Deliverance for You
We all know how the world has radically changed since the turn of the century. Even in the last decade we have seen a social revolution in our own country. Fashions, languages, customs, social conditions, and a thousand changes have taken place in the last few years. Twenty years ago we used to go down to the seaport to watch the ships come in, but now it is to the airport to watch the planes come down. Once it was the telegraph but now it is the television. But with all our progress man has not solved the basic problems of the human race. Three basic problems have not changed. These same three problems have plagued the human race during its thousands of years of history, and are plaguing it at this moment.
Sin has not changed. Men have endeavored to change its name. We’ve put new labels on the bottle of poison. We’ve tried to clean up the old depraved nature of man, but sin has not changed. Men are still sinners and the results of sin are still disease, disappointment, despair, disillusionment and hell.
Sorrow has not changed. When Adam and Eve looked with broken hearts on the lifeless body of Abel after he had been murdered by Cain, that was the beginning of the crushing sorrow that fills human hearts. Sorrow is the universal language of the world today.
Death has not changed. Men have tried to change its appearance. We place the bodies in “caskets” rather than in “coffins.” We try to dress up the funeral, but regardless of what we call death or how we may dress it up, death is real, hard, cruel, and has not changed.
These three problems make up man’s history. His past is filled with sin; his present is overrun with sorrow, and the certainty of death faces him in the future. To the average man it all seems rather hopeless when he begins to think about it.
However, let me put a rainbow of hope in your heart. It has been proved millions of times over that Jesus Christ can meet and solve these three basic problems of your life. There is a verse in Hebrews 13:8 which reads, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” The word “yesterday” in that verse means the past – when He was on earth. The word “today” means now, the present – when He is in Heaven. And the word “forever” looks into the future – when He shall return to earth to rule and reign. Yesterday, the past, when He was on earth – He made atonement; atonement for your sin, for your past. Today, now, in Heaven – He is an Advocate, interceding for those who place their trust in Him. Tomorrow, in the future – He will return to be King of kings and Lord of lords.
Other things may change, but Christ will never change. We are living in an age of grace in which God promises that whosoever will may come, and receive His Son. What you have done in the past can be erased by the Lord Jesus Christ. As Saviour, He can settle your sin problem. He can meet your every need, lift every burden, solve every problem. As the coming Sovereign King, He can give you hope. Let Him deliver you from the penalty of past sin. Let Him deliver you from the perils of the present trouble. Let Him deliver you from the fear of the future.
“Whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13 “Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25