I dearly love the Names of Jesus. One of my favorites is "The Deliverer." Romans 11:26 paraphrases Isaiah 59:20, "... There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob."
Jesus is in the business of setting people free from every kind of bondage imaginable. No weakness, habit, character flaw, or sin that we carry -- no matter how daunting or despicable it might seem to us -- is too big for Him to deal with and help us overcome.
Joel 2:32 assures us, "... Whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered."
We can ask, in faith, and deliverance is ours. It is a certainty, and we need only to appropriate it. We still are responsible to do our part by not indulging our old habits, whether they are thought patterns or unrighteous things that we say or do, but He provides the grace to break the habit, too, if we cooperate with Him.
What do you need deliverance from? Anger? Doubt? Feeling inadequate or inferior? A besetting sin? Fear? (Psalm 34:4 says, "I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.")
Jesus paid the price for your freedom from whatever chains are holding you back from your destiny. So you've fallen for the umpteenth time into the same trap? Let Him pick you up and get you started on the right track again. If Jesus told the disciples, in Matthew 18:22, that they must forgive 490 times, He will forgive you at least that many times. His forgiveness never fails for the repentant one, and His deliverance is freely yours for the asking. "Whoever shall call on the name of Jesus shall be delivered."
It's a new day. Begin again. The Deliverer is waiting to help you step into your victory.
The River Ministries Schedule
Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m. -- Join us! If you cannot be with us in person, catch the video at our website,
Fridays, 7:00 p.m. -- Encounter Night: Worshipping in His Presence. Prayer for those who need healing or freedom in their lives. Bring the sick.
Sunday evenings, 6:30 p.m. -- Evening Prayer Watch: A dynamic time of worship and prayer with an emphasis on praying into our city, state, and nation for awakening transformation, and for praying the lost into the Kingdom.
The River Ministries meets at:
The Siekman Center for Junior Achievement (2nd floor)
300 N. Appleton Street
(corner of W. Franklin and N. Appleton Streets, just north of the Appleton Public Library)
The River Ministries
P.O. Box 1271
Appleton, WI 54912-1271
An Encouraging Word is an outreach of The River Ministries, designed to uplift the Body of Christ. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.