Good News for the Oppressed

Good morning and praise the Lord for another day and another chance to get into a better personal relationship with Him. We give God al the glory and praise in everything we say and do. The word “oppressed” dropped into my spirit. Lets learn from it.

Today’s Prayer

Father, could it be, as C. S. Lewis says, that if we think we have not met Satan it may be because we are going his way? Are we oblivious to the real enemy, and the spiritual warfare battling for men’s souls in the world today, ours included? Help us understand that Satan’s chief weapon is deception. Remind us that all it takes for evil to succeed is for it to gain acceptance from “good” people. Oh Lord, open our eyes before it is too late. Help us walk more closely with You, and to stay in Your Word daily, that we may have Your truth as our plumb line. Surely now is the time for us as believers to stand firmly on our convictions. Help us, Lord, for we are often anxious, confused and weak. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Good News for the Oppressed

Isaiah 61:1-11

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

  They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations. Foreigners will be your servants. They will feed your flocks and plow your fields and tend your vineyards. You will be called priests of the Lord, ministers of our God. You will feed on the treasures of the nations and boast in their riches. Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. “For I, the Lord, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be recognized and honored among the nations. Everyone will realize that they are a people the Lord has blessed.” I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels. The Sovereign Lord will show his justice to the nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, with plants springing up everywhere.

Quote of the Day

Flee temptation and don’t leave a forwarding address.






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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