~ Jesus Christ Came To Proclaim Freedom For Believers ~
Passage ~ “So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: ‘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.’
Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, ‘Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’ So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, ‘Is this not Joseph's son?’” (Luke 4:16-22).
Significance ~ Since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden mankind has been enslaved to sin—controlled by sin as master. Christ’s death on the Cross of Calvary paid the penalty of sin. Those who are willing to believe and accept that truth are set free from the penalty of sin, are able to exercise power over sin (through the Spirit of God’s help), and in a future time will be free from the presence of sin.
Comment ~ Do you understand this? Have you been set free from sin? If not, what is holding you back?
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
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