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You are a Deliverer

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Sermon shared by John Johnson

January 2002
Summary: It is said that millions of people in the United States are without health insurance and the government is going to step in and do something about it. There are also many people in the United States without soul insurance are we going to leave it to the
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:
Joshua 10:10-14
It is said that millions of people in the United States are without health insurance and the government is going to step in and do something about it. There are also many people in the United States without soul insurance are we going to leave it to the government to do something about it? God has chosen you and I to be delivers.
There are so many lost and brokenhearted people in this world. They desperately need to know that Jesus died and rose again to set them free. For some of these people, you and I are God`s chosen instruments of deliverance. For some of those folk we are the only bible that they will ever read. So we need to walk in the word, we need to be doers of the word and we need to live by the word. We must exemplify who we are, whose we are and whom we are representing. We need to tap in on the resources of the power that is within us. The bible says that one can chase a thousand and two can put ten thousand to flight.
We need to live what we say we believe and what we are taught in Scripture, so that people see Christ in us. People what to see Christians, and not just hear what they have to say. Too many folk canít hear what we are saying because they are too busy looking at what we are doing. We profess the Lord we ought to call him up and tell him what we want. Jesus is on the main line just call him up and tell him what you want.
Webster describes the word deliverer as one who sets free; one who assists in giving birth or to aid in the birth of, or one who sends something aimed or guided to an intended target or destination or to free from confinement, danger or evil.
As Godís chosen deliverer to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land, Joshua had lived a life that had been a long adventure of faith. Joshua had witnessed the demonstration of Godís nighty power many times.
Under Mosesís leadership, Joshua had seen God lead the Israelites through the wilderness by the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. He had watched as the Lord had delivered his people by dividing the Red Sea, tumbling the walls of Jericho, and causing the sun to stand still for a day while the Israelites defeated their enemies.
Like Joshua, we as Children of God are also Godís chosen deliverers. But we live under a better covenant than Joshua did, a covenant that was sanyyy tified by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. That blood delivered us from Satanís kingdom of darkness, and we have been translated into the Kingdom of God. Now God wants to use us to deliver others. Our lives, like Joshuaís can also be an adventure of faith as we go forth into this lost and dying world to proclaim the liberating gospel of Jesus Christ. Telling men women girls and boys that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life. Telling them that there is a reality is serving a true and living God.
In his final days on earth, Joshua made a statement to Godís people that stands as a testimony to the faithfulness of God to His eternal Word. Joshua told the people, "Ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you (Joshua 23:14).
What a statement for Joshua to make at the end of his life. What a covenant God maintained with the Israelites as He faithfully brought them into their Promised
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