17 Do not think that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
|Luke 4:16-21 |
16 So he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.
17 And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor [in Spirit]; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted [who mourn due to their slavery to sin], to preach release to the captives [of sin], and recovery of sight to the [spiritually] blind, to deliver [free] those who are oppressed [in slavery to sin],2 [The gospel is the ministry of the Spirit to totally free you from sin, as you repent from your old ways of selfishness on the inward cross of self-denial; to be washed, cleansed, and purified; to then be translated into kingdom of Christ; and then to live in union with Christ and God, on earth and forever.]
20 And he closed the book and he gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all those who were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21 And he said to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."