“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me” (Luke 4:18)

Jesus’ light and glory brings glorious results.

Some of these results are revealed in Luke 4, when Jesus spoke about the Holy Spirit coming upon Him.

The results:

The Anointing

Good News of Salvation for the Poor, Humble and Afflicted

Healing for the Brokenhearted

Liberty to the Captives

Sight to the Blind

Liberty for those Oppressed

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

A revelation is that Jesus became a man, and the Holy Spirit anointed Him.

God, the Holy Spirit, anointed God, Jesus Christ.

Jesus became what we are, a human, so that we could become what He is . . . a son of God . . . a daughter of God . . . a child of God. Amen.

From Luke 4:

“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. 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:
“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;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
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. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:16-21).

1. Spirit of the Lord came upon Jesus (v. 18a).

2. The Holy Spirit anointed Him (v. 18b).

3. To preach the gospel to the poor, humble and afflicted (v. 18c).

4. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to heal the brokenhearted (v. 18d).

5. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to proclaim liberty and release to the captives (v. 18e).

6. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus for recovery of sight to the blind (v. 18f).

7. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to set at liberty those who are oppressed (v. 18g).

8. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord (v. 19a).

The Spirit of the Lord

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, . . .”

The Anointing

“Because He has anointed Me, . . .”

Good News of Salvation for the Poor, Humble and Afflicted

“To preach the gospel to the poor, humble and afflicted; . . .”

Healing for the Brokenhearted

“He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted . . .”

Liberty to the Captives

“To proclaim liberty and release to the captives . . .”

Sight to the Blind

“And recovery of sight to the blind, . . .”

Liberty for Those Oppressed

“To set at liberty those who are oppressed; . . .” (Luke 4:18)

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

“To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Many translations: “the year of the Lord’s favor”; Amplified: “the day when salvation and the favor of God abound greatly.” (Luke 4:19)

The Spirit of the Lord brings seven glorious, eternal results:

The Anointing

Good News of Salvation for the Poor, Humble and Afflicted

Healing for the Brokenhearted

Liberty to the Captives

Sight to the Blind

Liberty for those Oppressed

The Year of the Lord’s Favor