Let the Oppressed Go Free

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Month Theme: Reaping in the Jubilee

Topic: Let the Oppressed Go Free

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 58:1-12; Luke 4:16-21

Main Text:
Luke 4:19
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

The Jubilee and chosen fast permitted slaves to return to their possessions and families – let the oppressed go free (Isaiah 58:5-7). To be oppressed means to crack in pieces, struggle, be bruised or crushed. Many are oppressed, and we must trust God to let them go free.

Oppression entails:
1• Domination - The oppressed are those who are dominated by others. They act against their will to please others. People act in ways that give them a feeling of superiority over those they oppress.
2• Denial - The oppressed are denied justice and are punished for offences they don’t commit.
3• Dehumanisation - The oppressed are dehumanised people. They are dominated and denied to the point where they struggle, are bruised and crushed.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ restores dignity to people. It makes them new creatures who are not less than anyone else. That is what being born again is all about. We are armed with the power of the name of Jesus Christ, the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, the power of the Word of God and the power of the Holy Ghost (2 Corinthians 10:3-6). Believers must be more aggressive in employing the power of God to free people from oppression.

Prayer: pray for the grace and capacity to liberate the oppressed.

Extract From:
"The Jubilee" by Eastwood Anaba
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