“The squeezing, breaking, and pressing of your hearts is producing true compassion, true fruits of My Spirit.”
- How can you have compassion, unless you yourself are compassed with infirmity?
- Are you able to exercise gentleness and forbearance toward the ignorant and erring?
- For those who are overtaken in a fault, are you able to restore such a one in a Spirit of meekness?
For with the same measure you measure out it will be measured to you.There was a traveler who fell into the hands of bandits who stripped him and wounded him leaving him half dead. As he lay helplessly along the roadway, I watched the pious, self-righteous priest and Levite pass on the other side of the road, looking, and continuing walking to the others side, not wanting their garments spotted by such a one.
A Samaritan, considered an outcast looked. The compassion of this outcast Samaritan was borne out of the depths of experience with infirmity and rejection. It takes a reject to know a reject. This Samaritan not only looked, but had compassion on him. He bound up his wounds and poured in the oil and the wine and took care of him.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself. How can you help the lost when you can’t even help your own brothers?
Truly there are many who lie wounded. Wounded by My enemy and wounded by their friends. An army that wounds it’s own wounded. The LORD is not happy with this.
If MY people cannot come to My Church for help, they will seek outside help. The old performance patterns they have used to prove their worth cannot measure up to a seemingly intolerant church.
They hide from view, ashamed and frustrated that they somehow are castaways. How can MY body be restored and healed if the way is not made through the valley? Pray to ME that I may increase your compassion for MY wounded and broken,”
says the LORD.
The Church is a Hospital. What part of the hospital are you in? If you are not sick, are you helping to build it up and strengthen it? Are you a janitor who keeps it sanitary?
Let me stir up the pot a bit. In this hospital, how many are willing to deal with mental and emotional problems and issues? Or are you ashamed to deal with them and are you judgmental of these people when the LORD we serve wants to heal their emotions too. Being sick isn’t isolated to the flesh and excluding the brain and heart.
There are many needing help to get out of the burial clothes, just as many who are recovering from tragedy, grief and trauma need help to be released from all that binds them up.
I will never forget hearing of a street person in Alaska who was sick. He had no insurance he couldn’t get help, and he fell asleep in a side entrance because he had no home. As he tried to stay warm in the entrance the police would chase him out. Then I heard the awful news, he fell asleep outside the doors and froze to death.
Isn’t that sad and the reality of how our churches are today? Do you realize everything that has been done in life isn’t new? Yeah, we get into trouble and need help and we need it bad. YOU know what I am saying.
None of us, especially leaders, are exempt. I tell you, when we are isolated due to fear of man, the devil sets us up for failure. Many dealing with greater intensity and horrible suicidal thoughts. Do not dare to judge such one, or it might show up in your door.
“I AM establishing Pastors in cyberspace who shall shepherd under a corporate anointing. How can a Pastor shepherd the corporate body of Christ?
Many of those who connect with cyberspace churches will never see the faces of their Pastors, but they will know assuredly, that I the LORD, have shepherded them and led them to proper pastures. I have a place for My people and they shall be cared for.
All things are possible with Me says, your God, for I AM the Chief Shepherd.
There are those in isolated areas who have no church or the ability of hearing the gospel. It is through the great network, that the fullness of the Godhead will be made available.
The benefits of the five fold ministry of apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher and evangelist will be made available by a click. My body shall be healed and brought to maturity, built up and prepared for service, says your God.”
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey