The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour
The These are the famous words quoted by Jesus when in Nazareth at the beginning of His Ministry. As we read the Gospels the supernatural work of Jesus doing miracles and casting out of demons stands out. Truly, the Lord was showing His favour for His people such as had never been seen before. God’s compassion and mercy were clear as He moved amongst His people. For a time, God had come to stay. Here was glory revealed though generally not understood. Jesus was paving the way for the church He was now going to initiate. God’s Presence should always be seen and appreciated. It is wonderful that to our day the Lord has continued to reveal His power to heal and deliver people. This enables each one to go to experience their full potential in Christ.
Although the great bodily needs of people were being answered, their inner brokenness was also being addressed by Jesus. Sometimes, in the way that only Jesus could do, a word would be so full of love that a great measure of healing would come to the person’s innermost being. The mercy of Jesus even when fully faced with the fruit of full-blown sin was extraordinary. (Consider John 8:2-11) Life in a fallen world damages each part of what God has created; spirit, soul and body. Restoration has been made available for every part of us through the sacrifice of Jesus. His Cross is the turning around place for all our deficiencies, generally produced by the works of the devil. Everyone can find a new start. Sins will be forgiven, demons can be cast out and brokenness healed. This states the full measure of what we need, though perhaps a surprise to some.
Human beings have not changed since the time of Jesus. It is right therefore to understand that we need the same type of help as Jesus gave out when in His ministry years. The Lord has given more revelation to the Body of Christ in recent decades of how to address our spiritual need of restoration and understanding continues to grow. If we want to reach our full potential in Christ, we need to be able to access this help. It is not something to be worried about, just as a visit to a doctor should be a relief and not a burden. Truly, Jesus wants us whole!! A whole Christian can wholly do the works God has chosen for them. God does not want us to stand back limited by struggles and pain in our lives.
The good news is that our gospel is to restore us fully to God and we don’t have to wait for heaven for that to happen! Surely, everyone is equal in the sight of God and equally loved. His blessings are not just for those who are strong enough to do everything. Often, the opposite is true. Many times, the Lord chooses the weak vessels whom He will restore through whom he will demonstrate His power and love.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
1 Co 1:27–29.
The Lord wants us to “arise and shine for our light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon us” (Isaiah 60:1).
May we find our way to access our full potential in Christ,
God bless you,
Pastor Keith Pascoe
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