Lord, Deliver Me From This State I’m In!

        






deliverance:  rescue from something: rescue from captivity, hardship, or
             domination by evil (formal)
             announcement: a formal announcement of a decision, judgment,
             or opinion  (World Eng. Dictionary)

Let us go a little deeper. The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance makes note that in the Hebrew
language, the word “deliverance” means
to snatch away. Strong further denotes that this “snatching
away”
can be in a good or a bad sense.  Now what is most interesting is, that in Hebrew, the word
“deliverance” means
to preserve, escape, recover, rescue, save, strip, take out, and last but certainly
not the least,
to rid.  Now, think about this one word for a second!  You that feel you are totally
delivered, may rediscover that there are
still some things and perhaps, even some people you could
stand to be delivered of.  

Think about this, many of us have good intentions to do things for others.  Many of us tend to over
exert ourselves by trying to meet the needs of every person we come in contact with.  Many of us are
simply accustomed to trying to make others happy and pleased.  There is not anything wrong with
going the extra mile to help others.  But far too many of us loose sight of ourselves and can very well
become worn out physically.  This can lead to what the word of God considers a “false balance.”  
God tells us that a false balance is an abomination and it is not good.  (Pro 11:1; 20:23)  The people
and the things we sometimes do for them can very well bind us.  We can become so absorbed with
things, people, and their expectations.  Many of us can get really caught up in being a “do-gooder.”  
However, in all things, we truly need to be led of the Holy Spirit.  For God will not have you to be
ignorant friend.  Our enemy at large sees our deeds.  If we are not careful and not led by the Spirit of
God, we can be deceived, not by mere men, but by the enemy and his cunningness to use men as
instruments to wear you OUT!  Daniel 7:25 reveals how our enemy will wear the saints of the Most
High.  The point at which we are trying to emphasize is the fact that there are truly things we need to
be delivered of and from.  Unfortunately, we may never see people and things for what they really are
and what they truly have the potential to be, what we term as
HINDRANCES!

Many of you reading this right now may be in a relationship that hinders the work of God.  There are
many of you thinking and have reoccurring thoughts such as: “If I leave him/her, what will he/she do?  
I don’t like to see her cry.  I don’t want to hurt anybody….Maybe it can work…”  You that may
share these and/or similar thoughts, ask yourself, “Am I free and at peace?  Do I sleep like a baby at
night?”  If you answered no, then more than likely the relationship is not of God.  For God is not the
author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. (I Cor14:33)  God’s word also
declares that the blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (Pro 10:22)

Yes, my friend, the enemy may think he is conquering us when we are going through our many
afflictions and adversities.  But here’s the funny thing, he (the enemy) knows that the battle is not
over until the Lord says so! For the times and the length of our trials is ultimately in the hands of the
Almighty!  Here’s how Jesus put it:  
“It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the
Father hath put in his own power.”
(Acts 1:7)  Yes, we do have somewhat of a say in what we allow
and do not allow into our lives and our inner circle.  However, every choice we ever made and will
make have consequences, being either a season of rest and fruitfulness or a time that
we eat the bread
of wickedness and drink the wine of violence
.  (Pro 4:17)  The scripture goes onto state the wicked
know not at what they stumble (v19).

Friend, we are going to attempt to help you understand that your current state of being is truly
temporal and is subject to change(s).  If you can see
it, smell it, touch it, then ‘it’ is a state which can
be altered.  Your state of being can be altered by the very crafty and workmanship of God’s hands
and your faithfulness, steadfastness, and diligence to seek after and walk with God.  If you do not see
your circumstances resembling anything in the word of God, they most definitely will pass.  
Therefore, you must believe and declare “This surely HAS to pass!”  For God’s word is already
settled in heaven.  (Ps 119:89)….And friend, everything shall pass away, even heaven and earth, but
His word shall never pass away!(Matt 24:35; Mk 13:31;Lk 21:33)  Now if you see yourself in
scripture going through tempest trials, tribulations, persecutions, even your misunderstandings, which
all are things we have to go through, yet we will overcome.  
“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world.”
(Jn16:33)  Know this friend, your very state of being is but for a moment. For
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;
(II Cor4:17)  Yet, all these things do not and cannot compare to the glory which shall
be revealed in us.  The Apostle Paul says it like this:  “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present
time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Rom 8:18)   

Let us look at a hard place for Elijah, one our biblical heroes.  In the book of I Kings, you will find the
Prophet Elijah was ready to call his life and work of God to an end.  Now, what could had been so
terrible that Elijah wanted his life and work to prematurely end?  We all know that Elijah is the
Prophet who called down fire from heaven to consume the pagan altar.  This man of God also killed
approximately 450 of Baal’s prophets.  Shortly thereafter, the scriptures note that Elijah came to a
land and endured a long time of drought and famine.  Nevertheless, Elijah witnessed God’s glory,
demonstration of power, and his inexhaustible sustenance.  Yet, in chapter 19, we see Elijah ready to
give up and through in the towel.  What prompted him?  Was Elijah burned out?  Did he suddenly
forget who he had been serving?  Had Elijah been blinded by his emotions and frustrations then lost
sight of the fact that he really was on the winning side?  More than likely, Elijah did experienced these
and very similar thoughts of which we all can relate.

Here’s the thing.  Elijah had gotten a word that Jezebel desired to have him killed as she had put to
death many of God’s prophets. Elijah was aware that Jezebel knew of his victory and how he too, had
killed the prophets of Baal.  The scripture says, and when he saw
that, he arose, and ran for his life.
(I Kings 19:3)  In the original King James Version, the word
‘that’ is italicized, putting emphasis on the
fact that he feared for his life.  We have to depict a story as such, to allow you to see that it is very
and all too common, that we as men and women of God, experience moments of when we feel afraid,
discouraged, and alone to name a few.  We oftentimes ask, “Why is this happening to me?…I can’t
believe that this is even happening to me, after all, I been doing so many things in your name, living as
best I could!” Friend, we must remember and be fully aware of the fact that the holiest of holies
undergo the roughest of times….But blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.  (Ps 40:4) For
the LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
(Ps 34:22)

Yes, Elijah told the Lord that he had enough and to take his life.  If you go on to study, you will find
God still being God….Having plenty of mercy and grace.  Although Elijah went out of his way and
detoured from the path God really wanted him to take, God sent an angel to feed him (v6-8).  God
later appeared to Elijah.  And asked Elijah, “What are you doing here?” (v9)  God then commands
Elijah to stand on a mountain, because He (God) was going to pass by.  Then, the bible records that a
great strong wind rent the mountains, an earthquake stuck, and a fire followed, yet, God was not in it!
(v11-12)  Despite the fact that Elijah had not only traveled afar, but God commanded him to take that
same road back to where he originally came from (v15).  For it was after Elijah endured this tempest
wind, earthquake, and fire, that a still, small voice spoke, comforted, and assured him.  God assured
Elijah that he was not alone.  That there were in fact seven thousand in Israel who had not gone after
and worshipped Baal (v18).

Now whether or not Elijah reaped a reward for traveling that long road is not essential.  The essential
point is that Elijah gained a new experience with God.  We find Elijah was ready to die and had
requested it. (v4) But God had not permitted it.  Even up until now, Elijah’s had not been permitted to
die, for he was translated that he should not see death until the future tribulation when he will die as
one of the two witnesses the books of Revelation (11:3-12) and Zechariah (4:11-14) makes reference
to.  It is apparent that Elijah was going to Mount Horeb without it being the direct will of God.  
However, with God being Sovereign, He permitted this presumably to teach others that much time and
effort can be wasted following “self-made” plans.  Eventually one has to come back to the place
where he left off following the direct will of God….This is true of the saint who wants God to
continue to lead and guide him/her!  Elijah was apparently so full of fear, that he was moved to “get
away” from Jezebel that he did not ask God what to do.  God could have protected him without him
having to go the distance to which he had.  Please study!  Elijah traveled to Mount Horeb and then
back to Syria.  When you study each locale, you will find that it took Elijah 40 days to get to Horeb.  
The journey north “again” was approximately 300 miles, totaling 80days!

Reflection Point: If in the midst of where we are, our life’s turbulence, and the things we are involved,
we feel alone, discomforted, or even forsaken, we need to ask ourselves first, “What am I doing
here?  Is this the will of God for me?”  If you don’t ask the question, you can be sure that the Holy
Spirit is going to edge the question in your spirit.  So, if we are unsure about a thing, why not just ask
the One that knows all?  Who can give a better answer?  

Friend, seek God and your deliverance now!  Your desire is truly in the proof of your pursuit of
deliverance.  It’s not how much you need the deliverance.  It’s how much you desire deliverance and
the measures you are willing to take in order that you receive that deliverance.  David the psalmist
puts it this way:  
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the
house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his
temple.
(Ps 27:4)

Yes, we are
troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the
dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body
. (IICor4:8-10)  
Again, friend be of good courage.  For if we are to reign with Him, we will suffer. (II Ti 2:12)  In
other words, we will have a life where we will experience some very rough, hard, trying, formidable
times.  But if you are a bona-fide believer in the miraculous power of calling on the name of Jesus,
began to shout to the roof tops, “LORD GOD, DELIVER ME FROM THIS STATE I’M IN!”  
You may feel there are many things you need to be delivered of.  While yet, there are
many others who may feel like they have been totally delivered.  But let’s look at what the
word “deliverance” means.  
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the
youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon
the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
Isa40:29-31