Jesus Announces his Ministry

Jesus is about to announce in a synagogue in the place where he grew up, Nazareth, that it is now the time as prophesied in the Bible -- that he is the Messiah. As is evident, Jesus was known for his knowledge of the Scriptures, and he taught in their synagogues. But when he announces in the place where he grew up, that he is the Messiah: "all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong." (Luke 4:28-30).

So here it is, Jesus about to announce:

"And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

And 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 for to read.

And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esa'ias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears." (Luke 4:14-21).

Now wait a minute, Jesus just read a verse out of the book of Isaiah, but he didn't finish the verse. WHY DIDN'T JESUS FINISH IT? HE READ ONE VERSE, AND STARTED THE NEXT, AND HE JUST STOPPED AT A COMMA, AND CLOSED THE BOOK, AND SAT DOWN, AND EVERYONE WAS JUST LOOKING AT HIM. What did the rest of that verse say? Why didn't he finish it? He just stopped, and closed the book, and sat down.

Here are those two verses from the book of Isaiah:

"The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

"To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, AND THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD." (Isaiah 61:1&2).

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