Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Apr 19, 2020

The Merciful

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The Merciful

God is merciful (Ps86:15).
He has mercy on whom He has mercy (Ex33:19; Rm9:15) and
To those who return to Him He has mercy (Dt30:2-3).

Faith is desiring to receive His mercy until the end and
The life of this faith is showing mercy to brothers, for mercy triumphs over judgments (Mt18:21-35; Jas2:13).

Mercy is the heart of the highly towards the lowly,
Like a king does towards his ignorant people,
Like a parent towards his young, ill, foolish, poor child,
Like a judge towards a defendant who shows a sign of remorse.

While the angel who sinned once God repays with eternal judgment (2Pe2:4; Jude1:6),
Adam who sinned God clothed in garment of skin (Ge3:4-6, 21) for
He knows man is dust and has mercy on him (Ps103:14).

The history of the chosen people Israel is the history of vessels of mercy (Rm9:23):
While through the wonders that God performed
They were delivered from Egypt and lived in the wilderness for 40 years,
They rebelled to return to their slavery, worshipped a golden god,
Killed His prophets in the land given to them, committing awful blasphemies.
So God delivered them into the hands of their enemies who oppressed them.
But when they cried out to Him, in His mercy God delivered them time after time for
He did not put an end to them or abandon them (Neh9:17-31).

The mercy seat in the depth of the Most Holy Place reminded them of this and
The prophets pleaded them to return to God for
He desires mercy, not sacrifice (Hos6:1-3, 6) and that
He would return to Jerusalem with mercy (Zec1:2-3, 16).

According to the prophecy, Yeshua came and
He said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-22),
He would have mercy on sinners whom He came to call and save (Mt9:13).
While He had compassion on the crowds of people who followed Him (Mt9:36, 14:14, 15:32) and
Healed those who had various kinds of sickness (Mt20:34; Lk17:13; Jn5:5),
He warned woe to the Pharisees who tie up heavy, cumbersome loads on others (Mt23:4; Lk4:23).

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that:
1) The Father alone has mercy on Him who was lonely and afflicted (Ps25:16);
2) He judged the devil (Eze28:12-17; 1Jn3:8); and
3) He forgave all men who sinned not knowing (Lk23:34), so that they can return to Him to be healed, revived and restored (Hos6:1-2).

He resurrected and sat on the heavenly throne.
He is the Lamb of God (Rev5:6, 22:3),
The Son of Man who bears the marks of the Father showing mercy on mankind.

The Holy Spirit whom He sent
Came in the name Yeshua to believers and
Lets them have a merciful heart deep inside their souls (1Co2:10),
Overflowing with deeds of mercy.

Therefore, a disciple of Yeshua is he who puts effort to:
Snatch from the fire souls who are hell-bound for they do not know (Jude1:22);
Teach the truth to ignorant believers;
Infinitely forgive those who sin against him (Mt18:21-35); and
Look after the poor, the sick, and the neglected (Mt25:31-46)
For he hopes to find mercy from the Lord on that day (2Ti1:18; Jude1:21)
When his soul leaves this world and goes before the throne of mercy, and
Receive mercy and have his prayers answered while he is alive on this day (He4:16).

O Lord,
Kyrie Eleison!
Lord, have mercy on us!
Let us all know the heart of the Father who had mercy on all men and
Let us be merciful towards one another.
And let us see souls with a merciful heart and preach to them! Amen
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