As we continue in this series, today we focus on being redeemed from destruction and the enemy.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Jesus died so that you don’t have to walk in the shame of your past.
Bless the Lord , O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord , O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Bless the Lord , ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord , all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord , all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord , O my soul.
(also see Matthew 6:9)
He reminded himself to bless the Lord and remember his benefits. You can’t remember what you’ve never learned. You can’t forget what you never got.
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
If you don’t give attention to the word, that is letting what you’ve heard slip. You may need that word at a later time.
To the born again believer, there is salvation which is not the same as being born again.
The deliverance of the people from pharaoh was called salvation.
God will use your enemy to promote you. We’ve been redeemed from the hand (plan & plotting) of the enemy.
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
There is some fasting, seeking and things drawn out of you that would not have been done had it not been for the enemy in your life. God knows that there are enemies but He uses them for His will and His good. The weapon may have been formed but it won’t work.
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
When you die, you’ll either be known by the enemies you defeated or the enemies that defeated you! People would’ve never known who David was without him having an enemy. Enemies are needed. They are used as step stools.
Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
This scripture shows us that enemies are present even in the day light. Wholeness is not the exemption of an enemy, it is faith in God even in the presence of the enemy!
In Acts 1-8, God told the church to go to Samaria and Judea. They wouldn’t go because they loved Jerusalem too much. Great persecution arose and because of it they left and then took the word where He originally told them to go. Though it was painful, the enemy was used to move them where they belonged.
The enemy will show you God’s hand. The enemy will move you to where you belong.