Sent by God, Rejected by Men

December 23, 2016

Levi Velasco, Author

Today this Scripture has been fulfilled, Jesus taught as he quoted from Isaiah 61 in the synagogue in Nazareth (Luke 4:17-21). And so have hundreds of prophecies regarding our Lord from the Tanakh (Old Testament).

Let me present to you what he quoted and stated as fulfilled:

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me

           to proclaim good news to the poor.

     He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives

            and recovering of sight to the blind,

            to set at liberty those who are oppressed

19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (ESV)

As He sat down and began to teach he was rudely interrupted by men who listened to Him read the Scriptures. First, there were platitudes, but Jesus exposed their real heart condition: you will not believe in me even if I perform miracles before your eyes. And those you consider unworthy of being ministered to by God will be blessed by His visitation. The reaction of the crowd? Scripture says with wrath! Truly, Jesus was right in saying that no prophet is acceptable in his own hometown. (v. 24, ESV)

And so we live in the present day in an ever-increasing cynical, angry world, raising its collective fist to the One who sovereignly came to set at liberty those who are oppressed, first among the Jews and ultimately the whole world!

This Gospel is what we proclaim at GLINTS through our global staff and ministry partners. May the God of Christmas fill your hearts with gratitude and continued generosity. We are humbled by your continued support.

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