This Could Be Your Year

THIS CAN BE YOUR YEAR

(Pastor Lee Jackson – FFWC)

  1. INTRODUCTION – (READ TEXT: ISAIAH 61:1 – 9) JESUS OPENED THE SCRIPTURES AND READ PART OF THIS PASSAGE OVER 700 YEARS LATER AND DECLARED THAT THIS PROPHECY HAD BEEN FULFILLED IN HIM.  (LUKE 4:18 – 21).   THE PROPHET ISAIAH LIVED IN A TIME NOT OF IMPENDING JUDGEMENT.   THE NATION OF ISRAEL WAS DIVIDED INTO TWO NATIONS.  JUDA CONSISTING OF THE TRIBES OF JUDA AND BENJAMIN AND ISRAEL, CONSISTING OF THE OTHER TEN TRIBES.   ISRAEL WAS THREATENING JUDA, BUT WAS ITSELF BEING THREATENED BY ASSYRIA TO THE NORTH.   ASSYRIA WOULD CONQUER ISRAEL, WHICH WOULD IN TURN BE CONQUERED BY THE BABYLONIANS.  JUDA WOULD ESCAPE FOR A FEW YEARS BEFORE THE BABYLON WOULD COME IN LIKE A FLOOD AND CONQUER JUDA ALSO.   THIS WAS GOD’S JUDGEMENT ON A NATION AND A PEOPLE THAT HAD TURNED THEIR BACK ON GOD AND FORSAKEN HIS WAYS.   OUR NATION AND THE WESTERN DEMOCRACIES, WHO ONE WERE PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR SPREADING THE GOSPEL AND THE MISSIONARY MOVEMENT HAVE, FOR THE MOST PART, TURNED THEIR BACKS ON GOD AND FORSAKEN HIS WAYS.   JUDGEMENT IS ON THE HORIZON.  IT IS INEVITABLE, INESCAPABLE, AS GOD HAS NOT CHANGED.  SIN WILL BE JUDGED.  YET AT THE SAME TIME THE BIBLE SAYS “WHEN SIN ABOUNDS, HIS GRACE MUCH MORE ABOUNDS”.  THE LORD IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO BRING SALVATION, HEALING AND RESTORATION TO LIVES DEVASTATED BY SIN.
  2. THE SPIRIT OF THE SOVEREIGN LORD WAS UPON HIM
  • VEILED REVELATION OF THE TRINITY: LORD, SPIRIT, HIM (CHRIST)
  • WE SERVE A GOD OF SOVEREIGN PURPOSE AND IMPECCABLE TIMING
  • HE DOESN’T ALWAYS REVEAL HIS PURPOSE OR TIMING OF EVENTS TO US
  • THIS TIME HE CHOSE TO REVEAL HIS PURPOSE
  • THIS PASSAGE REVEALS THE HEART OF GOD AND THE LOVE OF GOD
  • THERE A THINGS THAT GOD LOVES AND THINGS THAT GOD HATES
  1. GOD LOVES AND HAS GREAT LOVE AND CONCERN FOR
  • THE POOR – WHETHER THEIR POVERTY BE OF MONEY OR OF THE SPIRIT
  • THE SINNER – THE ONE WHO HAS LOST HIS WAY AND LOOKING FOR THE WAY
  • THE BROKEN HEARTED AND WOUNDED OF SPIRIT
  • THOSE HELD PRISONER BEHIND IRON BARS OR CIRCUMSTANCES
  • THOSE HELD CAPTIVE BY SIN AND ENSLAVED BY ADDICTIONS
  1. GOD HATES
  • THE PROUD AND THOSE WHO THINK THEMSELVES SELF SUFFICIENT
  • THOSE THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POOR
  • THOSE THAT ARE ABUSIVE TO CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY
  • THOSE THAT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AND WRONGLY ACCUSE
  • THOSE WHO ROB AND LOVE INIQUITY (VS 8)
  • INJUSTICE  OF EVERY KIND
  1. THE LORD ANOINTED THE CHRIST (THE MESSIAH) TO
  • PREACH GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR
  • BIND UP THE BROKEN HEARTED
  • PROCLAIM FREEDOM FOR CAPTIVES
  • RELEASE FROM PRISONERS FROM DARKNESS – PHYSICAL / SPIRITUAL
  • JESUS TOLD THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN
  1. THE LORD SENT CHRIST TO
  •  PROCLAIM THE YEAR OF THE LORDS FAVOR
  • COMFORT THOSE THAT MOURN OVER THEIR CONDITION
  • TO PROVIDE FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE IN ZION
  • TO BESTOW ON THEM A CROWN OF BEAUTY INSTEAD OF ASHES
  • TO GIVE US THE OIL OF GLADNESS INSTEAD OF MOURNING
  • TO GIVE US A GARMENT OF PRAISE IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR DESPAIR
  • (JESUS DID NOT INCLUDE THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD BECAUSE THIS WAS NOT THE PURPOSE OF HIS COMING TO EARTH THE FIRST TIME)
  1. THEY (WE) WILL BE CALLED THE OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (3E – 4)
  • THE PLANTING OF THE LORD – THE WORD THAT FELL ON GOOD SOIL
  • OAKS ARE A HARDWOOD, SOLID, STRONG, ENDURING
  • GROW VERY SLOW; LAST A LONG TIME
  • ENDURE THE COLD BLAST OF WINTER
  • THEY HAVE ROOTS DEEP INTO THE SOIL, SURVIVE HEAT AND DROUGHT
  • BECOME A PLACE OF REFUGE FOR OTHERS
  • THEY WILL REBUILD AND RENEW THE ANCIENT RUINS
  • SPEAKS TO ME OF THE RUIN OF GENERATIONAL SIN
  • THEY WILL RESTORE THE PLACES LONG DEVASTATED
  • THEY WILL RENEW THE RUINED CITIES THAT HAVE BEEN DEVASTED FOR

GENERATIONS

  1. YOU WILL BE CALLED THE PRIESTS OF THE LORD – MINISTERS OF OUR GOD;

HE HAS MADE US A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS AND KINGS (REV 1:6; 5:10)

  •  TO SERVE OUR GOD AND OFFER UP THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE
  • TO INTERCEDE FOR PEOPLE
  • TO MINISTER TO BROKEN HEARTS
  • TO DO THE WORK OF THE KINGDOM
  1. GOD’S BLESSINGS WILL FOLLOW (6B-9)
  • YOU WILL FEED ON THE WEALTH OF NATIONS
  • JESUS SAID “THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH”
  • INSTEAD OF SHAME A DOUBLE PORTION WILL BE GIVEN
  • INSTEAD OF DISGRACE WE WILL REJOICE IN OUR INHERITANCE
  • DESCENDANTS WILL BE KNOWN AMONG THE NATIONS
  • ALL WHO SEE THEM WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY ARE BLESSED OF GOD
  1. CONCLUSION – THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN ON MY MIND ON HEART FOR THE PAST WEEK.  I BELIEVE GOD GAVE ME THIS MESSAGE FOR A PURPOSE.  THERE ARE THOSE HERE THAT ARE HURTING, THAT ARE WOUNDED, THAT HAVE GIVEN UP HOPE AND ARE IN DISPARE OF THEIR LIVES.   THIS MESSAGE IS FOR YOU!   THE HOLY SPIRIT IS REACHING OUT RIGHT NOW TO YOU.   I PRAY THAT YOU LISTEN TO HIM.  LET HIM PUT SALVE IN THE WOUND; BIND UP YOUR BROKEN HEART; HEAL YOUR DISEASE AND FILL YOU WITH HIS FULLNESS.   IF THIS MESSAGE HAS TOUCHED A CHORD COME FORWARD AND LET US MINISTER TO YOU!  THE NATION OF JUDAH FAILED TO HEED THE WARNINGS OF THE PROPHETS AND THEY SUFFERED AND THEIR CHILDREN SUFFERED FOR GENERATIONS.   WE CAN GO THAT ROUTE OR WE CAN TURN TO GOD, ASK HIS FORGIVENESS AND BREAK THE CURSE OF SIN.   I PRAY THAT THIS IS YOUR CHOICE.

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