We are delivered


1) Luke 19:1-10 [incidence]

a) Jesus was passing through Jericho .

b) Zacchaeus was chief tax collector and was rich.

c) He was trying to see who Jesus was. He was very anxious to see Jesus.

d) There was big crowd but he was short in stature. So he climbed in a tree where Jesus was going to pass that way.

e) When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.”

e) So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him.


NB: Those who seek for Jesus will find him.


2) NB1: Brothers and sisters, do you say , “I also seek the Lord; but I can not find out him.”


NB2: In those days Zion cried like that . What was the reply of the Lord?


Let us read Isaiah 49:14-15

“But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me , my Lord has forgotten me.” Can a woman forget her nursing child , or show no compassion for the child of her womb ? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.”


3) Isaiah 49:23 [says]

“Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame .”


NB: You may say that you are waiting for the Lord's help for a long time .


4) Isaiah 49:8 [ says]

“Thus says the Lord: In a time of favor I have answered you, on a day of salvation I have helped you.”


NB: You may say that you have not received the answer from the Lord so far.


5) Let us read Isaiah 59:1-2

“See, the Lord's hand is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. Rather, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.”

NB1: At the time of favor The Lord has come to help you but your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God. Your sin have hidden his face


NB2: What are the iniquities?


6) Isaiah 59:3-5 [say]

“For your hands are defiled with blood , and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongues mutters wickedness. No one brings suit justly, no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies , conceiving mischief and begetting iniquity . They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web; whoever eats their egg dies, and the crushed egg hatches out a viper.”


NB: Let us repent for our sin. When Zacchaeus repented for the sin Jesus said, “ To day salvation has come to this house ” You also take decision like Zacchaeus.


7) In Luke 19:10 [Jesus says]

“For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost .”


NB: if you make correction in your life, you will be released from the distress.


8) Isaiah 51:14 [says]

“The oppressed shall speedily be released ; they shall not die and go down to the Pit, nor shall they lack bread.”


8a) Isaiah 51:12 [says]

“I, I am he who comforts you; why then are you afraid of a mere mortal who must die, a human being who fades like grass?”


8b) Isaiah 52:9 [says]

“Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem ; for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem .”


9) Isaiah 49:13 [says]

“Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people , and will have compassion on his suffering ones .”