Tag: Mercy

Taking Hold of Victory

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

God is not mocking his children when he promises, “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). And he is not lying when he promises, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry … The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:15, 17).

When we cry out to God for mercy and help, all heaven goes into motion on our behalf. It would be an incredible sight for our human eyes should the Lord let us see into the spiritual world; to behold the good things he is preparing for those who call on him and trust him.

Yet, when we are overwhelmed by circumstances beyond our control, we too often turn aside from our true Source of peace and victory. We rush to unburden our hearts to friends, pastors, counselors, and family members, searching everywhere for sympathetic advice instead of fleeing to the secret closet of prayer.

Because we do not have patience; because we live and act according to our feelings; because our flesh cannot endure delays; because we can’t see visible evidence of the secret workings of God—we do like the Israelites and turn away from Him to make things happen to please our flesh.

Oh, the matchless grace of God – to choose the most unworthy, the weakest of them all—to be His instruments. God’s promises to us are great and precious: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

God is still on the throne waiting for you to call on his name, so do not ignore the majesty and faithfulness of the loving Father. The Word tells us where the victory lies, so believe and take hold of it.

by David Wilkerson

Jonathan And The Judge

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

When I was 19 years old, I was hit by a locomotive train and by a miracle, not killed. That’s what led me to the Lord. At the same time, after being hit by the train, I was given a summons to appear in court. I came prepared with arguments, defenses, and photographs. But the judge didn’t want to hear any of it. Instead he completely dismissed all the charges. I was still trying to give my presentation as my father motioned “He just dismissed the charges, leave the judge alone, and get out of the court!” It was a sort of foreshadowing of salvation.

As believers, we so often try to convince God to bless us, to love us, to provide for us, to protect and defend us. But we don’t have to. He’s the One who had to convince us to be saved. He loves us freely. And He gladly has chosen to give us the kingdom. So stop trying to convince God what you want and let Him convince you of the love and blessings He wants to give you – when you rest your case at the Judge’s Bench.

Today’s Mission – Today, don’t try to convince God of anything, but instead focus on letting God convince you of His grace, His love, His mercy, and His plans for your life.

by Jonathan Cahn