By Apostle Aje Pelser
Harvester Reformational Church, Cape Town
Here are some vectors of the Force of Mercy that move us towards full potential in Christ.
Vector: Vector, in physics, a quantity that has both magnitude and direction
To qualify as a vector, a quantity having magnitude and direction must also obey certain rules of combination. One of these is vector addition, written symbolically as A + B = C [https://www.britannica.com/science/vector-physics]
When we discuss spiritual forces as vectors, we need to ascertain both the magnitude or importance of the force as well as the way it is directed by faith.
Let’s find some vectors of the force of God’s mercy in the passage below:
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Pe 1:6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
1Pe 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
1Pe 1:8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
1Pe 1:9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
1Pe 1:10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
1Pe 1:11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
1Pe 1:12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.
Vector 1: Direction of God’s Mercy is towards us
Vector 2: God’s mercy is abundant for those who ask in Jesus name
Vector 3: God’s Mercy directs us towards a living hope
Vector 4: God’s Mercy resurrects us from the death of sin, to a new life
Vector 5: God’s Mercy force pushes us towards our inheritance, God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him
Vector 6: God’s Mercy is a power that keeps us on track through time.
Vector 7: Abundant Mercy keeps our faith through trials.
Vector 8: Mercy helps to reveal Jesus Christ in us.
Vector 9: Mercy reveals His love in us and to us.
Vector 10: Mercy directs us towards the final salvation of our souls!
Now that we have seen the direction and magnitude of God’s mercy, how do you respond? We become honest with God and ask in Jesus’ name for that area of our lives that require this powerful force of mercy, both for us and for others.
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