“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all those who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes”. Isaiah 61:1-3
“Your words have been harsh against Me says the Lord, yet you say, what have we spoken against You? You said, it is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we walked as mourners before the Lord of hosts? So now we call the proud blessed, for those who do wickedness are raised up; they even tempt God and go free. Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him. For those who feared the Lord and who meditate on His name”. Malachi 3:13-18
Welcome to 2013!
This is the year that the prophetic generation has been looking forward to, a year that spiritual sons, through Christ Jesus our Lord have been bracing themselves for. This is because we know that our redemption is drawing closer than when we first began our journey with Christ on earth.
Looking back to 2012, we saw the mighty Hand of God in our lives to bring us to a state of responsibility which He prepared us for in our sphere of influence. He blessed us with His grace to cope with different challenges that met us on the way.
Just as the Children of Israel wondered about God in their ordeal in Egypt and cried out to Him for deliverance, He responded to them at His set time. Similarly, 2013 is our set time!
It is our set time to experience beauty for ashes; we must be presented as His Jewel by the Holy Spirit.
Prophet Isaiah prophesied about Christ and the purpose of the anointing which Jesus also spoke of in the gospel of Luke 4:18-21 and then said “today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” Today this is happening through us, in our lives and to those who dare to believe.
We are entering a new season and a set time as Christ witnesses on earth. The time of the BEAUTY OF THE LORD’S DOING OVER HIS TRUE SONS!
Many times when challenges of life become painful, we have spoken harshly to the Lord and as a spoilt child, attributed many adversities to various things due to lack of knowledge.
Beloved, I come to remind you that God is not slack in all His promises!
Part of our ‘sonship’ characteristic is to look like our Lord in beauty and glory. Not that we have attained such a picture BUT one thing is sure, where there are ashes based on crisis or extensive spiritual warfare that has made us look rough and haggard, we are about to replace our ashes with His beauty.
Your new season has come!
I hear the word of the Lord: stop looking and stop comparing yourself to others who are “prospering”, I have not forgotten you! I have you written in My book of remembrance to give you beauty for Ashes and to make you My Jewel.