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When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, Do you want to be healed?- John 5:6 (ESV)

Deliverance is derived from the Divine.  Deliverance is disseminated by the Divine.  The Divine has the power to deliver us from whatever may plague us in this world.  The believer’s faith rests in Him.

Jesus approached this one man among many sick and suffering people.  He asked this man directly if he wanted to be healed.  The man offered an excuse and explanation of his current situation.  That wasn’t what Jesus asked him. 

Jesus wanted to know if this man wanted to have his situation changed, not whether he could change his own situation or not.  If we could change our own situations by our own power, many of us wouldn’t have ever heard it when someone else shared their testimony or said that they were praying for us.

When Jesus asks directly, we need to respond directly.  Jesus wants to know if we are ready, not why we haven’t done this and that or gotten here or there.  Being in need doesn’t make everyone ready to receive.   Notice that Jesus had to step over some other folks to get to this man.  The Word says that there were many who could be called: blind, lame, and paralyzed. 

It was obvious that when Jesus picked out this man for a particular purpose.  Didn’t the blind smell His scent? Didn’t the paralyzed see Him step over themselves and others? Didn’t the lame sense His presence despite the pain running through their bodies? I would imagine that at least one person probably wondered where He was headed and whether He knew what type of place He had entered on that day.   Yet, that is how Jesus works.  He can use His interaction with one among many to spark inspiration within the entire crowd, giving people hope that they can hold onto day by day.

If you are willing, the Divine can deliver you.  He can heal you.  He can remove the pain in your heart and soul.  He can touch your spirit by mending it with His Spirit.  Let Him be your hope.  Let Him become your help. 

Receive your deliverance from the Divine and be made whole once again, restored by the risen and resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ.

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He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire…

Ps. 40:2 (NIV)

Deliverance is divine.  The Bible speaks of God in heaven doing as He chooses.   He does as he chooses and delivers in the same manner.  He can deliver us immediately or after a while.  What we may have to learn is to be developed and devoted as we await our deliverance.  David said that he waited patiently on the Lord.  We, too, must be able to wait patiently and hold on, awaiting on the Lord to come through for us.  Yet, as we wait, we must wait with hope and expectancy, trusting the Lord the whole time.  God may use this time to develop us, to grow our faith.  He also can use this time to increase our devotion to Him, expanding our perspective on growing closer to God as we wait on Him.  Try it this way.  As you wait on Him, put your whole weight on Him.  Trust Him to do what is right and just.  Deliverance is divine, and it comes from God in heaven who does as He chooses.

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God delivers us right on time.  We can be in the thick of some real mess, but God does it right on time.  Our best efforts can’t do it.  It is up to God.  He delivers us when He wants to.  He delivers us exactly how He wants to.  We don’t have to worry about whether god is on our side.  He delivers just in time, just the way He wants to, and with just enough to keep us holding on.

The Lord is called strength, a strong tower, a fortess, a stronghold, and even a very present help.  What have you called Him lately? Has He been your best defense? Identify who and what He is to you.  Is He your Redeemer and the Rock of your Salvation? Is He still closer than a brother? Call Him by how you have known Him.

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