Tuesday, August 23, 2016

THE POWER OF MERCY

The mercy of God has amazing power to deliver. His mercy has broken the chains of all addictions, translating multitudes from the kingdom of Satan into the Kingdom of Christ.
There was a time, with millions throughout the world narcotized, that Satan thought he had prevailed. Indeed, word spread throughout the world that once the devil binds you, you are hopelessly bound forever.
But in every generation, God sends His Holy Spirit into the highways and byways.
  • His mercy goes directly to the heart of Satan’s territory: into city slums, into crack houses, and onto rooftops where addicts lie in stupors.
  • His mercy has shone upon the weakest, the most drug-crippled, and those cast aside by society as hopelessly lost.
NOT FOREVER HOPELESS
The first heroin addict to be saved and delivered through the Teen Challenge ministry was Sonny Arguinzoni. Sonny now serves as bishop of more than 600 churches worldwide made up of former addicts. Nicky Cruz, the famous former gangster and graduate of Teen Challenge, has preached the mercy gospel to millions around the world, with multitudes being set free and delivered.
NO LONGER ABANDONED
The whole world ought to arise and thank God for His saving deliverance, for restoring those once lost and abandoned by humanity.
At the very least, society should thank God for saving drunken dads and reuniting them with their wives and children.
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous [abounding] in mercy” (Psalm 103:8).