Lord of Compassion
by Pastor John Hamel
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to
destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it
more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
The verse of
Scripture you just read is one of the greatest revelations in the entire
Bible. It clears up any questions one might have about who is causing
all the problems in the world.
Jesus said if it’s killing, stealing
or destroying anyone or anything in any way that Satan is doing it, not
God. Jesus said that Satan is the “damner”
and that He is the “Blesser.”
Did you get
that? Only good things come from God and Jesus.
(James 1:17) All evil comes from
This is a
tremendous revelation the people in the Old Testament didn’t have.
Back then God got blamed for everything, good or bad. Jesus came to clear that mess up.
He made Himself perfectly clear, clearing up the “Misconception of the
Ages” in one simple verse of Scripture. “If it’s good, it’s
God. If it’s bad, it’s Satan.”
Get a hold of this
and you’ll stop running from God when troubles come. You’ll find
yourself running to Him. That’s what He wants, too!
His heart when bad things happen to people and they blame Him for it.
It breaks His heart when people don’t resist sickness and poverty because they think He’s doing
it for their good. That’s just not “Bible” teaching.
Jesus said Satan is
the Troublemaker, not Him or His Father.
God and Jesus are merciful.
“Blessed be God,
even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the
God of all comfort.” (2Corinthians 1:3)
The Bible calls God
the “Father of Mercies” and the “God of all Comfort.” He’s the Father
of Mercies because mercy was spawned by Him. He is the originator of
mercy. Mercy comes from Him.
Most people don’t know this.
God eagerly yearns to show mercy and comfort when we’re going through the
storms of life.
“The Lord is
gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The
Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” (Psalm 145:8-9)
Religion teaches that God is full of
anger and slow to compassion. That’s the opposite of what the Bible
God is slow to anger, not to
compassion and mercy. You don’t know “slow” until you encounter God’s
His tender mercies, not His anger, hover over all of His
works. This means His mercy is upon you even now because He made
you. You are His workmanship.
“For we are his
workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before
ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
So we see from the
Bible that God’s mercy and compassion is on you now!
In the New
Testament the words “mercy” and “compassion” have the identical
meaning. They both mean, “Eager yearning. Sympathy and
God eagerly yearns
for us to run to Him, not away from Him, in times of need and
trouble. He wants to show us sympathy and pity.
This is what Jesus came to teach and to show us.
Say, “Jesus, You’re
the MAN OF MERCY and You’re my choice” (Romans 10:13) and you’ll be taking the first step into God’s Mercy and Compassion.
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