Isaiah 61:1 ” The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach 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…”

In the fourth Chapter of Luke, Jesus has come home to Nazareth for a visit and on the Sabbath goes to the Synagogue.   There the scroll of the Prophet Isaiah is handed to Him and He reads this passage out loud.  In doing so,  He announces His mission and purpose here on earth.  For as everyone waited for Him to speak, He said,  “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”   He honored not only His family, but His home town  by  officially starting His ministry in Nazareth.

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