[SW182] 04/17/2015 message notes by
Evangelist Susan J. Wynn ©2015
“What God Makes You”
What does God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit make you when you are saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost? Oh, my! I’m about to tell you about it!
Text: Isaiah 61
NOTE: This text is a promise for Israel, God’s people, if they see their Messiah, Jesus Christ. But you have also been made one of God’s, even His adopted child, so these promises are for you, too!
When the Spirit of the Lord has filled you up, and Jesus Christ rules reigns in you (John 14:17), beloved, by way of His Holy Spirit —
61:1 He makes you anointed and appointed, consecrated and assigned! To do what?
— Use those beautiful feet (Isaiah 52:7) to bring good news of God’s great salvation to the afflicted, that is, the contrite and humble, those who know they need what God has (and we all need it), just like God did for you. Those are the ones who will gladly receive what you bring!
— Bind up (wrap firmly and heal) those whose hearts are shattered in pieces, just like God did for you!
— Proclaim liberty (freedom, rapid movement, and spontaneous outflow!) to the captives of sin, just like God did to you!
— Proclaim freedom to prisoners, but the literal is much more powerful! Complete opening to the bound ones, just like God did to you!
— Proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, a very long year that began about 2000 years ago and is still continuing, just like God did for you!
61:2 — Proclaim the day of vengeance of our God, when He will take revenge upon Satan and those who reject His Christ. Amen! We must speak of God’s judgment, for He sent His Son to keep us from it, if we will believe!
— Comfort those who mourn over the wickedness that is done in high places in this world, just like He did you.
When the Spirit of the Lord has filled you up, and Jesus Christ rules reigns in you, beloved —
61:3 —Those who mourn over their spiritual condition will, like you, receive a change in character and condition!
— A garland (victorious crown) instead of ashes on their heads, just like He did you!
— The oil of gladness instead of mourning — oh, they will receive through you the glorious oil of the Holy Ghost, righteousness, peace and joy in Him (Romans 14:17), so they, too, can be anointed and appointed, consecrated and assigned, just as God made you!
— The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting, which means praise will be like a robe upon them, just like God put that mantle of praise on you!
And just like you, they will be called oaks, strong and long-lived, even oaks of righteousness, standing firm and right with God because God is in them to empower them to live holy lives! Why? So He is glorified! So people see Him in you, and say, “The Lord, He is God!” They see that, like you, these have been with Jesus!
It won’t be their work, but God’s. He’s the Planter, and when He looks over His great and vast plantations of oaks of righteousness, He is glad, indeed!
61:4 — Then they will join you in:
— Rebuilding the ancient ruins of the lives of those around them!
— Raising up those who have been devastated by Satan’s work in their hearts!
— Repairing that which seemed impossible to restore because it had been in ruins for so long!
61:5 — Strangers, those they and you do not now know, will supply your natural needs for food and drink, just as the widows did for Elijah and then Elisha.
— But why won’t they and you and they be tending to those things?
61:6 — Just as God has made you, they will be called priests of the Lord (1Peter 1:4-5), a royal priesthood! It’s a full-time job, so others will supply their natural needs for food and drink, in a similar way to the Levitical priesthood in the Old Testament. Oh, my!
— They, like you, will be ministers of our God (Ezekiel 44:15), those who directly minister to God, face-to-face, coming extremely near to Him to minister to Him, having holy intimacy with Him, pouring out of the love He poured into their hearts to overflowing, just as He poured it into yours (Romans 5:5)!
— They, like you, will enjoy the spoils of victory over this world system!
61:7 Just as God has made you, they will exchange their shame for an inheritance!
— They, like you, will receive the inheritance of the first born, a double portion!
—They, like you become co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17)!
— And they, like you, will shout for joy because of it! Not for just a moment, but everlastingly, joy unspeakable and full of glory (1Peter 1:8)!
61:8 Just as God made you, they will offer themselves as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing (Romans 12:1), when they, like you, are filled with the Holy Ghost!
— This is just and right to God. He loves when His brand of justice is done!
He hates a partial offering, a lukewarm offering, an offering accompanied by complaint. Glad and full surrender is what pleases Him!
— And they, like you, will receive their reward, and an everlasting promise will be made to them by Him!
61:9 —They will be made bearers of blessed children, just like you! Everyone will recognize the Holy Ghost in them and their children!
61:10 — And like just like you, He will make them into rejoicers, those who rejoice greatly in the Lord and exult God! Why?
— Like you, they will know that they are clothed with salvation and wrapped in a robe of righteousness!
— Like you, they will know that there is a victorious Bridegroom coming for them, and they will be adorned with great spiritual riches in preparation for the day He comes!
Well . . .
62:2-3 — Like you, they will have a new name given to them by God. That designates that change in their condition and character!
— He will make them into a crown of beauty and a royal diadem (turban) in His hand, that is, under the control and care of God.
I could go on and on! I am one who stands on the wall, who cries to the church and those who do not know Christ to repent, to turn, until they shine brightly with the righteousness, like the brightness of the dawn’s radiance (62:1)!
I am a watchman who will never keep silent, I will not take rest, and I will cry out to God until He establishes and makes the church, and His people Israel who receive their Messiah, a praise to the earth!
Now, my brothers and sisters, has God made you these things? You must ask Him to do it, so you can lead others to the same thing! You can’t lead them to it if He has not made you that which you are proclaiming! You can’t fake this. You can’t be all nice in church on Sunday and live like hell the rest of the week! Amen!
Examine yourself right now, before Him. Bow, kneel, contritely and humbly. If you are not doing these things, ask Him right now to save, sanctify, and then fill you with the Holy Ghost. And He will make you these things. It is His promise, and He never goes back on His promises.