Lk4:16-19 – When he came to Nazareth, where he had been raised, he went into the synagogue, as he always did on the Sabbath day. When Jesus came to the front to read the Scriptures, they handed him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and read where it is written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to be hope for the poor, freedom for the brokenhearted, and new eyes for the blind, and to preach to prisoners, ‘You are set free!’ I have come to share the message of Jubilee, for the time of God’s great acceptance has begun.”

I believe we are in one of the most significant prophetic times in the history of the church. Jesus actually announced the beginning of this season in His sermon at the synagogue in Nazareth. The famous “the Spirit of the Lord is upon me sermon” was the trumpet blast signifying the season of Jubilee for all of the earth had begun. Jesus was announcing a brand new prophetic day. Here is how Brian Simmons describes this passage.

“The Isaiah passage is associated with the proclamation of the Year of Jubilee. The Greek word used here implies a cycle of time. Jesus clearly defined his mission by reading these words of the prophet Isaiah.”

What is the significance of this passage for the church? Also, what is the significance of this prophetic word for the season we are in? Jesus displayed Jubilee throughout His ministry, actually He is Jubilee itself. He proclaimed the breaking of poverty off of the poor, He preached that prisoners were freed, and the sick would be healed. Everywhere Jesus went these words were fulfilled. The sick were healed, the hungry were fed, and the oppressed were liberated. Today this Jubilee is being proclaimed every time we preach the gospel. In this season of 2023 I believe we are seeing the acceleration of this prophetic word. More and more the addicted and oppressed are coming into freedom found only in Christ. The harvest of this generation is ripe, the fields are white for harvest, the Lord is raising up a fresh crop of harvesters right under our noses. The inheritance of faithful sons and daughters is here. This is the time to take your inheritance, the wealth of the world is stored up for His own.

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