Jesus Came to set the Captives Free

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)

The coming of Jesus Christ was many times prophesied about in the old testament. In Luke 4 Jesus sat in the synagogue and read from the religious scroll written by Isaiah in the new testament. This was Jesus’s revelation to people about his purpose on earth. His mission was to bring healing and freedom to those who were bound.
That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. (Mark 1:32-34)

Jesus was moved with compassion towards people wherever he went. He extended healing and deliverance to those who asked him and to everyone who believed. Jesus gives everyone who believes the power to become children of God. And as children joint heirs with God of his promise and power.

Jesus also extends to us the power to lead others to freedom and healing. To become carriers of his presence and vessels to be used by him. Let us remember in this season why Jesus came as we grow to be more like him.


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