6738 rescue

6738 rescue

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

Ps 35:10 See also Dt 22:27; Dt 28:29; 1Sa 12:21; Isa 42:22; Da 8:4,7; Hos 5:14; Mic 5:8; Ro 7:24

God’s power to rescue in times of need

Isa 41:10; 1Co 10:13; 2Co 12:9-10; Heb 13:6

God’s people cry to him for rescue

Jdg 10:15 See also 1Sa 7:8; Ps 22:11; Ps 35:17; Ps 43:1; Ps 69:13-14; Ps 71:2; Ps 107:19; Ps 140:1; Ps 142:6; Ps 143:9; Ps 144:7; Pr 24:11; Ro 15:31 Paul’s need for protection

God’s physical rescue of his people

From their enemies Ex 3:8 See also Jdg 6:14 The Israelites recognise God’s rescue: Ex 18:10; 1Sa 11:13; 2Sa 22:17-20 pp Ps 18:16-19; 2Ki 13:5; 1Ch 11:14; 2Ch 20:15; 2Ch 32:22; Ne 9:27; Est 4:14; Jer 20:13
2Ch 20:29 Israel’s enemies recognise God’s rescue of his people.

From trouble Da 6:27 See also Ge 45:7; Job 5:19; Ps 32:7; Ps 91:14-15; Ps 126:1; Pr 11:8; Joel 2:32; Jnh 2:10; 2Pe 2:9

From oppression Ps 72:12-14; Ps 82:3-4

God’s spiritual rescue of believers

From the guilt, penalty and power of sin Isa 61:1 See also Lk 4:18; Jer 29:11-14; Ro 8:21; 1Th 1:10; Jude 24

From the dominion of Satan Col 1:13 See also Mt 6:13; Lk 1:74; Lk 9:1; Lk 11:21-22; Lk 13:16

From spiritual attack 2Ti 4:18

From fear and the fear of death Heb 2:14-15 See also Ps 34:4; 1Co 15:54-57; 2Co 1:10; Rev 2:10

Rescuers sent by God

Ac 7:34 Moses Judges: Jdg 3:9,15; Jdg 10:1

Examples of people rescued

Ac 7:10 Joseph; Jer 38:6-13 Jeremiah Daniel and his friends: Da 3:17,28; Da 6:21-23,27
Ac 12:11 Peter Paul: Ac 23:27; Ac 26:17; 2Ti 3:11

See also

1105God, power of
1315God as redeemer
1320God as Saviour
2324Christ as Saviour
4120Satan
5480protection
6028sin, deliverance from
6510salvation
6634deliverance
6660freedom through Christ
6720redemption
9020death

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