We recognize very well that we are in one of the great turning points in all human history. But behind it is the panorama of events which has its foundations in the eternities and reaches out into the endless tomorrows. In the book of Isaiah, we read: “The Spirit of YAHWEH, God is upon me, because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.”
Here he is not literally talking to people in prison, he is not literally talking about people who have been held captive in some far off dungeon. He is talking about the strategy of the enemy of God’s kingdom. The forces of evil that try to bind men where they think, to hold them in dungeons of darkness, of oppression and to hold them by the process of fear. So the proclamation that Isaiah is talking of is the liberty that comes with knowledge. That is why we repeat, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” This statement by Christ was inferring that the knowledge of truth that proceeds out of the mind of God illuminating the individual will set him free, free from fears, from errors, from brainwashing, and all of the things that capture and destroy men. Therefore Isaiah said: I have been sent to proclaim liberty.