“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.” – Isaiah 61:1 NIV
We are very much aware that this scripture in Isaiah is completely about our Messiah, who is our Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s a shame that we seem to look upon it carelessly and without regard for its truest purpose in our lives. This scripture solidifies the Father’s choice in redeeming all of mankind unto Himself through the precious blood of the Lamb. Jesus Christ is this Lamb. He is the Father’s choice to proclaim what is the acceptable year of the Lord. He will usher in the Glory of the Father through a perfect and flawless sacrifice. The Messiah is a messenger, high priest and King to all the nations. He will bring redemption to a helpless creation that takes for granted blessed opportunities and those who misuse those blessed opportunities for selfish pleasure. Unlike the unsatisfied male and female from our beginning who took advantage based upon inner appetite’s that seemed to creep up no matter how much they buried them deep within. Jesus the Messiah has won our freedom because He pulled off the impossible. He showed men how to please the Father by putting aside His royal deity and draping Himself in flesh for a time. Christ came out on top of it all. He touched those same infirmities that we have touched to heal the brokenness, not to take advantage of our weaknesses nor to exploit it. He came to set those who are trapped free and to heal wounded souls by preaching the truth that never made sense until He proclaimed it in our translation and understanding. There is darkness looming around every corridor in our lives. As we attempt to avoid its grasp and resist its constant pull, Christ the Savior has conquered for us what we cannot. He has fought with the devil and won, where you and I have failed time after time. Yet He doesn’t embarrass us. He gives us an opportunity to get up, clean up and come back to the Father once again. Not because He is ignorant of what we have done but because He chooses to let us stay in Him with the current condition. Outside of Him we expose ourselves. The Messiah’s message is that God restores if you come in to be cleansed by the washing of His blood. Jesus restores our connectivity to the Father through Himself. Without the Messiah there is no connection.