Posted by: SandreS | April 22, 2009

Christ’s Prison Ministry

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound (Isaiah 61:1).

Our Lord Jesus Christ came to fulfill this passage. He stood up in the synagogue of Nazareth and read this portion of Scripture. He then sat down and said, “This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears” (Luke 4:21). Jesus, “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14), came “not … to condemn the world” (John 3:17), He “came not to judge the world” (John 12:47). He came to save the world. He came to set the captives free!

He was anointed by the Father to:

preach good tidings unto the meek.

He was sent by the Father to:

bind up the brokenhearted,

proclaim liberty to the captives,

proclaim … the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

What beautiful words these are; what a glorious mission this was. His Father had given Him a divine prison ministry: “The Lord looseth the prisoners” (Psalm 146:7). He came to set men free.

He freed them with the truth!

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:36).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook


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