18 December 2018

Advent for 18 Dec 18

Isaiah 61:1-3 GW  The Spirit of the Almighty LORD is with me because the LORD has anointed me to deliver good news to humble people. He has sent me to heal those who are brokenhearted, to announce that captives will be set free and prisoners will be released.  2  He has sent me to announce the year of the LORD'S good will and the day of our God's vengeance, to comfort all those who grieve.  3  He has sent me to provide for all those who grieve in Zion, to give them crowns instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of tears of grief, and clothes of praise instead of a spirit of weakness. They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, the Plantings of the LORD, so that he might display his glory.

Messiah was appointed and specially endowed (anointed) to preach the message in the passage. This was fulfilled in Luke 4:16-21. For the next 3+ years that is what the Lord Jesus did. Be thankful for the Messiah, Jesus, who came, ministered, and gave us hope.

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