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Isaiah 61:1-2

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 1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound [in slavery to sin];

 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn,1

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1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound [in slavery to sin]; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, This is what the Lord read in the synagogue, and as he finished, he rolled up the scroll of Isaiah and sat down; and eyes of all those who were in the synagogue were fastened on him because they could hear the Spirit speaking through him; Jesus had just fulfilled the prophecy to begin the ministry that was foretold. Note! His ministry was:

  1. to preach the good news to those who are poor, (those poor in spirit and still controlled by sin),
  2. to heal the broken-hearted, (those who are in sorrow over their sins, whose hearts have been broken by the Spirit of God, showing them their selfishness, their evil, their beastly nature).
  3. to proclaim deliverance to the captives: (those prisoners of sin, who know they are slaves to sin, who cannot control their emotions, who say: "For I didn't do what I intended to do; but what I intended not to do, that I ended up doing. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from the body of this death?")
  4. to open the door of the prison house to those who are bound, (for those who are sitting in the darkness of the prison, bound in slavery to sin, bound in darkness, walking in darkness, stumbling in darkness, guessing in darkness, miserable in darkness).
       From the Word of the Lord within:
  5. to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord (the beginning of the Kingdom of Heaven, open to men to enter while still on earth — the end times)
  6. to proclaim the day of vengeance of our God (vengeance against sin, the destruction of sin in those who seek him as their first priority in life).
  7. to comfort those who mourn. (those who mourn because of their lack of purity, lack of holiness, slavery to sin, lack of the Holy Spirit).

There are other verses in Isaiah that speak similarly of bringing the prisoners (captives) out of darkness and out of the prision where they sit in darkness:

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