God’s Mercy Points toward New Jerusalem

New Jerusalem is the consummation of all God’s work. His plan in eternity past and His doings through the ages all conclude with this wonderful city shining with His glory.

New JerusalemBecause all men are in sin, there is a big chasm between us and God. Despite this separation, God’s mercy reaches us. Mercy brings us to a place where we can receive what we are not qualified for and what we do not deserve.

Mercy reaches us not only because of God’s love but also because God’s eternal intention is to involve man in the accomplishing of His plan. This intention was first stated at the creation of man in Genesis 1:26-28. This post is the first in a short look at mercy as an element of the pathway to New Jerusalem.

The coming of John the Baptist opened the New Testament. When it was time for him to be born, “her [his mother’s] neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had magnified His mercy with her, and they rejoiced with her” (Luke 1:58).

John’s father Zachariah, full of the Holy Spirit, said about John “you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the forgiveness of their sins, because of the merciful compassions of our God, in which the rising sun will visit us from on high” (Luke 1:76-78).

Zachariah’s words show us that both John’s preparing of the way of the Lord and the coming of the Lord Jesus (the rising sun) are “because of the merciful compassions of our God.” Thank God for this merciful beginning on the New Testament road to New Jerusalem.

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  1. Fred Northrup

     /  May 20, 2015

    Praise the Lord that even when we were dead in offenses He made us alive together with Christ because He is rich in mercy, and according to His great mercy He regenerated us! Eoh.2:4-5 and 1Peter 1:3

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  2. We were dead “but God…” (Eph. 2:4). Thank Him for His mercy.

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  3. Edgar Hovhannisyan

     /  May 20, 2015

    Yes Lord! Thank and praise and glory to You for Your sweet mercy! Your mercy crown our days! Your abundant mercy is our daily song!

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  4. Romans 15:9, “the Gentiles should glorify God for His mercy.” Glory to God!

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