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Topic: The Miracle Called Mercy!

Text: Mark 10 vs 46-52.  Psalm 103 vs 11, Psalm 136 vs 1-26.

Exhortation:

"And they came to Jericho, and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What will thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith had made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way". Mark 10 vs 46-52.

The account of healing of blind Bartimaeus, quoted above, is indeed an interesting expos√© of the miracle called mercy. Bartimaeus was probably blind from birth, because the Bible does not give us an idea of how long he was in that state,  before meeting Jesus. Bartimaeus' healing came not so much because he connected Jesus but because he knew HOW to connect the Master: he knew that mercy was the miracle he needed, he appealed to the merciful side of the Lord and it worked!

Mercy is a miracle! No man living can lay claim to any moral rectitude or perfection to justify any good thing he receives. Mercy berths goodness, favour, love, help, healing and all that we need. Aside a prayer of praise, a prayer for mercy is the most important anyone can pray. The Bible says that the mercy of the Lord endures forever. This means that we cannot over-draw, over-stretch or overwhelm the Lord if we come to Him asking for mercy. If mercy is all that occupies your heart and mouth, God's miracles will ever overshadow your destiny.

In the scriptures we considered above, specifically in verse 49, the Bible says, Jesus stood still! This is awesome. Appeal for mercy made the Lord to stand still! God will do same for you today in Jesus' name. Those issues bordering you will only border God when you ask for mercy. Praise God and sing the mercy song and the miracle will come. Psalm 136 is an important Psalm: it details some of the landmark acts of God, it is always called the Curriculum Vitae of God: mercy is a constant refrain in this Psalm. God will never do anything for any mortal man outside of His mercy.

In Mattew 5 vs 7 and Mattew 12 vs 7, Jesus admonish us to learn this saying: "I will have mercy and not sacrifice". This is instructive. Mercy makes all things possible and the good thing about mercy of God is that we cannot earn it! We don't have enough within us and around us to earn the mercy of God. So, mercy is not a harvest, mercy is a gift of the Almighty. We can provoke it into our lives by our repentance, our supplication, our giving, our readiness to show mercy to others and of course by our humility through fasting and prayers unto the Lord. This miracle will work for you today in Jesus' name.

Lastly, everyone needs mercy! You need it. I need it. Nations need mercy. Businesses need it. Families need mercy just as communities need it. Let's ask for mercy today. Every need of man will yield to the mercy of God. Our challenges are not insurmountable: they are navigatable by the vessel of mercy. Let's explore this vessel today and as we do so, we shall receive bountiful blessings in Jesus' name. I charge you to show mercy to someone today. Please, look for someone that needs your forgiveness and shower your mercies on Him. Give a seed of mercy today. Ask the Lord to accept it and use it to fast-track your testimonies. As we do all these, the miracle called mercy will move us forward in Jesus' name.


Prayers!
Praise & Worship.
1. Read Psalm 136 vs 1-26. Praise God for all the wonders He did in time past and the specific ones He did in your life.
2. King of Glory, stand still and touch my life today by your mercies in Jesus' name.
3. Father, let the multitude of my sins disappear in the ocean of your mercies in  Jesus' name.
4. Powers opposing the compassion of God for my life, die in Jesus' name.
5. Lord, write off all my errors by the ink of your mercy in Jesus' name.
6. Holy Ghost, establish my life on your mercy seat in Jesus' name.
7. Father, never let me run faster than your mercy in Jesus' name.
8. Lord of hosts,  help me to feed on your meal of mercy on a daily basis in Jesus' name.
9. Lord, locate hidden arrows in my body and destroy them by fire in Jesus' name.
10. By your power Lord, move my expectations to the harbor of delivery in Jesus' name.
11. Evil timing against my testimonies, crash in Jesus' name.
12. Lord, let your power and grace change the noise of my life to news in Jesus' name.
13. I shall not embark on a journey of no return in Jesus' name.
14. I shall not plant for another person to harvest in Jesus' name.
15. My haven of joy will not turn to a theatre of war in Jesus' name
16. Power assigned to turn my promotion into commotion, die in Jesus' name.
17. Lord, don't allow the enemy turn my endorser to an accuser in Jesus' name.
18. Father, keep me away from pestilence and scene of horror in Jesus' name
19. I reject break down in my breakthrough in Jesus' name.
20. I reject evil expiry of success and glory in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord for renewing your mercy over my life in Jesus' name.

Thank you Lord for your mercies. Pls, pray and share. God bless you. April 3rd, 2024.

 

 

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