I've been talking a lot lately about Jesus returning soon. There's a pastor from Hawaii, J.D. Farag, who we watch every week. This week he has the most unusual message about the "very" soon return of Jesus and why! It'll blow your mind. He talks about Ai and what it is and what it means to all of us in the very near future. It's here folks and you don't want to be involved with it. It's satanic and he explains it way better than I. Here's the video. I truly hope you take it to heart.
I've been listening to a bunch of things lately, including the 2 hour long interview of Tucker Carlson and Putin. It was quite interesting. Puting was not talking about things the way anyone else would do. Actually, he didn't "gossip" about anyone. When asked about Biden and others, he jsut said for Tucker to ask them. He didn't get into the "back biting" journalism that this country is so famous for. But what he did say was indirectly illuminating. I have that whole interview on the Breaking News page if you're interested.
But my point in all this is that when I'm surfing around the net, it can get very frustrating and cause anxiety. I had to stop and go for a bike ride to release some pent up energy. When I got back, I had an email from my sister-in-law, whom I haven't heard from recently, so I clicked on the link she sent me. Wow! It was just what I needed. It reduced me to tears and then prayer, but it refocused me for the rest of the evening. It's one that I'll keep for a quick reminder where my head should be, and whose voice I'm listening to...
God of Mercy
The prophet Micah once asked a rhetorical question: “Who is a God like you…?”
The answer is - no one.
Micah is making a significant distinction among the nations of his day. Other religions and peoples worshiped all sorts of gods, none of which offered forgiveness of sins … but Micah’s God did.
Over and over God forgave the Israelite people, pardoning their idolatry and disobedience. And, He always provided a way for His people to be obedient and find forgiveness when they sinned against Him.
Today, this is still one of the unique distinctions between Christianity and other religions. Through Jesus, Micah’s words, “You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy” have come to pass. No other world religion has a god who came to die for his people. No other religion offers us a restored, personal relationship with God through the sacrifice of God Himself.
Paul wrote in Romans: “There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.” Romans 3:23-25a ESV
According to the Christian faith, all have strayed from God and yet all have the chance to be brought back to God through Jesus.
Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice,and the ultimate show of mercy to a broken world. The Bible teaches that anyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be saved. So if you haven’t yet made the decision to trust in Jesus, consider calling on the One who delights in showing you mercy.