Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jesus is Still the Same

What has changed about our Lord Jesus? Nothing. Do we expect Him to act the same or do the same things as He did in His ministry here? Has He lost any power or has the Holy Spirit left Him?
Isaiah 61
1THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] [a]and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
3To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion--to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit--that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Jesus accepted the scroll of Isaiah at
the place where it was written,(Luke 4:18-22)
18The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity],

19To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day [l]when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound.
20Then He rolled up the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing [attentively] at Him.

21And He began to speak to them: Today this Scripture has been fulfilled [m]while you are present and hearing.

22And all spoke well of Him and marveled at the words of grace that came forth from His mouth;

2 Peter 3:8
Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).

Did the Spirit of the Lord ever leave Jesus? NO
Has He ever changed? NO
How long is a year with God? TIMELESS
Therefore Jesus is still healing, delivering and telling the poor that He is still there for them. Hallelujah !!!

We are poor in many ways especially in spirit and soul and in body.

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