David, who wrote Psalm 91, knew all about being delivered. He was delivered from Saul’s attempts to kill him and delivered from certain death at the hands of Goliath. In verse 3 of Psalm 91, he wrote: “Surely He shall DELIVER you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.” Psalm 91:3a
Have you ever needed someone to deliver you? Keep reading. You will find the Ultimate One to deliver and what being delivered actually means.
In I Samuel 17 is the story of David taking on the giant Goliath. King Saul looked at young David and said to him, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has been a fighting man from his youth.”
David answered, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” (I Samuel 17:33-37 NIV)
David faced Goliath fully believing that God would deliver him, and He did.
Later he wrote concerning Saul, who in his jealousy pursued David for years to kill him:
“Then David spoke to the LORD the words of this song, on the day when the LORD had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said:
“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my DELIVERER;
The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge;
My Savior, You save me from violence.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.” 2 Samuel 22:1-4
David wrote from experience. He knew God to be his Deliverer. David not only knew God but also had God’s word concerning his own destiny. The prophet Samuel anointed David, while he was still a boy, to be king. David knew God to be faithful to His word; therefore, he knew he would live through the encounter with Goliath. Time in the secret place, experiences with God in the fields, and meditation on God’s word equipped him in faith.
“SURELY He shall deliver you…” he wrote. Let’s look at this word.
Surely— is Strong’s #3588, it is a primitive root and it looks like this: and it means assuredly, certainly, doubtless, therefore, truly.
Here are the letters from right to left:
Kaf 20 = Anointing of the hand on the head, Redemption. Means: To Bend Down, Surrender, Palm of the Hand, Wing – Good works with our hand in Yeshua
Yod 10 = The outcome or completion of something. Means: Hand, Right Arm, Power, Right hand of God’s power, a Deed Done, To Work, to Cover, Allow, Hollow, Open Hand
SURELY means that God Anointed David with His Hand (Kaf). No matter what the circumstance, David was assured that God’s Right hand of Power (Yod) would protect him.
SURELY is based on the fact that David already knew God’s faithfulness. There was not a doubt in his mind that God was going to act on his behalf. God redeemed David over and over from many trials. He had a record of victory. David is saying, when we stop to consider Who it is watching over us, surely or most certainly we can count on His deliverance.
Alright, let’s move on to DELIVER:
Deliver— is Strong’s #5337, and it too is a primitive root. It looks like this: And it means: to snatch away, defend, to pluck without fail, preserve, recover, rescue, save.
This doesn’t deviate from our present-day understanding of the word deliver. So let’s go on to see what God is saying to us from Hebrew.
Nun 50 = Restoration, Holy Spirit, Jubilee. Means: Life or Action
Tzade 90 = Humility. Means: Righteousness, to pull toward, Desire, Trouble, Harvest
Lamed 30 = Blood of Messiah, Dedication to a task. Means: Staff, Goad or Stick, to Teach or Instruct, Authority, to Control, Urge Forward, a Tongue
DELIVER: Yeshua lives in us by His Holy Spirit (Nun). He is our ultimate Teacher (Lamed) and all that He teaches, leads us to righteousness and away from every evil thing (Tzade). He teaches us His righteous response leading to life(Nun). He Urges us Forward by His word. (Lamed).
Thus, our deliverance comes when we pay attention to our Teacher and do what He says. It leads us out of our circumstances and into a life marked by righteousness. The Secret Place, then, is not only a place of protection, but a place of learning and equipping.
It was in June of 2013, that He spoke these words but they are counsel for every day of our lives:
Fear not for I am with you. When you walk through the fire of trials and testing you will not be burned if you keep your eyes on Me and off the enemy activity. He isn’t worth a second of your consideration, not one second.
If there are things you need to know about him, in order to do My will, I will show you. Don’t focus on his activity. Focus on My ability, My love, and My faithfulness.
I brought Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego through the fiery furnace. I brought Daniel out of the lion’s den and delivered Paul so many times he couldn’t count them. In this world, you will have tribulation, but I have overcome the world. Look to Me and you will see ALL that you will ever need and more to face every trial.
You are called to be a light in the darkness. You can’t shine with My Light if you are immersed in fear and worry.
There is victory ahead for those who will walk with Me. Faith is key. Ask Me for My faith and I will change your darkness to light with one word from My mouth.
Time with Me is more important than your next breath. Come away. Leave the world and its struggles behind and be with Me. You won’t be disappointed.
Today, in our shaking, uncertain world we do have a safe place and One who can deliver us. While our circumstances may not change, we can live free of fear, free of anger, bitterness, hatred, and we can be daily delivered into His Kingdom of Light and Love and Power. In Him we can live FREE.
Next time we will discover what the snare of the fowler is and how we can be delivered. Sounds like fun, right?