Being aware of others and sensitive to their needs is a Godly strength that the Holy Spirit reveals to you through covenant relationship. As you are sensitive to the Spirit and reach out to the hurting, you will also become aware of the toll sin has taken on mankind. There are children, elderly, parents, and young people living across the globe in conditions we cannot even begin to imagine.
The cost of sin can ignite battles in our minds. We start to question and ask, “Why did this hurting happen?” We must remain focused on the facts…
- God is merciful. “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” (Luke 6:36)
- God is in control, though we may not understand. “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.’” (Isaiah 55:8-9)
- God is faithful to restore all things. “Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ Also He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’” (Revelation 21:5)
Emotions can run high in these circumstances, but allow His mercy and compassion to run through you to those who need to hear about the transforming love experienced in God’s covenant relationship.
Changes for the Body of Christ
“For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”—Hosea 6:6
There is a shift happening within the Body of Christ. The more faith and knowledge grow regarding the depth of covenant relationship, the more the Holy Spirit’s voice starts to stir the heart. The things of this world that break God’s heart begin to move you to more mercy and compassion. This isn’t about what you sacrifice to share the love of the Lord, but is truly about putting your will aside and stepping into God’s will, with the knowledge of the mystery within you.
“Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.”—Hosea 6:1-2
Restoration is happening. The drought is only temporary. We are entering this third-day; prophecy is being fulfilled. Now more than ever there is a call to share God’s love, the salvation through Yeshua, with the world. Won’t you prayerfully consider being a partner, sharing the power of the covenant to those who need healing?