Grace, Mercy & Righteousness – A message brought by Golden Bells Tayebwa from Kenya

Revelation 22:10-11  (NKJV)

10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

We are to be righteous as He has made us righteous.

Matthew 5:48  (NKJV)

48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

God is perfect or Holy and He asks us to be like Him. He has called us to be His children and so we must exhibit His DNA and be like Him.

John 1:12 (NKJV)

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

Romans 8:14 (NKJV)

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Our new nature given to us when we gave our lives to Jesus Christ have become righteous and holy as He is.

 

Galatians 5:22-26  (NKJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

 

These verses show us the very nature of God our father. We need to resemble Him in all we do. The nature of God should be our nature which is our attitude. Our attitude when it is worked out in our actions show forth the righteousness and holiness which is the manifestation of God’s nature.

Proverbs 23:7 (a) (NKJV)

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

 

Our thoughts and attitudes need to be in alignment with Gods nature. When they are we will act as God’s nature and not of our old ways.

Matthew 25:35-46  (NKJV)

35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’

44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

In our lives we need to show compassion and God’s love and heart for people.

What hinders us showing God’s nature?

Here are some of the things:

1. Complaining and grumbling. God hates complainers! Murmuring and

complaining leads to missing out on God’s destiny for us.

2. Negative confession and talk. So many of our own words are full of negativity

towards us and our future. We repeat negative words others have said about us and we eventually believe them and let them become reality in our lives.

3. Worry! this magnifies the problem we are facing and most of the time the things we imagine could go wrong don’t but we have almost made ourselves sick for worrying that they might happen!

4. Losing hope. Jesus is our hope. when things or other people let us down we need to keep our eyes on Him so that we can keep going and not get lost in despair.

5. Anger. This is a destiny killer. It also takes up so much time and energy that can double our workload.

6. Jealousy and envying. Instead of this we need to count our blessings and give thanks for all that we do have.

7. Bitterness. This can keep us locked in the past and not go into our bright future.

8. Sorrow. If we live in the sorrows of the past and don’t move on we can become full of despair and not enter our future.

9. Self Pity. If we have asked God to forgive us we need to forgive ourselves and move on. The longer we concentrate on the past and have self pity parties the longer we are stopping our growth and development.

10. Unforgiveness.

Mark 11:25  (NKJV)

25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.

Lets keep short accounts and learn to show compassion, mercy and grace to others in our world and forgive so that we can e forgiven.

The list of things that stop us showing forth God’s nature includes: fear, Arrogance, pride, lying, quarrelling/fighting and self hatred.

Lets examine ourselves and see what is stopping us showing our Heavenly Father’s DNA and start fixing these areas up in our lives so others will se a difference in us.

 

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