Jesus Was Anointed to Preach the Message of Freedom
Luke 4:14-19 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (vv. 18-19).
He told them that His words would make them free. Religion had so blinded them that they didn’t even realize they were in bondage.
John 8:28-39 – “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (v.36).
Jesus was sent to preach the same message of freedom that God had promised to
Abraham and his seed.
Luke 13:10-17 – “And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself ” (v.11). “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (v.16)
God’s Promise of Freedom to Abraham
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 – “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if
thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God” (v.2).
This is freedom from bondage, debt sickness and disease, poverty, slavery, and fear.
The curse of the law
Galatians 3:16-29 – “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ” (v.16). 4. God allowed Abraham to operate on a promise made to Jesus until Jesus came into the earth.
Galatians 3:29 – “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” b. We are Abraham’s seed (singular). We have just as much right to live blessed according to the promise as Jesus did.
The son has made us free from the curse. Galatians 3:13-14 – “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (v.13).
Since we are free from the curse, we are free from:
bondage to sin and Satan
Galatians 1:4 – “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of the God our Father
Colossians 1:13 – “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.”
Galatians 5:1 – “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”
Romans 6:14 – “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
Debt to Satan and the world
Colossians 2:13-14 (AMP) – “Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross” (v.14).
Romans 13:8 – “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”
Philippians 4:19 – “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Sickness and disease
Matthew 8:17 – “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sickness.”
1 Peter 2:24 – “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
Deuteronomy 28:61 – “Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, ….
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