You might recognize this portion of scripture as part of the passage Jesus read at the synagogue in Nazareth in Luke 4:16-21. He actually only read Isaiah 61:1 and a part of Isaiah 61:2 before closing the book and applying what He read to His first coming.
Jesus came anointed by the Holy Spirit to bring us Good News, deliver us, set us free from sin and death, and be our Savior and Redeemer.
Today we are commanded to go forth, filled with the Holy Spirit, declaring the Good News of Jesus’ coming. There is no greater work that can be done than leading a sinner to repentance and to faith in Christ. The prophet Daniel in Daniel 12:3 declares, “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” May your life this week accomplish His will of telling the world He has come!
A message of deliverance for all!
Pastor Jack Abeelen