Jesus has Come to Deliver and Set You Free
Those who are captive and slaves to sin will be set free IF they put their faith in JESUS CHRIST. This is what is recorded about Jesus in Luke 4:16-30
“16So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
18“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;
19To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
20Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” 22So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
23He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.’ ” 24Then He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country. 25But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land; 26but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”
28So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. 30Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.
The Pharisees an the Jewish leaders of that day did not approve of the salvation of Jesus Christ, they were jealous and they wanted people to come to THEM, not to be set free from bondage and sin in the name of JESUS. Today we have the exact same problem. The church leaders are jealous of the power of God, they would rather you go to THEM, that you continually say in bondage, that you would not be set free so that you may feel compelled to pay them tithe, money every week and that you would continually go to THEM for your salvation. But Jesus has come to set you free. Not that you would be in bondage to SIN and DEAD RELIGION.
I want to read to you what Jesus was reading from in Isaiah 61:1-3; “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captive, and the opening of the prison to those who are bond; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
For those that repent and find the righteousness of Jesus Christ, THEY WILL BE SAVED. But the vengeance of God will come upon those who refuse to repent, just as the vengeance of God came upon the Pharisees who hated the words of Jesus Christ. Will you be like those who were overjoyed to hear the words of Jesus? Will you ask Him to set you free? Will you come out of the darkness of sin? Will you confess your sin and REPENT? Or will you go more into BONDAGE and will the vengeance of GOD fall upon you. There is hope for you in the name of Jesus IF YOU REPENT TODAY.