WHO IS YOUR JUBILEE?
Luk 4:17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him, and unrolling the scroll he found the place where it was written,
Luk 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord rests upon me, because of which he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send out in freedom those who are oppressed,
Luk 4:19 to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
The Israelites had a special year in their calendar — a year when the slaves were set free, and debts cancelled, and inheritances were restored to those who had lost them. Isaiah spoke of God’s desire to do that for his people. Jesus took those words as a personal mission. He opened a window in the sky so that the poor and captive and blind and oppressed could see into the future that God intended for them. By faith they could latch onto Jesus, and they could experience all the things which had eluded them in this life. To illustrate this, Jesus healed and performed miracles among them. But his aim was not to deceive people by telling them that they could have it all now. His aim was to get them to trust God for the favorable year yet to come.
LORD, we trust you for complete freedom and restoration in the future. You are our jubilee.