The Greatest Deliverance

Do you know of the greatest deliverance that there has ever been?

It is that of our soul (the real us) being delivered from death. Of course, we are not referring to physical death. That is a given death of which we will all take part in.

The death we speak of here is the death required by law, and that being God’s law, his word. This law actually goes all the way back to the beginning of mankind. We see in the first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis, where God had given them one commandment to obey.

“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of the tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Gen.2:16-17)

Most of us know the story. After they ate of the forbidden fruit, did they fall over and die physically? No. They were expelled from the garden, and thus separated from God. So we see the consequence of their disobedience in breaking a commandment of God, death.

This death we speak of, is the “just due payment” for sin.

The Prophet Ezekiel also taught of this law. “The soul who sins shall die” (see Ezek.18:19-32).

The Apostle Paul taught of this death. “For the wages (payment) of sin is death,” (Rom.6:23). In Roman’s 7 and 8, he speaks of the “law of sin and death”. There is no escaping it. It is settled in God’s word.

Besides the law of God, there is one major fact that clarifies the need for death to be the just reward, or payment for sin. And that being, God’s righteousness and holiness. He is Holy. He cannot even look upon sin. And because He is JUST, RIGHTEOUS, and HOLY, sin of any kind, demands to be killed or put to death in His very presence.

When we begin to “see” (understand) a little into how Holy, Just and Righteous He is, then the demands for sin make total sense. Outside of His Holiness, sure the demands seem way too unjust, way too unfair, way too unloving etc. This is only because we have not been given the understanding, or that we refuse to look into the Holiness of God. If we refuse and turn our face from it, it is an act of rebellion.

If we would but turn towards a Holy God, and look and catch a small glimpse of understanding, then it would began to make sense. We would then “see” our greatest deliverance, and that being, a DELIVERANCE FROM DEATH. This death in its finality, is recorded in the final book of God’s word, and that being “The Revelation”. Here we see that the final death, the second death, is none other than “The Lake of fire and brimstone” (see Rev.20:14, 21:8)

Why this second and final death? Because God’s holiness demands it. He is God, and He is Holy.

Have you been delivered from this death yet? Have you received “The Greatest Deliverance?” Do you know the one who has conquered this death? Do you want deliverance? If so, there is only one way. It is through Christ Jesus. The only one who has been resurrected by the power of God to bring deliverance to all those who believe. Put your faith in the one who provided this great deliverance from the wages of our sins. And its all because of God’s love for us. He provided the way through His Son on the cross who was buried, then rose again to bring us life which is the total opposite of death.

Have you? Will you?


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