October 19, 2014
Encounter with Jesus: Jesus, The Deliverer
Many people are saved but are not free. It is very important to understand that God is walking along side you through your trials and tribulations in life. Believers are saved. When problems arise pray and ask God for deliverance. The enemy will try to beat you down but God restores those who are oppressedJohn 8:36 If the son therefore shall make you free you shall be free indeed.
Oppression is often compared to Miry Clay. The three reasons oppression can be compared to Miry Clay are:
- You will often face problems that will swallow or consume you.
- The more you struggle with the problem it sucks you in and is harder to solve.
- Dangerous and causes a separation from God.
If you stray from God it will be easier for the devil to attack you. Separation from God is hell. When you are a child of God you are a threat to the devil and he will seek to destroy you. Walking with God means that you stand out. The afflictions in your life will change. It is your choice to either walk with God or against him. God unlike the enemy will punish you not destroy youMatthew 14: 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord save me.
You cannot rely on yourself because you are lacking the wisdom needed in order to overcome obstacles in your life. Dangerous situations will often arise and in order to repent and receive deliverance you must:
- Cry out for mercy.
- Repent to show that you are apologetic and have learned your lesson.
- Surrender and stop struggling, let the Lord have his way with you.
Demons are intelligent and very real. It is imperative that you protect yourself from demonic oppression. Demonic oppression is around us at all times. It can come in the form of nightmares or walking with the spirit of Christ does not prohibit you from being oppressed but it does offer the benefit of not being possessed. The devil cannot stop Jesus but he can delay the miracles that God has for you. Carry the spirit of God with you at all times. The devil has the ability to oppress your destiny before you can manifest it or see it coming. You will self destruct. Before you realize it you will be slowly wasting awayMark 4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
You will not be dead but you will embrace the embodiment of evil and wander around not knowing your destiny. As believers we have eternal victory over demons and Satan. We can be delivered from evil influence in our lives by using the weapons that God has instilled in us.
God is our victoryMark 5: 15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
God has the power to change every aspect of your life. God will restore, relocate, and release an abundance of positive changes in your life if you allow it to happen. You must fight for your blessings. God will deliver you from sin through grace and salvation. The spirit of God will enable you to make the correct decisions regarding your life. God is faithful he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted he will also provide a way out so that you can escape simultaneously with temptation.