Saturday, November 26, 2016


Before Jesus Christ ever physically walked on this earth the Bible has some things to say about the Son of God on how He delivers us in our daily routine of life. "The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound." Isaiah 61:1.
Can we break this verse down? If Jesus tells us a biblical truth who would He most prefer to talk to? This passage is saying ... "To preach good tidings unto the meek." They are open in their heart to learn. When I talk to a meek person there are no barriers in their spirit that have to be plowed through to get to the Person of Jesus Christ. This should give us a clue as to what spirit we are to have when our Lord the great teacher of all time is trying to impart a message to us.
Jesus Christ has always desired to bind up the brokenhearted. The Bible says that God is close to this type of person. He even reiterates this principle in Luke 4:18. If a person's soul is in pieces there is almost no greater miracle than God coming in and mending everything together. If an individual gets cremated does God know where every molecule is from that person? The answer is yes. In like manner Jesus Christ desires to bind up the brokenhearted. We have to be open to allow God to do this but through our willingness the Holy Spirit absorbs our pain in His righteousness.
The last part of this verse says ... "To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound." We live in a world that is held captive by Satan. According to 2 Corinthians 4:4 he is the god (With a small g) of this world. When most people walk through life they feel some kind of binding spirit.
I am thinking of what Jesus said in John chapter eight. "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32. We should seek Jesus Christ everyday because He is the truth. What is our reward if we apply this biblical principle? "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." John 8:36.
Some Christians say there is no law in heaven because we were saved by grace. I believe there are laws in this perfect place but I don't feel we will have any problem following this in Paradise. The Apostle Paul talks about this when he said, "For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:2. Which law do you want to be under because it is either one or the other? I like the way that sounds. "For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus" is what is going to set me free with whatever is binding me in a bad way. This law takes captive the law of sin and death. Two laws but only one will set us free. Why? Because "Now the Lord is that spirit: and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17.
"But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." Romans 6:22. Look at the incredible order of this verse. First we were freed from our sins through Jesus Christ then we became servants of God. We got busy for Jesus Christ but at the same time we sowed the fruit of holiness in our life. We started thinking right, we started living clean because a righteous life in service to Jesus Christ became very special to us as Christians. The last part of this verse says ... "And the end everlasting life." We got saved, we became disciples of Jesus Christ, we live holy and we go to heaven in the proper timing of God.
Jesus Christ is our deliverer. We may have a heavy yoke on our soul or a burden that is just so heavy. I have felt very oppressed in my life over many things but I realized that Jesus Christ is the answer. Matthew chapter 11 talks about the Son of God being our deliverer with our heavy yoke but the Old Testament talks about this principle also in Isaiah. "For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian." Isaiah 9:4. This comforts me because in this world we are bound to have a heavy yoke in our souls but not without the promise of God that He will deliver us through His Son Jesus Christ.
I am going to quote a verse but there will be temptation to think of the faith healer that has the gift of the effecting of miracles in the name and power of Jesus Christ. Some are sincere and some are charlatans. "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19. If a demon or demons are attacking us all we have to do is cast them out in the name of Jesus Christ. They have to come up to get us unless we gave them enough that they have spiritual legal ground against our lives. Then we need to cry out to God for deliverance in the power of Jesus Christ. We have authority in the Son of God when we got saved through Him. 
Everything I just wrote about in this article only applies if we are faithful to Jesus Christ in obedience to Him. To be delivered by God is one thing but to be an overcomer in Jesus Christ is an elevated step in our growth and journey through our life. I don't want to settle for deliverance because I desire to be victorious in my Savior and Lord through my testimony for Him. I like when the martyrs in the book of Revelation stood strong in their faith for Jesus Christ." And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Revelation 12:11. They were delivered by Jesus Christ and were victorious in Him because of their faithfulness and obedience to the Lamb of God.
When the Apostle John poured his heart out to fellow believers in Christ to try the spirits whether they are of God he finally says, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world."1 John 4:4. 
Dear unbeliever in Jesus Christ would you like to have the Son of the living God living inside you who is much stronger than the devil? The Bible says ... "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world." Wherever you are today/tonight accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your very own Savior and Lord by repenting of all your sins based on what He did for you on the cross. 
If you just made that decision you have been delivered from your sins and can be victorious in Him because He rose from the dead on the third day. "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory." 1 Corinthians 15:55.  
Bob D.

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