Romans 11:25-27 focuses on the salvation of Israel. I love this because it reiterates how all the nation of Israel will be saved and restored. Paul states that THE Deliverer will come out of Sion. As an English educator, it’s important to pay attention to the article used. He said THE not A but THE implying that there is only one specific person who can and will do it. Now, this was said in Isaiah as well and here we are in the New Testament hearing it again. It’s safe to say that Paul is referring to the 2nd coming of Christ. I won’t go into all the details of the 2nd coming of Christ, but today we need to acknowledge that like the first time Jesus came, he came as the Deliverer.
Jesus delivered us from damnation so that we could live eternally. The fact that he has chosen to come back truly shows how much he loves us. Even now, he delivers us from everyday challenges we experience. He may use people, but ultimately, he crafts the strategy, implements it, and ensures that it succeeds without fault. It’s so easy to get in the habit of running to people when we get in a clutch, but Jesus is alive, available, and willing to help us.
Some individuals believe that God doesn’t help if the outcome doesn’t appease them, but we have to understand just like healing, deliverance is a process and sometimes it hurts for the sole purpose of ensuring that we grow, move forward into our next, and never return.
Today, make a list of all the things God has delivered you from. Be honest, it can be use of profanity, promiscuity, a disease, mental illness, financial struggles, abuse, fear, etc. Then, make a list of things you desire for him to free you from now. Will it happen overnight?!?! It can, but whether it happens immediately or overtime, we must maintain the desire to be free. It all starts with a desire and willingness to be delivered. Remember every time God’s children called out to him, he answered, so take some time today to call out to him so that he can be the deliverer he has promised to be!