“Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, …” INDEED, “I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.”(Rev. 3:10)
God has promised the fulfillment of dividends of full deliverance this year. One of the popular themes of the Bible is DELIVERANCE. We are thrilled by stories of daring and bravery as people are rescued from danger, delivered from harm’s way; sometimes at last moment, while both rescued and rescuer are facing great risk.
Much to say historically:
Noah and his family delivered from the great flood, and given the new face of the earth as dividends. Abraham’s deliverance of his nephew Lot against overwhelming odds. Later, Lot was also miraculously delivered from Sodom and Gomorrah. God used Joseph, the son of Jacob, to deliver his people from famine. And perhaps the greatest escape of all time was God’s deliverance of the Hebrew people from the mighty nation of Egypt, by the hand of Moses, with signs and wonders.
Remember Jesus was able to slip through a crowd of enemies who had sought to throw Him off a cliff (Luke 4:28-30). When the Apostle Peter was imprisoned for preaching the Gospel, chained between two guards, an angel freed him, the chains fell off, and the iron prison gate opened of its own accord so he could flee (Acts 12)
And other countless miraculous deliverance mentioned in the Bible. However, the whole world watched with rapt attention when 33 Chilean miners were rescued, after being trapped for 69 days in a gold mine nearly half a mile underground. Though at first it seemed they were condemned to death. As human, we all are in need of physical deliverance from time to time. Ultimately, though, what we need is spiritual deliverance. Glory be to God that deliverance is available in full through Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:8-10)
Jesus gives us HIS promise of full deliverance in Rev. 3:10, although a time of great suffering will soon be unleashed upon our world as we approach the prophesied Great Tribulation, God will surely deliver HIS faithful people from the worst of what is ahead. Please do your part to make yourself ready.
CONFESS AS FOLLOWS:
I am an overcomer and I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. (Rev. 12:11)