The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, release to the prisoners, To announce a year of favor from the Lord and a day of vindication by our God.
“Your country is waste, your cities burnt with fire,” the prophet Isaiah rails in the opening chapter of his scroll (1:7a). Judah and Jerusalem are riddled with injustice, hypocrisy, murder, thievery, rebellion, and every sort of corruption.… Read the rest
This autumn blessing is styled after the Canticle of the Three Children from the Book of Daniel. In the midst of the fiery flames of King Nebuchadnezzar’s furnace, the Spirit filled Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.… Read the rest