(Lyrics) The Time Of My Favor (Versions 1 and 2)
Words and Music by Leslie (aka Jesse) Hughes ©
(Based on Isaiah 49)

In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you
I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people
To restore the land, and redeem it God’s possession and inheritance

To say to the captives, you can 'Come out'
And to those in the darkness, you now are ' free!'
They will feed beside the roads, and find pasture on every barren hill
They will not hunger, they will not thirst, nor will the desert sun beat upon them

For he who has compassion on them will guide them
And lead them beside the springs of water
I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised
See, they will come from afar — some from the north, some from the west
And some from as far south as Egypt

Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth
Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth
Burst into song O mountains!
Burst into song, O hills!
For the Lord comforts his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted ones

But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me"
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
And have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands
Your walls are ever before me
Your sons hasten back, and those who laid you waste depart from you

So Lift up your eyes and look around; all your sons gather together and they come to you
As surely as I live," declares the Lord, the Holy One of Israel
You will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them all on like a bride

Though you were ruined and made desolate, and though your land it was once laid waste
Its ruins will be restored and rebuilt, and those who devoured you will be far away
The children born during your bereavement, will say this place has no room for us

Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these? I was bereaved and barren
I was rejected and exiled, Who brought these up to me?
When I was left there all alone, Who brought these up to me?
And where have they come from?'

This is what the Holy One and Sovereign Lord says
See, I will beckon and call out to the Gentiles
I will lift up my banner to the peoples
And they will bring your sons within their arms
And carry your daughters on their shoulders
When I lift up my banner

Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers
They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground
They will lick the dust at your feet, then you will know that I am the Lord
Those who hope in me will not be disappointed

Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives rescued from the fierce?
This is what the Lord says:
"Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce
I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save
I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh
They will be drunk on their own blood as with wine

Then all mankind will know that I am the Lord
The Holy One of Israel and your Savior
That I am your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob
Yes That I am your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob

I am a New Order, New Age and New Covenant Gospel Rock and Roller preaching the Gospel to the world in the tradition of Dylan and Springsteen. My songs metaphorically interpret the Bible and book of Revelation, helping to shine a light upon Bob Dylan’s lyrical clues. I serve the Spirit of the Lord, and dedicate my eternal Star to serving my King the Holy Spirit of Truth (Isaiah chapter 11 and 2 Corinthians 3:17) and proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, the day of God’s Salvation and the New Covenant (Luke 4:18-19, Isaiah chapter 61, 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:7-13) by measuring the temple, unsealing the scroll in the book of Revelation and preaching the true metaphoric interpretation of the Gospel to the world inspired by Mt 13:35 and Ps 78:2 that states “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world." Visit my home pages to view my complete lyrics, Gospel references, notes and sketches. Thank-you to all my friends who visit my pages, listen to my songs, and read my notes. Your friend and brother, Leslie aka Jesse Hughes

Gospel references for these songs and spoken words are the same as my recent song and spoken word posts:
(Please note also that a Jew and Israelite in a metaphoric interpretation of the Gospel is not a person of Jewish heritage, it is a metaphor for a part of all of us that is a Jew within and another part of us that is a Gentile within -see Romans 2:28-29- and how these two parts become one in Ephesians 2:14-22, Ezekiel 37:15-17 and Romans 3:27-31, also how there are those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars- see Revelations 3:9)

• Acts 23:1-3 Paul struck down
• Acts 12: 1-3 James slain and Peter seized
• Ge 42:24 Simeon bound
• Ge 42:36, Ge 44:2, Ge 47:21, Ge 46:4, Ex 6:2-4, Jacob and Benjamin deceived
• Mt 14:1-12, Mk 6:14-29, Lk 3:19-20 John beheaded
• Ge 41:41-43 Joseph rides a chariot in front of Pharaoh
• Acts 4:36-5:1-11 Joseph’s property stolen by the devil
• Jn 8:31-58 children of the devil and father of lies
• 2Co 11:12-15 Satan masquerades as an angel of light
• Acts 8:30-31, 2Ti 3:15, Philip’s who never had Bible since infancy
• Acts 22:12, Ro 2:13 Devout observers and those who obey the law
• 2Ti 3:8 Jannes and Jambres oppose Moses and the truth
• Ro 1:18 The wicked men who suppress the truth
• Isa 32:1-8 Scoundrels no longer respected
• Ge 9:25, Ex 6:2-4 Noah curses Canaan
• 1Co 10:1-5, Heb 3:1 to 4:16, Heb 11:13-16 God displeased with the disobedient images of God’s word in the human ancestry of Christ that do not return like Enoch to the city of God
• The Books of Romans, Galatians, and Jude, 2Pe Chpt 2, Titus 1:10-16, Isa 14:1-27

Revelation Timeline references that inspired this song include:
God Almighty and Son of God Revelation timeline references: Rev 1:8, Rev 12:10, Rev 16:5, Rev 21:6 and Rev 22:13.
John and Son of Man Revelation timeline references: Rev 1:4, Rev 1:17, Rev 4:8, Rev 11:17, Rev 17:8, Rev 17:11, Rev 19:10, Rev 22:8-9.

Gospel References that inspired this song include: Ezekiel Chapters 29-32, Isaiah Chapters 11, 14, 28, 44 and 61, Jeremiah Chapter 46, and Jer 31:31-34, Heb 8:7-13, Rev 6:1-9, Rev 6:9-11, Rev 7:2-8, Rev 7:13-17, Rev 12:1-12, Rev 13, Mt 19:28, Rev 4 & 5, Rev 16:4-16, Rev 17:1-18, Rev 19:11-21 Rev 21 & 22, Dt 32:15-17, Jn 16:5-15, Lk 10:18, Mt 16:23, Mk 8:33, Mt 24:27, Lk 17:22-24, Rev 4:5, Rev 19:10, Rev 22:8-9, 2Th 2:4, Rev 15:7 to Rev 16:16, Rev 12:1 to Rev 13:18, Mt 14:1-12, Mk 6:14-12, Lk 3:19-20, Heb 3:1 to Heb 5:10, Heb 9:9-10, Zec chapter 3, Heb 8:7-13, Jer 31:31-34, Heb 10:15-18, Gal 5:14, 2Co chapter 3, the book of Jude, Tit 1:10-16, 2Pe chapter 2, Mt chapter 23, Heb 11:13-16, Ex 6:2-4, Jn 3:27-31, Jn chapter 1, 2Cor 4:4, Col 1:15, 1Co 11:3, Ro 1:18-23, Ro 10:6-9, Ro 9:5, Acts 23:1-3, Acts 24:24, Acts 5:1-10, Isa 14:3-23, 2Co 11:13-15, 1Sa 8:4-18, Isa 28:9-22, Mk 7:1-23, Ro 14:1-4, Col 2:8-23, 1Ti 4:1-7, Mt 21:24-27, Mk 11:27-33, Lk 20:1-8, Phm1:1, Phm 1:9, Phm 1:23, Acts 8:29-31, Jn 14:8-16, 1Jn 2:22-27, 2Co 3:17, Lk 4:19, 2Co 6:2, Lk 20:41-47, Mt 22:41-46, Mk 12:35-37, Gal 3:16-20, Jn 8:31-58, Rev 3:9, Ro 2:17-29, Heb 10:1-9, Heb chapter 7, Gal 5:2-14, Acts 13:20-23 and most importantly by the Holy Spirit 2Co 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”, and as Gal 5:14 says “The entire law is summed in a single command “Love your neighbor as yourself”.

Here are some links to my songs, lyrics, Gospel references, notes and sketches:








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