Bishop T.D. Jakes sermons on deliverance
Jeremiah 17:7, 8
In Bible days, the ox-one of the strongest animals alive – was used for important labor and was considered most stubborn and contentious animals alive-was considered to be as valuable or as useful. Jesus once said something like this to a ma nwho criticized Him for healing on the Sabbath. “You will loose not only your complain that a human being has been believer?” (see Luke 13:15,16).
People seem to get excited when talented folks are delivered. The whole world takes notice when a celebrity gets saved. They don’t get as excited when ordinary people are set free from their infirmities. I’ve got good news for you today; God doesn’t make that differentiation. He wants to meet needs for everyone. Your deliverance does not depend upon the scope of your future usefulness in His kingdom or your future ministry. God delivers you because He loves you.
God had delivered countless people who have never written a book about their experience or gone on to lead the choir or sing a solo or chair a committee or teach a Sunday school class. God delivered. Just remember the infirm woman. She is never mentioned again in the Bible. Jesus delivered her anyway.
Jesus also reminded the people that they kept their oxen and donkeys in stalls, instead of staked near a place where water was flowing freely. If the animals had been able to drink, there would have been no need to loose them on the Sabbath.
Stalls, built by men, are designed to keep animals closed off from each other. There are man-made stalls today, too, used to divide and separate people. These stalls prohibit people from moving into area where they can get what they need. These stalls keep folks “in their place” so they can be controlled.
When you are delivered by God, you may need to say no to anyone who attempts to keep you in the stall they’ve built for you. You may have to say, “Now that I’m free, I ‘m not going back into that cage.” You may have to say, “I’ve decided to stay close to the living water of the Holy Spirit, and I’m going to me struck in a place where I can’t praise Him”.
When God delivers you, He wants you to be delivered from every thing that has confined you. Live close to the water of life. God where you can be refresh in Lord-and stay there.
Source: T.D. Jakes