Jesus Preaches From the Book of Isaiah
“The Spirit of the LORD GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our GOD: to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion- to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint Spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.” – Isaiah 61: 1-3
Jesus Christ was able to read from Isaiah when He entered the synagogues to preach. We learn that the people were in awe of the authority that Jesus spoke with. Jesus would fulfill the words of the prophet Isaiah by preaching and fulfilling the words preached.
Jesus Christ was anointed by GOD to preach to Israel the path of the LORD and to preach renovation and salvation from the difficulties that had existed. Jesus was able to speak not only to those who upheld the Commandments in the synagogue but also to sinners and the outcast. We learn that He was questioned for eating with sinners and the outcasts and Jesus responds with stating that He was sent to heal and seek out the lost and those that strayed.
While sin had become prevalent in the times of Jesus, we learn that Jesus Christ is sent for the specific purpose of preaching repentance. The people needed hope from the difficulties that they had been experiencing. Rome had placed a yoke on Israel that made life difficult for it’s inhabitants. The people wanted to be liberated and experience the blessings of the times of David.
The people read in the Scriptures about a future Savior that would save them from the iniquity of the world. The oppression of yet another nation attempted to dampen their hope and belief in freedom, salvation, and renovation. Jesus Christ is sent to preach to the people of Israel the need of repenting of sin and the salvation to gather the blessings of GOD.
We learn that Jesus Christ praises salvation, hope, and wisdom to those that need to hear. He attempts to restore belief to people in order for them to put away the destructive consequences of sin. For this reason Jesus Christ has disciples that continue preaching the good news to those that have been forsaken by the world and have been considered outcasts.
Jesus Christ is able to fulfill the words of Isaiah and the prophets allowing us to see the grace of GOD for His people and the world. For this reason Jesus Christ preaches the Gospel at a time when good tidings were difficult to find. For this reason GOD sends Jesus Christ to save us from our sin so we can be children of GOD. So that we can obtain salvation and learn of the Spirit of Truth and that GOD fulfill the promises of sending a Savior that would save His people and the world.
We continue to have renovation and restoration through our faith and belief in Jesus Christ.