18“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
Thoughts: This was quoted by Jesus (recorded in Luke 4) when he preached in his home church. When the Spirit of the Lord comes in power- shown especially when the Messiah comes- it is freedom for people. Jesus ads in Luke 40 "recovery of sight from the blind." He brings release from darkness- bringing us into the light of hope and truth. When Jesus said he fulfilled this prophecy, the people of his hometown tried to kill him, but failed. Yet Jesus has set millions free. Jesus set many free physically to show He sets millins free spiirtually. He releases only those who wish to be set free. He opens the eyes of those who put their faith in him.
Prayer: Help me, Lord to put my faith in you and be set free from evil, hurt, and harm.