Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of deliver.
Jeremiah 1v8 Be not afraid of their faces; for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.(KJV)
Jeremiah was young when God called Him. He knew God and His power but He did not have confidence in God taken over where He was weak. Our first response when we are called is to always look at ourselves in who we are instead of relying on God to deliver us to be the person He wants us to be, through having confidence in His power in us, giving us all we need to complete His purpose. He delivers us in speech and watches over us like a tree so all can come to pass what He has planned for us. The Hebrew word for almond tree and hasten sound the same, meaning He watches us like a almond tree. He gives us abilities and knows who we are better than we know ourselves. He knew us and chose us to be used by Him before we were born. He knew we would believe in Him and have trust in Him before we knew ourselves. He watches over us and guides us like almond tree to protect us and lead us where He wants us to go, He delivers us and will deliver all who He calls and answers that call. He uses them to tell people of His love and deliverance. We like Israel do not need to turn away and cloud our ears with other beliefs, we need to trust in Him our Lord and Savior Christ because through Him we can be what the people of Israel could not be. We have been given a better promise by the gift of Jesus Christ being all and enduring all for us on the cross, so we could be what the Israelites could not be, we are His, forever made blameless in His eyes through His powerful blood of love on the cross. He is willing to deliver all who have faith in Him from evil, we have to be willing to trust in His deliverance. When Jesus Christ is Lord of our lives He will tell you where to go and how to speak it is us that hinder is deliverance by looking at ourselves in our own abilities and listening to other principles and philosophies of this world. He will deliver us from evil if we have faith in His love for us, we will have faith in Him teaching us the way we should go. Where we go is not our concern or what happens to us there, we speak what He tells us and the Holy Spirit will deliver us from all trouble we face, because we have faith in where He puts us is where we are suppose to be, learning more about Him through receiving more faith and more of His grace within us. Through His unfailing and never ending grace given to us each day we will have more faith in Him. (Psalm 32 v8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. v9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.) The word deliver also means to draw near which is the Greek meaning in (Matthew 6v13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen) We need to draw near to Him so He can deliver us to His kingdom, from all evil and save us from the cares of this world because He cares for us, and it is because of His power that we are able to be His children and defeat death, and we give Him all the glory for ever and ever! Our Dear and beloved Father in Heaven thank you for our deliverance because without our deliverance we would not know you as we do and we could not be used for your glorious purpose, which is why we are here, so you can love others through us with your power of love and deliver us from death and to live in all your glory! (Read Jeremiah 1 and Psalm 32)