He Sent His Word
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:20, 21 NKJV
Like Israel of the Old Testament, there are many—so many—Believers who are held captive by the enemy. They are bound by sin, sickness and disease, habits and lifestyles, and physical and emotional bondages; and they don’t know how to be free and stay free. But thank God for Jesus. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, the Word, the Logos, the Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings to heal and to deliver (Mal. 4:2). Now God wants His children to be free and stay free!
When God heals (Rapha, O.T.), He cure us; repairs us; and makes us whole. And, not only has God healed us, He has delivered (Malat, O.T.) us, i.e., made a way of escape, and released and rescued us from the Satan’s captivity. So, why don’t Believers stay free?
In the words of the Psalmist, “oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men (Text): God has sent His Word and Believers have been set free, but many just don’t stay free because they stop praising and thanking God. When you stop praising and thanking God, the enemy can easily distract you and captivate you, because your focus isn’t on God, your Liberator, who has the power to keep you free. Selah.
The Apostle Paul told the Colossian Christians to never stop thanking God for three things (See Col. 1:12-14): (1) God made us fit and qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (Rom. 8:29-30); (2) He has delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son (Eph. 6:12; 1 Peter 2:9); and, (3) God has redeemed us by the blood of Jesus and forgiven us of our sins (Gal. 3:13; Eph. 1:7). Our qualification, deliverance, and redemption were all possible because God first sent His Word!