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AC2014 eDevotional: The Good News of Victory

<p> <em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">The Lord God&rsquo;s spirit is upon me,&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">because the&nbsp;</span>Lord has anointed me.&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">He has sent me to bring good news to the poor,&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">to bind up the brokenhearted,&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">to proclaim release for captives,&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">and liberation for prisoners,&nbsp;</span>to proclaim the year of the Lord&rsquo;s favor&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">and a day of vindication for our God,&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">to comfort all who mourn,&nbsp;</span>to provide for Zion&rsquo;s mourners,&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">to give them a crown in place of ashes,&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">oil of joy in place of mourning,&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">a mantle of praise in place of discouragement.&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">They will be called Oaks of Righteousness,&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">planted by the&nbsp;</span>Lord to glorify himself.&nbsp;They will rebuild the ancient ruins;&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">they will restore formerly deserted places;&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413">they will renew ruined cities,&nbsp;</span></em><span id="docs-internal-guid-5c72f838-4739-7ef4-cb65-23ee60d7e413" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em>places deserted in generations past.&nbsp;</em></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&ndash;Isaiah 61:1-4 (CEB)</span></p>

May 05, 2014
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