“To declare freedom from bondage”
Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on Me,
because the LORD has anointed Me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners;

The good news of this declaration is that Christ speaks these words and embodies them. Also it’s a beautiful example of how we can be like Him. As we celebrate His birth this time of the year we can focus on this truth and declare this, yet it is not ours to fulfill. It’s done through the Holy Spirit which Christ promises to us when we put our faith in Him and believe in Him. And it’s for His agenda, but we get to be the vessel and be part of His redemptive plan! And there is not only freedom for others, but us as well, all the while He gets the glory. You’ve heard the expression win-win, well then this is the ultimate win-win for sure! Have you accepted His freedom from the bondage of your sin? Do you in turn share this good news with others?
Let this be your prayer: God, let me be filled up to be poured out. I humbly ask You to use me. Please replace the things I fill myself with, with Your Spirit and redemptive works so I may be used as Your Word says. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.