Unto Us - Jubilee in 2023
Unto Us: Jubilee in 2023
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.
The wise men brought 3 gifts. The first was gold because Jesus is King.
Jesus came not only for redemption, but also for adoption.
Romans 8:14-15 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
We are now His. Breanna’s adoption. Jacob “That’s my daughter”
As we are adopted into His family, we become children of the King and have an inheritance in Him.
2. Royal Heirs
Galatians 4:1-5 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
If we are sons and daughter of the King, that makes us royalty.
1 Peter 1:9 you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light
He adopts us as children, then grows us up into being sons and daughters who take part in the family business.
Royalty because we are children of the King
Priests led others into the presence of God. They offer sacrifices on behalf of the people. We do that through prayer and worship.
Royal? Don’t you know where I come from?
Priests? I don’t think you know my past.
It’s not about what you make of yourself, but what God makes of you and says about you as you put yourself in His hands.
I was called worthless, but He calls me valuable
I was cursed, He made me blessed
I was without purpose, He gave me a hope and a future
I was lost, He gave me a home
The word of the Lord created, transforms, and defines destiny.
He engages us so we can engage the world around us.
3. Engaged to Engage
Jesus read from the scroll of Isaiah
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed…
Word for 2022: Engage
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The Gospel is that He engaged us so we can engage Him and the world in His name.
Daughter Claire got engaged. Preparing for the wedding. Dress, venue, wedding party, food, decor, on and on.
He takes us from children, to sons and daughters, to a place of maturity to become the bride of Christ.
At the right time, Jesus engaged us with His Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
He loved us so much that He put a ring on it.
Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
Jesus loves us and He gave us His Holy Spirit to make us Holy, not happy, comfortable, powerful, healthy, and wealthy.
Holy means to be set apart for a specific purpose, uncommon, unique, and precious.
2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”
James 4:4-8 Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me… to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
The year of the Lord’s favor – Jubilee. Debts are canceled, the enslaved go free, inheritance is restored.
Jesus came to pronounce that in Him, spiritual debts are canceled, that there is freedom for those in spiritual bondage.
The Spirit of the Lord is here to make you a child and heir to His Kingdom, a son or daughter to participate in the family business of the kingdom on earth, to become His bride, and to set you free of spiritual bondage and redeem you from your spiritual debt.
Who the Son sets free is free indeed.