Worship God !
By Pastor Lawrence
God loves u, ur sin is not fatal and final. Our God has made a everlasting covenant with us.
God is a good God! God wants us to know Him as a good God.
Is only by the grace of God that we are saved.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
God wants us to say Give Thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever!
There is something amazing when we realise God is a good God.
His mercy endures forever.
His love endures forever.
His lovingkindness endures forever.
He is good and His mercy, love and lovingkindness endures forever.
Do u really believe God is a good God?
Revelation that God is good appears not only in New Testament but also in Old testament.
Why does it needs to endure forever?
We will fail in and of ourselves. God extend His mercy to every single one of us because for every fresh failure, His mercy is always there. He desire to love me and delight in loving me. There is nothing u can do to make God loves u more or less.
He always have and always will love me. He loves to love me!
David has a new covenant mentality. He always trusted in the mercy of God.
David understood the mercy of God because he received the mercy of God.
2 Samuel 12:13
So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”
And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
This is mercy. This is the mercy of God.
We are living under the new covenant now.
In the old covenant, immediately after David said he has sinned, The Lord wanted to let him know that His mercy is there and his sin has been put away.
David understood and experience the mercy of God first hand!
God used this man who has sinned to write about His mercy!
2 Samuel 12:24-25
Solomon Is Born
Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Now the Lord loved him, and He sent word by the hand of Nathan the prophet:So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the Lord.
David and Bathsheba began in sin. But God chose Bathsheba and used her offspring to be the heir of the throne. God sent word by the hand of Nathan. Through Nathan came the judgement but God wanted to forgive and restore. But it must be through Nathan He showed His restoration and love.
God is telling David and Bathsheba that God loves them – Solomon
It does not matter what a mess we have made. Today if we are willing to accept Jesus and God is willing to turn things around for us! His mercy endures forever!!
When the first child of David and Bathsheba died, he worshipped God. David did not just worship God when things are good in his life. Worship God in whatever circumstances we are in. Worship God! There is always hope in Jesus Christ!
David had a revelation and insight of God. He knows God knowing He is a good God!
I want to know Jesus for who He really is!
Let the past be past. Whatever has happened in the past is over and done with.
God has a brand new beginning for us! Our God is a God of second chance.
Praise the Lord for He is good!!
He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
Moses knew the way of God. But the children of Israel knows the act of God.
Let there be light and light is still expanding.
His mercy is as high as heaven above the earth. U cannot measure it. Universe east and west is very far and cannot met. We are forgiven this far. Our sin will not haunt us again unless we are in disbelief.
Obedience to the faith is believing we are forgiven!!
The secret of David is he has the heart for the ark of God! The ark speaks of our forgiveness and His mercy!!
The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
Are u aware that God’s mercy endures forever?
His mercy is new every morning. For every fresh sin, there is mercy! We cant out sin the mercy of God!
We think there is a limit to God’s mercy. We think because we have sin so many times we are not worthy of God’s mercy. But since when we are worthy of God’s mercy. It does not matter how many times we sin, it matters who is the Sacrifice at the cross for us. Behold the Lamb of God! It is the value of the Sacrifice!
He is altogether lovely!
He died for us. It is the value of the Man who died!
God loves us! Hesed!
2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:
“Praise the Lord,
For His mercy endures forever.”
What were the word and emphasis, when they sang the worship song?
They sang praise the Lord for His hesed endures forever!
We sing and worship God for His mercy endures forever!!
2 Chronicles 5:13-14
indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:
“ For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,
so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
We should praise God for He is good! The cross is the evident!
See that God is good towards me. Experience for myself. We need to know for ourselves. His mercy endures forever!
Mercy -> Hesed – love, lovingkindness and mercy
Hesed is the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Our God is a God full of lovingkindness.
Who is a God like You,
And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in mercy.
He will again have compassion on us,
And will subdue our iniquities.
You will cast all our sins
Into the depths of the sea.
God delights in mercy!!!
God takes pleasure to those who hope in His mercy! When we count on His mercy, it makes Him happy!!
God is a happy God!! I am His beloved child!! We make Him smile!
In His presence is fullness of joy! He leaves joy behind for us.
Only time He was sad was at the cross. He was carrying our sins. He has borne our sorrow and carried our griefs. He was wounded for our transgression. All the joy He has in His heart, He forsook them to carry our sins for us.
God loves me. No matter who u are and what u have done. When Jesus went to the cross, His hands were pierced. His beautiful holy and pure hands, which touched and healed. His feet were pierced. His feet were the feet that went to heal. His love towards us brought Him to the cross for us!