[anzac] AN UNUSUAL WORD! - Wilkerson

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:37:07 +1300
by David Wilkerson

Recently the Holy Spirit gave me an unusual word, one that I did
not want to hear! He said, "You are bound to a very limited vision
of the Lord´s ocean of tender, loving mercies. You have endured
much guilt, condemnation and fear because you have not allowed
the Holy Spirit to reveal the vastness of My forgiving, healing,
reconciling mercies. You do not know Me for My tenderness!"

God showed me that this is a root cause for many giving up and
falling away. When sin strikes-when Satan comes in like a flood,
when you fall into some old habit or sin-the devil creates a
bondage. First, the guilt comes flooding in, then fear fills your
heart. A sense of total failure and helplessness overwhelms your
soul. At this point, most believers run out of grace-because
their view of God´s mercy is so limited.

Satan comes to you and says, "You´ve reached your limit. You´ve
confessed your sin time after time. There is no way God will forgive
you now, because you´ve sinned against the light. If you return
and confess once more, you´ll turn around and sin all over again.
So quit now!"

The devil does not want you to see God´s ocean of mercy; he
wants you to see only a trickle! Because of our ignorance of the
forgiving, restoring power of Christ´s love, we are destroyed. We
run out of mercy for ourselves because we are horribly bound
by a limited vision. Our eyes have not yet been opened to the
endless mercies of our tender Father! We are so bound by a
false, limited view of His mercies, we find it almost impossible
to believe or accept what James said: "[We] have seen the end
of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful (full of compassion), and
of tender mercy" (James 5:11).

This verse means, "God is easily crushed by our troubles and
hurts. He feels our pain and our failures, and He is kind and
compassionate to us. He loved us even when we were His
enemy. Even when we offend Him, He is quick to help, restore
and forgive us."

The word mercy means "kind and compassionate treatment of
an offender under one's power." God has the power to damn us
to hell every time we sin; He has us under His control and can
do with us as He pleases. And it pleases His tender heart to
be compassionate, loving and kind toward those who have failed
Him the most.

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