Friday, August 23, 2013

Beauty from Ashes

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. Isaiah 61:3

I heard the Lord Say, "When I make beauty out of ashes I don't forget the external appearance".

I have known hundreds of people who out of sin, rebellion, grief and pain became ashes. They looked like ashes. They walked like ashes. They talked like ashes. Their heart was ashen. Their complexion ashen. ASHES ASHES ALL FALL DOWN.

Those who have hit the ash heap of life, when they come to Jesus, come to Zion, become a child again spiritually, born anew, they become what Jesus promised.


Nothing is more beautiful in the eyes of men and God than one who is Clothed in the Garment of praise, all heaviness removed, flowing over with the oil of Joy, solidly planted of the Lord... it glorifies HIM.

IF you know someone, or if you are feeling particularly ashy today, let him Oil you up, clothe you, lift your spirits and set your roots... You'll bring Glory to HIM. AND you just LOOK BETTER.

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