppressed by the devil.
Yes, Jesus came to atone for sin, but that’s not all. He came to be the first born among many bretheren, we aren’t just children of God, we are sons of God.
Think about this, Isaiah nine says of Jesus, a CHILD is born and a SON is given. As children of God we grow in sonship and become mature. Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. As Jesus grew so shall we grow. As Jesus ministered so shall we minister.
Verse four says, “And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations”.
This reminds me of the words of Isaiah 58:12 this goes in line with the great commandment, to preach the Kingdom, make disciples, heal the sick and cast out devils.
We have a mission here and it’s to bring heaven to earth. To raise up the desolations of many generations means to keep going. Each generation should not have to start over but continue where the last generation left off. This is why spiritual fathering is so important. How will the Kingdom ever truly increase if each generation has to start over?
Verses six and seven say we are called priests and that we will receive double for our shame!
It is time we walk in the reality of the new creation and not see ourselves as poor sinners saved by grace. I am not a sinner, I am God’s son. We do not have to be and should not be sin conscious we should be conscious of the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 61 ends with these words, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God;
for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. (11) For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth 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.”
Again we see righteousness not sin. It’s time our head catch up with our heart. This is why Scripture talks about the transforming and renewing of the mind. After salvation, it’s not the heart that’s the problem it’s the mind. This is why Romans says the carnal mind is against God.
If our minds aren’t transformed and renewed by the Word we believe the lies of sometimes God uses and allows sickness, we believe we are sinners, we believe the enemy can have “legal right” to us.
How can a thief ever have legal right to steal, kill, or destroy the person God bought through the blood of Jesus?
We must come in line with the Word concerning our thinking. We need to live by the Word not tradition.
The Word says we are a new creation, tradition says we are still sinners but saved by grace.
It’s up to us, do we believe we are new creations or unworthy sinners?