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1 The Principle of mercy Bro JosphertCIFC 28 June 2009
2 The parables of Jesus In His parables Jesus used simple common earthly materials to explain heavenly reality. the sting of the parableIt is when He spoke of the heavenly dimension in the parable that the sting of the parable was most painful. When God rules on earth some rules will be changed...and Jesus had to teach it.
3 The principle of mercy is a Kingdom principle The principle of mercy is a Kingdom principle. Matthew 20:1-15 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4 6 th, 3 rd, 6 th, 9 th, 11 th hours 4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle
5 No idleness in the kingdom 7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,.
6 The key of justice and mercy 12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen
7 Explanations 1. Which side would you side with: the workers or the householder? The workers are earthly, the householder is heavenly. The householder was more than fair…he was merciful.
8 Justice and mercy They are on the same line, but mercy goes much more than justice. Mercy gives more than you deserve. Justice Mercy The earthly society lives by merit but the kingdom of God operates by mercy
9 Justice and mercy God is both merciful and just. God gives us more than justice. We have no right to mercy but we have right to justice. He shows mercy to whoever He wills. Do you have rights in the Kingdom of God?
10 Who does God show mercy to? It is not by luck that we are blessed. God will not bless you with healing, prosperity, protection, guidance, knowledge, fellowship, etc…without a basis….how does GOD choose who to bless?...how does He bless beyond our expectations?
11 The three triplets The Fear of the Lord The Holiness of the Lord The Mercy of the Lord. These are key eternal attributes of God which we must understand in our walk and dealing with the Almighty God.
12 Who receives mercy? 1. God shows mercy to those who ask. Luke 18: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 Be merciful to Me! 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
14 Explanations 1. People need to be desperate and humble to ask for mercy. 2. There is a prayer that God will never refuse to answer. 3. Some people need to feel they are not good enough or they are not bad enough.
15 2. God shows mercy to those who pass it on.2. God shows mercy to those who pass it on. Matthew 18:21-35 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
16 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
17 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
18 Explanation He was given more mercy than justice! But he did not show that same mercy to others. This is the way Our Heavenly Father shall do to those who do not show mercy. We must imitate the God of mercy
19 3. God shows mercy to those who do not take advantage of it.3. God shows mercy to those who do not take advantage of it. John 8:2-12 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
20 in the law4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
21 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
22 Explanations 1. it was a political trap and a religious trap. 2.He that has not done the same sin let him be first to cast a stone. 3. I do not condemn you….go and sin no more. 4. I show you mercy but stop sinning...change your way of life. 5. God will save a drowning man by mercy
23 forsaketh themHe that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Prov 28:13
24 God is a God of mercy Read Psalm 103 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
25 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him as a father pitieth7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
26 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
27 Merciful God 1. Psalms 5 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. 2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. 3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. 5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
28 But 7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
29 Sing of His mercy! Psalms 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Lam 3:22 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
30 His Mercy and blessings Psalms 67:1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. (Shared by Jane Peter on 6 th Jan 2007) Psalms 90: 14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever..
31 Mercy and deliverance Psalms 56:1 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. Psalms 57: 1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast
32 Psalms 136 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. 4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. 5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. 6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. 7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: 8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
33 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. 10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever: 11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever: 12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever. 13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: 14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: 15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever. 16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
34 17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: 19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: 20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever: 21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: 22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. 23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: 24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever. 25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. 26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
35 The secrets of great men 1. Moses : Exodus David 2 Sam 7:15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him 3. Daniel 4. Jeremiah 5. Jesus: healed all who asked for mercy. 6. Paul: 1 Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, Live beyond condemnation …He is mercifulLive beyond condemnation …He is merciful
36 Mercy to men Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison Exodus 26:34 And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
37 The weightier matters of the law! judgment (justice), mercy, and faith (fidelity)Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment (justice), mercy, and faith (fidelity): these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone (Matthew 23:23)
38 God is merciful Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercyBlessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.