Jesus Christ’s first foray into His public ministry is recorded in Luke 4:18-19 KJV where, in one short passage, He gives the entire purpose for this First Appearance on this earth! The Mission He was on, as decreed by the Father in Heaven, is summed up in this one powerful statement:
“18 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,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Most bible-reading folks alive on the earth understand that Jesus was quoting directly from the Book of the great prophet Isaiah Chapter 61 and verses 1-2a! What most Christians….and everyone else, do not glum on to, is the reason He stopped halfway through verse 2 and put down the scroll of Isaiah!
This Bible teaching, in the video teaching from my PLUMBLINE TV show, explains it fully, but just briefly here is the reason and the explanation:
Isaiah 61:2A: “To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,“ (FIRST COMING)
Isaiah 61:2B: “and the day of vengeance of our God“ (JUDGMENT IS COMING!)