THE LORD'S DELIVERANCE

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Job 5:19 He shall deliver you in six troubles, yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.

Have you ever found yourself in a place where other people are trying to provoke you in an attempt to break you or make you mad? But you have made up your mind that whatever they do, they are not going to affect you?

There is a saying for this, “they cannot touch you”.

The truth is no one or anything can actually make you respond in any given way because we have the power to control our every response. You might not be able to control what happens to you or control what happens around you, but you can always control your response.

And this is a key when it comes to dealing with the strategies and devices of our spiritual enemy, the devil. His goal is to always get you to respond in the wrong way – he wants you to feel discouraged, depressed, downcast and in despair. But if you make up your mind that whatever the devil throws at you, your response is always going to be one that looks to God and the truth of His Word – no evil of the enemy will be able to touch you.

Job made up his mind that he was not going to curse God. Regardless of what the devil was throwing at him, he maintained his honor toward God. And we see the deliverance of the Lord coming through.

Right throughout the Bible, we see the deliverance of the Lord in the lives of those who chose to honor God in the face of their enemies.

David stood before Goliath and the entire Philistine armies who were defying Israel and their God. They made David mad but he didn’t rise up against them in his own strength or what the Bible calls the "flesh". The key to David’s success and deliverance was in the Lord. He declared to Goliath that the battle is the Lord’s. (1 Samuel 17:47)

It's a similar story with Moses and Pharaoh. God commanded Moses to lead Israel out of Egypt and into the Wilderness. Moses was up against the most powerful military might in the world at that time. Yet deliverance was not in the strength or might of Israel. It was in the strength and might of their God who brought judgment upon the gods of Egypt. (Exodus 12:12)

King Jehoshaphat was facing several armies that had joined forces together against Israel. But the Lord commanded King Jehoshaphat that he did not need to fight the battle. All he had to do was just look to the Lord and watch Him bring the deliverance. (2 Chronicles 20:15-17) And it is the same for you and me today.

In every battle that we find ourselves (whether spiritual, physical or financial), deliverance is not in your hands. Look to the Lord and put your trust in Him. If you will surrender your position to Him and allow Him to fight your battles, you will always see the deliverance of the Lord.

Turn to the Lord and pray to Him. Hand over to Him the problems and issues that you are trying to solve. Stand in faith, trust God and you will see His deliverance!

Pastor Wayne Simpson


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Turn to the Lord during times of trouble and see the Lord’s deliverance in your life.