Tuesday, September 15, 2020

"Mercy and Grace"

“Mercy and Grace”

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.  He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.  He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.    Psalm 103:8-10

The LORD’S greatness is evened out and driven by His goodness.  His MERCY: not treating SINFUL people with what they deserve, and His GRACE; treating them with what they don’t deserve.  These are attributes of His DIVINE NATURE and exemplifies His GREATNESS and His TENDENCY towards His act of FORGIVENESS.  Not stopping at JUSTICE, but pressing on to MERCY, GRACE and FORGIVENESS.  Even though sinful mankind does not DESERVE MERCY and GRACE, GOD provides it for them, if they will just SURRENDER to HIM. 

When they SURRENDER to HIM, they become RECIPIENTS of His DIVINE MERCY and GRACE.  Yet He will NOT ALWAYS STRIVE with mankind, meaning He will NOT ALWAYS CONTEND with them. And still He will not continually be ANGRY and RESENTFUL, which is the NATURE of HUMAN BEINGS.  Instead the LORD chooses to FREELY GIVE His MERCY and GRACE because of His COMPASSIONATE, MERCIFUL, LOVING NATURE.

God’s DIVINE GRACE triumphs over the PUNISHMENT that the sins of mankind deserve.  If God dealt with mankind’s sins only with JUSTICE, they would receive CONDEMNATION and PUNISHMENT, without any HOPE for FORGIVENESS and an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  They would receive what they deserved (NO MERCY).  And would be caught in an IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION.  Where do you stand?  Have you RECEIVED God’s MERCY and GRACE? 

If you are still living a sinful lifestyle, then your ETERNAL DESTINY is HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there.  God is NOW offering you His MERCY and GRACE, along with His FORGIVENESS and an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. But you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU.  And that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and be a RECIPIENT of His DIVINE MERCY and GRACE.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

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