The Spirit in Us
The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.” He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”
Luke 4:17-21 NLT
Isaiah prophesied the work of the Messiah would be to bring Good News to the poor, freedom for the captives and the oppressed, wholeness for those who are blind, and the time of the Lord’s favor. Jesus declared that those promises were all fulfilled in His coming to earth.
Interesting note, in Philippians, chapter two, we read that Jesus laid aside His divinity when He came to earth. As the Messiah, He was not functioning in the power of His divinity. So how did Jesus accomplish these works?
Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah through “the Spirit of the Lord.” The Holy Spirit anointed Jesus to be able to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah. And here is the good news, that same Spirit is available today to accomplish those same works.
The same Spirit that dwelt in Jesus is available to dwell in us. If the Holy Spirit is dwelling in us, we should expect the same results. We should see people being set free and made whole. We should expect supernatural results to be happening around us because that same Spirit is available today.
Holy Spirit, I invite You to fill my life. Cleanse my thinking so that I can think the way God thinks. Anoint my eyes to see as You see and quicken my tongue to speak Your words. Use me just as You used Jesus.
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