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… (Isa. 61:3 KJV)
The prophet Isaiah was speaking by the Spirit of the Christ, the Anointed One to come in Isa. 61 above. Jesus quoted this scripture about Himself in Luke 4:18. The LORD had anointed Jesus to give beauty for ashes to those who mourn in Zion( the people of God) and the “oil of joy for mourning.”
In the Old Testament times, oil was used to pour on guests during joyous feasts. It was a symbol of joy. When there was mourning, oil was laid aside. When the Anointed One comes, Isaiah says, He will give to the people of God the oil of joy for mourning. That means He will take away the reason why those who dwell in Zion mourn and provide them with the oil of gladness and joy. He will turn their situation around!
May the LORD also give you the oil of joy for mourning! Sin and Satan brought sorrow to humanity since the fall. Our life on earth has been a “vale of tears” since then. However, the Savior has come.The Spirit of God has been given. Freedom and joy are here! The Savior came to provide us with the oil of joy instead of mourning! The Anointing breaks every yoke and brings freedom and joy to the people of God wherever Satan is causing pain and grief. Get connected and activate that anointing in your life today!
What are the results of the anointing from Isa. 61:1-3 above? Declare that “ I receive beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.”
APPLY THE WORD
God has the oil of joy poured out over us. As Christians, there are things we will have to suffer and endure because of our faith in Christ. However, there are many others we are suffering and enduring which are unnecessary. Every oppression of Satan is illegal! Grow to maturity in the Spirit and enforce your rights in Christ.
Thank the LORD for the Gift of the Holy Spirit given to bring the oil of gladness to you.