Monday, December 15, 2014

The Acceptable Year of The LORD...

ADVENT MEDITATIONS 2014


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Isaiah 61:1 and 2a ~ Scriptures courtesy of www.biblegateway.com 


The Spirit of the Lord God is upon ME+; because the Lord hath anointed ME+ to preach good tidings unto the meek; HE hath sent ME+ to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord ...

Luke 4:18 The SPIRIT of the LORD is upon ME+, because HE hath anointed ME+ to preach the Gospel to the poor; HE hath sent ME+ to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 

19 To preach 

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the acceptable year of the LORD.



~~ ~ To proclaim the acceptable year of The LORD ~ ~ ~

“The SPIRIT of The LORD is upon ME+ because HE has anointed ME+ to…“  is how Luke 4:18 begins.

Luke 4:19 completes the Words from Isaiah 61: 1 and part of verse 2 which Our LORD spoke about HIMSELF+ and about HIS+ activities on earth when HE+ donned the humble robe of flesh during His+ Incarnation.

We know this anointing came as HE baptized His+ flesh.  The HOLY SPIRIT brought HIM+ to proclaim, to cry out, and to establish the year of acceptance by The LORD.

What, then, was “accepted ?”

Mankind.

By WHOM ?

The HOLY GOD.

With the INCARNATION of the SON+ of GOD, our human spirit and flesh now had a way --- only one way --- given to it to become acceptable unto GOD. 

The Incarnation of GOD’S Only-Begotten SON+ came for one purpose: to crush satan’s head. 

That act would not be done any other way, as determined by our HOLY FATHER.  Man put mankind under satan’s control; a MAN+ had to deliver mankind from that bondage.

CHRISTUS VICTOR is what one segment of brethren call HIM+, significantly.

The literal Hebrew renders it: “… to proclaim the YEAR OF DELIGHT of YHWH .”  Indeed, it was and is HIS good pleasure to rescue man from satan’s bondage.  

So HE sent VICTOR CHRIST, enrobed in humble flesh, to crush satan’s head. 

      Dear Gracious REDEEMER+, Who+ took upon Thyself+ the trappings of human flesh, so clothe me with the garments of Salvation that I may win out over the entrapments of the devil.  

Help me to turn my flesh to THEE+, never to fulfill the lusts thereof.  

Help me to submit my flesh to Thy+ discipline --- the same discipline that THOU+ embraced when THOU+ humbled Thyself+ and came in the likeness of men.  

Then, ACCEPTABLE I will be in Thy+ Sight, O Righteous Savior, and then THOU+ shalt extend Thy+ Robe of Righteousness unto me … even to me.



In the Name of Our Beloved Victorious King+, JESUS CHRIST, I pray.  Amen. 

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