The Fire And The Dove

Becoming the Oil and the Wine

Before Jesus began His ministry, He decided to reveal His identity in the synagogue.

When He was given the book of Isaiah to read He carefully selected a particular passage.

Jesus did not read Isaiah 6:14-15, which foretold of His birth by a virgin.

Neither did He read from the scripture in Isaiah 9:6 which exalts His name: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!

Jesus did not read from Isaiah 53 which described the pain and suffering that He would endure and His victorious resurrection.

Instead, Jesus stood up and searched deep inside the book until He reached the passage in Isaiah 61:1-7 and read loud and clear.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to 

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