The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come. Luke 4:18-19 NLT
Jesus’ plan will include a new earth for the meek.
Saints are ignored by big shots now, but one day they’ll be on the front row.
The Great Reversal will turn everything around and right side up.
Big wheels rule the world now, but God’s favorites will reign in paradise.
When the Lord lives with the humble-hearted, crying and pain will disappear.
When God makes his home on earth, death and evil will be forever history.
The world mistreats God’s children now, but He will save us from oppression.
Jesus’ peace will bring elation to the believing.
The Day of all days will make heaven’s blessings evident to the universe.
Glory will cascade ecstasy through the heart of every trusting soul.
The beauty of heaven will replace the ashes of earth’s disappointments.
The joy of Jesus’ company will transcend heartache of earth’s discouragement.
The praise of his love will cancel loneliness of earth’s despair.
The world breaks hearts of his disciples now, but He will save us from sadness.
Jesus’ Presence encourages the desperate.
Can’t get it all together? Ready to give up the noble quest? About to quit?
Seek his face and listen to his voice and you will find strength to go on.
Listen to God’s future melody and you can dance by faith here and now.
When perplexities crowd our heart, his consolations cheer our soul.
Just when we need him the most, He is there for us.
With Jesus on our side, we’re richer than we think—He saves us from poverty.
Jesus’ power extricates the shackled.
Jesus is the key to freedom—He alone can emancipate us from sin.
A lifestyle of rebellion imprisons the soul—a lifestyle of obedience frees.
Fettered in a dark cell? Let his sunshine set you free and you’ll leap with joy.
Resolve and dogged determination only go so far—He saves us from addiction.
Jesus’ promise opens the eyes of the blind.
Without seeing him, we follow him by faith—one day we’ll meet face to face.
Eyes of the heart see things as they will be, not as they are now.
Faith is an eye-opening experience, giving confidence of ultimate victory.
Believing we’ll at last see him motivates us to purify our heart to get ready.
The world will go up in smoke, then the New Jerusalem will materialize.
Painting a mural of heaven on condemned building? Jesus saves from despair.
(c) Pastor Johnny R. Almond