If God Grants us Mercy

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Is 1:18).

That God offers mercy, cleansing and fellowship to an immoral, rebellious people is remarkable. If God, at this historic juncture, grants us mercy, we must walk in that mercy (Micah 6:8). Humility, prayer, seeking God’s face and turning from our wicked ways (2 Chr 7:14) are what we were created to do.

Without a God-sent revival America faces an era of darkness, from which, we may never reemerge. But examples of God’s dealings with ancient Israel, even Gentile nations (e.g., Ninevah), show that even under the very threat of final judgment, a nation can find repentance, faith and mercy (Jonah 3:2-10). Three Great Awakenings and several lesser revivals in America’s short history, also show that God can do it again!

We must trade our casual, comfortable American-style Christianity for Biblical lifestyles and true holiness. We must walk in daily obedience and constant intimacy with God. Our churches need to conduct Biblical solemn assemblies (Joel 2:12-18) and become Houses of Prayer (Is 56:7; Mt 21:13), satisfied with nothing less than Biblical revival and reformation. God spoke to Israel through the Prophet Malachi, “Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you…” (Mal 3:7).

  • Father, open our eyes, show us how far from You we have fallen and how easily we can return. Show us how to restore our fellowship and relationship through Jesus Christ. Help us to repent and amend our ways, so that You can extend mercy not only to us, but to our families, our nation, and our children yet to be born.
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