The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD…

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach 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,

to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor…”

Isaiah 61:1-2a (NIV)

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, the whole earth is filled with His Glory…

Jesus came to the synagogue that morning after returning from His temptation in the desert where He overcame the devil by the word of His testimony and did not love His life unto death, in the power of the Holy Spirit…

As He opened the scroll and read from this passage in Isaiah, great awe fell upon all who heard Him…

“Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” He said…

This proclamation from the Holy Son of the Living God – God in human flesh – sparked the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry of which our lives, as the Church of the Living God, are an extension “until He comes”…

We are still in “the year of the LORD’s favour” and we are not yet in “the day of vengeance of our God” (Isaiah 61:2 NIV)…

As “the year of the LORD’s favour” tarries we must be about “our Father’s business”…

We are left on this earth to bring people to Jesus…

How are we going to bring people to Jesus?

We all feel – and I don’t care who we are – as children of the Living God, like failures at certain points of our walks with the Lord, we feel downtrodden, rejected, belittled, scorned, afflicted, spat upon, face rammed into the dust and twisted around like a pencil by our adversaries, we all know what it is like to not live up to our own “expectations” of what we “should be” and “should do” and “should achieve” in our own “estimation” of what our walk with the Lord “should be” like…

We know the feeling of failure, we know the feeling of depression and despondancy which comes with it…

We know the spirit of apathy that lurks behind that door of opportunity waiting to come in and put out the fire which is within us…

We know the attacks of the evil one to bring doubt and despondancy to our souls – hopelessness, crippling hopelessness and bondage to fear, unbelief and oppression…

We are all prisoners – even as children of the Most High God – to the tormenting spirits sent by the enemy to afflict us until “the Spirit of the Sovereign LORD” within us “rises with healing in His wings” as the scripture says…

We are sons and daughters of the Most High God, God Himself lives within us…

No matter how broken we are or have been or how long we have endured our affliction or been downtrodden there will come a time in each of our lives when the Holy Spirit within us will stand up within us and say “‘Enough! I will be Glorified through your life’, says the Lord, ‘You belong to Me and I will establish My Righteousness in you’, declares the Lord”…

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD… we forget what it means that the Lord is Sovereign, we forget what it means that the Lord is God, we forget what it means that the Lord is in complete control, we forget what it means that “all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be”, we forget what it means that, “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?'”…

We forget what it means when He says to us, “but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior” or “You are to be perfect as Your Heavenly Father is perfect”, we forget that it is the Sovereign LORD, the Spirit of the Sovereign LORD who accomplishes this promise within us for the Glory of His Holy Name, the Glory of the Father and the Glory of Jesus Christ our Lord – He, the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – will receive the Glory for our lives because we belong to Him…

He is responsible to establish His Righteousness in our hearts and He will do it because it is His stated intention to do it, “this is the will of God, your sanctification” as the scripture says…

Time may pass, life may appear to pass us by, mistakes may be made, sorrow may be experienced, but there is a day coming for every saint when “the Sun of Righteousness shall rise with Healing in His Wings” and when He rises, no one can stand before Him…

He is a Mighty Warrior “He will rejoice over us with singing” as the scripture says…

He will war over us and He will be victorious…

Hallelujah!!!

I know in the spirit (the spiritual realm) that what I am saying is true…

There is a day of release coming for all the saints of God alive on planet earth at this time in history, it might not be the same day for every saint but it will be specific for each and every saint, when the Lord will break the yoke of oppression off our shoulders and we shall be set free…

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.”

Isaiah 61:3-4 (KJV)

There will come a time in each of our lives where the truth of the word of the Lord to Jeremiah will become real in our own individual lives…

“So I say, “My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD.”

I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.

I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.

Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him.

Let him bury his face in the dust—there may yet be hope.

Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.

For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.”

Lamentations 3:18-33 (NIV)

The Holy Spirit is a Person but He needs a body to inhabit, He needs a body to inhabit that He can control completely, He needs us to willingly surrender control of our bodies to Him that He can live through us, this is what Jesus did, the Holy Spirit lived through Jesus, the scripture tells us that “by the Eternal Spirit” Jesus “offered Himself without blemish to God”, it was the Holy Spirit – “now the Lord is the Spirit” – who lived through Jesus and it is the Holy Spirit who needs to live through us…

We are powerless to do anything for God, “‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.” as scripture tells us…

It is The Anointing which destroys the yoke…

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.”

Isaiah 10:27 (KJV)

“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

“For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.”

Isaiah 59:19 (KJV) & 60:1-2 (NASB)

“Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.

I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

They will say of Me, ‘Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength’ Men will come to Him…”

Isaiah 45:22-24a (NASB)

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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One Response to The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD…

  1. Someone from either the USA or NZ searched this post out this evening and I’ve been blessed as I’ve sat at Brisbane Airport waiting for my delayed flight back to Christchurch (free internet here 🙂 ) to re-read it and it sparked me into life to really “finish it” with respect to my intercession towards V and her family – thank you to whomever it was who searched for this post – it has been an encouragement to me and the Lord has used it to release His answer which I was searching for in my heart (unbeknownst to my mind) – thank you whomever you were… 🙂

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