To describe completely all that Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus Hebrew name) accomplished, did, was, and is would take more books than the whole world could contain. (John 21:25). However, Isaiah offers a very encouraging description of it in a few verses; “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 favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (Isa. 61: 1-3).
This was the passage that Yeshua read himself in the synagogue, then proclaimed, “Today, this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:21). Not only does this scripture describe the good things that Messiah was to bring, good news, healing restoration, freedom, release, proclamation of Truth, comfort, provision, joy and praise, but He was bringing it to the poor, brokenhearted, captives, prisoners, the mourners and those grieving. This message would have brought great encouragement to those who were under such circumstances and in such great need. In fact, the ministry of Yeshua was accomplishing these actual deeds among the Jewish people of that time. However, those who heard were not open to a message that was true in both reality but also in Spirit. In their fallen human nature their thoughts objected to the fulfillment of scripture and their limited fleshly reasonings rebelled against the authority of God. They saw only a man who asserted that, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me…”.
This is the authority of God, speaking the truth of what God was accomplishing in the earth and in eternity. The only Son of God Himself in the human form, humble, meek, lowly, but wholly righteous, pure, loving, and Spirit filled. Yeshua knew that the fallen human nature, its thoughts and arguments could not and would not accept the things of God, but He saw a time when the Spirit of God would come and open blind eyes, take every thought captive to Messiah, and rely no longer on human reasonings. (2 Cor. 10: 4-5; John 9: 40-41; 2 Cor. 4:4). “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24). How great is the amazing grace and unlimited mercy of God in Yeshua Messiah!