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Isaiah 61 - NIV

The Year of the Lord’s Favor


The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim 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 joy
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.


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 Strangers 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.


Instead of your shame
you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.


“For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
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.”


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 his 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.


a. Isaiah 61:1 Hebrew; Septuagint the blind

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Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Good News Through Tough Times
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Spirit descended upon the prophet Isaiah and empowered him to bring good news to the captives, proclaim liberty and announce God's everlasting covenant.
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 106
Michael McCartney avatar
Love Came for Me to Set me Free
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Dec, 2016
Summary: “Love is God” says 1 John 4:8 or to reverse this thought “Love is God” God minted and defined what Love is. John 1:1 tells us Jesus and God are one which also implies that Jesus is love.
D Marion Clark avatar
The Anointed One
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2016
Summary: This morning, we look at the very word “Messiah.” What does it mean? How did it become associated with the one whom Israel had placed her hope?
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 51
D. Greg Ebie avatar
Because of You, Jesus
Shared by: D. Greg Ebie on Aug, 2016
Summary: Isaiah 61:1-4 shows us the wonder of the Anointing of the Lord. Because of You, Jesus the good news is preached, the broken hearted are restored, captives are set free and the favor of the Lord is a present reality today!
Chris Jordan avatar
The Ministry of Jesus the Anointed One
Shared by: Chris Jordan on May, 2016
Summary: Because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, we can expect to experience a visitation of the Lord in our lives today!
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 456
D Marion Clark avatar
Anointed One
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: We look at the very word “Messiah.” What does it mean? How did it become associated with the one whom Israel had placed her hope?
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 131
Chuck Musselwhite avatar
Isaiah 61 Inexpressibly Full of Joy
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 61
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-11
Views: 199
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Freedom of the Christ child
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2016
Summary: The coming of the Christ child and the freedom we have in Christ
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 230
Daniel Habben avatar
Waiting with the Old Testament Church: Waiting with Joy
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Dec, 2015
Summary: Because God took on our salvation we have every reason to wait for Jesus' second coming with joy. (Sermon adapted from Advent series by Timothy Quill.)
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 632
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Dec, 2015
Summary: Prayer of forgiveness, repentance, and good faith yields deliverance out of shame to receive double your portion in joy everlasting through the grace of Christ Jesus that sustains us.
Scripture: Isaiah 61:7
Denomination: Friends
Views: 744
Kim Oliver  avatar
Shared by: Kim Oliver on Nov, 2015
Summary: HAVE YOU ever HEARD OF THE Six ginkgo biloba trees that survived the atomic blast of Hiroshima n Japan, everything else was oblitararated THESE TREES WERE PLANTED THATS WHY THEY SURVIVED,IF THEY WERE JUST LYING ON THE GROUND THEY WOULD OF BEING BURNT UP. Taken from Google
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
They Could Have Had Jesus
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2015
Summary: There is a vegetable juice commercial that ends with the phrase "Wow, I could have had a V8. Beloved, do not settle for what the world has to offer, when you could have had Jesus.
Ed Vasicek avatar
Where Jesus Stopped: The Nature of His Two Comings
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jun, 2015
Summary: We often need hurry because our time is so limited, but God is in no hurry. That means we have to adjust to God’s ways and imitate His ways.
Thomas Swope avatar
Sound Familiar?
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Apr, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of Isaiah chapter 61 verses 1 through 11
Series: Isaiah
suresh manoharan avatar
What keeps the martyr humble!!!
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Apr, 2015
Summary: Whatever be the extent of our sacrifice to our Lord, the realization that we have been adorned with the eternal " robes of righteousness" free of cost at the point of salvation, would keep us grateful and thus humble!!!
Scripture: Isaiah 61:10
Denomination: *other
Views: 350
suresh manoharan avatar
Of Dharmanandan, Diamonds and Dress!!!
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Feb, 2015
Summary: Taking a 360 degree view on the subject "Robes of Righteousness"!!!
Scripture: Isaiah 61:10
Denomination: *other
Views: 321
Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide avatar
Shared by: Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide on Jan, 2015
Summary: It is possible to Praise God Occasionally
Series: Thanksgiving
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3:3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,227
Gerald Roberts avatar
"If I was to Speak what might I say"--God
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Dec, 2014
Summary: If God was to speak in our common language how and what might God say?
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 357
Judith Hand avatar
Preparation for the Celebration
Shared by: Judith Hand on Dec, 2014
Summary: We celebrate Christ from the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown Using Isaiah, John and I Thessalonians the birth and ministry of Jesus is explored as we look forward to His second coming now.
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-11
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 636
Wayne Lawson avatar
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on May, 2014
Summary: It is important what Isaiah identifies after the “Because” - BECAUSE THE LORD HAS ANOINTED ME. The Anointing makes the Difference. Too many are anointed by the wrong thing today
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,604
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: This message talks about the freedom God brings from the things that bind you
Series: Good News
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,124
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: Through this Scripture, Jesus announces his mission statement but he also give us our mission statement as well
Series: Good News
Scripture: Isaiah 61:6
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 441
Chris Appleby avatar
Arise, Shine for your light has come
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2014
Summary: Jesus came to bring the fulfilment of this prophecy of Isaiah 60 & 61. He’s the one who brings light into the world. He’s the one who brings liberty and forgiveness and true freedom.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-61:3
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 3,750
Ted Stidham avatar
Anointed: The influence of the Holy Spirit as foretold in Isaiah 61. Part 1
Shared by: Ted Stidham on Feb, 2014
Summary: Foretold by Isaiah... the role of the Holy Spirit upon the Messiah was a pattern for the Church to follow.
Series: Anointed
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-11
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 507
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Time of Favour
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: It is the Year of the Ram's Horn. The acceptable year of the LORD. A young man in Nazareth preaches the good news.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-11
Views: 3,010
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Blessings of the Age to Come
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: A hymn of joy for the grace of God.
based on 5 ratings
Views: 782
Edward Hardee avatar
The Great Disconnect
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Sep, 2013
Summary: This message takes a look at Isaiah and how he disconnected ministry from life. God had to get his attention with His presence.
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-6
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 485
Rick Crandall avatar
Who Is Jesus to You?
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Sep, 2013
Summary: Who Is Jesus to you? -- He wants to be: 1. Your Preacher. 2. Your Healer. 3. Your Comforter. 4. Your Giver.
Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 797
James Kelly avatar
The Importance of the Anointing of God
Shared by: James Kelly on Aug, 2013
Summary: This sermon answers the question concerning the Anointing of God. God is the one who anoints but it man who confirms that anointing. But like Jesus Christ, not everyone will accept our anointing.
Warren Lamb avatar
Let's Quit With the Excuses, Shall We?
Shared by: Warren Lamb on Aug, 2013
Summary: How is it that we, the Body of Christ, ignore fulfilling in the lives of those sitting in our pews His self-identified mission as described in Isaiah 61:1-3 and Luke 4:18-21?