Have you been through hell lately? Would you love it if God just kissed your life with a whole lot of mercy, favor, lovingkindness, and compassion right now? Are you ready for Him to turn everything around for your good?
So am I. And that's good, because if we've got the faith to believe for it and are willing to pray it in, that's exactly what God wants to do.
I learned about the lovingkindness of God awhile back, when I was studying Isaiah 55.
Isaiah 55 is a word to the weary. It's water for the dry, worn-out, tired, frazzled soul.
In this chapter, God is saying: “My beloved child, I know how you feel. Come here, and let Me snuggle you awhile. Let me take away all the stress and hurt, and I will heal you.”
Here's what it says in Isaiah 55:1-4:
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples” (Isaiah 55:1-4 ESV).
Another version, the NKJV, translates verses 3-4 this way:
Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you—the sure mercies of David.
Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, a leader and commander for the people” (Isaiah 55:3-4 NKJV).
Why does this matter to you and me when we're burned out, worn out, battled-out, and tired?
I wondered about that too. When I first started studying deeply into what became my 21 Kisses series, I saw the phrase “the sure mercies of David” (in Isaiah 55:3 NKJV), and I noticed that God said here that He gave David to be a witness, leader, and commander to us.
So I wondered: What is it about David that makes him a witness to me?
Even though I have studied David for many years, I couldn't recall to mind anything that told me David was a witness into my own life other than the obvious: the slaying of giants, the from-shepherd-to-king story that shows all of us that God sees the little guy.
However, I knew there had to be more than that if God is saying He gave David to be a witness and commander to us. “Witness,” “leader,” and “commander” are all pretty big jobs.
So I began to study into this question:
What are these “sure mercies of David” that God is promising to give us?
Because whatever they are, I sure want them. I've been through hell lately (and I know many of you have too). I want everything good God has for me, and I want it in double and triple portion. I want it in spades. I want punitive damages back (watch for a blog post on praying for punitive damages soon) as restitution for everything the enemy has stolen from me.
Of course I'm seeking God for His face and for the beauty of His Person. But I want His blessings too!
Truly, beloved, think about it: aren't you ready to see the manifestation of all God's promises?
No matter what you're going through, I believe that your nightmare has ended, in the spirit realm. As I wrote in this prophetic word, God has already put the kibosh on it. It may take time for details to work themselves out and for things to settle down; but in the spirit realm, it's over. Victory is assured.
And now, across the Body of Christ, the healing process has begun.
But anyhow, if God is making a covenant with us and giving us the sure mercies of David, what are those mercies?
And here's what I found out that will rock your world:
The word “sure mercies” is actually the Hebrew word “chesed” (pronounced /KEH-sed/). It means:
- steadfast love;
- covenant loyalty;
- devotion to you;
- mercy and the manifestation of God's covenant mercy toward you; and
“Chesed” is covenant love. It is the tangible demonstration of God's covenant love to you. It is the kiss of God on your life.
And God has promised to have mercy on you throughout the Bible. His manifest kindness, covenant love, favor, grace, and mercy are available to YOU.
Look at some of the amazing promises in which God promises to give you mercy: or example:
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6).
“All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies” (Psalm 25:10).
“I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, for You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities, and have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a wide place” (Psalm 31:7-8).
“Make Your face shine upon Your servant; save me for Your mercies' sake” (Psalm 31:16).
“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him” (Psalm 32:10).
(All emphases mine.)
Is it any wonder that David cried out to be saved from his enemies by virtue of God's mercy?
David had to fight his share of battles. Warfare did not leave his house all the days of his life. And yet, in the middle of that warfare, David cried out to God:
Make Your face shine upon Your servant; save me for Your mercies' sake” (Psalm 31:16, emphasis mine).
Do you need mercy today, beloved? If so, you can cry out to God the same way. His mercy is available to you right now.
If you are in Christ, then you have access to everything God is and everything He has. EVERYTHING. His divine power has given us all things that are suited to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
So what kind of help do you need from God today?
- Do you need comfort from a horrible wound someone has inflicted on you?
- Do you need physical healing?
- Do you need financial provision–perhaps a new job or an increase in pay?
- Do you need a roof over your head?
- Do you need to know that God loves you, and that you are not forsaken, not abandoned, not desolate, not passed over by the One who matters?
Whatever you need from God, you can ask Him for it, claiming His mercy and His covenant with you through Christ.
God is a God who shows mercy to a thousand generations. Deuteronomy 7:9 says:
Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments …” (emphasis mine).
He keeps MERCY to a thousand generations–and, sure enough, that word “mercy” is chesed.
So if you need mercy, you can ask for it today. How do you ask? Just like David did in Psalm 31:16: “Oh God, make Your face shine upon Your servant; save me for Your mercies' sake.” Just pray that prayer in faith, drawing upon God's covenant to give you mercy because you are in Christ Jesus.
Be sure you pray in faith; James 1:6 says that the person who doubts will not receive anything from the Lord. But if you pray in faith, Papa will answer.
And if you need faith for mercy, beloved, please: PLEASE listen to my 21 Kisses: The Sure Mercies of David for Your Life teaching set.
Oh beloved. I can't emphasize this any more. This is the word of the hour. MERCY. And if you don't know what mercy looks like …
… if you've always been passed over, rejected, and abandoned …
… if you've always or ever had people look down on you, instead of honoring you and valuing you …
… if you've ever had to fight through an uphill battle that seemed like it just wouldn't quit …
This word is a prophetic word that will fill you with hope, joy, comfort, and expectation for good as if you were breathing in great gasps of air.
It really will.
21 Kisses by itself is over 3.5 hours of on-time, rhema, prophetic teaching about how God will pour out His mercy on your life. His mercy doesn't always look like you expect it to look. Sometimes it arrives in very strange ways.
His ways are perfect, and only He can give you the mercy you need.
So please, if you need mercy in your life, download your copy of 21 Kisses: The Sure Mercies of David for Your Life TODAY. You'll be so glad you did.
I've made three product bundles for you. First, there's the basic 21 Kisses MP3 set.
Quick and easy, this set contains all 4 of the 21 Kisses MP3s with approximately 3.5 hours of teaching, prophecy, worship, and ministry. (This set is longer than any other workshops I've taught before.)
Then, if you want tools to help you receive inner healing from the Lord, there's the 21 Kisses and Inner Healing Superpack.
The Superpack contains the following products:
- All 4 of the 21 Kisses downloadable MP3s, containing over 3.5 hours of teaching, prophecy, worship, and ministry;
- The webinar replay of my 1-hour Finding Deep Soul Healing 101 recorded webinar. This webinar is no longer available, as I'm moving on to other webinar subjects. But if you don't have it, the material from this webinar is absolutely critical to being able to find soul healing, especially from rejection and abandonment.
- My 17-minute podcast, no longer available anywhere else, about how to invoke your holy imagination to draw close to God and receive from Him.
- A sample, Biblical prayer I wrote which you can pray when you sit down to work through your list, forgive others, and receive healing from God. The prayer is for Holy Spirit's guidance, counsel, ministry, and more. It's powerful, and I pray it myself every time I work through an inner healing session.
- A sample, Biblical prayer specifically for healing from abandonment and rejection. This is an adaptation of a prayer that my Soul Healing 101 webinar attendees received, but it's been enlarged and enhanced specifically for the healing-from-rejection process.
Then, only for those who already have the Finding Deep Soul Healing 101 webinar, there is a middle bundle that includes everything the Superpack includes, except the webinar.
The Superpack-minus-webinar bundle is a $34 value, marked down to $24 this week only.
These launch prices are the cheapest prices these sets will ever be. They will be available only this week, through Saturday, January 21, 2017. No coupon code is required. Please run, don't walk, to get your copy.
And after next Saturday, the prices will increase to the regular prices of $25, $34, and $49 for the three different bundle options. So … don't wait to get these materials which will encourage you and help you!
Beloved, we depend on God's mercy.
It's all about His love, His mercy, and His grace, which were made available to us through the blood of Jesus, who was slain from the foundation of the world.
Will you call on Him today? Will you study and build your faith to receive? If so, He will answer. He is near to all who call upon Him in truth, and He will show mercy to you.