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.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beloved Put On Bowels of Mercies!

Oh beloved if you need God's Mercy, then you must put on bowels of Mercies, you must show mercy toward others, bountiful mercy.... for God can not go against His Word..

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

And we if we refuse to forgive and we refuse to show mercy toward others, then we shall be judged without mercy by our father...because He is a just and a righteous judge!

Colossians 3:1-17

1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

It is clear that we are to be continuously be seeking to be more like Christ, and to set our affections on Him and our eternal home, and have our thoughts toward the eternal... that we may bear that which is set before us.

2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Affection=Let your mind and your emotional attachment be to Christ

We all want to be with Christ, but do we want to be with him enough, or are we bound by our loved ones, and the things of this world?

5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Mortify=discipline the flesh!

Saints we do have to put daily, hourly, effort into allowing ourselves to be conformed to Christ Jesus our Lord, we have to be willing to submit ourselves into His Faithful hands.

6. For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7. In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Put off= rid oneself of!

9. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10. And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11. Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Put on=to make a part of ones behaviour!

13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Forbearing=to control oneself when provoked, be patient

14. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.


15. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Let=Allow! which saints would be an act of our will!

17. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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

Let us not be like the Pharisees who were in danger of Hell!
Matthew 23:23-24
23.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.
24. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

We can be doing all the things we think are required of us, we can be going to church, we can be tithing, we can be participating in ministry, we can be sacrificing our time and what ever else we feel is acceptable to God....but we must not become blind as the Pharisees, and forget to show Mercy....


sarah said...

God bless you dear sister in Christ..
Thank you for sharing.

A Seed Sower-Merely one of the brethren! said...

Tis but my reasonable service for the LORD Who constantly and consistantly extends His Mercy to me...thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, it was an encouragement...God bless you dear sister!

Marcel said...

Be careful.

When we abuse God's mercy to comfort the wicked in their evil that is an abomination and much of the apostate church is guilty of doing this.

Showing mercy to the wicked is the same as calling good evil and evil good.
We need to rightly divide the word of God.
We need to remember to have mercy for the victims of evil,unrepentant,godless men and women who reject God and His mercy.

God's mercy is conditional.
Showing mercy to the wicked is the same as calling good evil and evil good.
We need to rightly divide the word of God.
We need to remember to have mercy for the victims of evil,unrepentant,godless men and women who reject God and His mercy.

We know that His mercy not extend to Israel when they backslid, Lot's wife the people of the flood ,Sodom & Gomorrah

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith 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
King David was a man after God's own heart who knew well of His great mercy

1Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
2Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
3The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
4Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
5Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
6Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
7Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
8As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
9Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
10The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
Psalm 58
5Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
6They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
7Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
8But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
9Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
10The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
13Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
14And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
15Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
Psalm 59

A Seed Sower-Merely one of the brethren! said...

I understand your point Marcel, however this blog is not about condoning evil, it is about extending to those who seek Mercy that same Mercy that has been extended to each of us.
If God did not show Mercy to the wicked I would not have been saved. If God did not show Mercy to the wicked my son in law would not be saved. If God did not show His Great Mercy to the wicked none would be saved!
Jesus Christ did not come to save the Righteous, but to bring sinners to repentance.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

JR Peacher said...

Oh give thanks unto the LORD,
for His mercy endures forever!

These words give me great encouragement when I fall short, as I do; these words encourage me to continue praying for those who seem to be beyond hope; these words give me comfort and encourage me to cry out continually with the full realization that if it were not for the great mercy of God, we would all be consumed.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised!

Thank you Sister Helen. Have a Sabbath full of rest, peace and comfort in Him.

Amy said...

Thank you Helen. Our Father delights in showing mercy, and we are to be like Him. I needed this encouragement today.