In a couple weeks we will be leading an event called Extreme Saturday. It is an outreach in Seattle where we will have free food, free clothes, bands, drama, preaching etc. for those who are unsaved, backslidden, immoral, wounded emotionally, abused, unwanted, deceived, addicted, and rejected by society.
One night as some of us were praying the Lord made it very clear that we were to show mercy. He said there would be waves of mercy flowing over the event and that any volunteer who did not show mercy would be subject to his judgment. They would be walking out of His protective covering. Those are strong words. He also said that there would be an anointing that will come in the midst of the mercy. So, I thought it would be good to study the biblical concept of mercy, thus this series of nuggets.
There are many verses in the Bible that use the word mercy, which is associated with the words pity and compassion. Mercy is a common reference to the character of God. Throughout the Bible, individuals cry out to God for mercy; and He answers their request by pouring out mercy. Usually mercy is given to those who society says does not deserve it, of course, none of us deserve it, it is a free gift from God.
There are over 13 Greek words for mercy, pity, and compassion. In this series of nuggets we will be looking at the definitions of the words mercy, pity, and compassion; studying the bible verses on mercy; and share what are the results of giving mercy to others.
As Apostle Paul would say in his letters–Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
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