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2/20/22 Deliverer

 

In the Sunday sermon, this morning, 2/20/22, God brought to me the word deliverer, very strongly. So strongly, in fact, I was overwhelmed by His presence and moved to tears.

 

I stood under what seemed to be a live exhibit of His power and might as His name Deliverer penetrated my heart, and not just any deliverer, but, my own. He so clearly spoke to my spirit in that quiet still voice, which has such a force within it it pierces throughout your body, “I am your Deliverer, your Defender.”

 

I had a chill.

 

Then a clear image of a lion roaring ferociously entered my mind. Not in a hostile or angered way, but in a way of assertion of His total and complete authority over all, but in that moment, over all that concerned me.

 

Again, I heard, “I will defend you.”

 

Of course, from what? entered my mind, but it was a fleeting thought as I was so consumed in the moment of fully (at least in a human capacity) grasping how personally I am loved by the huge God of the universe, and not only loved, but defended.

 

The sermon continued.

 

I continued throughout the remainder of the sermon to hear the Lord ask me a question. Repeatedly He inquired of me, do you trust Me? My response was immediate, and it was a firm, yes, I trust You, Lord.

 

Many times, He asked me this, my answer remained the same, yes, Lord, I trust You. The verse from Isaiah 43:18-21 AMPC came into my mind, it says,

 

“Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old.

 

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?

 

I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

 

The beasts of the field honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen, [Isa. 41:17, 18; 48:21.]

 

The people I formed for Myself, that they may set forth My praise [and they shall do it].”

 

After I returned home from church, I continued to hear, do you trust Me? To which I responded in tow, yes, Lord, I trust You. At this point, the doubt started in. Lies tried to fill my mind.

 

You didn’t hear from the Lord. You always think everything is from God. You made all this up. How many times have you thought God was going to something with your life but it never happens?? You made this all up. You are a fraud. You’re stuck, there’s nothing for you.

 

Watch and see, I heard quietly in my spirit, followed by more verbal attacks from the enemy. Normally, I would have believed the lies and chocked this all up as my imagination, but scripture says, in 1 Corinthians 2:14 AMPC,

 

“But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.”

 

Wow! Does not accept, welcome, or admit into his heart the gifts, teachings, and revelations of the Spirit of God.

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This is one of the verses I am reading and using daily in my arsenal against my old nature and the lies of the enemy. So, I decided that I was being tempted to doubt that I heard from God, and I firmly decided to not fall into his trap.

 

Here’s how I discerned the truth. I looked at the “word” I felt I received from God, I inquired if it was in alignment with scripture. I felt it was. I then, pondered and evaluated if it promoted me, my dreams, or my agenda. It did not. Lastly, I looked at if it met a selfish and immediate desire that I wanted. It did not. So, I arrived at the conclusion, if I’m being enamored with lies and the message is not something I conjured up based on my biblical process of discernment, then it was in fact from God.

 

I knew I should write it down and keep good, accurate, and timely notes as to not have any of the truth stolen by the enemy due to my not keeping good record.

 

I’m excited to see what He, the Lord, my Defender does in my life.

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