The Spirit of the Lord


In today’s reading from the prophet Isaiah, the imminent coming of the Messiah is proclaimed.

The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor,
to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and release to the prisoners,
to announce a year of favor from the LORD
and a day of vindication by our God.

These are the same words that Jesus reads aloud in the synagogue when he proclaims that  “today, in your hearing, the scriptures are fulfilled.”

This is the good news, for all people.  Believe in Jesus and do his work and you will be saved!  Praise be given to Jesus Christ who brings glad tidings to the poor and heals the brokenhearted.

Maranatha.  Come, Lord Jesus.

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