Sunday Evening Service
Deliverance “out” of afflictions is not the same as deliverance “from” afflictions. Christians do have afflictions, but we also have God with us. Deliverance is to release from captivity, or rescue from evil.
God offers deliverance out of our fears. When we have problems, we do not need to fear because we have a big brother in Jesus Christ. Some fear sickness, and some fear financial troubles, but we have no need to fear.
God offers deliverance out of our troubles. This does not mean we won’t have troubles, but we can have peace in the midst of them.
God offers deliverance out of want. When we fear Him, He can lead us in the proper path. Too often we fear what man thinks rather than fearing God. If we tithe, God will rebuke the devourer on our behalf.
God offers deliverance out of being lost. We can be saved only when our heart is repentant. The Old Testament animal sacrifices covered sins, but Jesus’ blood washed away sins. We can know we are saved.
God offers deliverance out of heartache. When we go through hurts, we have a Friend Who is close. He understands our pain.
God offers deliverance out of affliction. The god of this world blinds people with religion and relationships; but God can deliver us from that.
God offers deliverance out of desolation. The world is lonely without Christ. We do not need to live empty, barren lives. God redeems us from that. He is able to deliver