TREM Devotional 13 January 2022 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Jesus Is Our Mercy Seat
TOPIC: Jesus Is Our Mercy Seat
“Whom God put forward [before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith. This was to show God’s righteousness because in His divine forbearance He had passed over and ignored former sins without punishment”. Romans 3:25 (AMPC)
Jesus is our mercy seat. Only mercy can deliver you. You can’t deliver yourself without mercy. “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed…” (Lamentations 3:22 KJV)
The Lord’s mercy kept you. Everything about mercy is beautiful. Look at the life of God’s people, anytime they were going for major worship, any time they were going for war, or anytime they were doing anything significant, they always leveraged on the mercy of God. That was what Jehoshaphat and his army sang as they went into battle.
“And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth forever.” (2 Chronicles 20:21 KJV). When Jehoshaphat was confronting the enemies that came against him, God said to him, sing, and he began to sing about the mercy of God. And in singing, he was able to dismantle the enemy.
Mercy is so powerful. Mercy is what we need in times of uncertainty. I pray that mercy will speak for you in every area of your life. The Psalmists spoke glowingly about the Mercy of God.
“For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.” (Psalms 86:13 KJV). “But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” (Psalms 86:15 KJV).
Our God is rich in Mercy. The Mercy of God is robust. But oftentimes, people talk about His judgment and forget that our God is rich in Mercy. According to the scriptures: “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” (Psalms 103:8 KJV). Because of His Mercy, it will turn around for good. Because of His Mercy, there will be testimonies.
Ephesians 2:1-9, Hebrews 8:7-12
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Gen 31, 32
Evening – Matthew 9:18-38
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.