The Journal of Biblical Accuracy

Isaiah 61:1-3 (PDF) PDF version

Isaiah 61:1-3

In Isaiah 61 we find a prophecy for the Lord Jesus. Starting from verse 1 we read:

Isaiah 61:1-3
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."

This prophecy refers to Jesus Christ who in fact read it many years later in the synagogue of His country. These are some of the things that Jesus came to fulfill. Jesus Christ came to heal the brokenhearted. Has your heart been wounded, broken by something? Though the pain may be big, there is somebody that can heal it. The Lord Jesus Christ. God sent Him to heal the brokenhearted. Some hurts do not go away quickly. However all hurts need Jesus to heal them. Do not hide your wound from Him. Do not pretend that it does not exist. A wound is something real and we will not deceive but only ourselves by considering it non-existent when it is there. Open your heart to Jesus, the heart’s healer. Ask Him to visit it and heal it. Some wounds take time to go away but all wounds are healed if they given to the Lord. He came to heal your wounds. To open the prisons that may keep you and let you free. To comfort all who mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, joy for mourning. Yes there is somebody that can comfort you and heal you. Yes there is somebody that can stretch His hand and help you. Yes the wound is not necessary to remain there forever nor you are doomed to stay forever locked in a prison. Stretch your hand to the Lord. Go to His throne with boldness to find help in a time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16). All we need help. All we suffer from wounds and all we need the Lord to deliver us from them. He can sympathize with our weaknesses and we can find the help, the encouragement and the healing that we need.

Hebrews 4:15-16
"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

Anastasios Kioulachoglou