Grace AcceptsJanuary 29, 2015
What You Don’t KnowJanuary 31, 2015
When Jesus stood in the synagogue with the scroll opened to Isaiah 61, He began to outline a new day—“To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:19). Notice He stopped short of the last phrase which said, “And the day of vengeance of our God.” Jesus didn’t come to bring vengeance at least not this time. He came to accept a whole new world of people. This would be the start of the year of Jubilee. “And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you” (Leviticus 25:10 AMP).
A new covenant was in view. God put the old wineskins aside and prepared new wineskins to use to hold the new age of grace. No longer would people have to perform in order to please God. Now the blind would see and believe. The captives of the old covenant were now to be released and man could now become His children and no longer servants. We live in the extended year of Jubilee where Jesus has set us free.