Deliverance to the Captives
A Sermon on Luke 4:17-19
And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” (ESV)
Sin leads to captivity; the majority of the people in the world are slaves; the 'strong man' has man in his grip; the devil defeated at Calvary; to set the captives free; the desire of a man with a new nature; resist the devil in the faith.