Just to make you Think

This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Heresy New or Old -video transcript.

Most disturbing to me of late, is the reemergence of doctrine I have heard in times past which is namely this, it teaches that the Lord is not going to return literally. 

It teaches that Jesus has returned for the second time already, by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in believers. Now this is a lie, this is a deception.

Yes the Lord Jesus Christ dwells in His believers by His Holy Spirit, but that by no means negates His literal promised return. For He shall return bodily, He is not dead. We serve a risen Saviour!

Now is this a new heresy?

No it's not for it is written there is nothing new under the sun, and this is a heresy that was being propagated by some, when the disciples were alive. Both Paul and Timothy warned the saints of this...

As it is written:

1Corinthians 15:12-19
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, "how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?"
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.


Saints don't listen to the voice of the enemy who would seek to destroy your faith.


As it is written:

2Timothy 2:16-18
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

Let no one overthrow your Faith saint of God.

As it is Written:

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that "look" for him shall he "appear the second time" without sin unto salvation.

By the way, Jesus by His Holy Spirit was indwelling His saints when these events occurred, so how easy would it have been for Paul or Timothy to say that this indwelling of the Holy Spirit was Christ's return?!

As I said earlier there is nothing new under the sun, Satan uses the same tricks he has always used, and his goal is to destroy the faith of the saints. Know the Word and stand on it, for it shall never fail, and it shall stand for all time.

As it is written that Jesus said:

Matthew 24:25

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away

Luke 16:17

And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle (minute particle) of the law to fail.

On the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2:1-4, the Holy Spirit initially came as tongues of fire, and as we can read in Acts 1:9-11, when Jesus Returns He shall come in the clouds as He ascended so shall he descend, and every eye shall see him.

Jesus said:

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30

Revelation 1:7

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Allow none to seduce you from the Truth.

To me one of the greatest examples of Faith mentioned in Scripture is our brother Job. His faith was such that the Holy Spirit revealed to him, the fact of a living Savior, His return, and the resurrection of the saints in the last days.

As it is written:

Job 19:25-27

25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:


26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins (essential organs) be consumed within me.

The Return of Jesus Christ and our "Resurrection from the Dead" is our "Blessed Hope", as it is for Job, that as He, Jesus, is we may be also, for all eternity!

As it is written:

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall "see" him as he is. 1 John 3:2

Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,


12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
On the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2:1-4, the Holy Spirit initially came as tongues of fire, and as we can read in Acts 1:9-11, when Jesus Returns He shall come in the clouds as He ascended so shall he descend, and every eye shall see him.

The dead in Christ have the same hope as those of us who will be alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.

As it is written:

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.


14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


Saints we need to meditate on these things, and in every day life we need to be reminded of this Blessed Hope. In the days and years to come with what is coming upon this nation and the earth we will surely need to have these words in our hearts. And saints, I like Paul, seek to encourage you in the Lord, not that I have attained, nor am perfect by any means. For I must stay repentant before the Lord daily, as I battle my flesh, so pray for me, I so covet the prayers of the saints. God bless you all.

Are You One of the Few - video transcript November 2010


Saints I had a dream a few nights ago, and I am not one to have a lot of dreams

In my dream I was observing a very large congregation, (the likes of a mega church, it looked just like a stadium in fact). The pastor was presenting Todd Bentley (a known wolf) to the people and encouraging them to accept him.

It was quickened to me that Bentley was symbolic of all the demonic “supernatural” events going on within the “church” today. It was also quickened to me that there were 30,000 people in that stadium, that’s a lot of people saints.

I saw 4 people getting very uncomfortable about this, yes only 4 out of 30,000. Soon that precious brave little remnant, stood up and left the arena, turning their backs to the abomination. Although they had left the arena (and entered into the circular corridor that surrounded the stadium and where the exits were) the pastors voice could still be heard over the speaker system extolling the supernatural acts of Todd Bentley.

Then a very sad thing happened as one of the four left the other three and turned and went back into the arena. I could feel in my spirit that the persuasiveness (the seducing spirit in the pastor) of the pastor, and the fact that all those other “Christians” were still hanging on his every word, was why the one turned back.

That one person believed, mistakenly, that they were missing out on something, and because the majority were eating it up, and they were all “Christians” surely if something were wrong more would notice, and say or do something.

I felt so distraught in my dream because it was like watching someone being rescued out of the quicksand by a rope and watching them cut that rope themselves, part way through the rescue. The Lord had dealt with them, and they refused to hear Him.

Saint of God if you are the only one that God is shinning His light of truth upon while others choose to live in darkness, then you need to separate yourself from the crowd, not go along with it.

Saints that’s how it is at times when we share the truth of these things with people and they seem to accept what we are telling them, yet they turn back to these false prophets and teachers, as a sow returns to wallow in the mud after a washing.

For it is written:

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

2 Peter 2:22

Saints, this is how it is going to be from here on out, for we are living in the midst of the “Great Falling Away”, a time of “Great Deception” in so much as “If” it were possible, even the very elect of God would be deceived. So if you feel like you are living in the twilight zone, or like you just do not fit in your local assembly, do not be discouraged, nor down hearted. When everyone else does not seem to be hearing what God is telling and showing you, and others are encouraging you to go along with the flow, and accept error as being of God, listen to the Holy Spirit, do not quench or grieve the Holy Spirit of Truth.

In this hour when many in the thing that calls itself “the church” are embracing false prophets, and false teachers by the droves, and accepting all manner of “supernatural” manifestations amongst the sheep, and encouraging such things and you are growing more uncomfortable by the hour, yet the crowd is making you feel like you are wrong, remember to listen to God not to men.

Love the Truth saints of God, cleave to it, meditate upon it, be filled with the Holy Spirit, for in an hour you think not the Son of man commeth, and all His Holy angels with Him.

Many times as a child of God in this hour, you are going to see, and hear things that you just can not believe are taking place in the thing that calls itself “the church”. Such as John Crowder, Benjamin Dunn, and Matt Ford, with their blasphemous drunken glory tours, that draw hundreds of young people, while they make a mockery of the Holy things of God. And at the same time Crowder is borrowing his symbolism straight from the Roman Catholic Church, and no one person seems to even bat an eye. One their website “newmystics.com” John and Lilly Crowder have a sacred heart Jesus, the Roman Catholic Jesus, posted as art on their webb page. Whether they do it to be controversial or not is not the point, they are deceived and deceiving.

Saints these sorts of men care not for your souls, and they shall give account in the day of Judgment. For blasphemy of the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven in this life, neither the life to come. If the Holy Spirit has put a check in your spirit, yet obviously the rest of “the church” is not experiencing that same check in their spirit, and thinks you perhaps unloving, or who knows what, when you share your feelings with them, or the leadership. And you know you have been trained up to respect authority, and you have respect for your pastor and leaders, yet they are condoning, and or participating in things that you just know, according to the scriptures are absolutely not correct before God. And even though you feel like an odd bird, and don’t want to ruffle any feathers, or cause any trouble, after all where would you go, where would you find another “church”, surely God wouldn’t want you to leave the “church”. How would you fellowship? Who would you fellowship with?

Listen saints there is coming a time in which you will have to weigh many matters, and God will draw you out of your “church” , and make you to know you are the church! He will make you to understand that your body is His dwelling place, and that He is in you, and there is no place you can get away from Him, and He shall be with you even unto the end of the world. We as the children of God are to fear none but God, for it is He alone who has power to kill and to cast into hell. So do not fear men, but fear God!

For it is written that Jesus said:

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

That there were only 3 people out of 30,000 in that arena who had enough love of the Truth to leave that wicked pastor and that false prophet is tragic. Still Bentley’s Lakeland revival. in 2008, drew more than 400,000 people. Bentley’s enraptured followers, can be seen in photos worshiping thinking they are doing God a service, not even aware they are deceived. If you were there at that revival and you just weren’t “feel’n it”, or you are in a church where they promote false prophets and false teachings, go with what the Holy Spirit is speaking to your heart, trust God, and flee!

For it is written that Jesus said:

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:


14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14

Are you so dependant upon your “pastor” or “leader” or other “Christians” that you are willing to forsake what you know to be the truth, in order to cleave to a lie, that you may be a part of “the church”? Which of the 4 are you saint of God?

 



 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

AMERICA IS UNDER GOD'S JUDGMENT

Today many refuse to see and acknowledge Americas woe's as God's Judgment, that was the same problem Jeremiah encountered, as it is written:"Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but MY PEOPLE KNOW NOT THE JUDGMENT OF THE LORD LORD." Jeremiah 8:7 ....Just because we don't like the idea, does not make it any less a reality. We are the most pampered generation and nation that has even been or ever will be. In our prosperity we have forgotten God.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

You Shall Come Forth As Gold If You Do Not Faint

I feel the need to encourage you saints, because if your like me your in a battle every day. We are to encourage each other that we grow not weary.

Hebrews 10:35-39

35. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. 

36. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

37. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 

39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

The only one in whom we can place any confidence is the Lord Jesus Christ. He will never fail us. Saints don’t allow anything or anyone to cause you to doubt or turn back from the Lord.

Don’t be discouraged, because what you are going through right now, is for your eternal benefit, for God is trying you that you might come forth as gold. So take heart and look up for your redemption draws ever nearer. It will be worth all the pain, all the agony, all the suffering, all the distress and despair, all the loneliness, when we see Jesus saints. So hold fast to what you have and let no man take your crown.


2 Corinthians 4:16-18

16. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 

17. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 

18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Ephesians 3:16-21

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
 
17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
 

20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
 

21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Testimony-Sarah’s Homecoming Part 2

The Lord was so very Gracious and Merciful to me, and He woke me shortly after midnight Saturday night, and began to speak to me by His Holy Spirit.  

He told me that I was to stand and speak for Sarah at her Memorial service, as if He had opened the heavens and allowed her to be there and speak to everyone in attendance. He said, I should tell the Christians there not to begrudge her, her place in Heaven just because she had come in at the 11th hour. He spoke other things to me then He spoke of the parable of the laborers of the vineyard, and He gave me words to speak to each of her friends, and family members and her sons, I prayed that I would not forget all the things He had shared with me by His Spirit. The Holy Spirit wanted me to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sarah is with Jesus, and also so I could know what she would want me to say.

When I got up in the morning I went straight to the computer and started to record all that the Holy Spirit had shared with me during the night. And I noted about the Holy Spirit’s reference to the 11th hour, and I thought well that doesn’t apply here, because at that time we had been told that she had died at 10pm on the 15th, which later changed, and again my mind wasn’t clear... so I took off that reference. And then I asked the Lord, “Where is the parable of the laborers in the vineyard?” and I opened by Bible which was right beside my computer, and the first thing my eyes laid upon was Matthew 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle.

I new immediately that I had my confirmation, there are no coincidences with God, of all the pages my Bible could have opened to, it opened there, and what’s more, as I read before and after that scripture, I realized that I was in the midst of the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, and I had my confirmation beyond any shadow of a doubt. Every time I feel I have gotten a word from the Lord I always go to my Bible to seek confirmation so that I know that I am hearing from the Lord.

When my husband got up that same morning I began to tell him what had happened and he said, “Yes, I know, I had a dream last night and I saw the most beautiful field of flowers like a mass field of wild flowers, and there she was walking in the midst of them. And there I had my third confirmation. I tell you saints the Lord is Good all the time.

It had been Sarah’s wish to be cremated, and I was having an extremely hard time with this idea, yet again the Lord came to my rescue. The Holy Spirit spoke into my heart Sunday night and He said, “I will give you beauty for ashes

Early Monday morning, I got a call from one of the ministers that goes into the prison where Sarah’s husband is, and I was sharing a lot of the testimony that I’ve shared with you already, and then I told him that the Holy Spirit had spoken to my heart. And again, remember that my brain is at that time not working the way it should, and with the amount of clarity it should have. And I told him, that the Holy Spirit had spoken to me about Him giving me beauty for ashes, and I said, “I don’t know if that’s just something people say and they think it is in the scriptures, or if it’s actually in there.”

And he got very quiet, then he said, “Helen it’s in Isaiah,” he said, “We used that this weekend in ministering”.

And I was just so thrilled in my spirit, so thrilled in my spirit and of course I searched it out, and I found it.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
 
3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3

The scripture was relatable in so many areas and also considering the fact that the Holy Spirit had spoken yet another scripture to me.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
John 12:24 
The Holy Spirit explained to me, that yes Jesus was that grain of corn mentioned here and He gave His life that it bear much fruit, but that Sarah would say, she also became a grain of corn and may He, the Lord, receive much fruit by my death, and much Glory that He so well deserves, God is so Good.

As Tuesday morning arrived, and I knew I would soon be facing the people at the Memorial service, the Lord now made it totally alive to me the reason He had sent me to Deuteronomy.... Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6 

 The Lord also took me into Hannah’s prayer, which is in 1 Samuel chapter 2, and I zeroed in on verses 6-10 which you can read at your own pace, but it was just a reminder of how even in the midst of grief, the Lord enables us to be strong and to be able to stand, and to be able to testify and bring Glory to Him.

There are so many testimonies associated to Sarah’s death that I will continue to share, and I will do a Part 3, it may take me a while, but what God has done has been totally amazing. And Sarah would say to anyone out there who has prayed for her, “God is Faithful, and He is Good, and He heard every prayer, and I have no more pain, and I shall shed no more tears, I am in the arms of Jesus. And to those who don’t know, or live for Jesus Christ now, don’t wait until the 11th hour of your life like I did, don’t let it have to be through your death, and taking the chance that then the Glory will come. Our lives are a precious gift, and we were created to bring God Glory now, not just throughout all eternity. Seek God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul and He will hear you.

I am currently working on part 3 and will post it as soon as I have it done.
 

 

 

A Testimony-Sarah's Homecoming Part 1

A Testimony-Sarah’s Homecoming Part 1

On Friday morning January 16th 2015, I sent my husband, to check on Sarah’s welfare, as she had been sick with an infection that week, and had dosed herself up with pain pills the night before. Her father had actually helped her into bed that night, as she was a bit out of it, (which was a pretty common occurrence, so we just thought of it as just another night). I had gone to bed and prayed for her and I told God I trusted Him with her, after all He had kept her through the last few years under much more dire situations, and circumstances.

Within a few minutes my husband called me and told me to call 911, and tell them to hurry. I couldn’t walk next door, I didn’t want to know what was wrong.

I did walk outside within a few minutes, still on the phone to the 911 dispatcher. It seemed to take for ever for the paramedics whom had come often to her aid, to arrive. When they arrived and went inside, I saw my husband walk out the back door of the trailer towards me, when he got within a few feet of me, he simply said, “She’s gone”.

This coming May it will have been 4 years since her overdose, and these last years were the worst of her life, and hard as it was for her it was hard as parent to witness. I had so prayed and believed that the Lord would save her soul, and that she would be a living testimony here on the earth of His deliverance and healing power. This was not how I was hoping for her story ended, with her death, and it was very hard for me. This was not the outcome my heart desired.

To those of you who have followed Sarah’s story either through face book posts or the You tube video series, you know that Sarah had many physical disabilities, many of which grew as they were exacerbated by her lifestyle. Sarah had suffered much heartache, and she did not know how to deal with life, it was easier for her to medicate her pain with prescription drugs and street drugs, she was in bondage of the devil, he lied to her and he deceived her.

I was content in my soul to wait until Judgment day if necessary to learn of Sarah’s eternal fate, and the Lord knew my heart.

Friday as I began to share on face book, a dear sister posted the following photo (a depiction of Jesus holding the girl in his arms) with a scripture below it, I barely remembered what the scripture was. That night, Friday, I woke up around midnight, and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart “Be strong and take courage”, I knew there was a gospel song of that title, and determined to look it up come morning. I couldn’t sleep the rest of the night for thinking and praying.

When I got up in the morning, I did a scripture search on the computer but couldn’t find the scripture that matched in total, and my mind was not running at 100% capacity. I found scriptures on being strong, and on courage but nothing containing the two. And as I checked my Face book page that morning, and scanned down to check the posts and comments, I happened upon the picture
once again, of Jesus holding the little girl in His arms, and when I looked down, under the picture this was what I read ....

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." Deuteronomy. 31:6

I thought to myself well God is telling me to be strong, and that He was not going to fail me nor forsake me, but I didn’t understand how the “fear not, nor be afraid of them” applied in this case.

Saturday morning I called some dear friends of ours to share that Sarah had died, friends who happen by the way, to be Lutherans, not charismatic or Pentecostal and so not in the habit of giving “words” to people, as is the custom in some of the charismatic and Pentecostal realms. My friends husband, actually stopped mid sentence as we were talking and said, “The Holy Spirit just told me that Sarah cried out to God and He was just waiting for her to do that, and He heard her cry and in the twinkling of an eye Helen, He saved her, and she is with Jesus.”

Now that was very comforting, yet I needed confirmation directly from the Lord for myself, because if God is really speaking to us, any of us, He will confirm it.
Saturday during the day, Sarah’s husband called from the prison. He had been saved back in 2009 when he initially went to jail. He told me that he had received the interpretation of a dream he’d had about Sarah a few years ago, that he had shared with me at the time, a dream we had both puzzled over and speculated what the interpretation of it was. In his dream he had seen Sarah behind bars, yet she was glowing. We had both thought well perhaps her life style was going to land her behind bars, and she would get saved. He told me the Lord had revealed to him that the bars were the chains that Satan had Sarah bound with, and she was glowing because she had at some point given her life to Christ, even though all we around her could see, were the bars, her addictions, the bondage she was in, we couldn‘t see through the eyes of the Spirit but now she was in the presence of God, reflecting His light and His Glory.

So there was the Second confirmation, but I still needed to hear from the Lord directly for myself.

Meanwhile I had a God given little friend who came along side me, to guide me through all that needed to be done for Sarah’s Memorial Service, to be held the Tuesday following her death. This precious saint asked, if I would like to have an open mike after the pastor spoke, and explained that I, or any family or friends could get up and share about Sarah. Now God provided this church and this pastor, as many of you are aware I do not “attend” a “church”, and this is a church that this dear little saint had been taking my youngest grandson to, and God knew that we were to need a place to hold a memorial service and just when we were going to need it.

As I said, I was willing to wait until judgment day to know Sarah’s eternal fate, so I was really undecided if I could speak and share or not, and what I could say.
 
End of Part 1

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Mercy and Kindness of God Toward Sinners

God extended his Mercy, Love and Kindness to us all, when we were not in the least worthy.
As it is written:
And you hath he quickened (made alive), who were dead in trespasses and sins:
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation 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.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:1-7

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5

But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.   Matthew 9:13

God did not come to save the righteous, but rather to bring sinners to repentance. He came for those who needed His forgiveness, who needed His Mercy. God didn’t save any one of us because we were worthy of it, there will be no one in heaven who will be able to say "Well I know why I’m here; I was just such a good person".

As it is written:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10

God did however, and still does, know our hearts.

But if any man love God, the same is known of him. 1 Corinthians 8:3

God knows us inside out, the creator knows His creation, and He expects us to walk in a way that is pleasing to Him.
Good works will follow Salvation, because His people want to please Him.
Others may think you’re not worth much, that you don’t do things correctly, but if you have a heart for God, you are precious to him.
The world may not see all you do but God does, and He sees how your heart breaks at the wickedness you witness in the world around you. He sees the time you spend praying for others, the people you try to help. God judges you by your kindness, longsuffering, meekness,  your compassion toward others, your love and your faithfulness to Him in all these things.
Jesus said, "For so much as you did this not unto them, you did it not unto me". God is concerned by the depth of our love, our capacity to forgive others. We all need the forgiveness and Mercy of the Lord, so therefore we must be willing to show that forgiveness and Mercy to others.

As it is written:
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  Colossians 3:12-13

We continue to receive the mercy of God as we extend that same Mercy towards others.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7

For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. James 2:13

Jesus was the one who showed mercy, who came to deliver those bound in the chains of sin, to set the captives free. Man because of his religious blindness closed their hearts to their deliverer. They were comfortable making their traditional sacrifices to the temple to atone for their sins, only to go right back out and commit the same sins again.

As it is written:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23

Many are quick to judge, and many have great faith, but quite often both of these traits are not tempered with mercy, which you can see in the above scripture, is sandwiched right in between Judgment and faith.

And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Luke 1:50

As it is written in relation to the good Samaritan:
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Luke 10:30-37

The scriptures above show us that as God has extended His Mercy to us all, then we are to have mercy one to another.

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. James 5:11

Read Nehemiah 9:11-31 Scan these verses to see the miracles of God for the people of Israel, to see the repeated sins of Israel, and yet in turn, the Great Mercy of God.

Read Psalm 106:1, Psalm 107:1-28 scan rest of psalm. We must remember always that it is purely by the mercy and grace of God that we are saved. May you be blessed as you study God's Word.