The prophecy written on (Isaiah 61:1-3), was fulfilled in the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, as stated in the book of (Luke 4:16-19), saying: So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: “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; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
Jesus Christ was sent by God to this earth for many reasons. One is to do the will of God the Father (John 6:38), seeking and saving that which was lost (Matthew 18:11-12), (Luke 19:10). He would preach the gospel to the poor; heal the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, set at liberty those who are oppressed in different ways; and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord (Luke 4:16-19). Thus, defeating with power the dominions of Satan, as He was liberating God’s human creation (Acts 10:38).
While Jesus Christ was on earth, He lived a life of perfect obedience. He emphasized that the doctrine that He taught, was that of God the Father and spoke, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 12:46: “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” Darkness is representative of sin and judgment. Sin darkens our understanding and ruins our living.
At His death, He bore the sins of people, which were imputed unto Him, and Whose Righteousness was imputed unto them: “For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus is the truth, the opposite of lies and deception.
The Lord Jesus Christ is willing to liberate as many as are of the works of the law (Old Testament Law) because they are under the curse; for it is written:… For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.” Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written,“Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (Galatians 3:10-13).
In summary, the spiritual reality of the Lord Jesus Christ is that He did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus came to destroy and save people from sin (Hebrews 9:26); as sin is the original cause of eternal death (Romans 6:23), (Galatians 4:4,5); (Luke 1:77). Jesus Christ came to liberate us from the curse of the law listed in the book of (Deuteronomy 28:15:68), so that we can be free.
Christ, wants to liberate as many as are or not in Him, who are suffering the consequences of the curses of the law. And liberate us from all the dominions of Satan, the devil:
10. lying tongue
21. outburst of wrath
24. self ambitions
30. the like
31. negative thoughts
32. bad habits
33. wrong self-image
37. incurable illnesses and diseases
38. demonic possession
39. guilt of conscience
40. unjust economic, political, or social conditions
41. etc., etc.,
There are two (2) necessary steps to be taken in order to start being liberated: hear the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation and believe it, so that you can be sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. For the scripture of truth sets you free as you follow the counsel of the Lord and put it into practice: In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory (Ephesians 1:13), (Galatians 4:30).
The Old Testament prophecies tell us of the promise of a revival and restoration (Isaiah 40:1-3), (Ezekiel 37:1-14); (Isaiah 35) of the people. Ezekiel, the prophet tells us of a magnificent revival and restoration of the lost House of Israel, which also applies to the people among the nations. In (Ezekiel 37:1-14), the prophet in vision saw God’s people scattered and sprawled out dead in a valley of dry bones. This has been the story of God’s people for the past two thousand and twelve years. The vision seems all so totally devastating and final. Yet it is precisely in this context that the glorious outpouring of the Holy Spirit of the Lord will fall during this generation like the former and latter rain as stated in (Hosea 6:1-3). The, prophet sees the people coming together with a rattling sound to life (spiritual life). Such is the marvelous fact of a spiritual revival bringing liberation. The kingdom in the New Testament is seen in the liberation and restoration of God over His people; the “dynamic activity of God, operative in, with, and through” Jesus Christ.
As one can read on the bible, social and religious inequality was evident in Israel, as it was among the nations. However, a social change in Israel and nations was seen first at the preaching of John the Baptist and the Lord Jesus, followed by His disciples, as it states, liberating as many as were willing to be liberated by the Lord. That pattern follows in our generation.
Often times, God’s commandments are lye aside and made of no effect when people decide to follow the traditions of men. Because of the commandments of men as traditions, the church of Jesus Christ continues being reformed even before the days of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Religious Reformers who initiated the Protestant Reformation. It seems everyone has an opinion about how to run the church. The problem is that most of the opinions are those of men, not of God. We can find an opinion that will match ours if we look long enough. Most of these opinions have taken some of their ideas from the second century church as opposed to the first century church (Acts 1:1-26 – 28:1:-31). From the example of the traditions of the Pharisees, we see that their philosophies cannot shape the church into something that of man, which is not what Christ wants.
The important thing is to understand the mind of Christ concerning the church. Then, we can operate through the Spirit to see the church functioning properly and in order. For this to happen, we must follow Jesus’ doctrine by practicing what the church that Jesus established practiced with His original apostles, because as in all things, man had corrupted the structure of the church of Jesus Christ with many different ways of running His church. The Gospel make it clear that many Pharisees fell into the trap of self-righteousness. And so, it is in our days with many religious denominations. Each one of them with different ideas of who Jesus Christ is and what His doctrine maybe. They all fell on their trap of self-righteousness. What we must grasp from the New Testament are the teachings and traditions of Jesus and His Apostles. The way that the churches in the New Testament times were set up and organized according to the teachings and traditions passed on by Jesus and His Apostles, as revealed in the writings, is the Lord’s doctrine and unique way of doing it. Abiding in His word (His doctrine) brings spiritual liberation to His church in all aspects of life (John 8:32).