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5.18.19 – Deliverance

I’ve been thinking about the word “deliverance” this morning, and really I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last week.

What do you think of when you hear the word “deliverance”?

Maybe you think of demons. Maybe you think only “bad” people need “deliverance”. Maybe you think of “deliverance” as when a person goes through a prayer of deliverance to set them free of demonic holds. Maybe you think of an event in your life when you felt set free of something and you know you were “delivered” and set free of that thing. (Maybe you think of that movie called “Deliverance” with the banjos, which I have never seen. haha)

Yes, it is those things,

…but it is also such a huge part of the lifestyle of a child of God. It is part of who Jesus is for us. Our Deliverer. Our Rescuer.

It’s an ongoing thing, to be delivered. As believers we are constantly going through the journey of being set free, we’re being led through dangers and hard times and challenging or impossible situations. Jesus is our Deliverer. He comes to our rescue. He is setting us free. We are always in need of being rescued and delivered by Him.

de·liv·er·ance
noun
1. the action of being rescued or set free.
Synonyms:

liberationrelease, freeing, rescuedeliverydischargeransomemancipationsalvationredemption

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