CHRIST GOSPEL MISSION WORLDWIDE .( a.k.a THE GOSPEL MISSION NETWORK)
SEPTEMBER EDITION (SERIES TWO)
OF OUR WEEKLY EPISTLE
THEME: MYSTERY OF GRACE AND MERCY.
“Thy mercy o lord is in heavens;and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds”. The word mercy mean compassion “Roman 9:15”;its can as well be defined as forgiveness shown toward someone whom its within one’s power to punish or harass. The meaning of God’s mercy are severally defined by the Hebrew terms
KAPPORETH -it mean to ransom “propitiatory or the mercy seat
RACHAM- means to love,to have compassion, to show mercy
CHESED- means “goodness,” kindness, merciful or loving kindness.
Also there are terms in Greek that defined mercy. They are:
ELEEMON- means to pity ,to have compassion or to be merciful
OIKTIRMOS – is translated as the concept of compassion or pity.
God Mercy is God’s tenderhearted,it’s his loving kindness for his people.its the tenderness of his heart toward the needy,if grace contemplate human as sinful,guilty, and condemned. Mercy sees them as miserable and needy .I like you to have this clear understanding that God is please to show his mercy ,lovingkindness ,and grace even to his enemies, according as his own sovereign pleasure. Though the lord most high is infinite above all.now let’s expound on grace.
Grace is the free and unmerited favour of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessing to all mankinds. God’s grace is the access key of freedom from all round condemnation. Roman8:1,2 Galatian 3:13,Titus 2:11.
CONCEPT OF GRACE AND MERCY
Many at time,most people do very well misconceived the thin line between grace and mercy. Let us explore on the mystery of grace,I like you to understand that God’s grace is a total gratuitous gift of God to every mankind.Grace is what we do absolutely nothing to “earn” ,grace is the participation in Gods own life;its the fraction of God nature been deposited in us,in other word when God bestow his grace unto man its enhances man to be supernaturally empowered to operate in dimension that is above the natural strength…..
God’s mercy is the deposition of his lovingkindness and forgiveness founded on compassion.
THREE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE GOD’S MERCY
1. COME TO THE END OF YOURSELF: you must acknowledged and agreed your frails and weaknesses, never pretend to be strong when you are weak
2. Understand the principles on how to approach Gods throne(presence): the psalmist declared in chapter 100 of the verse 4,”enter unto his gate with thanksgiving, and unto his court with praise”. The two fundamental techniques in approaching God’s presence are Thanksgiving and praise….giving thanks unto God is an application for more …when you praise him he move and when he moved everything move positively in your direction because our praise and Thanksgiving is our subscription to God loaded blessings and unlimited favour.
Quality praise and Thanksgiving is an invitation to call on the host of heaven.it’s the only force that make God to move.consider the three Hebrew in the flames of fire,paul and Silas ,prophet Elisha and the minstrel, king David, Jehoshaphat…
3. YOU NEED TO COME TO MERCY TO EXPERIENCE MERCY: You must understand that God is the source of mercy, you need to sit where he sit,live where he live.Ask God to live In you .Exo33:3.God’s mercy enhances man to a level of becoming gods in legislating the cosmos(world);God made Moses to become gods unto pharaoh, he made Joseph father unto pharaoh,he also made Daniel a national consultant.
HOW TO OPERATE IN GOD’S DIMENSION OF GRACE.
The most crucial and important thing you must not fail to understand is that (1) you must learn how to boldly approach his throne via humility without selfesteem or agnostic heart .act14:3,Heb 4:16.
(2)understand the nature of grace. Grace is a spirit,it’s Gods outpouring spirit upon his elect. zech12:10.