Tuesday, July 21
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Deliverance From Evil
2 Timothy 4.18 "And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!"
When Jesus taught us to pray, deliverance from evil was one of the things He said we should pray about. And that's because evil is real. And we must not be oblivious of its reality.
Now, it's important to differentiate between being delivered from evil and being delivered from the devil. We have already been delivered from the devil, and we are far above principalities and powers of darkness; but we live in a wicked world of unbelieving men who can be tools in the hand of Satan! For instance, we read in Acts 23 that some of the Jews banded together and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. The Bible says that they were more than forty who formed that conspiracy. Now that's evil!
Evil deeds are done daily: people cheating and defrauding others; ritual killings; child molestation; rape; violent attacks; robbery; plots and conspiracies; etc. There's an extent to which you can protect yourself and your family; only God can truly deliver. And I pray for you today in the name of Jesus, that you and all your loved ones will be delivered from every evil work. You will only see evil, but you will never experience it. The arrows of the wicked will never hit you, in the name of Jesus! Amen!