“How much grace do you want from ME? How much mercy do you want from ME? Then that is the measure you should show unto others as well!
Think on how many times each day you have fallen short of the mark?
How many times have you spoken what is not of ME?
How many times have you judged another, yet have been guilty of that sin in your own life?
How many times have you been angry at someone out of proportion to their offense
How many times have you spoken nastily to get back at someone?
How many times have you been guilty of pride?
I tell you again that the one who shows no mercy, will receive none. You REAP what you SOW!
The sky pours down rain and snow and the earth reaps water for it’s plants. What do you want to plant?
Should you not plant mercy? For mercy I tell you, triumphs over judgment!
Plant kindness and honor, respect and trust and you will receive those things.
Plant love and mercy and you will receive LOVE AND MERCY!
Plant hate and judgment, and you will reap hate and judgment!
Plant anger and bitterness and you will reap anger and bitterness!
Plant pride and you will be treated with pride from others. But if you plant HUMILITY, then you will reap humility back. What kind of harvest do you want?
You sow in GENEROSITY and you will reap GENEROSITY!
You withhold and are stingy then that will be done to you when you need help!
All of creation is in balance and runs on the principle of sowing and reaping. Do you really want to reap all that you have sown?
Out of MY Grace YOU DO NOT EVEN REAP THE TOTAL OF ALL YOU’VE SOWN BECAUSE OF MY LOVE !
Do you still not understand My beloveds the LOVE that I poured out for you?
If you limit love, then it will be limited to you. If you withhold then it will be withheld from you. This is a natural law, and a principle of My Kingdom.
MY DEATH and RESURRECTION came to establish GRACE and MERCY instead of judgment and punishment.“
“Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. [Matthew 8:17]
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all. [1 Peter 2:24,25.] Isaiah 53:4-6 AMP.
“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ,” John 1:17 NIV.
“MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU I SAID. I want you to think on this beloveds. I AM able to give you all the grace you need in any situation to endure, to overcome, to pass through, to destroy the enemy, to do the right thing, but you must HUMBLE yourself and come to ME to ask for it !”
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need,” Hebrews 4:16 NIV.
“Again I say, if YOU want and need grace and mercy, how much more then should you give it to others who are in need of it? Remember the parable of the unjust servant?”
“The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
“But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’
And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.
Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant , just as I had pity on you?’ And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses,” Matthew18:21-35 NKJV.
“I tell you truly, that if you do not forgive others, neither will I forgive you!
If I Who grieve over the sins you commit, yet forgive them READILY, then why do you hold on to the wrongs you think others do?
Should you not be like Your ADONAI, Your Lord and MASTER?
Do you not pray to be LIKE ME?
Then forgive as you have been forgiven. Do not presume to know another’s heart. Do not judge the world for the world is already condemned.”
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God,” John 3:18-21 NKJV.
“But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand,” Matthew 12:25 NKJV.
“But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Get up and stand in front of everyone.” So he got up and stood there,” Luke 6:7-8 NIV.
“Again I say to you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES! Be good to those who hate you!
Pray for those who spitefully use you! Repay the evil done to you with good. For what good is it if you only love those who love you I said!
Let your love be greater than that of the Pharisees! Give to those who cannot repay you back. Lend to those in need. Give and it will be given to you, good measured and pressed down and overflowing!
If a man bids you walk with him a mile, walk two I said. Be generous as I AM GENEROUS.”
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD will reward you,” Proverbs 25:21-22 NKJV.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks,” Luke 6:45 NKJV.
“And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all,” Mark 9:35-36 NKJV.
“Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay ,” says the Lord,” Romans 12:17-20 NKJV.
“so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,” 2 Thessalonians 1:4-6 NKJV.
|by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream|
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