Deliverance from Destruction in Troubled Times

There is no doubt that we are living in troubled times and an uncertain future, with economies going bust, financial structure in ruins, wars and chance of nuclear conflict, poverty on mass scale and the threat of fatal viruses of plague proportions; these threats shake our existence and survival for planet earth.
Back in the 1960’s there was a hope that spread from the youth in a peace movement, to end hostility and promise equality and justice for all.
The ideal society did not materialize, what came was the booming enterprise of the financial markets and technology increased to provide mass knowledge at our fingertips and the entertainment world exploded into great heights of production and big screen exhilaration.
Then came 9-11 a terrorist backlash upon the western world and the financial capitalism, spreading hatred and fear in the core of our free world society.

Rumours of conspiracy create theories about the powers and hidden forces that rule the world. Conspiracy theories over-shadow the confidence we have placed on world powers to resolve the crises and remove threats to peace.
Who can you trust and are the peace war efforts all for oil? What are the world leaders plans really about and are they working for the common good of mankind, or for control and domination of the resources of the planet?
Do we control the masses perhaps and keep order for the establishment of global government, by an elite power set of rulers, who are hidden and few in number.
However, now we see there are many factions and divisions, so there is no unity but a wrestling match for domination.
To top it all off, it seems that the weather and nature has gone extreme and it is creating catastrophic destruction on planet earth, with earthquakes shaking the planet and tsunamis leaving devastation and havoc.

People are crying out for some kind of deliverance in these times and are desperate for answers of hope for the future.
Lets take a look at real deliverance and hope coming in desperate times:
Psalm 107:4-9 -
4 They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way;
They found no city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty,
Their soul fainted in them.
6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distresses.
7 And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

You see that the people of God cried to the Lord in their trouble, that is an OK thing to do in a situation of distress.
And God Delivered them!
He Led them by the right way to a city?

God has created a City where there is a refuge in the midst of chaos and where the light shines – to remedy the darkness that robs and destroys.
No more uncertainty but security, where God provides and cares for His people.
When God's ways prevail in a city, it is transformed to a place of blessing and refuge from trouble, peace reigns in the streets and there is great security.
Now it doesn’t mean there wont be any trouble on this earth, but this refers to a place we can seek, in the midst of trouble and find deliverance.
So we need to pray and look to God, in these times for answers and deliverance in our troubled cities and neighbourhoods.

Then following on in Psalm 107:10 – 16 -
10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And despised the counsel of the Most High,
12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;
They fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their chains in pieces.
15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For He has broken the gates of bronze,
And cut the bars of iron in two.
There is the shadow of death evident in troubled times, it creates hopelessness as it casts a dark oppressive gloom on regions and the people under its dark spell.
Why has this happened?
We find that in human nature there is the tendency to go the wrong way and become rebellious to the ways of God.
However God is always reaching out to us, despite our bent to sin, we can choose to turn away from separation from Him and return to His favour.
He saves us from their distresses – that is His Nature.
We are rescued out from darkness and death.
How do we know if we are under this dark force? By the python stranglehold restrictions, that bind us in its cruel vice, like invisible chains of iron that keeps us bound in lack, lost vision and hopelessness.
It is a well known truth that when we lose hope and negative feelings surge through our beings our health declines and we lose the drive to succeed in our dreams. It is like heavily constructed gates, made from brass a dauntingly, resistant metal composition, that withstands rust and weathering, it has the resemblance of gold, but it isn't and when used against us is a formidable, immovable wall.
A prison has iron bars and keeps us contained and punished for any wrong choices, it seems that our decisions have got us in more hot water and there is no mercy in a prison.
God will break the chains and break the gates of bronze that holds us and imprisons us.
He will cut the bars of iron in two, no resistance of imprisonment can restrict Gods miraculous deliverance, as He cuts through any metal wall, He makes it look like paper being sliced by the sharpest scissors and provides release to the captives that were held in the clutches by those wicked forces.
C'mon then, lets go ahead and thank Him in advance and lets witness the wonderful works, that He gladly displays to those who depend on His unlimited strength.
God shows what He can do, even when we are bound up by these hideous, oppressive forces, that are bent on binding with chains and dishing out malicious destruction to those under its domain, they plan is to keep us locked into our circumstances.

We read on Psalm 107:17 – 22 -
17 Fools, because of their transgression,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.
In troubled times it is not the time to be foolish and to remain outside the blessings of God.
Iniquity is the ongoing lifestyle of destructive choices, which is bound up in our inner characters, playing its hard-wired tune, springing up inside us like a discordant, bent and crooked snake, a coiled spiral, which digs in a constant heavy track on the grooves of our behaviour patterns.
If God is going to bring us out of something, then we must be bound by something; the darkness has worked itself inside our beings and this could be from our generational dna, which generates, repeated negative habit patterns, or is cast onto us, by the pervading atmosphere or environment, like a shadow of death it covers our mindset, which we pick up on and adapt from the mentality of our times.
When we cry out to God and put our trust completely on Him to free us from the influence and crooked workings within, He will Save us from our distresses of lifestyle choices and repeated, unhealthy habits.
This constant playing over and again into the grooves of our soul, wears into us harsh frequencies, that wobble out of phase from healthy living, resulting in sickness infecting the resident body. The discordant drone and debilitating din, set in motion by iniquity, degenerates away our peace and we will become worn down and passive in the slippery, sliding decay.
We need a reversal and removal, a redemption from degeneration and the disturbing dissonance, that steals our zest for the good food and healthy living.
God will send His Word for healing, His Word is real food and sustenance for a hungry and desperate soul, seemingly at the end of the tether.
A Word is personal and it is Gods will for us to be healed, a Rhema Word means a Word that is spoken for a specific time and purpose, this Word is sent to deliver us and applies to our present situation.
His Word will accomplish His will on earth – His word is all powerful and is based in faith, which has the ability to change the darkest hour, into breakthrough healing and deliverance, it is the miraculous rescue that will change our world.
Yes He has Delivered us from the inevitable, when we are confronted by the shutting down and locking in by the gates of death, the captives that are held there are giving no hope of breaking out from the pitiful place of destruction.
It is time that we give thanks to our God, it is He who is who has delivered us from our darkest days, we will just keep on declaring and rejoicing in the abundance of compassion He has for us, in a new found attitude of joy and thanksgiving to our loving God, who delivered us from all of our destructions.

What about money? Provision? Do finances appear out of thin air and drop down from the sky? Can God intervene in the global, capitalistic, financial markets of the forex exchange of wealth and currencies? Can He transfer money from an account and make payments and remove the debts piled up against us?
How do we combat our lack in a world economic system driven by debt, credit cards and printing of paper money? The debts are ballooning out of control and eventually will take down countries, as well as large global corporations.
Psalm 107 has something to say about it!
Business – Economy – Finances.
Psalm 107:23 – 32 -
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,
24 They see the works of the LORD,
And His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the company of the elders.
People are drunk and reeling from the overwhelming debts and out of control financial collapses, happening right now on a global scale.
Only a miracle of God can bring us out of these overwhelming, spiraling out of control, debt ridden distresses.
How can you reverse the downward plunge of the trend of debts, in a constant storm and the battering waves of recession?
The rogue trader cant save us, we need wisdom from above. Wisdom can predict the future trends and knows which way to deal in the financial markets, such knowledge is not ordinary and goes beyond our usual calculations and predictions, even the most cunningly, devised algorithm cannot fix it!
He calms the storms and guides us to a desired haven.
There is guidance that is from high, which has the ability to bring us to the desired outcome from an impossible storm.
A desired haven is a shelter from the relentless storm of debt and persistent, financial woes that seem to come and go, like the rolling waves on the great ocean of our, up and down financial markets.
Sometimes the only way out is to be taken above the situation and to be given a fresh perspective, that can see the whole picture and the impossible and overwhelming trouble now has a way where there is no way.
God is above all and He created the principles that govern the waves that go up and down in some type of rhythm and shifting trends on the timeline, the algorithms are no puzzle for Him to work out as He sees the beginning and the end of the matter.
Now he invites us to be with Him and we can now rest in a shelter in His Wisdom and begin to see things as He sees them, with a whole new view to see our desired haven in the eye of the storm.

And now for some meat in the sandwich, some further insight and much needed help for us all in dealing with troubled times.
In verse 26 we read that we experience two states in our searching and desperation, we mount up to the heavens and then we go down to the depths.
What is this referring to? When trouble comes our way we begin to search for answers, that is after trying the usual fail safe plans and all of the back up and the emergency, alternative solutions are applied.
What happens when all of our usual practices are attempted and they also fail?
Human hope kicks in, which is a good thing, as it is an anchor for survival and provides momentum, rather than just giving up in despair.
If you believe that God will help you, this is the point that you may begin to look to God for new solutions, going deeper into the endless resources of Heaven.
Maybe you are applying all of the principles that you know in your faith experience this far, standing on what you know and still the answer is not forth-coming.
What are the depths for the believer? At this point, it is going deeper into unchartered waters, where the sea becomes dark, due to the great depths of the unknown.
This is the place where you are looking beyond the known and your asking, seeking and knocking begins to kick in, with a new hope and although, all looks black and unseen, it is a good place to be, as the search will take you where you haven't been before into fresh revelation, innovations come by inspiration from this place of seeking God.
Going deep is a new day of growth and trust in God, as what you are facing is bigger than what you have encountered before, which pulls you out of the shallow waters of the comfortable to the deeper regions of new frontiers of faith.
During this process the soul can get very distressed and your good old faith methods may be ineffective in this age of new challenges, as now you are constantly harassed by the torrential waves, that hammer away at your security and threaten a shipwreck of the good old vessel, that carried you satisfactorily through the challenges of the past.
God always comes and is faithful to bring a turnaround as His Word confirms it and He has placed this hope as an anchor in our soul, to keep us pressing in for answers that He already has provided, by His covenant to the Sons and Daughters of His Kingdom.

Before we look at the next part of the journey towards entering into the pioneering of the unchartered promises of God.
What if you don't have faith in God? Or your belief system is undeveloped and still in the shallow parts of your growth. What if your security is in the perceived knowledge and the expected reliable instruments of this world?
After all we grow up learning the tools of our trade, thats what gets us through in life, we just need to perform to the best of our ability, which is the familiar and gets us through the day!
When desperation sets in, something inside of us draws a kind of hope for the future and there is an instinct to go beyond our familiar territory for answers, into the new age of glistening hope.
This is a very natural human instinct to hope for a better future, perhaps we then may look up to the heavens in the regions of the unknown, space-time continuum and where the universal gods of good fortune reside, looking for a hope somewhere in the ying and yang, synchronous, fortune matrix of the heavens.
They may reply somehow to the special chosen ones, but all to often for the regular guy it seems that the heavens remain silent and don't deliver the any solution, no windfall comes down, there is no good luck coming our way, then like in a cycle, the wave we are on moves from positive territory to negative, we are pulled downwards to the depths of the alternate waves.

Don't give up!
This is a familiar pattern that has been before, well not exactly the same because we are now in the thick of it!
But, there always was a way up again, even the 300 fighting warriors gave it a go. We are not facing a 100,000 fighting men arrayed against us, nevertheless it does seem like all odds are against us sometimes.
Lets study the physics of a wave, or is it a meta physics? There is a constant cycle of up and down going on, a repeated shape that does have a bottom of a cycle and then there is a progression to neutral and then back up to the top.
We can call this the Bio Rhythms of Life waves and continuous cycles that have different levels and experiences during the course that it takes us on the timeline.
Waves are oscillating from a level place to a high and then back to level, followed by the corresponding low then repeating again in continuous cycles.
However on our time line - it is not always constant and proportional. Why are we are all progressing at different rates through our lows and highs?
We all need to graduate to the next wave by going through the current cycle in our life experience.
We cant stay on a plain sailing forever, or as much as we would prefer a relishing party mode high.
That is why we cling on to the highs and try to inject in to ourselves any experience or at times a substance that will replicate the highs.
We don't want to leave that comfortable place and the feeling of success.
There is a vibe that comes with the high places and the calm places and it feels good so we don't want that feeling to stop, like when it is Friday the weekend is here and party mode is switched on, we groove well until Sunday, then bang! Monday!
The journey upwards is challenging, stimulating and an adventure of learning with expectations and struggles, developing our resolve and diversity of solutions, this is where our innovation came and this is a healthy development cycle for us all to grow and progress in our progression into new seasons of change.
Whenever we got a plan and it was entirely new, like learning an instrument, or running a marathon, climbing the biggest mountain it was hard at first and we had to train take on new skills and find education to develop into the place of reaching our goal and future dream.
The experiences of life do not remain stagnant and are not fixed on a level line or a constant loop of a program, there are ebbs and flows and dips to contend with and to master.
We wont develop when we are consistently on the status quo level playing ground, we need to launch out towards the next level of our new day.
We all need the times of rest and refreshing as well, that is OK and healthy to have time out and regroup and recharge as we prepare for the next phase.
There are seasons that we go through, just like nature there are times of winter with little growth, cold and harsh and then spring comes and so on to grow through, we need to go through to grow up.
Just as there are seasons on a smaller scale, there is also a larger scale of the ages and times that we live in, where there are shifts and currents and we need to be aware of the times we are living in to catch the right wave and be prepared, gain some new skills to tackle the future.
Learning to fly is where we are all at somewhere on the progression, up or down in the middle, we fit into and cant avoid the bio rhythms of life - so it is time to overcome black obstacles, take up the challenge and mount up on eagles wings.
To take you higher than ever before.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-15: -
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.
9 What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?
10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.
14 I know that whatever God does,
It shall be forever.
Nothing can be added to it,
And nothing taken from it.
God does it, that men should fear before Him.
15 That which is has already been,
And what is to be has already been;
And God requires an account of what is past.

So you see the cycle and the waves of opposites and passing through and times and seasons are set in motion and we need to get in the flow and move with them to learn and graduate to where we need to go in the progression and bio rhythm of life.
If we don't move with the times as the word says, we will not profit from the new season and will at some point need to learn the lessons all over again.
Eternity is evident and perceived in our spirits like a language that cant be explained it does speak and there is a sense that we are connected to another plane of existence beyond our physical world.
The higher dimensions above our known existence refelect a shadow of the properties of their progressive cycles into our plane and we function within a lower set of principles within time that have their origins in the spirit world.
In any beginning point to learning and development we all need to start at the basic levels to grasp the higher thoughts and ways that we will in the process of eternity learn in seasons and flows of development in a never ending growth and discovery that will always fascinate and challenge us in healthy ways for our enjoyment.
Having never experienced what lays ahead we can begin to understand from the reflection in our natural world what goes on above in waves and seasons and development.
We are always learning, progressing, moving with the times in the cycles of what has been and is to come, it is an overlapping and no two waves are exactly the same, but there are patterns and trends from the history of the motions of the past, that we gain experience from to take with us into the next season.
It is never time to give up! Know that we wont always be at the bottom of the wave in the cycle, it is just part of the journey and the place to look again for the right answers to catch the next wave up again.
The Father also allows the children to tackle challenges standing on their own two feet, but we always know He is always there to lean on, catch us when we fall and guide us away from danger. He gently leads them and wants them to gain in experience and learn new ropes, He tenderly observes with great joy and satisfaction, as the children go through the wobbles and try new ways until they get it.
We always will need to follow the rules and learn the principals that are built in to the framework of our world, we look towards trainers and counsellors to help us in the learning curves. For a new set of life skills, we will go to school and find wisdom and instruction to gain expertise.
The surfer learns his/her craft, tries many techniques and styles to find their own, they examine the wave properties and the season of learning they are in will take them higher to a new challenge a new thrill of the wave, no two are the same and yesterdays victories give rise for more to come, each day finds a new wave and the fun of the ride is the anticipation to live for.

During the low cycles and times that can be frustrating when we cant get ahead, our emotions can be down, we need to dig deep and the human resource machine is still capable to look for innovation and the new horizons in the depths of unexplored possibilities.
After all, we have come out of the pits in the past, so there must be a way. All searching and research is healthy for our survival and a normal process, in that we don't give up and use our skills to investigate and problem solve the current situation that has brought financial distress.
It is not wise to ignore good counsel and to think you can make it all on your own, especially when you believe there is no need to follow the rules that govern the times you are in and the season that you need to go through.
Also, it is our advantage to come to know and respect the One who made us and the waves we get to ride on, God created all and He knows the times that you are in, He understands how the patterns of life operate as He made them and brought them into existence, like rolling out a long time line with all the highs and lows, colour shape and energy levels, it is all there and we can see it, if we look for the truth of reality.

When all of our best attempts fail and hope is lost at in the the great oceans, the sea of mankind and the markets where fortunes are made or lost depending which end of the stick you come out in the deal.
In every trade on the great commodity markets, there is a winner and there is a loser, one has to come out with the right call, the other goes down on the wrong side of the trade.
So in desperation, we reel and stagger and may even look to alcohol or narcotics for some relief in the distress of the times. These chemical solutions can give a temporary high and an escape to numb the pain, but as we know, never can take the problem away.
When you are at your wits end, you have exhausted all known possibilities and tried it all, but no avail, as the wave that hit like a tsunami smashed your financial theory and security to bits and took it down in the ruins of the storm, swept it all away.
What do we do when we have tried all and failed and there just is no other way out?
Sadly, this is the place where many of us finally wake up and go beyond our human inclinations of reason and habit and come back to God who knows all and is there to help us back to true security. Good old human nature, just cant quite help it you say, creatures of habit and sometimes, defiant to the end.
Now at the point of total despair and in the face of annihilation, we begin to cry out to God.

Good move I say - this is the start of a progression towards change and progress towards our next move up the coming new wave.
God can bring you out of your current mess and He will guide you towards what?
Thats right your desires, a desired haven, your deep desires is what you are really looking for in life, for where you really belong and the true vision that you have for your life, we all need the right perspective.
God can bring you there, because that is like a shift from your current perspective, a paradigm shift that will pull you out from all of the known possibilities that just don't cut it and place you in a haven that is secure.
Your real desires are to be fulfilled in life and only God can connect you with that reality and place you where you really were made to belong.

Back up in verse 23, we read that people who do business can see that there are the works of God in all fortunes and outcomes of how the markets and the processes of life have their workings out.
God created sowing and reaping and the resources of the planet and the seasons and times, His wisdom can fathom the depths of all of these workings.
God commands and there are stormy winds, so there are seasons of change, times of still and times of intense movement.
When time runs out for a market or current trend, this is a natural process and we need to be in tune with the process, we can always improve our position and study to know the general principles of up and down movements of the global and local market place.
God lifts the waves, as you know the sea has waves and it would be boring if it was all flat and constant, things would not develop and there would be no progress.
The moon affects the tides and flowing and there are weather patterns that also come into play and we need to be aware of these factors, when we ride a wave or look for the timing of the next wave.
Markets move through a cycle of boom and bust in a kind of chartable fashion, trend patterns, develop like waves and we can track these movements and based on findings from history, make predictions to the future, economic future patterns to some degree.

Here is your true answer to overcoming in troubled times and that is tuning into understanding of the workings of God and receiving new insight to His wonders of the deep workings.
When you tap into the very source and the wisdom of the workings of the underlying principles that govern the economic systems of this world and your eyes are opened to the realm of the wonders of the deep, your whole perspective will shift from despair and hopelessness to a whole new world of possibilities, endless possibilities, as Gods wonders of the deep go a long way and are just that, wonders, as these possibilities are beyond the known limitations of what used to work and the existing theories.
You will enter into revelations that will open up innovations and miraculous provision, where multiplication and the supernatural meets the natural, for an avenue of a glorious city that shines with success.
I know I am talking about unexplored frontiers, but if you don't think these exist you will always dwell with the circumstances and the answers of yesterday, that no longer apply to what is necessary for todays market and the seas of change.
I am inspired to talk about a God kind of turnaround, a suddenly from above, a miraculous ability coming to you that will cause you to ride the storms of life and fill you with new hope for the future, as well as the how to, innovations from heaven to apply to your business venture or your financial position, there is a way out and an answer of deliverance and it is available when you venture into the wonders of the deep, your insight and your understanding will be accelerated to know abundance in times of trouble.
So, lets remember Gods goodness and His wonderful works of creation and that He is the source of all knowledge to help our understanding of the times we are in, God knows all and He sees the future and knows the comings and goings that will affect our overall outcome.
Gods forecast is accurate to perfection, He sees from the beginning to the end, as He is not restricted by time and He knows where we need to be positioned to catch the right wave and not be wiped out, so we need to be in synch with God and He can bring us to the right place at the right time.
The ebbing and movements that will affect our future, when waves come and go and when the storm comes, we will need to be in the right position of favour and be prepared.
When we need to move on and shift from our present situation to catch the next wave, we need to be savvy and make the right moves, we can also, set up a shelter from the coming storms.

It appears that currently, we are in a time of world financial distress, where the dominant currencies are faltering, the financial structures are in for a major shift to adjust and it all is headed for massive change.
We can go to God who knows what is down the track and can see that big wave coming in the distance and guide us to our desired haven, a place of security in times of trouble.

Now how about poverty?
If you don’t have any financial means and are dirt poor, you cant do nothing, you got nothing! It is all about fight for survival, for the next meal ticket, struggling to keep you and the family ticking.
Psalm 107:33 – 38 -
33 He turns rivers into a wilderness,
And the watersprings into dry ground;
34 A fruitful land into barrenness,
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water,
And dry land into watersprings.
36 There He makes the hungry dwell,
That they may establish a city for a dwelling place,
37 And sow fields and plant vineyards,
That they may yield a fruitful harvest.
38 He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly;
And He does not let their cattle decrease.
You see there is always a cause and it refers to the wickedness of those who dwell in any given place that will bring the curse of destruction.
This brings a cycle from boom to bust, it appears to be a pattern of society and civilisation that is repeated, where like Rome and Babylon, great civilizations go from rising to magnificent heights of achievement and technology to a place of comfort, slipping into a immoral living and decadence that results in a decline in civilisation and another great empire sinks into oblivion.
In this process we can call out to God and pray for our nation, ask that a wind of change would come to restore right living to save us from destruction.
When we wake up and see the terrible circumstances that the wrong living can bring, we can return to our God who will see our sorrow and repentant heart and be merciful to restore us.
We can see a reversal in society, where a wilderness of an economy can be made into pools and springs of blessing.
Maybe this will be isolated, if the whole nation does not repent and there are pockets and regions where hearts are for God and these will be blessed and in turn the blessing can reach out to the community.

For the Hungry – starving
He Multiplies. God can multiply just like He did with the loaves and fishes – the little you do have Jesus can multiply into an abundance.
Believe it - see it manifest - expect a miracle - don’t doubt - only believe.
He Turns wilderness into pools so that it is transformed, totally changed from lack and bareness to a living flourishing provision.
Again Drylands into watersprings to satisfy the thirst into a true transformation.
Emphasis is that He Blesses them and they multiply.
There is No decrease.
It is not going to be snatched away and if it is stolen from us, it will be restored and multiplied again to abundance.

Psalm 107:39 – 43 -
39 When they are diminished and brought low
Through oppression, affliction, and sorrow,
40 He pours contempt on princes,
And causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way;
41 Yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction,
And makes their families like a flock.
42 The righteous see it and rejoice,
And all iniquity stops its mouth.
43 Whoever is wise will observe these things,
And they will understand the loving kindness of the LORD.

The poor are in debt
God sets the poor on high
You will be down one day in the scrap heap of life and then when God comes to town, He will turn things back the right way up, so that you are back on your feet again.
Who are the princes that receive contempt from the Lord? Well maybe they are the oppressive rulers of nations and regions who do not care about the poor and live only to control the masses and accumulate wealth for their own selfish gain.

PSALM 107 is real hope and a promise for these troubled times that we live in.
We can believe in God, for He is a good God and willing that we be delivered and made to prosper.
So even if the turnaround described in Psalm 107 and promises of deliverance from destruction are not always evident and the times are getting rough, I believe that we can put our trust and confidence in the Lord who wants to save all from destruction. Markets go through seasons of bust and boom, there are always seasons of lack and then abundance, but we need to look towards the true answer for mankind and return to our God and bring a harvest of deliverance in the midst of storms of destruction, it is His will, as we have read in His Word for us and this is for the right now, in these times.
He is waiting for us to cry out and be His people, then He can show favour to us right now on planet earth.

With all markets and trends there are factors that are to be calculated into the prediction of future events,
in the life cycle of civilistions and mankind, we have an important aspect that is part of the equation and that is our human weaknesses and tendency to not follow the right paths to success.
I want to highlight a theme of this article which is found in the text of psalm 107 :-
"they are delivered from their destructions".
We need to see that there is a cause to the destruction that comes our way and it is an inevitable factor that takes place in our future.
As seen in verse 17 - our inclination is to be foolish, sorry I don't want to insult us with this fact, but it is proven that we are not perfect and human history demonstrates our faults.
This folly of human behaviour is described by the actions which are contrary to Gods ways,
called transgressions (when we know what is right and do wrong anyway - like rebellion to authority)
and iniquities (where we are compelled to bad behaviour due to internal inclinations, like a track in our thinking that plays impulsively in response to a situation).
Now that is precisely why God needed a solution as He loves us, He couldn't leave us in that state that leads to destruction, so He sent His Son to save us, because we are incapable of saving ourselves.
1 John 3:8 -
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Now God is compassionate towards us and offers deliverance to our present troubles, we need to acknowledge our ways and come to Him with our troubles and accept His salvation.
God sends His word to us in season and it is a word of deliverance, just like He delivered the children of Israel from Pharaoh from the bondage of slavery.
It is good to be wise and find what is offered to us from God, He loves all people in good times and bad times.
"Whoever is wise will observe these things and understand the loving kindness of the Lord."

In summary and examining some oppressive factors that contribute to our destruction:-
Going back to versus 10-16 we will find that there are 3 types of strongholds that are identified.

Strongholds means negative thinking and behaviour patterns and forces that influence this oppression
Strongholds are reinforced by demonic forces that oppose us and rob us of the blessings of God, they bind us up with wrong beliefs and thinking and create negative behaviour or habits into our lives.
These oppressive beings rely on our human weakness to find a way into our minds, setting up a destructive pattern of behaviour.
Now if we are sitting in darkness this means we are governed by lies and wrong thinking like a prevailing mindset that can effect regions.
A shadow of death is cast over us, which is demonic in influence and this will keep us out of the light that reveals truth, to set us free.
When you are bound by iron and chains it is likely that you would be afflicted by disease, poverty and unhealthy addictions, which will lead to further destruction.
Due to our fallen nature that leads us away from the ways of God, we have like a self destruct button that seems to be triggered by situations particular to the individual, when pressed our future is sabotaged.
Our natural inclination is biased to lead us to rebellion and we even despise good counsel and wont receive the light of life.
What happens is we come under the oppressive forces and we are brought down under the curse of hard times and our hearts are heavily burdened.
Thank God for His mercy and His great love that reaches out to us and when the penny drops and we wake up, we then return to God for help.
Now God will break the chains and cut the bars of iron that keep us under and remove the gates that restrict our blessings.
This could mean some deliverance is needed from ministries that are empowered and especially gifted in these areas, otherwise you can go direct to God if you are able.
Either way is fine, however, be humble enough to seek help if needed, that is why there are different gifts in the people of God, as we all need help from others at some stage of our lives.
It is good to receive another perspective other than our own, as we are going through battles and are worn down, with outside help from ministry will see us through.
The oppressive forces of darkness are shifty and cunning with many devious weapons for destroying people, but God is greater than anything and His power will demolish these powers if we receive His help.
Isaiah 61:1-4 -
1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me,
Because the LORD has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.

I believe many who read this will be set free while reading this article and that a breakthrough will come from oppression and circumstances to all that read this and receive it, the anointing is here right now, just receive it, breathe in the wind from the Spirit of God.
You will see a turnaround that will astound you, as the hand of God moves in your life unrestricted, this may be a process for some and instant for others, either way great freedom will result, so just thank Him for His goodness.
Like magnetism, there are forces at work in nature, fields and patterns that operate and can be observed.
There are opposite poles that repel and attract, like the law of attraction the N-S poles are at work also in our lives.
We either go with one direction or the opposing one, the right way or the wrong way.
Like an electric motor we spin one direction or the other, God can reverse our polarity so that we spin the right way and all of the mechanisms in our life will operate for good.
Otherwise if we are left to our own devices and spin the wrong way, it results in smoke and sparks and an eventual break down of our motor and that is destructive.
We need a turnaround and demonstration of the total miracle working power from God, that brings health and abundant living, lets be wise and choose deliverance from destruction in troubled times.

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