the Great Infinite One, we commonly refer to as God
is so rich in mercy for all humanity, why
does most of the world think of God as ready to punish and throw people
in a hell fire? Somebody out there teaching an
alternate gospel? And who would be behind them?.Revelation
example of God's mercy.
5:7 "Blessed are the merciful
for they obtain mercy." Psalms 85:10 "Mercy
and truth are met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.".Joel2:12-14.
Mercy is being helpful to
one needing help who is afflicted
in some way. Mercy is not coming down hard on someone when it's justified
to do so. Mercy is kindness
or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire
to help them. We have all been afflicted by
results of living from the ego
level of consciousness. But mercy becomes available when justice
has done its work:.Hebrews
Notes: Mercy goes to those not deserving it, but needing it and
wanting it. God therefore draws us, because we are so deeply sunken. He
soul by those harder means
and then the depths of a soul's misery cry to the depths of God's compassion
and because chastisement
alone would stupefy
her or him, not melt the heart, God changes His wrath into mercy and speaks
to the heart which, for salvation,
He has broken; example.Hosea
7:18. "Who is a God like unto you that
iniquity and passes
by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retains not
his anger for ever.because
he delights in mercy."
or someone you know can be turned around from evil to good if you ask
God to do it. Don't just desire that, ask! Ask in your quiet
8:16 "Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers
knew not, that he might humble you and that he might prove you, to do you
good at your latter end.".God
designs circumstances to improve us. He is the master
34:6 "And the LORD passed by before him and proclaimed, The LORD, The
LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness
7:9 "Know therefore that the LORD your
God, he is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy with them
that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations."
30:9 "And the LORD your God will make you plenteous in every work of
your hands, in the fruit of thy body and in the fruit of thy cattle and
in the fruit of your land, for good. For the LORD will again rejoice over
you for good as he rejoiced over your fathers."
2:4,7 "But God who is.rich
in mercy for his great love wherewith he loved us, that in the ages
to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness
toward us through Christ Emmanuel."
23:34 "Then said Emmanuel, Father forgive
them for they know
not what they do....."
Why is this Invisible Intelligence
3:20 "All go unto one place, all are of the dust and all turn to dust
again." Ecclesiastes 12:7
"Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was.(what
we call death).and
the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." Psalms
103:14 "For he knows our frame, he remembers that we are dust." Psalms
103:8 "The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous
54:6-10 "For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved
in spirit and a wife of youth, when you were refused, says your God. For
a small moment have I forsaken you, but with great mercies will I gather
you. In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting
kindness will I have mercy on you, says the LORD your Redeemer. For this
is as the waters of Noah unto me, for as I have sworn that the waters of
Noah should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I would not
be wroth with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart and the
hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall
the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that has mercy on you."
2:1-22 "And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.
Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works
in the children of disobedience and among whom also we all had our conversation.(Old
English for word 'conduct').in
times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ.
By grace you are saved. And has raised us up together and made us sit together
in heavenly places in Christ Emmanuel. That in the ages to come he might
show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through
Christ Emmanuel. For by grace are you saved through faith and that not
of yourselves, it is the gift of God and not of works, lest any man should
boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Emmanuel unto good
works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
Wherefore remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh,
who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision
in the flesh made by hands; that at that time you were without Christ,
being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel
and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without
God in the world. But now in Christ Emmanuel you who sometimes were far
off are made near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has
made both one and has broken down the middle wall of partition between
us, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments
contained in ordinances, for to make in himself of twain, one new man,
so making peace. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body
by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby. And came and preached peace
to you which were afar off and to them that were nigh. For through him
we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore you are
no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints and
of the household of God. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles
and prophets, Emmanuel Christ himself being the chief corner stone,
in whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto an holy temple
in the Lord. In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God
through the Spirit."
57:15-19 "For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that
is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble
and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend for
ever, neither will I be always wroth, for then should their spirit fail
before me in the souls which I have made. For the iniquity of his covetousness
was I wroth and smote him. I hid me and was wroth and he.(the
on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways and will heal
him. I will lead him also and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
I create the fruit of the lips.(they'll
be saying how wonderful it is to be in peace);
Peace, peace to him that is far off and to him that is near, says the LORD
and I will heal him."
49:10 "They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them, for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by
the springs of water shall he guide them."
11:32 "For God has concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have
mercy upon all."
missing the mark).that
cannot be forgiven? Are there people who just are so bad they are unforgivable?
No! But there are people that are so bad to themselves that they just can't
forgive themselves, preferring instead to remain the victim of their memories
and worries over the future, unable to use memory.(or
you wouldn't find your way home at the end of the day),
but rather, allowing their memories to abuse them. However, some being
may have to pass on so they are
away from their flesh that has caused them so much problem.
is a character quality that is good, kind,
forbearing and favorable to another and has with it compassion
or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's
power. One example
6:36 "Be you therefore merciful,
as your Father also is merciful." Proverbs
14:21 "He that despises
his neighbour is sinning, but
he that has mercy on the poor.(the
poor, the afflicted,
the needy, the
weak, the lonely, the meek),
happy is he."
7:9,10 "Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment
and show mercy and compassions every man
to his brother. And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger,
nor the poor and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your
The reason why we need mercy
and have opportunity for expressing mercy to others is because we.all.do
that which is wrong at times, but severe evil is something else.
Be like the Creator is:.Lamentations
3:22 "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because
his compassions fail not."
Instead of being upset with
someone because they have done wrong.(like,
who hasn't done wrong and has another upset with him?),
view it as an opportunity to be merciful and forgiving.
"Forgiveness is giving up
all hope for a better past."....Jack
Forgiveness is being willing
to accept what another is willing to correct about himself and/or his actions
which brought less than loving results into life. Forgiveness toward self
is willingness to correct oneself coupled with actions providing for change:.Psalms
99:8 "...O LORD our God, you were a God that forgave them, though you
took vengeance of their inventions.(Ecclesiastes
But do we forgive even if
they are unrepentant, even if they are still the same? Certainly!
Forgive those who are sorry for what they have done:.Luke
17:3 ".....If your brother trespass against thee, rebuke him and if
him as though nothing ever happened).".See
how a forgiving attitude can affect those you may be dealing with:.1,
Learn about forgiveness:
This is akin
to what Emmanuel said.(Matthew
not resisting evil:.Luke
17:4 "And if he trespass against you seven times in a day and seven
times in a day turn again to you saying, I repent.(I'm
sorry, please forgive me), then, forgive
we bless, being persecuted we suffer it ... being defamed we intreat.....".If
the Creator says this, is He not like the negatives mentioned here?
But if we don't resist evil,
won't it proliferate,
won't it make it dangerous in society? All evil is for pressure to turn
to God. This was the entire story
of all the happenings in the Old Testament, which we are supposed to learn
This is because everything
in your life is a reflection of your
heartfelt feelings and this because everything
"Life for each of us is
a summary of its moments."....Ximena
can you be sure you are free of an unforgiving attitude of resentment.
And more importantly, how can one be sure that he is forgiven?.Ephesians
We all do bad things and
wonder why later we did them. "Why did I do a thing like that?" "I didn't
mean to do that." "What on Earth made me do it?" Have you said or heard
any of these? Why we are
Mercy has always been the
8:21. Here God makes a decision about man after having considered the
overview of his life.
In the ancient
of Holies in the Old
Testament, in the innermost part of the ancient temple or tabernacle
was a Mercy Seat,.not
a judgment seat.
is the act of forgiving or, 'giving for' another that which keeps him in
a right stead with you after he or she has done something to separate the
relationship, something that has hurt you.
Forgiveness involves the
giving up of resentment, granting
from payment of.(forgive
a debt, forgive a hurt). Ask yourself
deep inside for forgiveness to come forth, to blossom in your present moment.
And what if I again get hurt?
Law has no mercy. Law
demands a penalty. Law is based more on regulations than love. With
law comes a searching for wrong, a negatively inclined measurement stick.
That is why Christ destroyed the Old Testament
a lot of laws today should be in the same category.
much mercy. A kind heart seeks for ways to show mercy. Mercy is of God.
Many court judges have much mercy. One showing mercy is showing the very
character of the Almighty God who is forgiving, merciful and kind.
The Creator allows much but
deals with peoples' errors through others who adhere.to
high character principles.
A November 1997 case that
was in the news showing mercy was that of Joanne Woodward and the judge
that had the courage to follow what he felt inside, in spite of so many
thinking otherwise. This judge, Hiller Zobel in Massachusetts, obviously
felt strongly about his insight, sensing the sureness of what he felt that
would be of benefit to another. Type into Google for the story. Another
example from ancient times:.1Kings
The Creator can and does
work in human beings who have decided upon higher character qualities.
This helps to expose many others to mercy, compassion, kindness and forgiveness.
We as spiritual persons,
Bible, should be praying for such people in power.(1Timothy
2:1-6), that they will have the
wisdom to make decisions to the benefit of those concerned. Many leaders
are doing their best
for the cause of peace for all.
The leaders of the United
States, the nation of and provinces in and leaders in other high positions
that you know of and those in other countries where you may live, need
Your prayers will take you away from their corruption as well as
also having an affect upon them, sometime and in some way, but probably
in the place they go after they pass on.
Perhaps if the people in
ancient times had prayed for King David, horrible weaknesses that he had
would not have had such a negative
effect upon him.
Strong leaders often come
with strong weaknesses and are often good and bad. Would you rather have
a weak leader? Unfortunately many of them have gone beyond bad and into
evil. Often the bad ones vacillate between good and bad. They still can
be helped, but once they cross the line into evil, what then?.1Timothy
4:2. What is evil? Janet
Ossebaard reports on it.