Get Together: He Decorates The Dedicated
Isa 61:10 ¶ I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Last night at the end of our Jesus Now Meeting a young man wanted to rededicate his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. When I put the praise report up on Facebook it changed the word dedicate to decorate. J.J. reminded me of something that my English instructors pounded into me that I need to be sure and proof read. I admit that I sometimes hurry to fast and will occasionally make a mistake like that. So I corrected it and made sure that it stayed corrected before I reposted it.
This morning the Holy Spirit brought to my mind that God does decorate and redecorates those who are dedicated to Him. In this passage we see what the prophet Isaiah says that God will do for His Covenant people Israel when they repent of their sin and idolatry.
We can also know that this is prophetic in what Jesus Christ will do in the life of an individual when we repent of our sins and surrender our lives to Him. We see that Jesus read from this chapter of Isaiah when He came into the Synagogue in His hometown of Nazareth : Lu 4:18,19 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” (NKJV)
Let’s look at what being decorated by the Master Decorator looks like. He gives joy to those who have been under the spirit of heaviness. Isaiah said it this way in Isa 61:3 “ To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
He clothes us with salvation. The Hebrew term for salvation is yesha`, yeh’-shah. It means liberty, deliverance, prosperity:–safety, salvation, saving. We are saved from Hell! We get delivered from the power that Hell has had over our lives! We get healed from the damage that Hell has wrought on our lives! Saved! Saved! Saved!
We get a robe of righteousness. The Apostle Paul said it like this in : 2Co 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” He reminds us in Eph 4:24 “that we have been redecorated “and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
How are you liking your new wardrobe so far? Then we get real prettied up with ornaments and jewels. Isaiah said it like this in Isa 61:7 Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs. (NKJV)
Have you surrendered your life to Jesus Christ? If you have you have been decorated and redecorated. If you haven’t don’t you think that it is time for a make over and a new set of clothes? When you dedicate your life to Him, He will do one more job of redecorating you.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that you are the Messiah, the Rescuer, the Deliverer, and you are the Master Decorator. Thank You for coming to clean us up. Thank You for healing our broken hearts. Thank You for saving us from Hell! Thank you for delivering us from the power that Hell had over us! Thank You for healing the damage that Hell has inflicted upon us! Today help us to live a life as dedicated to You as You have redecorated us.
In Jesus Name
Your Friend /Kinfolk
PS For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night. That is on Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper, it is on TV 16.
Please pray for the Lord to reach the lost through these broadcasts, and to encourage the faithful