NOTRE DIEU EST PLUS QUE CAPABLE DE NOUS DELIVRER / OUR GOD IS MORE THAN ABLE TO DELIVER US

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CHRIST THE ROCK CONGREGATION

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH 2022

Sermon by Pastor Marc E Simeon

NOTRE DIEU EST PLUS QUE CAPABLE DE NOUS DELIVRER

OUR GOD IS MORE THAN ABLE TO DELIVER US

Le Malheur Atteint Souvent le Juste Mais l’Éternel l’en Délivre Toujours. Ps 34:19

Many are the Afflictions of the Righteous, But the LORD Delivers Him Out of Them All

Le nom de l’Éternel est une tour forte; Le juste s’y réfugie, et se trouve en sûreté. Pr 18:10

¶ The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe

Notre Dieu est capable de nous délivrer,

Notre Dieu est capable de nous délivrer,

De la fournaise ardente,

De la fosse aux lions.

Notre Dieu est capable de nous délivrer !

II

12 Fr. Mel:  Notre Dieu Règne encor

Notre Dieu règne encor !

Jamais son amour ne s’endort.

Le vent se déchaîne, nos cœurs sont en peine,

Mais Dieu nous conduit jusqu’au port.

Notre Dieu règne encor

Jamais son amour ne s’endort.

Ce qu’Il nous promet, reste vrai pour jamais

Notre Dieu règne encor !

INTRODUCTION

  • As Children of God, we face constant and relentless attacks from the devil.
  • It seems like we keep facing impossible obstacles to relinquish our faith in God.
  • No matter how great the victories God enabled us to have in the past; we tend to be intimidated in face of new challenges.
  • The Children of Israel got in a lot of trouble with God for doubting that God was able to help them conquer the former inhabitants of the Canaan.
  • Of the 12 spies, only Caleb and Joshua believed that victory was possible with God’s help.
  • A whole generation had to die in the desert because of unbelief in God.
  • All who have seen the wonders that God did in Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea were found guilty for doubting God.
  • All Christians will have to take tests of faith throughout their lives, and how they respond will determine their stand with God.
  • “God is omnipotent’ is not just a cliché, but a statement of faith.
  • The three young Hebrews had to put their lives on the line on the omnipotence of God.

Da 3:16 Schadrac, Méschac et Abed-Nego répliquèrent au roi Nebucadnetsar: Nous n’avons pas besoin de te répondre là-dessus.

 17 Voici, notre Dieu que nous servons peut nous délivrer de la fournaise ardente, et il nous délivrera de ta main, ô roi.

 18 Sinon, sache, ô roi, que nous ne servirons pas tes dieux, et que nous n’adorerons pas la statue d’or que tu as élevée.

Da 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.

 17 “If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.

 18 “But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

  • As nice as it is for one to brag about his god, Christians are mandated to live their lives by their attestations of God.

CAN GOD DELIVER US ALWAYS, BUT, WILL GOD DELIVER US ALWAYS?

  • In the new trend of preaching in some evangelical circles, there is a great confusion as what to expect from God.
  • We compile verses from the Bible and put them out of context to make them say that God promises to always deliver us his children from all harms.
  • We can hand pick verses from the Bible to create a prosperity gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Soon or later, life will hand you a test where only the true and correct faith in God can withstand.
  • The three young Hebrews were facing instant excruciating death for non-compliance to the king’s order to worship the statue.
  • They accepted the consequences of their choices while maintaining their faith in the omnipotence God.
  • God can deliver us, there’s no question about it.
  • Will God deliver us, we have no clue. That’s up to the sovereignty of God.
  • Nowadays we think that faith is a strong declaration of the omnipotence of God to bring out our desired result.
  • True faith is the belief in the sovereignty and wisdom of God while maintaining a bold confidence in the omnipotence of God.
  • As we focus on the mighty interventions of God in this message, I just wanted to throw some disclaimers up front. 

NO REASON TO FEAR OR WORRY IF YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD

  • As children of God, we ought to be the most assured of all to be under the protection of the almighty God.
  • Whenever we encounter threat, we can be assured that God’s intervention is near.
  • Our God is called the God of Host, or the God of the armies. When we are under attack by the enemy countless angels are deployed to protect us.
  • Since the devil roams around the children like a roaring lion seeking to devour them, God’s angels likewise are monitoring us around the clock to assure our safety.
  • As David was pounding on the unfailing love and protection of God, he was able to write the psalm 27

Ps 27:1 ¶ The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

 2 When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.

 3 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war should rise against me, In this I will be confident.

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Ps 27:1 ¶ De David. L’Éternel est ma lumière et mon salut: De qui aurais-je crainte? L’Éternel est le soutien de ma vie: De qui aurais-je peur?

 2 Quand des méchants s’avancent contre moi, Pour dévorer ma chair, Ce sont mes persécuteurs et mes ennemis Qui chancellent et tombent.

 3 Si une armée se campait contre moi, Mon cœur n’aurait aucune crainte; Si une guerre s’élevait contre moi, Je serais malgré cela plein de confiance.

WHEN FACING DEATH

Ps 23:4 Quand je marche dans la vallée de l’ombre de la mort, Je ne crains aucun mal, car tu es avec moi: Ta houlette et ton bâton me rassurent.

Ps 3:6 (3:7) Je ne crains pas les myriades de peuples Qui m’assiègent de toutes parts.

Ps 4:8 (4:9) Je me couche et je m’endors en paix, Car toi seul, ô Éternel! tu me donnes la sécurité dans ma demeure.

WHEN IN NEED OF SECURITY

Ps 121:4 Voici, il ne sommeille ni ne dort, Celui qui garde Israël.

Ps 91:4 Il te couvrira de ses plumes, Et tu trouveras un refuge sous ses ailes; Sa fidélité est un bouclier et une cuirasse.

Ps 91:5 Tu ne craindras ni les terreurs de la nuit, Ni la flèche qui vole de jour, 6 Ni la peste qui marche dans les ténèbres, Ni la contagion qui frappe en plein midi.

BOLDNESS DRAWNED FOR BELONGING TO GOD

Ps 118:6 L’Éternel est pour moi, je ne crains rien: Que peuvent me faire des hommes? (LSV)

 6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (NKJV)

Today by the grace of God we will see why the servants of God had such great faith in God.

THE OPENNING OF THE EYES OF FAITH

  • Although God is so close to us and so ready to defend us from the attacks of the enemy, yet a great many of Christians walk in fear because their spiritual eyes are shot.
  • In the cultic world they talk about the opening of the third eye in aim to permeate the spiritual world.
  • Christians also need to have their spiritual eyes open so that we can see the operations of God.
  • Heb 11:1 ¶ Or la foi est une ferme assurance des choses qu’on espère, une démonstration de celles qu’on ne voit pas.
  •  1 ¶ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
  • The great prophet Elisha had to ask God to open the eyes of his servant to quiet his anxious spirit who sensed that Israel was about to be destroyed by the Syrians.

2Rois 6:15 Le serviteur de l’homme de Dieu se leva de bon matin et sortit; et voici, une troupe entourait la ville, avec des chevaux et des chars. Et le serviteur dit à l’homme de Dieu: Ah! mon seigneur, comment ferons-nous?

 16 Il répondit: Ne crains point, car ceux qui sont avec nous sont en plus grand nombre que ceux qui sont avec eux.

 17 Élisée pria, et dit: Éternel, ouvre ses yeux, pour qu’il voie. Et l’Éternel ouvrit les yeux du serviteur, qui vit la montagne pleine de chevaux et de chars de feu autour d’Élisée.

  • Faith enables you to materialize what cannot be seen by the naked eye.
  • Without faith it is impossible to please God.
  • Many Christians fail in the assignments God sent them on earth to do because of lack of faith.

SOME NOTICEABLE RESCUE OPERATIONS OF GOD IN THE BIBLE

  • THE CROSSING OF THE RED SEA
    • Only the Creator God has such authority over the elements of nature.
    • A mighty wind to blow in such precision to create pathway trough the Red Sea.
  • THE CROSSING JORDAN
    • God repeated the same phenomena for Joshua in the crossing of the Jordan.
    • Who needs bridges when God wants you on the other side?
  • THE ESCAPE OF THREE COMPANIONS OF DANIEL FROM THE FIRERY FURNACE.
    • God is proven sovereign over the forces and principles of nature.
    • Fire has a free ride over all its surrounding unless God overrules an exception.
    • The fire only had the power over the cords they bounded them with.
    • The clothes and their bodies were spared.
  • THE RESCUE OF DANIEL FROM THE LION’S DEN
    • Here, we get a glimpse of the sovereignty of God.
    • The lion is mean by God’s doing.
    • The lion can also be made gentle by God’s doing.
    • Nothing in the world is operating on its own will.
    • God is the one setting jurisdiction of operation for all His creatures
  • THE RESCUE OF JOSEPH THE PRISON CELL TO BECOME THE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT.
    • God is proven to be the master of circumstances.
    • Even when the human element is present, God orchestrates all the happenings in life to fulfill his will.
    • Although it seems accidental, but the scene of Joseph walking out of prison to be elevated prime minister in Egypt was already rehearsed and approved by God.
    • The grand scheme was already explained to Abraham that his descendants will spend 400 years in a foreign country before taking a massive exodus back to the promise Land.
  • THE MIRACULUS RESCUE OF PETER FROM JAIL
    • In the New Testament we find that God did not yet wish for Peter to die as a martyr but Satan was trying to enforce his own will on the life of Peter.
    • God put everyone to sleep, unlocked the chains from Peter, opened the door of the prison and lead Peter out.
    • When God is operating, there is no resistance possible.
  • THE MIRACULOUS INTERVENTION OF GOD TO RELEASE PAUL AND SILAS FROM JAIL.   
    • God allowed Paul and Silas to be beaten and imprisoned unfairly.
    • At the midnight hour God broke in and freed His servants not to get out, but to be a witness for Him.
    • The experience cost the Philippians a jail house.

GOD’S MIRACULOUS INTERVENTIONS IN THE LIFE OF DAVID

  • When we read the Bible and specially the Psalms, we encounter some of the rescue operations of God.
  • Rescue operations take a great deal of courage because it involves neutralizing the force of the enemy while aiming to save the life of your fellow soldiers or compatriots.
  • David eut à dire: « Si l’Eternel n’était pas mon secours, mon âme serait bien vite dans la demeure du silence. »
  • La bible nous dit que Dieu est le Dieu des délivrances, donc chaque opération a sa particularité suivant le danger en question.
  • Menace, mépris, misère, sécheresse, maladies, famine, invasion, opposition, infériorité devant son adversaire, urgence au point de vue de finance, attaque diabolique,  désastres naturelles,  épidémie, sauterelles, abus, injustice, stérilité, mal cité, persécution, guerre, solitude, complot, trahison, viol, etc.
  • Dieu est le spécialiste en tout.
  • La vie de David était parsemée de combat dès sa jeunesse jusqu’à sa mort.
  • David a connu le mépris des proche, la persécution, l’injustice, la haine, la jalousie, l’exil, le danger, la trahison, les guerres, les victoires, la gloire,  les défaites, la honte, et la repentance.
  • David réanime certaines de ses exploits avec Dieu dans ses écrits.
  • Dans le Psaume 18 et dans 2 Samuel 22 David fait un sommaire de la façon dont Dieu agit dans la délivrance de ses enfants.
  • La façon dont David peint les opérations de Dieu dans sa vie ressemble comme du dessein animé.

Ps 18:1 ¶ (18:1) Au chef des chantres. Du serviteur de l’Éternel, de David, qui adressa à l’Éternel les paroles de ce cantique, lorsque l’Éternel l’eut délivré de la main de tous ses ennemis et de la main de Saül. Il dit: (18:2) Je t’aime, ô Éternel, ma force!

 2 (18:3) Éternel, mon rocher, ma forteresse, mon libérateur! Mon Dieu, mon rocher, où je trouve un abri! Mon bouclier, la force qui me sauve, ma haute retraite!

 3 (18:4) Je m’écrie: Loué soit l’Éternel! Et je suis délivré de mes ennemis.

 4 (18:5) Les liens de la mort m’avaient environné, Et les torrents de la destruction m’avaient épouvanté;

 5 (18:6) Les liens du sépulcre m’avaient entouré, Les filets de la mort m’avaient surpris.

 6 (18:7) Dans ma détresse, j’ai invoqué l’Éternel, J’ai crié à mon Dieu; De son palais, il a entendu ma voix, Et mon cri est parvenu devant lui à ses oreilles.

 7 (18:8) La terre fut ébranlée et trembla, Les fondements des montagnes frémirent, Et ils furent ébranlés, parce qu’il était irrité.

 8 (18:9) Il s’élevait de la fumée dans ses narines, Et un feu dévorant sortait de sa bouche: Il en jaillissait des charbons embrasés.

 9 (18:10) Il abaissa les cieux, et il descendit: Il y avait une épaisse nuée sous ses pieds.

 10 (18:11) Il était monté sur un chérubin, et il volait, Il planait sur les ailes du vent.

 11 (18:12) Il faisait des ténèbres sa retraite, sa tente autour de lui, Il était enveloppé des eaux obscures et de sombres nuages.

 12 (18:13) De la splendeur qui le précédait s’échappaient les nuées, Lançant de la grêle et des charbons de feu.

 13 (18:14) L’Éternel tonna dans les cieux, Le Très-Haut fit retentir sa voix, Avec la grêle et les charbons de feu.

 14 (18:15) Il lança ses flèches et dispersa mes ennemis, Il multiplia les coups de la foudre et les mit en déroute.

 15 (18:16) Le lit des eaux apparut, Les fondements du monde furent découverts, Par ta menace, ô Éternel! Par le bruit du souffle de tes narines.

 16 (18:17) Il étendit sa main d’en haut, il me saisit, Il me retira des grandes eaux;

 17 (18:18) Il me délivra de mon adversaire puissant, De mes ennemis qui étaient plus forts que moi.

 18 (18:19) Ils m’avaient surpris au jour de ma détresse; Mais l’Éternel fut mon appui.

 19 (18:20) Il m’a mis au large, Il m’a sauvé, parce qu’il m’aime.

  • Only the beneficiaries of such great interventions of God like David can write a song so colorful and so vivid like psalm 18.
  • We ought to do like David in reminiscence of the great interventions of God in our lives.

CONCLUSION

  • God is still in the security business to protect his children.
  • The fact that you are still alive today means that God is active in your life.
  • God does not spare any effort to assure the safety of his children.
  • When you see that a heavy cloud is still looming over the head of humanity.
  • You may tend to cave and withdraw in fear and hopelessness.
  • Remember to open the eyes of faith.
  • Remember that God is still in control.
  • Remember that nothing can happen to you outside of the will of God.
  • Contemplate on the fact those that are on your side far exceed those that are coming against you, and see that Greater is He that is in you that he that is in the world.

AMEN!

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