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GOD THE DELIVERER

The Almighty Creator of all brings extraordinary things
to mankind.  He delivers more than pizza or a registered
letter. He delivers unmatched love for each and every
human being that has ever lived.  That may be difficult
to understand if we look at humanity, but God is a being
that far transcends any comparison.

To deliver
love on a global scale, he did something
highly controversial.  He came down to us!  It would be
like the postmaster general bringing mail right to
someone's door himself.  God didn't send an angel.  
This was a task too important for him to leave to
anyone else.  He needed to do something about our sin.  
So, he humbled himself by coming to us (Philippians
2:6-11).   

King David was recorded twice as saying, "The Lord is
my rock and my fortress and my deliverer" (2 Samuel
22:2 and Psalm 18:2).  David learned that God is not
just a fire escape, but the one who takes us by the hand
and leads us out of destruction.

1 John 5:6 makes it clear that Jesus was not some
Gnostic phantom that was so holy that he had nothing to
do with this world.  The Jesus we are called to believe
on is the Jesus who came "by water and blood".  He
was a part of the real, material, flesh-and-blood world.

Not only is God approachable; he is the one who
approaches us with this delivery of love.  He initiates it
all.  And this love he brings to us ignites a response of
free-will love in our hearts back to him.  It does not
make us robots, but brings us into relationship.

No matter what temptations of the flesh we struggle
with, Jesus came as Deliverer.  His coming was not as a
tyrant to frighten us into submission.  Instead, as a
great deliverer, Jesus stands at the door of our lives
and knocks.  He says, "If anyone hears My voice and
opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with
him and he with me."  (Revelation 3:20)  Countless
numbers of people have responded to him and have
become worshipers of God Almighty.

After a man was "delivered" from demon possession by
Jesus, he could not help but tell others about Jesus.  In
fact, scripture says that the man proclaimed the "great
things Jesus had done for him" (Mark 5:20)  He was a
great example of the apt response we all should give to
God the Deliverer.
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