This morning my thought go back to the message of the Gospel which Jesus preached. Jesus healed all that came to Him, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
He saw their need and had compassion on them, praying for the multitudes. It is said that compassion may not always move men, but is always moved toward men.
Compassion may not always turn men to God, but it will, and does, turn God to man.
At times prayer may be the only means of help to relieve the needs of others.
All salvation was to come through Jesus Christ, our redeemer…pointing to the cross, Resurrection and Eternal Life with Him, for all those who would believe and receive!
It is my prayer, that we may see the importance of God’s sanctification process in our life as we continue to consecrate ourselves; that of living a pure and holy life style.
As a vessel of honor, one’s life will be an example of both a sanctified and consecrated life style.
As we are filled with His Spirit, obedient to His Word, we will become a vessel of compassion, leading the hurting and lost into His Kingdom.
Because of what Christ did on the cross, as believers, we are made the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. As stated in:
- 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He (God) made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him”.
The very thing that appealed to our Lord’s compassionate nature was that the multitudes were as sheep having no shepherd.
The purpose of healing was always to bring the people to a saving knowledge of who He was and is today.
If only we would have the compassion of Christ, where the hungry would move us and the sight of the sufferings and diseases of the multitudes stirred the very depth of our soul to pray the prayer of deliverance.
May this be the very reason for the compassion of our souls, that of bringing the hurting to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Lost souls waiting to be saved.
There is an urgency of prayer that is born out of compassion for a perishing humanity.
It is my prayer TODAY, that laborers would come forth that are:
- God-sent, and
Where are the souls that are hungry, desiring for a mighty move of God in their lives; that of Acts, the Holy Spirit filling the hungry and ministering the gifts of the Spirit.
Yes, souls that moves God, flowing through men and women who are sanctified and consecrated to the very calling that God their Creator has purposed in their life. This is the will of God for every born-again believer.
The harvest is ripe but there is a lack of laborers due to the failure of people not consecrating themselves, desiring and praying for this mighty move in their own hearts.
Truly, prayer must be an important part of the church, for the Lord of harvest to send forth laborers into the harvest. People stirred with prayer and compassion for the sinner redeemed in Christ.
If Christ, the one at the Father’s right hand, is filled with such compassion, than we should have the same compassion, for the helpless to move us to pray.
It will take earnestly praying the prayer of faith, of mercy and compassion, seeing the ever moving hand of God on the helpless… changed into a people after God’s very heart.
- As stated in James 5:16 “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
As our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, sanctifies us, let us be determined TODAY to consecrate ourselves, to a life of obedience; that of prayer, studying His Word and a life of holiness, becoming the mature Christian that God wants us all to be.
A Changed Life – A NEW CREATION for eternity.
You might say we are sealed by Christ and the Holy Spirit residing in us as a believer. We no longer desire the things of this world but we are looking for our Heavenly home soon to be revealed to us when Jesus comes back.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,