The Greatest Deliverance
Colossians 1:13-14 (NKJV)
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
Have you ever ordered something online? Often when you do you will get offered the option to receive shipment notifications. I like these when I’m waiting for something very important. I will check and look forward to the “out for delivery” or better yet, “delivered” status. You know though, I never get the “delivered” message and expect to come home not to find my package. In fact, when it says delivered you would be quite put out to return and not find it there. That is because delivered means delivered already.
In the Bible, context truly is everything. We need to understand that God doesn’t loosely use words but rather is very purposeful in everything He both says and does. It’s often hard for us to comprehend such things when we are so accustomed to everything being subject to interpretation. This however is not Godly but worldly. His Word tells us we WILL know the Truth (John 8:32). Truth in God’s world is not variable; it is direct. The context as referring to which individuals are being dealt with in Scripture is incredibly important.
In the scriptures above Paul was writing to the Christians in Colossae. He clearly tells them an important truth. Implying that if you are Christian (he is writing to believers), then Jesus has already delivered you from any and all power of the enemy. The only and greatest deliverance you need is in one package that is obtained through the receiving of Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. He said He is the door and what He meant by that is the door to complete access to God. All the promises of God are yes and answered already in Him (2 Corinthians 1:20). It goes on to say, “in Whom we have redemption…” That word redemption is important. It means ransom in full, riddance, or deliverance. If you are in Christ then you ARE in deliverance. If you have put on Christ you HAVE put on deliverance. There are all kinds of “deliverance ministries” out there but there is only one that is needed, the blood of Jesus Christ. The problem we as Christians sometimes find is in the activation of it.
As with all things concerning God, we, (not He) activate His power in our lives. He gave us the right to it, but if we don’t or won’t use it, it becomes worthless. You may have all the tools and supply to build a house but unless you utilize those resources, no house will be built. God gave us salvation as the ultimate instruction in how to receive from Him. Believe, confess, receive. God isn’t confusing. He has given us the instruction.
Do you need delivered? Activate your faith in it by the Word. God’s Word delivers because it says it does. Believe, confess, and receive the Word and nothing else. Stop asking God to do what He has already done. Believe it is so and walk out your victory in faith. Need help with that? Find a place that will teach you how to see deliverance through the Word of God. The Word of God works on time, every time, and so will your faith when it’s built on the truth found within its pages.
2 Corinthians 1:10 (NKJV), “who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us?”