Webster’s Definition of RESCUED: to free from confinement, danger, or evil: save, deliver
Stop and think about it. How many times have we been rescued? How many times has Father made
provision to save us from something? Do we always accept His provision for our rescue? Why should
we even consider the subject? Well, perhaps gratitude would be a good place to start. If we are born
again, are we not indebted to God for making it possible for us to have a life-changing relationship with
Him; moving from a life in the flesh to a life in the Spirit; moving from a natural life to a super natural
life? We should be constantly moving from living for ourselves to living for Him. In other words, we
should be putting Him in charge, actually yielding our lives to His Lordship and leadership.
As this word ‘rescued’ came up in me, I began to think about how many ways I have been, and continue
to be, rescued in my 40 years as a Christian. Let’s see now…I have been rescued from Hell! WOW! I
have been, and continue to be rescued, from self-centeredness, shame, fear, lust, anger, low selfesteem and self-hatred, demons I allowed into my life through my sin, lies that I live by, vows and
judgments against others, wounding from my past, unforgiveness, bitterness, back biting, covetousness,
and jealousy. Whew! Let’s see. Is that enough or is there more? Oh yeah, I am being rescued from
religion and from generational curses, from ungodly beliefs and attitudes about many things. Bottom
line is I am being rescued from myself! I am slowly, but surely, being transformed into the person Father
created me to be. He is imparting a completely new view of life and living rooted in His love for me and
So, since I am being rescued “from” all these and other things, I believe I am being rescued “for”
something. What do you think? Are you being rescued? Do you need to be rescued? Have you ever
been rescued from a bad decision, maybe a bad relationship or a bad business deal? Did Father have
anything to do with your rescue? If so, have you thanked Him? If we are being rescued from darkness
and bondage (and everything I listed represents darkness and bondage) then I believe we are being
rescued “to” and “for” love and freedom in Father.
When I look back at my list above of things I am being rescued from and I consider the opposite of each
one, I get a glimpse of the life that is available to me and you in Father. Look back at my list. What are
the opposites? The opposite of hell is obviously Heaven. Thank You so much! The opposite of living
self-centered is living God-centered. The opposite of living in shame is living in honor as a Child of the
Most High God. The opposite of living in fear is living in faith and at peace. The opposite of living in lust
which is self-centered is living in love which is God-centered. You get the picture!
Now what about your list? What are you being rescued from? What do you yet need to be rescued
from? Why not take a risk and ask Holy Spirit to help you with your list. Then when you consider the
opposites, you will begin to get a picture of the new you and what your future looks like in God’s eyes.
He has made all provision for all of our needs for a complete rescue operation. Join me?