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The Good News of Jesus Christ


"And it shall come to pass in that day, that (the oppressor's) burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing." Isaiah 10:27

***Christ means "The Anointed One"***

    And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And Jesus 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 to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet, Isaiah. And when he had opened it, he found the place where it is written:
        "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
          because he has anointed me
          to preach the good news to the poor;
          He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
          to proclaim deliverance for the prisoners and
          recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed,
          to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
." ( anno Domini or A.D.)
    Then he closed the book, gave it back to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears."  Luke 4:14-21

***Then, later, after the Resurrection and Pentecost, Peter was sent by the Lord to the house of a non-Jew (a Gentile)...***

    Then Peter began to speak: " I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and work righteousness. This is the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is lord of all. You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached- how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how he went about doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
    We are witnesses of everything he did, both in the land of the Jews and Jerusalem; they killed him by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen-by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God ordained as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that whosoever believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
    While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Spirit came on all them who heard the word. Those believers with Peter who were of the circumcision were astonished because the gift of the Holy Spirit was also poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.
    Then Peter said "Can anyone forbid these people to be baptized with water, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
                                  ACTS 10:34-48a

I believe in Jesus Christ