Heal the Broken-hearted By Rev Eastwood Anaba

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Theme: Purpose

Topic: Heal the Broken-hearted

Scripture Reading:
Matthew  11:25-30; Luke 4:1-19

Main Text:
Luke 4:18
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,

Jesus Christ was anointed to preach the Gospel to save the lost. The purpose of the anointing did not end there. He was anointed to heal the broken-hearted. He worked miracles like raising the dead to  save people from situations  that broke their hearts.  He also  spoke words of comfort to heal the broken-hearted. Tragedy and suffering render millions of people around the world miserable. Such  people  need  the  ministry  of  healing  for  their  broken  hearts.

People are often broken-hearted because of their state of sinfulness  or  the  tragedies  that  befall  them.  Jesus  Christ preached  the  Gospel  to  the  poor  and  reached out to  those who  were  broken-hearted.  He  lived  in  a  troubled  world  and  He did  not  ignore  those  who  were  broken-hearted,  who  came  to  Him for  relief.  The  declaration  of His  mission  in  Luke  4:18-19  must have ignited hope in the people beyond imagination.  The religious leaders  of  the  day  offered  them  nothing  more  than  dead  religion characterised by the laws and traditions of  men,  which  made  their condition  worse.

The  word  “brokenhearted”  in Luke 4:18 is  the  Greek  word  ‘syntribō’  which  means  broken  to  shivers. Those who are broken-hearted are sometimes damaged beyond repair by  human  standards.  The  word  “heal”  is  the  Greek  word  ‘iaomai’, which  means  to make  whole. It  takes  only  the  power  of  God  to make  whole  the broken-hearted. He  had  the  power,  knowledge  and  wisdom to  comfort  mourners  and  heal  the  wounded (Matthew 11:28-30).

1. Pray for the grace to heal the broken-hearted.
2. Pray also that in your actions and words, you’ll not cause people to be broken hearted.

Extract From:
“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba
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