Delivered from bondage.
I love to see folk delivered from whatever it is that is restricting them to be free. Delivered from ourselves. That is Jesus’ gift to us.
Delivered from trying circumstances. From ‘dead-end’ situations. From demonic oppression. Addictions. Disease. Death. From our own boxes, mindsets, cultural ‘norms’.
I am currently re-reading Exodus. I love reading God’s heart to set the children of Israel free. They were living
their lives bitter with hard bondage Exodus 1:14
Fast-forward a few years ( which means this bondage was not a short-term experience. It was multi-generational and becoming cultural norm). Moses was born.
the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. Exodus 2:24
The children of Israel cried out. And their cry was heard.
And God’s heart can be seen in His conversation with Moses..
“I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. Exodus 3:7
God knows your sorrows. He sees your bondage. Hears your cries. – And His response?
So I have come down to deliver them .. Exodus 3:8
I fully believe that God looks over New Zealand and sees the bondage. Hears the cries. Knows the sorrows. His heart, just as it was those many years ago, is the same…. it is for deliverance. He is The Deliverer.