“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. God’s name should be associated with His great acts of deliverance. He is the God who saves us by His mighty deeds. He introduced Himself in the Ten commandments as the Deliver from Egypt.” (Exodus 20:2)
He is our God and definitely our Deliverer. He gave Moses the words and ability to deliver God’s word to His people, and ultimately the victory was God’s. He took His people out of Egypt, where they were nothing more than slaves, and led them to the Promised Land, to become land owners, with cattle, sheep, lambs, crops and prosperous, because we are His people and we are a people of faith and obedience. This is all a response to His love for us, and our faith and obedience is with love for Him.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Precious Abba, to “save us” means to prepare us to accept God’s gifts to and for us. He cleans us up, puts on the pathway of righteousness and only we can take ourselves off of the path. Let us ever be so careful, that what we are doing and where we are serving are always pleasing to Abba. For it is in His name we pray. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“When was the last time that you love Him? It’ll make His day.”
“Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.’” (Joshua 6:2)
Joshua was nearing Jericho and encountered a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’ ‘Neither,’ he replied, ‘But as commander pf the of the Lord I have now come.’ ‘What message does my Lord have for his servant?’ The commander of the Lord’s army replied, ‘Take off your sandals, for he place where you are standing is holy.’ And Joshua did so.
Beloved, the manna had stopped coming daily, as the Lord had fulfilled His promise of delivering His people into the Promised Land. They had eaten the manna and were filled, they would soon eat the meat of animals in Gilgal, but next year, they would eat of the fruit of the land that they now owned, that God had provided for them. God had taken care of His people for 40 long years, preparing them for that which their forefathers had been promised. It was now time, for the people to retake the responsibility for growing their food and animals, to provide for themselves.
“What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—-through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.” (Romans 7:24-25)
Life is like a war at times, because we commit ourselves to Christ but still seek to please the world. The person whose spiritual nature has been reborn through Jesus experiences a constant conflict between the spiritual and the human natures. We know what is right but desire to do what is wrong. This conflict can lead to an inner wretchedness and a struggle for peace. The only deliverance comes through Jesus. Follow him bring inner peace and eternal life.
Jesus Chris the Lord rescues us from the body of death, that is, the old sinful nature. He makes us victorious in the struggle against sin. He leads from despair to joy.
SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:
“And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” (2nd Thessalonians 3:2-3)
God’s salvation is deliverance from His enemies and ours. We should pray for God to deliver His servants from the enemies of he Christian faith. Persecution may make us ask where God is. The inspired Word promises us He is faithful! He will protect us from Satan who lied behind our persecutions. We should thus continue to sere God obediently.
Jesus died on the cross for our sins, as He was without sin, and He was resurrected three days later, reveal His victory over Satan and even death. This does not mean Satan won’t try to deceive you or tell you things to cause you to sin. He is the king of deceit and a liar supreme! Just remember, he has no power, unless you give it to him. Call upon the name of Jesus and rebuke him and see how fast he runs away, for he has been defeated, forever.