I wrote a song called “Beauty for Ashes” back in the seventies during my missionary days. The tune was original, and I adapted the lyrics from Isaiah 61:1-4. It has been 48 years since then. There’s such beautiful imagery in that passage written down for us by the poet and prophet.
I thought again of those lyrics and marveled at their meaning: “The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me.” Why is the Father’s Spirit on Isaiah? “Because the LORD (Yahweh) has anointed me.” What is the scriptural definition of the “anointing?” The anointing is truth (I John 2:27).
We have all wondered and even asked God for His Spirit. Here it is. God gives His Spirit to those whom He has given the truth. But having the truth means having the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That means there must not be any false concepts concerning…
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