If you wonder, “Why this journey?”
This is the reason I go…
I, the Lord, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness.
I will take you by the hand and guard you,
and I will give you to my people, Israel,
as a symbol of my covenant with them.
And you will be a light to guide the nations.
You will open the eyes of the blind.
You will free the captives from prison,…
releasing those who sit in dark dungeons.
Pulling the truths out of this passage alone, before you read the following, I find:
God will gently guide you and protect you, he will entrust you, as His symbol of His promises. You will be a light that cannot be hidden that will guide NATIONS. YOU will speak His truth and YOU will bring freedom, through Christ as He has entrusted these things to you.
You have the power in your words and prayers to release NATIONS from captivity.
Releasing those who sit in dark dungeons. Hmm, good stuff. What dungeons? What do we surround ourselves with and use to cover and shield our hearts? What literal dungeons are people enslaved in now? With the literal modern-day enslavement of humans and also the captivity of boredom, apathy, anger, idolatry, etc.
Where is God to rescue us and them? Oh, but God says, WE are the body. So, where are we? Where are YOU? Do you accept your worth in this, His calling, because He’s calling YOU to step up and accept His love and joy and FREEDOM. We are called to be Christ in the world.
Now, let me dive further into THAT truth…
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to
proclaim that the captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.
So, if I recap:
– He has sent US, which means we are worthy and important.
– He has anointed us, which means He entrusts.
– He has sent us, which means our WORDS have meaning and significance.
– To comfort the brokenhearted, which means our words bring LIFE or DEATH.
– To PROCLAIM that the captives and prisoners will be freed, which means we walk BOLDLY in TRUTH and FREEDOM!
Because of this, I go.