Compassion, Pt. 2

(Part 2 of 2)

Matthew 14:14-21… Jesus saw the sick and the hungry and was moved with compassion. Divine love rose up and He met their needs. He healed their sick and fed over five thousand men, women, and children.

Luke 7:11-16… Jesus saw the sorrow of the widow who was following the casket of her dead son. He was moved with compassion, or intense divine love. Jesus cared about her sorrow and raised up the son who had died. Jesus cares about your sorrows too.

Matthew 5:7… “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” (KJV). The word “merciful” means “compassionate in both word and deed.” It is the will of God; it is part of His constitution for the kingdom of God. It is His will that the saints exercise compassion, intense divine love.

1 John 3:17-18… When we shut down our spirit of compassion towards people in need, God’s love does not abide in us.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15… The love of Christ constrained Paul. The word “constrain” means “to take hold of one.” Compassion had taken a hold of Paul, the divine compassion of God.

Hosea 6:11… “O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee” (KJV). There is a harvest appointed for you. This was a prophetic word for Israel after they returned to the Lord and the anointing of the latter rain came. The Lord desired mercy (compassion) from them because their cities and people had become deplorable.

Joel 3:18… “All the rivers of Judah shall flow” (KJV). This is prophetic for our day and time. The prophet was teaching of the ripened harvest.

Jeremiah 22:1-3… The prophet speaks to the leaders of Judah, “Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place” (v. 3, KJV). Later, he indicted them for their failure to do this, saying to them that their eyes and heart were used for their own covetousness. The Lord wants His people to start seeing the multitudes with compassion. He wants us to be vessels of His divine love. Ask God for compassion.

Pastor George Belobaba

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