Monday, February 15, 2021

Drawing near to deliverance

Matthew 8:14-17 / Mark 1:29-34 / Luke 4:38-41…

The ministry of Jesus was the manifestation of the Son of God. It involved temporal signs of power pointing to the everlasting comfort of God (Isaiah 53:4 / 1 Peter 2:24).

Peter’s mother in law was weakened, but when Jesus took her by the hand, and she recovered, the first thing she does is serve Him. People who are sick are grateful when they get well. When Jesus has healed someone who is spiritually sick, that person becomes a servant of the Master.

The fame of Jesus was spreading. The movement of God will draw people near to deliverance. Jesus reaches the physical, mental, and spiritual places. There is no sin that Jesus cannot deliver you from. Christ delivers from disease, delivers from demons, and most importantly, delivers from damnation. That’s the one thing you need deliverance from most of all.

The demons know, believe, and fear Jesus (James 2:19), but the demons are not delivered. They do not serve Jesus willingly, but only as far as His sovereign power orchestrates their movements. Have you been delivered? If you have been delivered from darkness you will follow His light (Ephesians 2:8-10 / 1 John 2:15-17, 5:19).

Do you serve Jesus, or yourself? You are not delivered to become your own king; you have been transferred from one kingdom to another (Colossians 1:13 / 1 Peter 2:9). Those God saves become God’s slaves (Romans 6:11, 18, 22 / 2 Timothy 2:19 / 1 Peter 2:16).

Will you be delivered (James 4:6-8), or do you want to be damned?


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Anonymous said...

I know I've been delivered from the darkness and my demons. And I feel my interest for the stuff of the world fading. But how come it doesn't feel right some times? I want to serve Jesus not myself any more.

Even So... said...

It is a lifelong pursuit, and a battle.

This is one reason why we need to stick together.

Keep the faith!