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Deliverance from people or forces that are overwhelming. It implies a liberator with strength and wisdom to ensure true freedom. God’s physical rescue of the Israelites points to the spiritual deliverance obtained by Jesus Christ.


When rescue is the only answer

Psalm 35:10 LEB
All of my bones shall say, “O Yahweh, who is like you, who delivers the poor from one stronger than he and the poor and needy from the one who robs him?”
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God’s power to rescue in times of need

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God’s people cry to him for rescue

Judges 10:15 LEB
And the Israelites said to Yahweh, “We have sinned; do to us accordingly as you see fit; only please deliver us this day.”
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God’s physical rescue of his people

From their enemies

Exodus 3:8 LEB
And I have come down to deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up from this land to a good and wide land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
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The Israelites recognise God’s rescue:

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Israel’s enemies recognise God’s rescue of his people.

From trouble

Daniel 6:27 LEB
He is rescuing, delivering, and working signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth, for he has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”
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From oppression


God’s spiritual rescue of believers

From the guilt, penalty and power of sin

Isaiah 61:1 LEB
The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is upon me, because Yahweh has anointed me, he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives and liberation to those who are bound,
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From the dominion of Satan

Colossians 1:13 LEB
who has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,
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From spiritual attack

2 Timothy 4:18 LEB
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will save me for his heavenly kingdom, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

From fear and the fear of death

Hebrews 2:14–15 LEB
Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also in like manner shared in these same things, in order that through death he could destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and could set free these who through fear of death were subject to slavery throughout all their lives.
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Rescuers sent by God



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Examples of people rescued

Joseph; Jeremiah

Daniel and his friends:

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