Thursday, July 31, 2014
THE MERCY RULE
I love the message that the Holy Spirit gave me today. I think you'll be blessed as well.
(Romans 9:14-16), What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy.
I was a softball coach for a little while and my girls were such sweethearts but they were new to playing softball. When the teams were picked the organization gave me the task of raising up a new team. Anyway, my sweetheart girls couldn't hit a softball, catch a softball nor did we know all the rules. With that being said, I learned that there was something called a 'mercy rule'.
One day the umpire shouted out the 'mercy rule' was now in effect for my sweetheart girls. I asked, "What is the mercy rule?" The ump explained to me that it's when a team is getting beat so bad that only three girls from the other team can bat or score a run. Boy, did we fall in love with the 'mercy rule'.
I ended up keeping the same girls from four years and we got good. We ended up being an undefeated team. We learned all the rules and we practiced more. Eventually we had to show mercy to other teams.
That's how God treats the newly saved believer in Christ. When we first get saved, we are in a state where we are mostly likely coming out of a bad situation and working towards becoming a better person. We don't understand all the rules because we just began attending church service or bible study and for some of us we are trying really hard not to mess up but we find that it is impossible.
The bible says that satan goes to and from the earth and heaven accusing the saints of everything. Picture this: satan whispering in God's ear all of our mistakes, every time and picture Jesus Christ as He sits at the right hand of God the Father shaking His head and saying, the 'mercy rule' is in effect for her I redeemed her and pretty soon she's going to be the one I chose to bring in other sheep. PRAISE GOD!
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