II Timothy 3:10-11
God never guaranteed to deliver you from difficulty.
He does guarantee to deliver you from evil.
II Corinthians 1:10- Our deliverance takes place in the past, the present, and the future.
How Paul was delivered
1. Antioch (Acts 13:42-52)
If you really love the Lord, your life is going to automatically be separated from those who reject the truth.
2. Iconium (14:1-7)
God may deliver His people from evil by giving them the common sense to flee from it.
3. Lystra (14: 8-20)
Sometimes we may need to be saved from ourselves, by being rejected by others.
4. Rome (II Timothy 4:6-8)
Deliverance can be found in and through death, when there is victory through Christ Jesus.
Paul was delivered from corruption at Antioch by separation.
He was delivered from harm at Iconium by flight.
He was delivered from self-importance at Lystra by rejection.
He was delivered from sin's hold at Rome by his own death.