‘The deliverer will come from Zion’ (Romans 11:26)
The Lord Jesus Christ is anointed and appointed to deliver His people whenever they need His aid; for this purpose all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are stored in Him, authority over all flesh is given to Him, and every attribute of Deity can be exerted by Him.
We are not left to the mercy of other people, and we are not expected to deliver ourselves; but we are to look to Jesus, who is glorified in delivering us from all evil, and preserving us to His eternal kingdom and glory. To Him we are to run in every trial, from Him we are to expect deliverance in every danger; He is in office for the purpose of hearing us, appearing for us, and blessing us.
Jesus delivers in earthly things as well as spirituals, from internal and external foes. So let us remember this title of our beloved Lord, and lean on Him as the DELIVERER, in preference to every other; to apply to Him first in every difficulty, to rely on Him with confidence in every trial, and He will deliver you until deliverance is no longer required.
‘He will deliver you in six troubles, and in seven no evil shall touch you’ [Job 5:19].
Why should His people now be sad
None have such reason to be glad,
As those redeemed to God;
Jesus the mighty Saviour lives,
To them eternal life He gives,
The purchase of His blood.
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
‘I feel my absolute dependence on him more than ever, and I love to preach on his glorious operations, and tender love. May I feel more of his presence, realise that he is shedding abroad the love of Jesus in my heart, and proving that he is making my ministry the life and power to thousands of souls.’