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October 2, 2008

Megan made a comment on another post today that I thought was phenomenal.  So I wanted to post it here for you guys to read!  Amazing stuff Megan!

 

Hey guys here’s a thought I had today…

I was reading Isaiah 61 and thinking…remember how we were talking a while ago about prophesying through our instruments (including our voices)? I think this chapter describes our role in God’s kingdom as worship leaders. I think this is our prophecy… (and if this is all true I’m incredibly honored to play such a role!)

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach 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, [a]

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 gladness
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.

5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.

6 And you will be called priests of the LORD,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.

7 Instead of their shame
my people will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
they will rejoice in their inheritance;
and so they will inherit a double portion in their land,
and everlasting joy will be theirs.

8 “For I, the LORD, love justice;
I hate robbery and iniquity.
In my faithfulness I will reward them
and make an everlasting covenant with them.

9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the LORD has blessed.”

10 I delight greatly in the LORD;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise
spring up before all nations.

Who are we to deserve to be the messengers proclaiming this great healing and love and hope? What an honor!!

-In awe of the one who chose me (and you)

Megan

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5 Comments
  1. Great post. Thanks Megan!

  2. Megan permalink

    Thank you- but the good part was written by God, not me 🙂

  3. cat permalink

    I feel so unworthy. A reminder that Jesus is a gift, not a purchase.
    But aside from reading the Word, one may begin to wonder how fast does Megan type!

  4. Megan permalink

    I copy and paste a lot faster than I type, thanks to biblegateway 🙂

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