Pr. 21:31: “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the deliverance is of the Lord!”
This morning I read Mt. 5, in which we find the story of the demon-possessed man who was healed in Gadarenes. Just as the horse is prepared for the day of battle, people had tried to tame and bind the man. It says he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but had pulled them apart and broken them into pieces. It also says that no one could tame him.
All Jesus had to do was step out of the boat. The man ran and worshiped Him there. Deliverance came when Jesus spoke.
In the same chapter we find a woman who had been afflicted with a flow of blood for 12 years. Just as the horse is prepared for the day of battle, we are told she had “suffered many things from many physicians.” Also, her entire income and savings had been spent on the medical bills she incurred trying to find her answer to a cure. (I’ve been there)
All Jesus had to do was walk by. The woman found Him and touched His garment. Deliverance came when Jesus was present.
We also find a synagogue ruler in chapter 5, whose daughter was deathly ill. Just as the horse is prepared for the day of battle, we know that many people were present with the girl, and we can assume they had done all they could to help her. We find; however, that some from the ruler’s house came and told him that his daughter had already died.
All Jesus had to do was show up. The ruler sought Him, fell at his feet, and begged Him earnestly. Deliverance and restoration of life came when Jesus took the child by the hand and told her to arise.
Insert your situation into this next paragraph. We find ourselves in the middle of something. Just as the horse is prepared for the day of battle, we have done all we can think or have been advised to do, but our situation remains or has even grown worse.
All Jesus has to do is hear our prayer. We will seek Him, draw near to Him, boldly approach Him and believe. Deliverance comes when Jesus moves on our behalf.
We know He doesn’t always answer in the exact ways He did in Matthew chapter 5, but He always hears our prayers, He always offers aid, and He always works things out for our good. He is faithful and just. He is no respecter of persons. He is still love and is still moved with compassion on His people.
He still shows Himself strong on behalf those whose hearts are loyal to Him. I’ve even seen Him show Himself strong on behalf of those who aren’t…they were just too blind to see it.
If deliverance is needed in your life, find Jesus! He is the only One from whom deliverance comes.
Seeking the One,
jamie –i picked this you tube because it has the lyrics