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Summary: 5 of 6. Luke recorded the public assignment of Messiah’s mission to Jesus. Jesus’ mission is publicized/revealed. But for whom is it publicized/revealed? Jesus’ mission is revealed for the...

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REVEALING JESUS’ MISSION-V—Luke 4:16-21

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Our recent trip to Boone, NC to visit our sons. Changing color & falling. From I-77 toward Wilkesboro on US 421 the changing color of the leaves was gorgeous! Farther up in Boone, most of the color was gone. The leaves had already hit the ground. A sure sign that winter in here.

A revelation of sorts regarding the tree’s ‘mission.’(their protection/survival during winter). One that is repeated yearly. One that cannot be ignored.

Likewise, Jesus’ mission was openly publicized. His mission for the protection/thriving of mankind.

Need:

We all are searching for truth. Some knowingly & others appearing oblivious, resigning themselves to believing, ’it’ll all come out in the wash.’

Truth must be available. Where do I go to find it? Will I know when I’ve found it?

Acts 26:26—Paul to Governor Festus, before King Agrippa—““For the king, before whom I also speak freely, knows these things; for I am convinced that none of these things escapes his attention, since this thing was not done in a corner.”

Luke recorded the public assignment of Messiah’s mission to Jesus.

Jesus’ mission is publicized/revealed.

*Why is Jesus’ mission publicized/revealed?

*For whom is Jesus’ mission publicized/revealed?

10 considerations/dynamics/functions/observations in the public revelation of Jesus’ mission.

1. FAITHFUL(:16-17)

2. POWERLESS(:18a-b) Shepherdless/Need God’s direction

3. POOR(:18c)

4. BROKENHEARTED(:18d)

5. CAPTIVES(:18e)

6. BLIND(:18f)

7—Jesus’ mission is revealed for the...

OPPRESSED(:18g)

Explanation:To Send out with Marching orders

:18—“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;” ”

5)Jesus’ mission was also to personally set free those who were “oppressed”/downtrodden or persecuted.”

This phrase is only present in the LXX. As “recovery of sight” is NOT present in either BHS or BHM, neither is the concept of “setting free the oppressed.” However it may be drawn from Isa. 58:6.

This kind of ‘liberty’ is that to which one is released as one anointed for a particular purpose.

To ‘crush’ your God-ordained purpose entails true oppression.

*Jesus came not just to free you from your ‘oppressors’ but to establish your personal mission & to send you out with the empowerment to accomplish it!

A true Christian can live in a country patterned by & under the control of Islam, yet NOT be “oppressed.” You can be physically manipulated yet be “at liberty” to accomplish your God-ordained marching orders.

“Set at liberty/Set free/Release”(Compare “Liberty”—afesiv; See “Anointed” above)—apostellw—1) To order (one) to go to a place appointed; 2) To send away, dismiss. Apostellw is the general term & may even imply accompaniment (as when sent from God). Strong—Set apart, i.e. by implication--To send out(properly--On a mission) literally or figuratively.

“Oppressed/Bruised/Downtrodden/Persecuted”—yrauw—1) To break, break in pieces, shatter, smite through. "Rend asunder", makes pointed reference to the separation of the parts. Strong—a primary verb; To crush. Used 1X.


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