God Will Deliver
At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord – Zephaniah 3:20
Israel had went into captivity by their enemy because of their disobedience. The message of doom in the beginning of the book of Zephaniah becomes a message of hope by the end. Although God will allow the very thing or people we forsook Him for to become our bondage, His mercy, compassion and love will bring us back into our rightful place with Him.
God is a God of love and long-suffering, although the things we do, say and go is against His principals and the desires He has for our life, He will never go against our will. God made us free will agents meaning, we have the choice to follow His instructions or reject them. God desires the best for our life, but because He has given us a free will, we choose whether we want His best or what we think is best for us.
Christians are a people who God has chosen to be His people from all the other nations of the earth, we’re kings and priests (And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever, Amen – Revelation 1:6). As kings and priests we’re to offer up praise and worship that’s acceptable to God (Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ – 1st Peter 2:5). When we decide to live the way we desire to live and leave the principals of God we’re welcoming the adversary to instruct our lives. All God wants from us when we sin against Him is to repent, meaning we’re sincerely sorry for what we have done or haven’t done that we know we should have done. We have to have a mind-set we’re going to submit to the word of God and when we do so, He will come and deliver us, He will set us free from the bondage of sin, He will restore us to our rightful place in Him and throw our sins in the sea of forgetfulness.
Whether we’re in bondage of sin or sickness, poverty, bad relationships, unemployed whatever the bondage is, God can and will deliver His people. There is nothing that is more powerful than the God we serve, trust Him, tell Him the areas you need deliverance and wait for His deliverance.