For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. Zeph 3:17
One of the main pictures we see of God in the scriptures is that of a deliverer. YAHWEH is the God who liberates his people and sets captives free. This is powerfully shown by the Exodus account and how, against all odds, God rescues the Israelites from the clutches of Pharaoh. In fact this is such a powerful motif, the Exodus account appears explicitly or implicitly in nearly every book of the Bible. This includes Jesus’ death and resurrection which is the ultimate demonstration of God’s deliverance.
The resurrection has many significant implications but among those is that Jesus has been victorious over everything that has damaged, spoiled, hurt, corrupted and scarred his creation – and that includes you and me! To be “in Christ” is to exist and live in his victory. And although the evidence of that victory will be ultimately seen in its fullness when Jesus returns in glory, that resurrection power exists in the church right now: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead” Eph 1:18-20
For today, I want us to do two things:
- Reflect on this verse from Zeph 3 that we have above the entrance to our auditorium “For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. Chew on it. Repeat it under your breath while you take lunch. Meditate on this verse while on the tube traveling to or from work.
- Think about impossible situations. They could be personal, people you know or something to do with the church or the community we live in. Ask God to enable you to see these situations through the lenses of this verse and then begin to pray for God’s deliverance.
Well done for participating in this fast and putting yourself in a place where you can hear God and allow him to use you in prayer. Join us tonight for our final prayer followed by a light meal courtesy of the wonderful Karen Reekie.
Bless you and remember HE IS A MIGHTY SAVIOUR!