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A little over 41 years ago, I was manager of a grocery store.
In one of our reports, I learned that a certain brand of
pork and beans was going up from (retail) 19cents per can
to 22cents per can.
So, before the price went up, I ordered 200 cases of them.

We made a huge end display of them.
A large sign was placed 5 for $1 !!

My boss came in and saw the display.
He asked, "WHAT is all THAT about?"

I smiled and said,

Luke 4:16-20 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up:
and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the
sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet
Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place
where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed
me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister,
and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue
were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Listen: “the acceptable year of the Lord” is EXPENSIVE!
Because the purchase of that “year” (or time) was made by the blood
OF God paid TO God for the benefit of man!

The Scripture quoted by Jesus was made
BY Isaiah FOR God in Is. 61.
Jesus used that Scripture to point to Himself as Messiah.

Isaiah had also spoken FOR God in another place.

The Lord Jehovah of the Old Testament was speaking about HIMSELF!
And, Jesus' statement, "This day is this scripture fulfilled
in your ears,"
actually stated that Jesus is Jehovah!
He had come to fulfill prophecy and become our Savior!!

Jesus is the representation, manifestation of God!!
Heb 1:1-3 says,
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in
time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he
hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his
, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he
had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the
Majesty on high;

Jesus is the WORD (logos) of God.
He is the character and depiction of God in a man!
John 1:1-4 says,
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any
thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

The expensiveness of justified salvation offered for man,
is clothed in the inexpensiveness of the Person of Jesus Christ!

Only GOD can:
“heal” those who are broken in heart because of sin,
bring “deliverance” (justified salvation) to those enchained by sin,
bring “sight” to lives blinded by sin,
give “liberty” to those beaten down and enslaved by sin!!

This age, this time, right now is “the acceptable year
of the Lord.”

It is the age of grace, the age of God’s compassionate kindness.
It is the age when God accepts men because of the price HE paid!

And, if YOU, my Christian friends, belong to Christ then
YOU are "anointed" of God to "preach"
that GOOD NEWS!!
2 Cor 5:20-21 says,
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though
God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead,
be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Dress the EXPENSIVENESS of the Gospel of Christ Jesus
in the INEXPENSIVENESS of your life telling HIS STORY!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce