Deliverer

O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.  Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished; your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.  The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host: “The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!” The women at home divide the spoil—though you men lie among the sheepfolds—the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering gold.  When the Almighty scatters kings there, let snow fall on Zalmon.  O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan!  Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell forever?  The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.  You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there. (Psalm 68:7-18 ESV)

God delivered His people in the past, as is seen in the deliverance of His people from centuries of slavery in Egypt.  God delivers His people in the present, as is seen in the experience of David as He writes about the victory God gives over his enemies.  God delivers so fully that the deliverance of God’s people will culminate in that future day when God brings His people home to His holy mountain.

This is my testimony since I met Jesus.  He delivered me from all my past sin and the guilt and shame those sins carry.  He deliverers me today as the many enemies I face (and yes, deliverance in this life does not mean I no longer have enemies today) are just obstacles that remind me to trust wholeheartedly in my deliverer.  And I look forward to that day, when I will see my Deliverer face-to-face and will no longer need to look at the enemies of my past and my present anymore.

 

 

 

Author: Brian Heinen

I am simply a Christ-follower who wants to share the incredible Savior I met with others.

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