Luke's Gospel recounts the beginning of Jesus' public ministry as He returns "in the power of the Holy Spirit" to Nazareth and stands up in the synagogue to read from the prophet Isaiah. There Isaiah declares that the Spirit of the Lord has commissioned him to announce good news to the poor, news of release from captivity, recovery of sight for the blind, liberty to the oppressed—all in all, a year "of the Lord's favor." The Old Testament called this celebration the Year of Jubilee. Jesus applied that passage to himself as a new beginning for Israel. He is the one who launches the Jubilee Year for all who will hear Him.