The Spirit of the Lord is on You Too!

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19
 


These words read by Jesus would be literally fulfilled by Him in His ministry. As you work your way through the Gospel’s note how/when Jesus:
•        proclaims Good News to the poor
•        proclaims freedom for the prisoner
•        recovery of sight to the blind
•        when He sets the oppressed free
•        proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

As you do, you will find that over and over Jesus fulfills the words of the verses above which He had quoted from the Prophet Isaiah. To be sure He also harsh words for many of the religious leaders and their hypocrisy but for the crowds who brought him their blind, sick and desperate, He healed them all while also sharing the Good News of the Kingdom. His ministry was, in many ways, a model for us. We too can fulfill the prophetic mandate from Isaiah. Jesus did not go about doing good without modeling for His Apostles and by extension for us what ministry to others should look like.
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