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God’s Grace And Mercy Is Everlasting… has no end… is eternal.
The Definition of Grace is God’s unmerited favor; a disposition to grant something freely; to esteem.
Exo 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
Neh 9:16-17 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments, And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsook them not.
The definition of Mercy is: a refraining from harming or punishing offenders, enemies, person in one’s power. Kindness in excess of what may be expected or demanded by fairness; forbearance and compassion.
Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children
My husband, along with his daughter, and I, after attending church one morning, then running other errands (a total of about 30 miles), went downtown to the hospital rehabilitation center (another 35 miles) to visit his mother, who was recouping after a certain surgery,
On the way there, we were admiring all the old houses and buildings, and his daughter spoke of all the beautiful pictures she would be off taking while we were visiting her Grandmother. We arrived at the facility with no incident. It was a beautiful day…. so far. We visited Mom for a few hours then left.
We turned right onto the main street and suddenly there was a loud “clunk… chunk” noise. Something had fallen off the car. We pulled over to the side of the road… thinking it was just the muffler had come loose or something. I looked under the car and saw nothing that appeared out of the ordinary… right off. The muffler, etc., looked intact.
I prayed aloud, and we all agreed, that God would get us home safely. My hubby drove well below the 35 mph speed limit; the sound and vibrations still making their presence known. We got home safely.
The following day, we prayed asking God to get the car to the auto shop where our brother in law worked. He did just that.
When our brother in law loosened to remove just the hubcap off the wheel, the nut that holds the brake roder to the axel fell to the ground. THE AXEL HAD BROKEN!
We all looked at each other and realized that God HAD indeed held that wheel onto the car until we could get it to the shop. The car should not have been driveable AT ALL.
This is God’s Grace! This is God’s Mercy!
All because we had given our day to the Lord, and before we left to go anywhere, we had asked His protection over us and to bring us home safely… which only He could have done as we discovered.
Matt 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
1 Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
Jn 4:23-24 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Mic 7:18-19 (Heb OT) Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesn’t retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness. He will again have compassion on us. He will tread our iniquities under foot; and You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
There is nothing which God, by Christ Jesus, won’t do for His children. All He wants is for us to turn only to Him in love and worship. Then, He will take us back… even the most vilest sinners, as we are, in love.
THIS IS GOD’S GRACE! THIS IS GOD’S MERCY!
“Well, then if God is all that graceous and merciful, then I can go out and commit all kinds of crimes and vileness, right?” The answer is an unequivocal “NO!”! My question would be “why would you want to”?
Lam 3:22-23 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Rom 6:1-3 (Heb Names Version) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all we who were immersed into Messiah Yeshua were immersed into his death?
Rom 6:4-11 We were buried therefore with him through immersion to death, that just like Messiah was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection; knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. But if we died with Messiah, we believe that we will also live with him; knowing that Messiah, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him! For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God. Thus also consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.
Rom 6:12-14 Therefore don’t let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace.
Rom 6:15-20 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! Don’t you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto you were delivered. Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification. For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
Rom 6:21 What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.
1 Pet 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
We are warned to stay out of sin, and the fact that we are given grace, we (should) have no desire to sin because we are dead to it.
When we do slip up and fall into temptation and sin, and when we do go to God with a contrite and remorseful heart, and confess our sin, God is willing and merciful and gracious to forgive us those sins.
1 Jn 1:8-9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
When we give our hearts and lives to God, in Christ Jesus, we can watch with wonder and awe all the fantastic things that happen… big or small… they do happen! This is the Grace of God coming upon you.
When two or more come together in prayer… in agreement, and in Christ’s Holy Name, God’s unmerited, unearned favor is given to us.
Matt 18:19-20 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
God will bless us with our needs by the faith He gives us, now.
Rom 12:13c …according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
His unmerited favor covers our sins when we go to Him humbly and ask His forgiveness. His mercy and grace are from everlasting to ever lasting. We are covered only through the sacrifice which Christ Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, made for us on that tree when He shed His blood by crucifixion.
1 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:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
10-12 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:And brought
out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever: With a strong hand, and with a
stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
13-15 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: 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.
17-22 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth forever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever: And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
23-24 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: 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.
I hope this has been a blessing and help you to you.