Sunday Combined Message 29/05/2022
TOPIC: REMEMBER MERCY, OH LORD!
Text: Habakkuk 3: 1 & 2; James 2: 13
Brethren, maybe you have been going through terrible or adverse situations and you have done everything humanly possible to overcome yet to no avail.
Sometimes, you may have received prohecy of impending problem without any solution. I will like you to know that these experiences are usually as a result of wrong lifestyle. They are the consequences of sin.
Sometimes, you notice that you are losing favour in the sight of men. You live in constant fear, you envisage judgement and its effects all around you. When you look back and discover the terrible things you’ve done in time past, you seem unsure of what will happen to you. If this is your case, know that the only option or the way out is the mercy of God.
The reason for this message is to address this situation in your life. By the mercy of God today, you shall be delivered.
For more understanding of this message, we shall consider the following points:
1: THE EXAMPLES AND REASONS.
Many people offended the Lord in the old times and came under severe judgement of God. As a result of this judgement, they suffered greatly. For example, the Isrealites came under judgement because of murmuring and complaining. See Numbers 14:1- 5, 10, 17.
From this exchange between Moses and God, we see that God delights so much in mercy. Another example is when the Isrealites turned to other gods. Judges 2: 19, judges 3:6, Judges 4:1, judges 6:1, Judges 10:7-8, Judges 13:1,
From these passages, we see a trend in the activities of the Isrealites. They had a habit of going into sin. However, each time they retraced their steps and cried unto God, we see God always come through with His mercy.
Also, when the people of Ninevah repented of their sin, their sentence of judgement was cancelled by God. Jonah 13:1
Likewise, when Jonah repented of his disobedience while inside the belly of the fish, God heard him. Read Jonah 2:1.
I do not know what you are suffering, by the mercy of God, that suffering will cease in Jesus name.
Recall also David in the Bible who cried unto God when he was under judgement. Psalm 51:1; 2 Samuel 12:13.
I do not know how many of you have the sentence of death, dreaming of dead people. As you turn away from your sin, that judgement of death shall be cancelled!
Micah 7: 18 & 19; Lamentations 3: 22
2: OUR RESPONSE AND BENEFITS.
No matter the evil done in the past and the resultant effect, what you need to do is to acknowledge your sins and cry out for mercy.
James 2: Psalm 51:1-3,.
By the mercy of God, you will experience total freedom from all captivity.
Also ensure that you prepare adequately for the upcoming program titled, “AND THE ENEMIES SUBMITTED”.
As we conclude this message today, make sure you do not give place to the Devil.
You must therefore amend your ways and do not return to sin. Sin will hinder you and the mercy of God may be far from you if you are an unrepentant sinner.
You must therefore repent and surrender all to Jesus Christ.
Confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and personal Saviour.
A Sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a Sinner.
1 John 3: 8 & 9;
Are you asking, “what is sin?”
1 John 5: 17a;
All unrighteousness is sin.
Unbelief is sin. Unforgiveness is sin; Selfishness is sin; Covetousness is sin
Lusting after evil things is sin. Insincerity is sin; backbiting, murmuring, speaking evil of others, these are terrible sin. You need to search your life. Confess them. Repent and promise God, no more.
Are you patronising the native doctors or you are one of them? Are you going for divination and palm reading, all that is terrible wickedness. No child of God does that. If you are into stealing, any form of stealing; stealing from Government, stealing from companies and individuals, that is sin. Amend your ways.
If you are there and you are involved into armed robbery, duping people, do not bring such money to this Church.
If you are among those people that are involved in fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion, that is terrible wickedness.
Fighting and quarreling, smoking and drunkenness all these are evil. Ask for the mercy of God.
Are you into fighting and quarreling? Are you disobedient to your husband or you are beating your wife, that is sin.
Are you into any kind of killing, poisoning people, hired assassin, ritual killings?Confess that sin and amend your ways. Promise God you will not return to that wickedness.
Are you into extortion? Taking bribe or giving bribe? That is sin. Amend your ways.
Are you into divorce? That is sin.
Matthew 19: 4-6.
Are you into polygamous marriage or you have sent away your wife or you moved away from your husband, that is sin. Marriage is between a man and a woman until death separates you.
Are you a woman dressing like a man or a man dressing like a woman, all that is sin. It is an abomination. Deuteronomy 22: 5. Abominable people can never enter Heaven. Revelations 21: 8.
Are you among those that take snuff, take cigarette and banned substances, that is sin. That is wickedness against your soul and against humanity.
All these people that bleach their body and turn yellow over night, that is sin.
I have not spoken this word to condemn you but to point out what is evil thereby enabling you to amend your ways.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
I have spoken these words, not to condemn you, but to convict you of any sin you may be into and for you to turn away from that sin.
Proverbs 28: 13;
God is willing to show you mercy and he has made provisions for the sins that are passed.
If you want to reconcile with God; come to the Father through Jesus Christ. I am assuring you, freedom from sin shall be your portion.
John 14: 6; John 1: 29; John 10: 10b; Matthew 11: 28; John 1: 12; 2 Corinthians 5: 17
As you give your life to Jesus Christ and begin to live the life of the kingdom of God, I am assuring you, that the mercy of God shall prevail over you.
Romans 10: 13
Rise up and let us pray.
Father Lord, have mercy upon us, we are sorry for our past lives. Cleanse us with the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.