[anzac] DON'T DESPISE MERCY - David Wilkerson

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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 21:14:50 +1300
THE LORD's MERCIES
-by David Wilkerson.

In ancient Israel, the ark of the covenant represented the mercy of 
the Lord, a powerful truth that came to be embodied in Christ. We 
are to receive his mercy, trust in the saving blood of his mercy, 
and be saved eternally. So, you can ridicule the law, you can 
mock holiness, you can tear down everything that speaks of God. 
But when you mock or ridicule God's mercy, judgment comes- and 
swiftly. If you trample on his blood of mercy, you face his awful 
wrath.
 
That's exactly what happened to the Philistines when they stole the 
ark. Deadly destruction came down on them until they had to admit, 
"This isn't just chance or happenstance. God's hand is clearly 
against us." Consider what happened when the ark was taken into 
the heathen temple of Dagon, to mock and challenge Israel's God. 
In the middle of the night, the mercy seat on the ark became a rod 
of judgment. The next day, the idol Dagon was found fallen on its 
face before the ark, its head and hands cut off (see 1 Samuel 5:2-5).
 
Beloved, this is where America should be today. We should have 
been judged long ago. I say to all who mock and challenge the 
mercy of God: Go ahead, try all you want to bring Christ's church 
under the power of secularism or agnosticism. But if you mock 
the mercy of Christ, God will cast all your power and authority to 
the ground. Jeremiah says, "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are 
not consumed, because his compassions fail not" (Lamentations 3:22). 
Yet when men make a mockery of that great mercy which is Christ, 
judgment is sure.
 
It is only the mercy of the Lord that delays judgment. And right now 
America is benefiting from that mercy. Incredibly, our country is in 
a race with the rest of the world to remove God and Christ from 
society. Yet the Lord will not be mocked; his mercies endure 
forever, and he loves this nation. I believe that is why he's still 
pouring out blessings on us. His desire is that goodness will lead 
us to repentance (see Romans 2:4).
 
We are not to despair over the present condition in America. We 
grieve over the awful corruption, mockery and sin, but we have 
hope, knowing God is in full control. We know the mercies of God 
endure forever. 

SOURCE- http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com

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