Recalibrate

October 5, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

RECALIBRATE

 

Our VISION is to produce TRANSFORMED lives addressing spiritual needs, relationships, health, finances, education, and leadership.

 

Isaiah 61:1-4  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.

4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

 

Vs 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me

 

It starts with a SPIRIT FILLED life. (1Corinthians 2:4-5)

 

The Spirit-Filled life is wild, untamed, uncivilized, and can be UNPREDICTABLE. (John 3:8)  

 

ANOINT – to smear, spread, rub on|| to mark as special and authoritative.

 

Vs 1-2  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.

 

We are a SENT people.

 

We are sent to PROCLAIM and DO the works of the Kingdom.

 

Vs. 3  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

 

OAKS – a strong tree, pillar, man, leader, or chief

 

RIGHTEOUSNESS – to be in right standing/relationship || that which is all it ought to be.

 

The CREDIT and GLORY of our strength, uprightness, and wholeness seen in our lives will go to the Lord.

 

Vs. 4  They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

 

We will be a people who take back what has been lost and stolen and make it RIGHT again.