The Fulfillment of Scripture
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, for He has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the Lord’s favor has come.” He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at Him intently. Then He began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!” Luke 4:18-21
Church, we may live in a defeated world but we do not have to live a defeated life. Jesus is back in His hometown spreading this good news. He came so that we may have life and have it abundantly. When we feel overwhelmed, trapped, oppressed, or at the verge of giving up, let us be reminded of all that Jesus lived for, died for, and overcame. Jesus was referring to the Old Testament promise found in Isaiah 61. Isaiah was painting a picture of the deliverance of the Israelites from exile in Babylon. This deliverance was a promise that had not been fulfilled when Isaiah was speaking and he was giving hope to the Israelites. Jesus fulfills every promise that God has ever made to His people. We are a free people, not to sin but from the penalty of sin. Satan has been defeated. We no longer have to live in captivity. Take these promises with you this week, allow them to be a reminder of who you are and whose you are, and change the world around you for Jesus.
Have a blessed week, Brian, Mary, Brylee, Holland Funderburk