As we approach Christmas Day, our hearts are steadied, preparing for the Christ-child in the manger. We pray that this series, “Jesus, Name Above All Names!” by Roy Lessin, will help you to draw near to the heart of God, focus on Jesus’ many names, and help point you to His purpose in the season.
We hope you will join us today as we focus on His name “Deliverer,” as found in Revelation 22…
And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob…” Romans 11:26 NKJV
As a kid, I loved going to our local movie theater for the Saturday afternoon matinees. Usually, there was a western movie to watch, a bunch of cartoons, and a weekly serial. The hero in the serial always found himself in great danger at the very end of the episode. By all appearances, it looked like he was a goner. There were many Saturdays when I would go home thinking, “There is no way he is going to get out of that one!” It was always a relief to return the following Saturday and discover that my hero was miraculously delivered from the peril he was in the week before.
The Apostle Paul could have been the hero in the Saturday serials of his time. Time and again, he found himself in hardships, in difficulties, and in great perils. Paul never would have been able to fulfill his calling and finish his course if he did not have a Deliverer to snatch him from danger and rescue him from evil. In his own words Paul tells us, “But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And He rescued me from certain death. Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into His heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:17-18 NLT
Our walk with Jesus is an adventure of faith. The Bible never promises that we will go through life without facing perils; the promise of the Lord to us is that He will be our Deliverer whenever we face them. As your Deliverer, He will stand by you and He will give you the strength you need. He will rescue you from every evil attack and from the evil one. The Lord’s will and plan for your life will be fulfilled and His purpose will be accomplished. You will not leave this world until His assignment for you is completed and you are safely home.