The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.
Jesus had the Holy Spirit empowering Him to do the work God called Him to do.
How much more do we need the Spirit of God helping us in the tasks we do for Him?
While Jesus was on earth, He brought the gospel to those appointed by God to receive salvation.
In His love and mercy, Jesus ministered to those broken and hurting.
He bound up the wounds of those who were spiritually, mentally, and physically broken and hurting.
The good news of the gospel brought comfort and freedom to prisoners behind bars, and those in prisons of their own making.
The message of the gospel of Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the lost brought release to those suffering, hurting, those in bondage, those in denial, and those who would claim Him as their own Saviour and LORD.
As believers, we have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us.
And we are called to help those in need, just as Jesus did.
We have the power within us from the Holy Spirit to teach others about Jesus Christ as the answer to life’s problems.
As Christians, we long to set prisoners free.
We desire to do the work that Jesus left us to do here on earth.
Think of it: we have the Holy Spirit living on the inside! We have power from on high to help others to come to know this beautiful Saviour, our LORD.
We can assist those under significant burdens of sorrow, pain, suffering, and bondage to be set free.
There are few greater joys than to see someone who has suffered long, to be released and set free to find joy and freedom in Jesus Christ.
Jesus picks no favourites. Anyone can come to believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
In my work, I have been witness to what the Holy Spirit can do through others to bring release from captivity or bondage to sin.
Jesus has set individuals free from bondage to alcohol, drugs, grief, depression, fear, and unbelief.
Hurting people have found peace in knowing Jesus saves, Jesus cares, Jesus sets people free.
The power of the gospel to redeem lives never ceases to amaze me. It is nothing we do, and everything Christ does through us as believers who want to help others find freedom.
No situation is beyond the Holy Spirit’s empowering grace.
Think of the thief on the cross, the Apostle Paul, Peter, King David, Rahab, and so forth.
Each one, a lost sinner, became redeemed through the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ.
You and I are no different. If not for the mercy of God, we too would still live in bondage to sin and death.
No bondage or sin is beyond the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
It is my prayer that each of us uses the gifts God has given us to help reach others with the gospel of freedom in Jesus.
What would it benefit us to get fed and not share our food?
How would we be the hands and feet of Jesus if we never gave to others in need of words and deeds?
Each of us can do our part to share the good news, to help that one struggling person.
And as God would have it, He often multiplies our efforts for His glory.
Just as Jesus fed the 5000, good deeds with even better motives grow and grow and grow.
And that is how we blossom in faith.
We allow Jesus to prune us as needed.
Then we take our imperfect selves and we give and give and give to our fullest potential out of thankfulness to the one and only God who has set us free, too.
Praying God will fill your day to overflowing with His empowering freedom.
Set free to serve Him,
Your Sister in the LORD,