Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Deliverance by God Generates Worship

Deliverance by God generates worship

Exodus 4:30–31 (KJV 1900)
30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

The Children of Israel are in bondage to Egypt, and God chooses Moses in a burning bush experience that makes him God’s representative for the deliverance of His people.  Moses at first is very disbelieving and objects strenuously to this proposed role in the deliverance of God’s people.  However, after much demonstration and answer to Moses objections by God, Moses assumes the role.

As Moses and Aaron relate their mission and their overwhelming signs, the leadership of Israel is crushed under the weight of such evidence that God is working to deliver his people.  Under this overwhelming revelation, they bow in humble adoration of their God.  The scriptures say they bowed and worshipped because God was looking on their affliction to deliver them.  This overpowering revelation left them with intense desire to fall back before their God.

The church can be overwhelmed regularly as people are delivered from sin through the salvation of Christ.  The stronger the church becomes in reaching the lost, the more deliverance experiences will be demonstrated to empower worship.

The church can be overwhelmed by God’s deliverance by experiencing reclaimed lives spared from the destruction of the consequences of wrong or improper conduct.  The more effective ministry for and interaction with those who are overwhelmed by sinfulness provides opportunity for the church to experience changed and reclaimed lives leading to worshipful experiences..

The church can be overwhelmed by God’s deliverance by providing comfort, encouragement, and physical relief to all those who are in trials and tribulations of life.  The church should have counseling and resources to relieve the tested and tried souls of men so the affect of the ministry of deliverance can be experienced.

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