Liberty to the Captives (eBook)

by Thomas Boston

in ePub, .mobi & .pdf formats

10 Sermons on Isaiah 61:1

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. - ISAIAH 61:1

THIS text is that upon which our Lord Jesus himself preached to the congregation at Nazareth, Luke 4:16–19. And if we ask of whom the prophet spake, Jesus tells you, ver. 21, that it was of him. Though the prophet perhaps had an eye to himself, and to the promised deliverance from the Babylonish captivity; yet certainly Christ, and the spiritual deliverance by him, is the principal subject. Jesus is here described as the Mediator between God and man. In the words we have two things:— 

1. The glorious qualifications of our Mediator: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me." Here are the three persons of the Trinity distinguished. The Lord God, his Son, and his Spirit. Our Lord Jesus being both God and man, the Holy Spirit, with all his gifts, was put on the man Christ. At his baptism the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, Matth. 3:16. On him also the Spirit rested, and never again departed from him, but continued filling him at all times with graces and gifts for the discharge of his great trust. So that he says the Spirit is upon me, not is come upon me.

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Table of Contents 

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me Part 2

The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek

The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek, Part 2

To bind up the broken-hearted

To bind up the broken-hearted, Part 2

To proclaim liberty to the captives.

To proclaim liberty to the captives, Part 2

And the opening of the prison to them that are bound

And the opening of the prison to them that are bound, Part 2

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