Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/15/15

This week’s scripture is from Luke:

Jesus Christ -- Heinrich Hofmann“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…”   (Luke 4:18)

Only the Holy One sent by God could claim these words from Isaiah for Himself. Only God’s beloved Son, Jesus Christ, could proclaim this as His ministry on earth, for He is the only one who can heal us from all of our afflictions; He is the only one who can set us free from the captivity of sin and death; He is the only one who can make the blind see, and He is the only one who can free the oppressed from the burdens of this life.

He is the only one anointed of God, a spotless lamb, who could sacrifice Himself, shed His blood, for our salvation. He is the only one who sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for the saints, for only He can heal our brokenness, only He can set us free, for only He loves us everlasting.

May the Lord bless you with the freedom that comes from belonging to Him.

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