The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn. Isaiah 61:1-2
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19
“Take note of Jesus’ decision to end His reading [of Isaiah 61:1-2] where He did. He stopped short of reading “And the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn.” He ended His reading on the subject of grace. The purpose of His first coming was to proclaim the good news of salvation by grace through faith in the Messiah. The “day of vengeance” will come soon enough. The day of wrath will occur in the future as predicted by John in Revelation. For now, however, the Lord’s anger against sin is held in reserve. Now is the time of grace, during which all who embrace the Messiah as their Savior will find mercy.”
Charles R. Swindoll in Insights on Luke (Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary; Tyndale House, 2017) 116.
Today is Holy Week Saturday. It’s the day Jesus accomplished the work of setting captives free by conquering death. This is the good news. It is for the whole world.
Though times are challenging globally, we have peace. Someday Jesus will make things right. His second coming will be a day of vengeance against evil and comfort for the hurting.
In the meantime, let us dedicate our lives to sharing the good news of Jesus. At GTP our work of multiplying faithful stewards and helping ministries follow standards magnifies the impact of ministry.
Today marks our second birthday. We’ve experienced unimaginable fruits since we got our 501c3 on 3 April 2019. All glory to God. Visit our Facebook and/or LinkedIn to see cool infographics of what God has done.
And celebrate with us by making a gift to GTP today. Resource the global movement of helping ministries flourish in this season of grace while our Lord tarries His return.