Each of us needs the perfect mercy of God. We may try to circumvent this need through our own efforts to fix ourselves or our circumstances, but it is only through God’s mercy that we can rise up to become more than conquerors.
Would you like to discover how God’s mercy can fill you up, overtaking every problem in your life? Then join us below as we uncover the promise of God’s mercy!
Promises of the Word:
From Genesis to the last verses of Revelation, God’s promises are written. Many of them we know—at least partly—yet, by examining God’s Word closer, we discover that His promises are more numerous and more wonderful than we could ever imagine!
“In Jesus we hear a resounding ‘yes’ to all of God’s many promises. This is the reason we say ‘Amen’ to and through Jesus when giving glory to God.”—2 Corinthians 1:20 (VOICE)
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”—Numbers 23:19
Every one of our God’s promises is concrete, and through the mighty Blood of Yeshua—Jesus—we have access to them. Yet, what are these promises, and what do they mean for us?
God’s Promise of Mercy:
Mercy, is defined as:
- compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence
- the disposition to be compassionate or forbearing
- the discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone or to mitigate punishment, especially to send to prison rather than invoke the death penalty
- an act of kindness, compassion, or favor
- something that gives evidence of divine favor; blessing
Mercy has power on earth as one person gives mercy to another, but nothing compares to the mercy of our Lord!
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning…”
God’s mercies toward us are beyond our comprehension. We, as the first definition of mercy above would indicate, are offenders. We sin against God, and yet, in His loving kindness, He grants us mercy. He has compassion on us. His actions toward us are benevolent, and despite our repeatedly provoking Him, He is forbearing.
God is many things to each of us: our Bridegroom, our Savior, our Friend, and much more. And yet, He also acts as Just Judge. Yeshua—Jesus, the Son of God—sits at the right hand of His Father making intercession on our behalf. His mercy is not only found in our personal relationship with Him… it is found in the Courts of Heaven. Only God has the power to pardon us for the sins committed against Him, His people, and Law…
None of us deserve the mercy of forgiveness, yet, through the precious blood of Yeshua, and the Courts of Heaven, we have access to it. We can have the mercy of forgiveness. A pardon that removes us away from the wages of sin which are death, and takes us into a place of life, hope, and love (see Romans 6:23). The mercy of God brings salvation. Precious salvation. Mercy changes us.
Yet, our God does not stop there. His mercy is an act which also serves as a witness to others. It promises salvation, yes, which is the greatest of mercies… but it also acts as testimony of divine favor. Blessing upon blessing comes with mercy. Because mercy allows us to experience restoration. It takes us from a place of sin, pain, suffering, and separation from God, to a place where we are forgiven and opened up to all God has for us. Without that precious mercy, we cannot receive access to His plans for us. Plans to prosper us!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”—Jeremiah 29:11
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”—Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
To receive the precious gift of mercy from God, little is required of us. In fact, many of His mercies require absolutely nothing of us, and even those that do are simply a matter of opening our hearts to receive…
One word of repentance from us, one turn of our hearts away from sin and toward our God, and He is ready to forgive. To grant us mercy within the Courts of Heaven, and even within our personal relationship with Him. Our Lord and Savior paid the price on Calvary, then rose again in power, so that we might be brought near to Him and to our Father God. Often we try to complicate matters, thinking that we have done something beyond forgiveness, or even trying to earn it… but mercy is just as it sounds; it is a kindness, a pardon, made when we are most in need of it. When we are wholly undeserving of it. When we cannot repay.
Only God’s mercy can save. Only it, through the perfect love of our God, can heal our hearts. Our God is merciful… all we have to do is receive that mercy, asking Him to forgive us and remove us from that place of sin, and then change with Him.
“Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.”—Psalm 36:5
“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.”—Psalm 51:1
“But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.”—Psalm 13:5
Accepting God’s Promises:
No matter which of God’s promises we need, it is important to not only believe, but accept each one. Not because they will be forever broken if we fail to properly believe and receive them, but because God does nothing against our will! Because He created each promise intentionally, knowing we need them…
A single promise of God holds more power than can be fully understood, yet, the power that comes when we accept one on top of another, on top of another… that changes our nature. For the better. Shaping us into His image, and preparing us for Kingdom purpose!
It is time to activate and believe God’s promises. To accept them and give them a place to reside daily…
We have to open our hearts. To desire God’s promises if they are to flourish.
Yes, God will never leave nor forsake us, even if we forsake Him… but do we honestly expect Him to move in power if we say, “no”? By opening our hearts, changing our habits and patterns to create an atmosphere for Him, and seeking Him and His Kingdom first, we can say, “yes”!
When we seek God, He will come. He will answer. And all of His promises will be ready to rest and flow through us!
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