Isaiah 61:1-4 is a charge down the ages to Christians. It is a passage packed with the things we are called to do. Jesus Himself proclaimed some of these “things” when He repeated it in Luke 4:18-19.
Are you challenged when you read this passage of scripture? Do you consciously try to live out these things? 61 Things is created to help and encourage Christians to not only believe they are called and anointed by the God of the universe, but also to live in ways that express that anointing. If you love Jesus, you are anointed to do these things in Isaiah 61.
61 Things exists to inspire and embolden Christians to keep their feet firmly planted in God’s Word, while they proclaim the Truth of who He is.
The things in Isaiah 61 - 61 Things:
YOU ARE ANOINTED PROCLAIM GOOD NEWS
PROCLAIM FREEDOM RELEASE FAVOR
COMFORT JOY RIGHTEOUSNESS
DISPLAY HIS SPLENDOR RENEWAL
About 61 Things
“1 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,
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.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.”