Mighty to Save


Daily Devotion Wednesday June 21, 2017

Mighty to Save

“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear to dull to hear.”

Isaiah 59:1

In the hymn, Mighty to Save[1], Hillsong has proclaimed the greatness of the LORD God as one who can move the mountains and the author of salvation. The chorus of the hymn reads;

Saviour, He can move the mountains For my God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save Forever, author of Salvation Where He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave

The proclamation this hymn makes speaks plainly about the power of the God of the bible. He has throughout history showed himself strong and his mighty works testify of his greatness. In the beginning, when the “earth was formless and empty” the LORD whose Spirit hovered over the waters did awesomely create all that we see and don’t see. He commanded “Let there be light,” and there was light. He said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water” and it was so. After having all the other things in place, from the dust of the ground, the LORD God made mankind male and female in his own image.

At the time of Noah when the earth became too corrupt “that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil at the time,” (Gen. 6:5) the LORD in his Great Power caused forty days and forty nights of flood.  When Israel became a slave in Egypt, the Lord mightily delivered them from the hands of Pharaoh.

He caused the waters of the great Red Sea to split that his children could walk through on a dry ground. He did the same as they crossed the Jordan river.

Throughout the Old Testament, the LORD God has shown his greatness through his mighty acts. Indeed, he is mighty to save.

The mightiness of God would have been of no use if he couldn’t save mankind from the power of darkness—sin. He took human flesh, lived among his people (John 1:14) and he healed the sick, opened the eyes of the blind, made the mute to talk, and cause the deaf to hear. He made whole the paralysed and healed all sorts of sickness not to mention having raised the dead to life. While atoning for humanity’s sin on the Cross, he said, “it is finished.” He had accomplished His mighty plan of salvation. On the third day while in the grave, he defeated the devil, he broke the power of death, he rose from the grave and promises resurrection to all who will believe in him.

God is indeed Mighty to Save. He requires us to walk in him such that he may display his mighty works in our lives. Isaiah was revealed how mighty the Lord God is and he proclaimed; “Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear” (Isaiah 59:1). I experience his mighty works in my life every day. I praise him that he has saved me from wickedness which would otherwise separate me from Him and make it difficult for me to experience his mighty works. Through Christ His Son, come out of wickedness, let him blot out your inequities and walk daily with him. Until then is when you will be able to experience his saving power. The arm of the Lord is not too short to save, neither his ear too dull to hear, He is Mighty to Save. So, let us sing:

Saviour, He can move the mountains For my God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save Forever, author of Salvation Where He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave

Amen! Rev. J


[1] The Lyrics of the hymn Mighty to Save can be got here http://www.songlyrics.com/hillsong/mighty-to-save-lyrics/

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Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are taken from the New International Version (NIV). Rev. Julius Izza Tabi is a pastor in the Anglican Church of Uganda, Ma’di & West Nile Diocese. Julius served as an assistant Chaplain and lecturer at the Arua Campus of the Uganda Christin University. He is a graduate of Master of Philosophy in Religion, Society and Global Issues at Det Teologiske Menighetsfakultet alias the Norwegian School of Theology, in Oslo, Norway. He is an author of the Popular Triumphing Over Odds . For pastoral assistance you can contact him here and you can also help to support this site and his ministry by donating here.

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