"The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to preach the acceptable year of Jehovah and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn-"
"The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to proclaim the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those having been crushed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
In Isaiah 61:1-2, A being speaks about God's anointing and the work He has been given to do. The identity of that person is not revealed until verse 61:8,
- - "For I Jehovah love judgment-"
This shows that it is Jehovah, who is speaking and who states that He has been appointed by Jehovah, God. Further, Luke 4:18-19 shows Jesus quoting that same passage and then in verse 21 stating,
- - "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your ears."
The meaning is quite clear, Jesus says He is the 'Jehovah', who is speaking in Isa 61:1-2.
Once again, we find the Name of the One, True, God given to more than one person, or entity. In these verses there is no indication of a trinity of persons in the Godhead; however, verses such as these show, that the belief in a singular person god is not biblically sound. Further if should be clear, that the contention that Father, Son, & Holy Spirit are merely aspects or offices of God, also is not scripturally sound.
The only way these verses make sense is if there is a plurality of persons in the Godhead. Otherwise, we are faced with God talking to Himself, anointing Himself, and sending Himself on a mission.
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Isa 61:1-2 & Luke 4:18-19
page updated 03/26/2011.