Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
It was a blessing last week, during the morning coffee shop fellowship! The Lord used Brother Otwell to remind us of the great and powerful God we serve!
He mentioned David before he became king, just a lad tending his father’s sheep. How because of the mighty hand of our God upon him, he was able to single handedly kill both a lion and a bear. It was these victories which gave young David the faith to know this same Mighty God, would enable him to defeat Goliath, the fearsome giant warrior of the Philistines.
1Samuel 17:45-47 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.
David was not hesitant to let everyone know, who had given him these miraculous victories! He proclaimed to the whole world then and for centuries to come, that the mighty hand of His God was able to defeat any enemy!
Brothers and Sisters, this very same God, who destroyed Pharaoh and brought the children of Israel out of bondage. The One who delivered the giant Goliath into the hand of a young shepherd boy, is still delivering today! This same mighty hand, redeemed us from the bondage of sin and Satan forever, Halleluiah!
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
The scriptures have so many powerful stories of great victories wrought by the mighty hand of our Almighty God! They are all true and they are all there to remind us that He has not changed. The mighty hand of our Heavenly Father, our King, is still just as mighty and powerful as it ever was. And He is ever faithful and ready to deliver us from any enemy that comes our way!
1Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
The Lord has given us the Position! His People 1Peter 2:9-10
The Lord has given us the Purpose! His Will 1Peter 4:19
The Lord has given us the Plan! His Word 1Peter 1:25
The Lord has given us the Power! His Spirit 2Peter 1:3-4
The Lord has given us the Promise! His Presence 1Peter 3:12
1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: