“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19ESV).
This song is a proclamation to behold our King Jesus, to see him for who he is, and to worship him for the mighty God and Savior that he is. So many people don’t even know who he is, including many of those who claim to know him. Yet, the way we get to know him is to hear about him, to believe what he says, to believe in what he did for us in dying on the cross for our sins, and to accept by faith his invitation to salvation from sin.
When we believe in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of our lives, we are crucified with Christ in death to sin, and we are resurrected with Christ in newness of life, “created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (See: Eph. 4:17-24; Ro. 6:1-23; Ro. 8:1-14). The old way of living our lives for sin and self has been put to death, and we are now free to walk in the Spirit in Christ’s righteousness and holiness. So, we now walk according to the Spirit, and no longer according to the flesh, to do what our sinful hearts desire.
Then, we get to know him through time spent daily with him in his word, in listening to him speak to our hearts, in sharing our thoughts, feelings, praises, thanksgiving and requests with him, and through obedience to the teachings and instructions in his word.
An Original Work / April 18, 2011
Behold your King.
Worship the Lord.
He’s the great I AM;
the perfect Lamb.
Jesus, our Redeemer,
our Savior, sustainer,
The heavens declare.
The risen One;
He gave His life
as a sacrifice.
He paid the price.
Our blessed provider,
our Lord, magnify Him,
For He’s God’s Son.
Our God is King.
He reigns forever
He set us free.
Without Him forever,
we won’t know his favor