In this passage, we see Jesus’ public ministry as He enters the synagogue on the Sabbath to preach. Jesus is speaking here and He reveals how He was qualified to do his great work with His words, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.” Jesus also reveals how He was commissioned with his words, “Because He hath anointed me.”
Like Jesus, anything God calls us to do, He qualifies us by filling us with the Spirit of the Lord and He commissions us by anointing us. No matter how large or small our assignment or our purpose may be, we never have to fear completing His great work because He prepares us to operate through Him. With the power He gives us, we never have do it alone in our own strength. Hebrews 13:21 says that God will “make you perfect in every good work to do his will.”
Also in this passage, Jesus says the He came to:
(1) Preach the gospel to the poor.
(2) Heal the brokenhearted.
(3) Preach deliverance to the captives (enslaved by sin).
(4) Recover the sight of the blind (spiritual and moral).
(5) Set at liberty them that are abused (oppressed by sin).
As Jesus said in verse 21, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” So, walk in victory today! It is yours.