It appears the weather is going to get warmer as the week goes on, I am looking forward to being able to do some things outdoors. Please pray for our days activities as I will be on visitation this morning and have discipleship scheduled for this evening. Pray for those who need to trust Christ as their Saviour, also take time to witness. Pray for those who need to repent of sin and who are in need of spiritual revival. Pray for those who need God's healing physically and/or emotionally. Finally, please pray for God's power and presence to be known in our church family.
Deuteronomy 4:20, "But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day."
This verse presents the blessing of deliverance. The children of Israel had been in bondage for 430 years in Egypt until the LORD chose to bring them out under the hand of His power and the leadership of Moses, the man of God. The blessing of their deliverance is described as follows:
First, they were delivered out of the iron furnace of Egypt. It was tough living in Egypt, they were in bondage, and worked and labored under the hands of some very harsh task masters. You and I have the blessing of having been delivered out of the kingdom of darkness with Satan himself being a hard task master.
Next we see they became a people of inheritance. You cannot become a person of inheritance without a relationship of some sort. People don't just give an inheritance to anyone. No, there is a special relationship with the one to whom an inheritance is given. When you and I got saved we became God's children, and this put us in the place of inheritance. Romans 8:16-17, "The spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."
verse is a great blessing to all, not just the children of Israel, because it not only speaks of the blessing they experienced with the LORD in their day, but it also exemplifies what we have experienced in our life time.
I thank God that I am save
, which makes me His child, and because I am His child, I have been both delivered from the kingdom of darkness and
I am now
an heir of God, and joint-heir with Jesus Himself.
Have a great day rejoicing in your blessing of deliverance.