Even before the Orlando Florida mass shooting I have smelled the stench of death in the air. I’ve never smelled that in real life but somehow I can smell it in my spirit. Its odor is lingering in the air over this entire world. For days I’ve been praying and knew that I had to write something…but what could possibly be said at this point? This year has been surreal so far because of how many people have been killed in mass shootings and singularly. The damage from natural disasters, flood, fires and accidents is off the charts. There is so much cancer that it’s mind blowing. New viruses, food contaminations and recalls are a constant threat. Just this morning on the news it was reported that a new superbug has been discovered that is resistant to all antibiotics. This is terrifying!
I’m disturbed by all this but not surprised because God spoke to me about all these things in 2008. This is the blog that I wrote about Gods plans: https://godspeaks-i-listen.com/2011/06/23/message-given-to-me-by-the-lord-in-2008-put-on-your-spiritual-ears/.
As I have been praying for days for a message to share I felt in my spirit to pray for mercy and God led me to read Daniels prayer.
Daniel 9:17-19 “Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18 Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19 Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.” (Please read Daniel 9:1-19 for the full prayer.)
This is a time for the righteous to cry out to the Lord for mercy. This is the answer for the problems humanity faces right now. We need mercy for ourselves, our family, our country and this world.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Mercy is God having compassion on humanity.
…“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. “Romans 9:15
Another thing that will help in these tumultuous days is the second commandment that Jesus told us to do. John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
In USA in 2015 75% of American identify themselves as Christians. That could be lots of loving that could affect a lot of people. There were only 12 well trained disciples. There is the Holy Spirit. What can you and I do for the kingdom of God? The bible has our direct orders. Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Why is all this drama going on now?
- It was predicted in the bible. 2 Timothy 3:1-4 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…
- Romans 1:28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.
- The God of the Old testament Judged Sodom and Gomorrah and the victims of the great flood in Noah’s days. Malachi 3: “For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. 7“From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’…
If you follow my blog you’ve heard me say this many times…”God don’t play”!!!! God is not playing with us. I use to tell my kids that they were wearing out my patience! I would say stop trying me or you’re gonna get it. When they keep it up they got punishment because I didn’t want them to grow up and be out of control. I didn’t want them to grow up and do bad things so I was firm and consistent in my training. People use to say that I held no prisoners. The kids in the neighborhood use to call me the mean machine! My kids had to follow the rules or else…trouble. I did this because I loved them so much! I can so that I have 6 of the greatest adult children!!!
Those scripture above are NOT my thoughts or my words. I am not even gonna try to defend Gods ways because He is God all by Himself and all rules plans and judgements are in His hands alone. We all make choices for our individual actions and we have to answer to God for our personal decisions. But we also all suffer the consequences of humanities actions of disobedience when people break Gods order of things. His world, His creation and His rules!
I know what God requires of me and I’m doing my best to do what the bible says to do. Well I try to! I’m not perfect but I’m prayerfully trying hard with the help of the Holy Spirit.
I will ponder all that’s going on and I have and will continue to intercede in prayer for this world.
I will NOT be fearful but will do this…. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrew 4:16
We need MERCY. This is the word that I hear very clearly.
What we should do:
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Why we should do it:
Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
|How we can do it:
John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
These kind of events are NOT going away! This is our new normal.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. 4 One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalms 27:1-4
Dear Heavenly Father, Glory to your Holy name! All honor and praise belongs to you. Holy Father I want to ask you to forgive me for not trusting you as much as I should and for the doubts that I’ve had about what you can do for me when I ask for help. Forgive me for being silent about life issues that I know you oppose which is straight up sin because it goes against your word. Forgive me for all the many times I felt the Holy Spirit urging me to speak to someone and I felt more comfortable keeping silent. Oh God I’m so sorry! I want to and need to be clean inside. I know the prayers of a righteous person can do a lot of good for this suffering world, country, my community, my home and my house whole. Help me to follow the example in what to do that your precious, loving and caring Son provided for me to follow. I want to be just like Him!
Father God….please please please have mercy on us all. We need you! God there are humbled hearts everywhere down here. There are intercessors praying and pleading on behave of this world that’s in the travails of labor. Here our cry and have mercy on us!
Thank you for creating us, thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ so we can be put right with you. Thank you for past victories, present victories and future victories! You are the great “I AM” and I know you can and will handle all I may go through and I know you will answer my prayers. That’s why I am before you crying for you to have mercy on us!!! I boldly ask these things in Jesus name. Amen!