Thursday, September 17, 2020

The robe of righteousness by Nina Keegan

 Put on your robe of righteousness! 

Isaiah 61:10
New Living Translation
I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels.

I was led to read Isaiah 61 today… Line after line it seems like it could be pulled straight out of the headlines of today's newspapers… Sometimes it seems like we are living in an upside down world..

The Bible talks about a time when evil is good and good is evil...

This is exactly where we are right now… There are days I'm sure that we all look at the news and think our jaws cannot drop open any further..  We often ask ourselves, how is this all happening?… And in the United States of America?… Then we must remember that God is not surprised by any of it… 

I will post Isaiah 61 in it's entirety at the bottom of this devotion…Read it line by line and see how it mirrors what is going on all around us today…But, it is also filled with promises!… Gods always gives us hope.. Beauty for ashes, and a way out.. we must remember that God is not the author of confusion... I want to remind everyone as stated in the scripture above that we, as believers, 
will be covered in a beautiful robe of righteousness… What does that mean exactly?… I believe the robe of righteousness is one of these beautiful things that we will receive in place of the ashes .. every promise in the Bible is true for every one of us!

Imagine this beautifully designed, supernatural robe of the finest fabrics and beautiful threading… I'm sure it will be very ornate… But spiritually speaking what will it have?… Righteousness!… We all have the righteousness of God in Christ… And that means final deliverance!… This means being completely free from all things that have kept us in bondage…. But,  I also believe that tucked into the many deeply lined pockets of this robe of righteousness and lovingly hand stitched into the beautiful hem of this amazing cloak, we will find pockets loaded down with divine health,… prosperity, peace that surpasses all understanding… Complete joy!… Overwhelming victory!… Emotional healing! ... Let's believe that there is a pocket for each of us that contains the secret desires of our hearts!… When God restores He multiplies!
 Let's all step out and reach for this beautiful robe of righteousness… Let us put on this marvelous robe lined with wisdom and pockets overflowing with favor and blessings… revival, restoration and joy...and let's wear it as over-comers .. Because that's who we through the blood of the lamb and the words of our testimony!   WE WILL OVERCOME! ...Undoubtedly declare that God is still God and He still has an amazing plan for our lives!… We will see the goodness of the Lord here in the land of the living!… Let's all stand together praying and believing as in Isaiah 61 that God's word is truth and it will be as he has said… let's give Him praise!
 Sending love and blessings to you all!!

Good News for the Oppressed

61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
    for the Lord has anointed me
    to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
    and to proclaim that captives will be released
    and prisoners will be freed.[a]
He has sent me to tell those who mourn
    that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,[b]
    and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.
To all who mourn in Israel,[c]
    he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
    festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
    that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins,
    repairing cities destroyed long ago.
They will revive them,
    though they have been deserted for many generations.
Foreigners will be your servants.
    They will feed your flocks
and plow your fields
    and tend your vineyards.
You will be called priests of the Lord,
    ministers of our God.
You will feed on the treasures of the nations
    and boast in their riches.
Instead of shame and dishonor,
    you will enjoy a double share of honor.
You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land,
    and everlasting joy will be yours.

“For I, the Lord, love justice.
    I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering
    and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their descendants will be recognized
    and honored among the nations.
Everyone will realize that they are a people
    the Lord has blessed.”

10 I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God!
    For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation
    and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding
    or a bride with her jewels.
11 The Sovereign Lord will show his justice to the nations of the world.
    Everyone will praise him!
His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring,
    with plants springing up everywhere

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