The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance to our God; To comfort all who mourn. Isaiah 61:1-2 NKJV
Jesus read this passage of scripture, rolled up the scroll and said, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Jesus was preaching the good news of salvation to people who were poor in resources and spirit.
People who are poor in spirit know only a God with infinite resources can supply their true needs. Someone who is spiritually poor could have unlimited financial resources and still feel empty apart from a relationship with Jesus!
Jesus is proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord today. Jesus is preaching the good news to the poor in spirit today. Jesus is healing the brokenhearted today. Jesus is bringing down walls that separate us from the love of God today!
Jesus is doing the same things today He did when He walked among us. The only difference is Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father today!
Jesus chooses to work through His people today. Jesus sends us out to preach good news to the poor. Jesus uses us to comfort the brokenhearted today. Jesus uses us to proclaim liberty to people who are in bondage today!
Jesus does not need anyone or anything to bring about His good and perfect will for humanity. Jesus chooses to use us. Jesus blesses us by allowing us to partner with Him.
Make yourself available to Jesus. Be filled with the Holy Spirit so God can preach the good news to the poor and set captives free.
Jesus can use you to declare the acceptable year of the Lord!
Wow to those who oppress the people of God and hinder little children from coming to the feet of Jesus. The day of God’s vengeance will come upon workers of evil like a thief in the night. Are you leading other people to Jesus or away from Him?
Blessed are those who trust the Lord and look to Him for hope and a future. Almighty God will not charge them with sin. Will you trust Jesus today? Is Jesus your hope for the future God promises to people who love Him?
Jesus loves you. Jesus desires your love above all other things. Turn your back on anything that keeps you from the anointing of God’s beloved!
Preach the Gospel to those who are poor in Sprit. The Lord will open your eyes so you can see Jesus heal the broken hearted. Open prison doors to set captives free and comfort all who mourn. This is the acceptable year of the Lord!
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