Scripture printed text: Luke 4:14-22


Luke the writer, records the Jewish primary meeting place on the Sabbath day was in the local synagogues. There they worship, read scriptures and prayed; a custom that Jesus was very familiar with growing up as a boy. Jesus now in Galilee; well received and was able to teach in the synagogues. Gaining popularity among the people there. Jesus purpose was to bring the good news to the poor, brokenhearted, captives, blind, and oppressed. Jesus identified Himself with the social, religious and economic outcasts of His day.


Jesus on the Sabbath day entered the local synagogue stood up to read the scriptures. The book of Isaiah the prophet was handed to Him, found the place where is was written; The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Jesus, after finished reading, closed the book and handed back to the attendant and sat down. As all them in the synagogue fasten their eyes on Him, Jesus says to them; the scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day in your ears. Initially, those who heard His words responded favorably. But still confused about His identity of Him being a carpenter’s son declaring Himself to be the Son of God.


Jesus identifies Himself as the subject of Isaiah’s prophecy. Here, He says that He is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit for specific ministry. Isaiah refers to jubilee in the context of a restoration of Israel after the nation’s enemies had humbled her. Jesus would bring the new day to His people, a day of restoration. 


Church, Jesus declares to be the Anointed One by God, endued with the Holy Spirit, spoken of in the Old Testament to proclaim the Good news of salvation and deliverance and to heal all manner of diseases.