Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jesus said: “My people, you have read in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 4:18-19) ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He has anointed Me; to bring good news to the poor He has sent Me, to proclaim to the captives release, and sight to the blind; to set at liberty the oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of recompense.’ After reading this passage from Isaiah, I sat down and said: (Luke 4:21)

‘Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ The people of Nazareth at first did not realize that I was declaring Myself the Messiah. Later, they understood when I made it clear that I was sent from God, but they could not stand hearing what I proclaimed, and they tried to kill Me. I walked through their midst because it was not My hour. This is another acknowledgment that a prophet is not accepted in his own town because they have little faith. Trust in My words and imitate My actions in your own life.”