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Summary: He delivered me! No one can take away my testimony as it says in the book of Revelation “They over came Him by the blood of the Lamb & the word of their testimony”

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THE LORD OUR DELIVERER

Pastor Ian Johnson Papatoetoe Elim Church May 2004.

2 Corinthians 1:10

10 Who Has delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

We learn at a young age the meaning of Tense

In this verse we are confronted with the eternal God and His ability to deliver us. Past Present & Future.

1) PAST

There is no doubt of God’s ability to deliver us against all odds. One great reminder of a past deliverance against all odds is the Story of David & Goliath.

1 sam 17:41

41 Goliath came toward David, walking behind the soldier who was carrying his shield. 42 When Goliath saw that David was just a healthy, good-looking boy, he made fun of him. 43 “Do you think I’m a dog?” Goliath asked. “Is that why you’ve come after me with a stick?” He cursed David in the name of the Philistine gods 44 and shouted, “Come on! When I’m finished with you, I’ll feed you to the birds and wild animals!”

45 David answered:

You’ve come out to fight me with a sword and a spear and a dagger. But I’ve come out to fight you in the name of the LORD All-Powerful. He is the God of Israel’s army, and you have insulted him too!

46 Today the LORD will help me defeat you. I’ll knock you down and cut off your head, and I’ll feed the bodies of the other Philistine soldiers to the birds and wild animals. Then the whole world will know that Israel has a real God. 47 Everybody here will see that the LORD doesn’t need swords or spears to save his people. The LORD always wins his battles, and he will help us defeat you.

48 When Goliath started forward, David ran toward him. 49 He put a rock in his sling and swung the sling around by its straps. When he let go of one strap, the rock flew out and hit Goliath on the forehead. It cracked his skull, and he fell facedown on the ground. 50 David defeated Goliath with a sling and a rock. He killed him without even using a sword.

51 David ran over and pulled out Goliath’s sword. Then he used it to cut off Goliath’s head.

When the Philistines saw what had happened to their hero, they started running away.

This is a reminder to us that against all odds you and I came into an Eternal Kingdom, Our salvation came against all odds.

Here I share my Testimony I grew up in a non Christian home I had never been to Church and here I was 19 years old. And God was delivering me out of the Kingdom of darkness and into the Kingdom of light.

He delivered me! No one can take away my testimony as it says in the book of Revelation “They over came Him by the blood of the Lamb & the word of their testimony”

2) Present

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. He eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.


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