Moleskine Bart Notes
Luke 4:18-19 (Amplified Bible) 18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], 19 To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day [a]when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound.
Jesus declared His mission statement, His purpose in life in Luke. 4:18-19 and everything in His life and ministry revolved around these powerful words. Notice v. 19 where He boldly states that now was the time to put this God ordained plan into effect.
Now if you read the Book of Acts, you’ll notice that the church in Jerusalem took this mission statement as their own and by faith received the same equipment He had when did what He did. What would happen to the church today if His mission statement became ours…