Lesson No. 430
Book of Isaiah, Chapter 61
"Salvation for the Gentiles!"

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Good news for those who suffer

1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 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; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. 4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. 6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. 7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them. 8 For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. 9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed. 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Lesson No. 430 “Salvation for the Gentiles!”

Book of Isaiah, Chapter 61



1) Who are we talking about in verses 1-3? Just to be sure, check out Luke 4: 16-30. Was He received?

2) Verses 2-3 talk about 12 ‘ministries’ of the Lord. What are they? Should these be our ministries? Draw some parallels- are we doing the ministry work of the Lord?

3) Back up to verse 1; are we to understand that all those anointed by God, no matter what the anointment is, have the ‘Spirit of the Lord upon us’? Who is the Spirt of the Lord, and I thought He was in me?

4) Verse 4 talks about restoring the cities laid to waste for the Jews for that time, but what does that remind us of in our time?

5) Verses 5 through 7 sound like abundant living to me! Christ light in you will draw folks to you and as we live, love, and serve even the unlovable in our lives, guess what happens?

6) Verses 8 and 9 talk of the covenant of the people with God. Are we under a covenant as well? Two covenants? What are they? (Hint: Old and New)

7) What’s the difference between a ‘vow’ and a covenant? (Just thinking about how our marriage vows between men and women reflect the wedding vow or covenant between the bride of Christ, His church, and the Bridegroom.)

8) Who is speaking now in verse 10? Do we rejoice in the Lord? Are we clothed in the garment of salvation- covered with a robe of righteousness? Note the bride/bridegroom example!

9) Righteousness and praise will spring forth before all nations- what does this mean in verse 11?

10) Isaiah was generally speaking to the Jews, but yet here is another example of the gospel of Jesus Christ being available to all people.

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