1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,But notice verse 2. He will also proclaim the day of vengeance of our God. The DAY of the Lord is good and bad. It is great news for those who have the righteousness of Christ. But it will be a day of terror for those who do not know the Christ.
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favorPeople need to hear both sides of the story. God's kindness leads some to repentance, but his wrath is also very real. Good news and bad news, we need them both.
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,