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God Is Our Deliverer

There is only one God and He is the Lord Almighty, creator of all things, without beginning of days, and ceaseless in love. Through His Son Jesus, whom He sacrificed on the cross, we have salvation. All thanks goes to Him, for He is our deliverer.

I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

(Psalms 18:1-2)

There are no other gods, for our God is above all. He will deliver us from our enemies, raise us on the last day and we will reign with Him forever. Every knee will bow to Him, and everyone will stand before His throne to give an account to Him (Romans 14:11-12).

No one shall escape God’s judgment. His deliverance is at the door. However, let us not judge, for there is only one judge and that is God the Father. He will judge the good and the evil, rewarding the good and casting out the evil into outer darkness.

What are we to do then?

Brothers and sisters, love those who hate us. Bless those who continually curse us. Give to those who take from us, for they do not know they are heaping hot coals on their own heads. Have mercy on them just as God had mercy on us when He forgave us our sins.

For God is our deliverer.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

18 thoughts on “God Is Our Deliverer

  1. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
    1 John 5:16

    Each do their part.

    1. God spoke to Ezekiel saying that he had to warn His people of the coming calamity. If he did not listen then the blood of the people would be on his head. We must exact God’s instructions in order to do His will. In so doing, we may be turning the very elect to God.

  2. WE are in the middle of a WAR. Right now.. God has reminded be before, Peace is NOT now, it is when you arrive HOME.

    Right now is WAR. Those who love thy enemies , can’t see the war, aren’t in the war, if they were then they would understand, ,in the middle of war and the enemy is standing right in front of you and their sword is about to strike you, if i choose to LOVE them, then I’m gone.

    LOVE in the middle of war ,gets you killed.

    If we all loved, we would all be dead. We must fight and love. And know when to love and when to fight. Solomon said there is a time for everything,, for crying, for dying, for singing, for loving, for lamnting, for war,

    I hope this helps at least one person who has struggled with the idea of loving all the time, and everyone. We must have discretion. I’ll help anyone on the street, if they are broke down, I’ll stop and ask if they need help, if they approach and need help i’ll try to help. that’s what we do, isn’t it Brother Flacco? We are called to help…. but I know you can testify to this—->>

    what about the moments when we are approached and God says “no uh,, not him, dont give it to them, dont pray for them.”

    THIS IS TRUTH.. not only is it in the bible ,but he has told me bfore and even stopped me from praying for somebody, the same person multiple times,

    one wouldnt say that is loving them,…. would we?? This is the amazing glory of God, and when it comes from Him, then He knows why He is saying dont give it to them, what they’v done, and why He is denying them, only He is just. Anyhow, food for thought .

    1. “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ To the contrary, ‘if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:19-21).

  3. Brothers and sisters, love those who hate us.

    this sounds wonderful, and some of us believe that by praying, and blessing those that hate us that means that we are loving them. When I love someone it’s deeper than that, it isn’t just praying for them, it is putting my a/rms around them and demonstrating it, so they not only hear it but feel it.

    Loving someone in this manner becomes much more difficult to do, if they hate you. If they are Gods enemies, they are my enemies. That’s how I see it, and at times, if we fall under the notion LOVE your enemies and allow that to SATURATE our lives and in all situations, we are making a big mistake. I am NOT responding to you personally brother Flacco, my comments are for all, and from my personal experience.

    So many churches at present hour make this a CORE value, belief, ,which it OBVIOUSLY is, since God is LOVE, and Jesus said LOVE thy enemies, but how difficult this truly is.

    We arent Jesus, we can’t see all the things he sees, or knows about a person or situation. And what has happened is that this idea of loving everyone, ,has been twisted and used to the advantage of the enemy, in the very CHURCH,

    Now we have many many churches, accepting everybody, and everything, under the LOVE THEY ENEMIES, .. so what am im saying?

    LOVE will always prevail…. Love never fails, Glory to Jesus!

    however,, LOVE and LUST for some are the same, also, If I love my enemies, I feel guilty, my enemies are the ones that are opposed to God, and If i Love them, that makes it a whole hell of a lot easier for me to join them, or without realizing it become one with them. I know because many times it’s happened to me. God Himself even hates!, It says in His Word, God hates six,, no seven things… Lying tongue, arrogance,pride, feet running to do evil, and as I’m writing He is revealing, as we can see those are not people or spirits, those are ‘actions’ of either. It’s just very very hard to separate the two.. You have to have a TON of discernment, discipline, focus. For me, I can’t go around loving everyone, its too dangerous for me. Im not going to love someone who is trying to kill me and ruin my ministry, I’m goig to get down on my knees, and pray to God for vengeance and to open up the heavens, to ask Him to dispatch the WARRIOR angels, to dismantle destroy and wipe the enemy out. ,if they continue and do not repent ….. BALANCE IS THE KEY. it is not feasible to always LOVE. We must understand the words of Jesus, He did it, knowing we couldn’t do it. We can only do it at times, for us, its impossible to love thy enemies all the time, otherwise we would be Jesus. Have a blessed day.

    1. The LORD Creates and has Dominion, from Good and Evil, of The Salvation and Destruction. It is the LORD who judges.
      Evil serves the Good.
      NOT ALL EVIL, but the one that God uses to SERVE the Good. (1 John 5:16)
      I have learned that we must BLESS the evil that SERVES Good.
      And, to seek, shelter us, and remain, under the Blood of the Lamb that has the keys to death and hell.

      1. Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

        For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

        So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
        Ezra 8:21-23

    2. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:43-48).

  4. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
    He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
    Mark 16:16

    And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
    Matthew 24:14

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