TOPIC: WHY YOU MUST PRAY FOR MERCY
Scripture: Romans 9: 15. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday, we started sharing on why we need to pray for the mercy of God. And today we intend to push the matter further.
Why must I pray for mercy?
1. It is the only provision designed by God to remedy the limitations of humanity (details of this in our yesterday’s meditation).
2. It is a system where the guilty are set free from guilt; Guilt is a bad feeling caused by knowing or thinking that you have done something bad or wrong.
There are so many people whose life are driven by guilt! When your life is driven by guilt you are never happy with yourself, you move around with regrets and pain every day of your life. This was our state, before Jesus came and set us from the guilt of sin. It is the status of as many as walk contrary to the word of God though saved.
Beloved, are you one of the born again children of God whose life is marred by the guilt arising from past sins?
I introduce to you God’s provision from the condemnation of past life of guilt which is mercy! If only you can humble yourself and cry passionately for the mercy of God, you will certainly be set free from the guilt of past life. Don’t continue to walk in the guilt of your life, confess your sin and cry out for mercy and then move on!
A good example of a man who knows how to invoke the mercy of God is David the king. He committed adultery with a woman and when the woman came reporting to be pregnant he sent for her husband who was Uriah by name and then made him drunk and asked him to go home so that he could take responsibility for the pregnancy but Uriah refused to go home. David then proceeded to kill Uriah and take his wife. 2Sam.11: 1 – 27. When confronted with the judgement look at David’s response:
Psalm 51: 1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 14. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Beloved, there is no sin that is too thick for the blood of Jesus to wash away, if we can acknowledge our fault and cry out for mercy, we shall certainly obtain mercy like David.
Another man that understood the mystery of mercy was Samson. He was anointed from his mother’s womb to be a deliverer of the people of God from the hands of the Philistines. But with all the heavy anointing, Samson blew up the privilege and he decided to cry for mercy at the tail end of his life. For the Bible said:
Judges 16: 28. And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
Beloved, are you like Samson whom God blessed but blew the opportunity. Perhaps, your life was a center of attraction, God gave you people, wealth and influence but they are all gone now because of your carelessness, you need mercy to recover your losses!
Or you were once anointed with miracles, signs and wonders happening around your life. But sunddenly, there was this Delilah that crept into your life and now all your anointing are drained off and your life is now a shadow of itself.
Please don’t be bitter against yourself, the mercy of God will change the story, all you need now is a passionate cry for mercy.
Perhaps, as a young girl you did fifteen abortions and now all the blood that you shed are now speaking against you, it is time to cry for mercy.
What exactly is the past sin that the devil is using to torment you every day? It is time to face your issues headlong! Tell the Lord I know I cheated at so and so time but I demand for your mercy today.
I know I lied, I forged figures but Lord I need your mercy. Oh I committed immorality and deserve to be punished but Lord I need your mercy today. Do a soul searching exercise and quietly place a demands on the mercy of God today.
Remember this; Heaven is real and hell is real. Those that reject mercy today will cry out for it tomorrow when the door of mercy is permanently closed. Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Father, I plead for your mercy today in the name of Jesus.
– I declare restoration of your losses in the name of Jesus.
– You are loosed from every life of guilt that tied you down to your past life in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.