The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19.
“He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6:27.
Persecutions, and sufferings—such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, but the Lord delivered me out of them all! 2 Timothy 3:11.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And I am faithful; I will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, I will also provide a way out (ékbasis, which is formed from ek, “out from and to” and bainō, “move forward, march”, moving out from and to the outcome (new destination); departure; (figuratively) “the (successful) way out” which also goes on to what is new (desirable), that is, My outcome) so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13. No matter what weapon is coming against you, no matter where you are, no matter what you or someone else got you into, know this, I AM your deliverer. Seek Me, cry out to Me, and I will deliver you from all your fears and all your distresses. Psalm 34:4; Psalm 107:6.
And as we continue our instructions on knowing Me by knowing My Name, today in Life Lesson No. 19, we consider the name that David was the first one to actually articulate but which I had proved to be over and over from the beginning: “The LORD my deliverer.” Yes, I AM your deliverer, and although I may raise up deliverers among you, as I did with Moses for the enslaved people of Israel, it is I and no other that is working your deliverance from all evil and all that would harm you.
David called Me “The LORD (יְהוָ֤ה) my deliverer (מְפַ֫לְטִ֥י).” He wrote this when he was king over all of Judah and Israel and I had delivered him from the hand of Saul and the hand of all his enemies, including his son Absalom, who had rebelled against him and tried to take the kingship. 2 Samuel 22:2. This song was included in the Psalms as Psalm 18.
I had delivered him from every nation, army, person, and institution that had risen up to take him down. Later My apostle Paul would pen the same about himself in all his trials and persecutions for I had delivered him out of them all.
I anointed David and chose him to shepherd My people Israel as their king and I delivered him from every evil work against him. While he was but a youth I delivered him as he shepherded his father’s sheep from the lion and the bear. I then delivered him from Goliath and after that the Philistines, then from Saul and the armies of Israel, and after that I kept delivering him for the rest of his life. And David did not receive My favor in vain, he ran the way I set before him filled with praise and thanksgiving.
David loved My Word, he loved My law, he loved My ark of the covenant, and he trusted and believed in every promise I made. He never would let himself forget any of My benefits, Psalm 103:1-5, and in good times, times of trial, and times of walking in the valley of the shadow of death, My praise was always in his mouth. Psalm 34:1.
He was a prophet (consider Psalm 22) and the sweet psalmist of Israel. He had many wonderful names he called Me (refuge, helper, rock, deliverer, shield, shepherd, fortress, light). He was a man after My own heart. David was extravagant with Me and, as he looked for good things in Me and thanked Me in all circumstances, I lavished good things on him. I even delivered him from his own failings and sins.
The word “deliverer” is from the verb palat (פָלַט), which means to slip out, to escape, to deliver (cause to escape), to carry away safe. It is formed of the letters peh (פ), lamed (ל), and tet (ט). The first letter is the peh, which is equivalent to the number eighty in the Hebrew alphabet. The letter peh means ‘mouth’ in Hebrew. As symbolic of a mouth, the peh represents speech and self- expression. Peh, being the seventeenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, equals the word tov (טוב) (tet is the number 9 + vav is the number 6 + and bet is the number 2 = 17) which means “good.” So you see that being delivered has to do with what words you are saying, “The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright will deliver them.” Proverbs 12:6. For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:10.
The next letter in palat is lamed (ל). The letter lamed is equivalent to 30 in numerical terms. It is known as the majestic letter, symbolic of the King of Kings, towering higher than all the others in the Hebrew alphabet. Its form is the shepherd’s staff, and lamed refers to the word ‘lamad’, signifying both teaching and learning. So you see here a shepherd who is a king and a teacher.
The next letter in palat is tet (ט). The letter tet, has the number nine numerically, represents general goodness. It pictograph is a basket. The Hebrew word “tov (טוב),” which means good, begins with the letter tet. The first time tet appears in the Torah is in Genesis 1:4, in the word tov. I saw the light was good. The numerical value of the letter tet signifies truth and eternity. All multiples of the number nine are equal to nine in their reduced value. The word for truth (“emet”), equals nine when reduced, as do many other words pertaining to these Divine qualities. Tet is a crowned letter. It has the three stroke crown that appears like three nails. Do you see? you are delivered to the reward of your crown.
The word palat is thus 80 + 30 +9 = 119 which reduces to 2, which is the number for bet which means a house. I deliver you from the perils in the world to My house. And you shall dwell in My house forever. Psalm 23:6. And who leads you there? The word “palat” tells you that. Peh means what you are speaking with your mouth and what you should be speaking are the next two letters: lamed = Shepherd and tet = good. The Good Shepherd. He leads you out to lead you in. And He leads you to green pastures, healing waters of peace, out of the dark valley of the shadow of death to a table before you in the sight of your foes with goodness and lovingkindness pursuing you as you dwell in My house forever. For in Him I have delivered you (rescued you) from the realm of darkness have transferred you to the kingdom of My beloved Son, in whom you have redemption, the forgiveness of your sins. Colossians 1:13-14. And that is the greatest deliverance of all. In Christ, I have delivered you out of the darkness into My own marvelous light. You are qualified for the inheritance of the saints in Light so that you can sing with David, “He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.” Psalm 18:50. My Son has delivered you from your sins by His blood and made you kings and priests unto Me forever. Revelation 1:5-6. And I have anointed you with His same anointing, the oil of joy, the Holy Spirit.
And the letters in the word “palat” tell you how to get delivered, with your mouth you call upon the good Shepherd for whoever calls upon the Name of the Lord will be saved. And that line was first written by My Spirit in the book of My prophet Joel, “And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD will be delivered.” Joel 2:32. מָלַט malat: to slip away
And consider how I deliver you. Remember when My servant Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions because he worshipped Me? I sent My angel to hold the mouths of the hungry lions shut the entire night for a great deliverance. And when I was about to destroy Sodom, My angels had to take Lot by his hands and pull him out of the city to deliver him from the wrath to come. And do you recall when Herod had thrown Peter into prison under four squads of soldiers and chains, planning to execute him the next day? I delivered him by sending My angel to release him and lead him out of the prison to freedom. And how about Elisha? An entire army came and encamped against him but I sent My great angelic host to deliver him. My angels encamp about those who honor Me to deliver and rescue them. Psalm 34:7. For to My angels I give charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone. Psalm 91:11-12. And Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane told you that I could have called upon twelve legions of angels to deliver Him, but He did not ask Me to do so for the joy that lay before—yes, to Him it was a joy to suffer all that horrible pain and judgment for you so that you could be one with Me and Him.
I love you. When you are hard pressed on every side you need a deliverer. The three Hebrew boys thrown in the fiery furnace for refusing to bow to pagan idols were joined by a fourth man who came from Heaven to deliver them in the flames so that though the fire raged about them they came out unharmed and not even smelling like smoke. And the wonderful thing is that that great Deliverer who saves you from the fire of hell now lives in you as your hope of glory. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Yes, I AM the LORD your deliverer and I sent you the great good Shepherd to carry that out. I so loved the world that I gave you My only begotten Son so that all you believe in Him will never perish but will have eternal life. And that is the great deliverance that it cost Him every drop of His blood to give you.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident. Psalm 27:1-3.