18 Feb
2014
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The Acceptable Year of The Lord

light for my pathAn answered prayer is such a sweet thing. I just told The Lord in prayer that I want to be “acceptable” in his sight. This has been a concern lately, or more of a feeling. I don’t feel acceptable in His sight. Though I know intellectually that Christ made me acceptable, I just haven’t been feeling it lately.

Then I asked The Lord to guide my reading of scripture because I really wanted to hear His reassuring voice and the Spirit tenderly responded. I providentially opened to Isaiah 61. Isaiah 61:2a communicates Christ’s two very different missions, performed at very separated times, in one breath of the prophet.

“To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God…”

And I praised God that In His forbearance and great mercy, I live in this age, the acceptable year of The Lord. He has cleared my account by the blood sacrifice of His only Son.

The Holy Ghost was reassuring me that, indeed, I am acceptable in His sight by the work of His own goodness. If I am covered in Christ’s righteousness which He has freely provided, I will surely pass through the fiery wrath of God on the day of His promised vengeance.

So, what do you think?