Luke 4: 14-44
Friday, 02 June 2023
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” -Luke 4:18-19
Jesus Christ is not only Lord and Master of the universe, but He is the greatest liberator ever spoken about and recorded in the entire history of humanity! He was with God from the beginning! “Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him.” (John 1:3)
During Jesus’ divine visit to earth, He showed us the direct nature of the Father and Him as the Greatest Liberator. He demonstrated to us as human beings by declaring the most valuable tool and partner in service for battle, which is the SPIRIT OF THE LORD. Jesus Christ the greatest liberator opens our minds to the fact that nothing can ever be achieved in all of our work and service with Him, without the help of THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD. It is HE the Spirit of the Lord that leads us into the unseen realm of the supernatural, in order to help the natural Man to confront spiritual wicked forces of darkness in high places.
As seen in today’s reading from Jesus’ mission statement, Jesus’ liberation moves were initiated with the preaching of the gospel to the poor, accompanied with healing for the brokenhearted, deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, liberation for them that are bruised and preaching the acceptable year of the Lord (Vs.18,19)— all of which are of vital importance for liberation and empowerment for His service unto us His people.
In His compassionate moves to liberate his people, God knew how much they have turned their backs on his word by choosing their own ways. The expression of his heart to Isaiah speaks volumes of how much his people needs a Savior and Liberator. In Isiah 42, the Lord admonishes His people who were blind and deaf, unwilling to heed to the Lord. This is what the Lord had to say: But this is a people plundered and looted, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot with no one to say, “Send them back.” (Isa. 42:22). Who will come to their rescue?
Jesus Christ, who was with God right from the beginning knew the exact situation on the ground at the time, expressed by the LORD to Prophet Isaiah! Thus He took the willing venture to come and speak the exact same mandate of His Father unto humanity which we read in Luke 4: 18-21. The expression of the God the Father in Isaiah 42:18-24, sends clear message of His plans for the liberation of His people through Jesus Christ!
The messages and ministry of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ coupled with the miracles, signs and wonders, shows clearly the expression of His authority and mission on earth in agreement with Father God who sent Him.
Today He invites you to experience this deliverance in your life. If you are bound by sin, imprisoned in your own cell of thinking and actions, allow Christ Jesus to set you free so that you can have abundant life in Him. In John 10:10 Jesus spoke thus; “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
To Act on: Come to Jesus Christ the Liberator! He will set you free!