If you yearn to live a life of meaning and purpose, joy and peace, then Christianityworks is for you: full of life-changing, practical Bible teaching to help you live out the victory that you already have, in Jesus Christ.

Berni - ceo, Christianityworks

Freedom for the Oppressed

Luke 4:18,19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” (NRSV)

Listen to the radio broadcast of

Freedom for the Oppressed


Download audio file Subscribe to podcast

There can be times in life where we feel a load, a burden, a pressure that maybe you can’t quite put into words. Certainly, you wouldn’t use the word oppression … it’s too strong. But that’s exactly what it could be. Oppression.

Oppression is a terrible thing. Even in this day and age, there are tens of millions of people living under the yolk of slavery in this world. Women and children around the world are oppressed, even right here at home, next door, across the street. Slavery, whether you like it or not, is a reality!

But oppression doesn’t just happen out there to other people. It can happen to you and me anytime. We’re oppressed by all sorts of things – by other people at work or at home, by economic deprivation, not having enough to live on, by circumstances that seem to press in on us and yes, even by the devil. Especially by him.

You know that feeling of being crushed by your circumstances, when you’re being attacked from every direction? That’s oppression, in one form or another.

One of the reasons Jesus came to this earth, He tells us, is to let the oppressed go free.

Luke 4:18,19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” (NRSV)

Freedom is a big thing. And when Jesus sets you free, only then can you truly be free. No matter what it is that’s pushing you down, holding you back … Jesus came to let the oppressed go free. That’s you. That’s a promise that you can count on.

And that’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


Comments


We'd love to know what you think

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Almost there ...

Congo Card

Thanks! We are just processing your donation.

Your gift is going to help us reach so many more people with the good news of Jesus.

People like the terrorist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who had killed many people, but laid down his gun when he heard a Christianityworks broadcast.

So thank you - not only for waiting, but for your love and generosity in helping to reach the lost around the globe with the saving love of Jesus!

May the Lord bless you mightily.