Isaiah Chapter 61
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;
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.
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.
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Gary Olsen's Isaiah Chapter 61 comment on 4/25/2019, 9:47pm...
But if one considers that oil means light and light means knowledge, than the oil of joy is the gift of God granted to those who seek him. Many believe the oil represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit. This wasn't granted till after our Lord was risen (John 16:7, 20:22). So this chapter and 62 could be prophetic of our Lord pouring out God's grace on his people.
Gary Olsen's Isaiah Chapter 61 comment on 4/24/2019, 1:13pm...
Oil refers to olive oil which was burned for light. When oil is mentioned, it means light. Here it means light versus darkness. Darkness means despair. Light means the opposite of despair or joy. Think of something that fills you with gladness. There's that warm glow inside of you whenever you think of it. This is the oil of joy.
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