Nine Blessings from Jesus, Your "Turnaround Specialist"
Luke 4:16 So 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. 17 And 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; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” 20 Then 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. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
At his "home church" in Nazareth, Jesus did something that he and other young men had done countless numbers of times: He stood to read from the Holy Scriptures. They gave him the scroll (or book) of Isaiah the prophet. On that day, knowing his purpose and under the inspiration of God, "He found the place," Isaiah 61, and read the words shown above.
In your life, there comes a time when routine is replaced by clear purpose. There comes a time when all the training and good habits turn your life around and point you towards your destiny.
Jesus fulfilled destiny and became the "Turnaround Specialist" on that day when he said, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Isaiah's prophecy and the fulfilling of that prophecy by Jesus' life, death, and resurrection activated major blessings:
"Good news to the poor" - You don't have to stay poor.
"Heal the brokenhearted" - Replace disappointment with hope and full joy
"Liberty to the captives" - No more being "stuck" in negative conditions.
"Recovery of sight to the blind" - Clear vision so you can move forward
"Set at liberty those who are oppressed" - Lift and break all cruel forces
"Proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord" - Bring the "Jubilee" everyday, which was an unconditional release from all debts and restoration of things lost.
Isaiah 61:2-3 adds the following blessings:
"Beauty for ashes" - Make something good come out of the worse situations.
"Oil of joy for mourning" - Replace your sorrow over loss with joy that flows.
"Garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness" - Clothe you with the power of praise.
Look at all your Turnaround Specialist has provided! Receive it, turnaround, and share it!
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