Blessed Are The Merciful

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous with life, joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the Merciful, for they shall obtain Mercy! Matthew 5:7 (AMPC)

The word “Blessed” is a spiritual blessedness, a divine satisfaction that comes from a right relationship with God.  
In Jesus Sermon on the Mount, the “Beatitudes,” Jesus stated several Blessings, each beginning with the phrase, "Blessed are ..." the fifth Beatitude states, “Blessed are the Merciful, for they will be shown Mercy”. Matthew 5:7.

We reap what we sow. Those who demonstrate Mercy will receive Mercy. Likewise, those who have received great Mercy will show great Mercy. Mercy is shown through forgiveness, kindness, and compassion toward others who do not deserve it. “You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for. Matthew 5:7 (MSG)
Paraphrase: "Blessed are those who show Mercy through forgiveness, kindness, and compassion, for they will receive Mercy." The Blessed person is the person who demonstrates Mercy. You are Blessed when you are “care-full”, you will reap Mercy. The Merciful person’s actions speaks louder than their words.

Mercy in Hebrew
Racham means “to love or have compassion,” to have a disposition of mercy (Psalm 116:5).
Chesed means “goodness,” “kindness,” or “mercifulness” (Psalm 18:25).

Mercy in Greek
In the New Testament Greek, the words are Eleemon, meaning “to have pity on,” to “show compassion,” or to “be merciful;” (Matthew 5:7).
Mercy is God’s attribute that Humanity can emulate in their relationships with each other. The greatest demonstration of Mercy is Jesus death on Calvary’s Cross. Jesus paid a debt He did not owe. Humanity owed a debt we could not pay. Jesus who “knew no sin, became sin” (2 Cor. 5:21), our sin so that we might receive Mercy. Jesus paid the price for our Redemption when he “laid down His life as a ransom in the place of Humanity.” Now that’s Mercy.

God’s  Mercy is the withholding of a just punishment; it is His compassion on Humanity. Deuteronomy 30:3 says, “The Lord your God will restore your fortunes. He will have Mercy on you” (NLT)

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; but [to the one who has shown Mercy] Mercy triumphs [victoriously] over judgment. James 2:13 (AMP)

Many want to be recipients of Mercy, but not a distributor of Mercy. Give and it will be given to you. Give Mercy and Mercy will be given to you. If you Sow Mercy, you will Reap Mercy. “God blesses those people who are Merciful. They will be treated with Mercy!” Matthew 5:7 (CEV) 

However, God is rich in Mercy. He brought us to life with Christ while we were dead as a result of those things that we did wrong. He did this because of the great love that he has for us. You are saved by God’s grace! Ephesians 2:4 (CEB)

Our Father is Rich-Full of Mercy. Over and over again in Scripture, God demonstrates His Mercy by Saving, Redeeming, and Restoring His people. The Mercy of God describes His focused disposition of compassionate forgiveness toward Humanity.

His strength and His Mercy is perfected in us when 'king self” is dethroned. When we are weak, it is His Mercy, not ours, that flows through us. It is through the power of His Spirit that we are enabled to be Merciful; so that it is not I who am Merciful but the Mercy and grace of the indwelling Christ living in me, that empowers me to be Merciful to others - in the same way that God is Merciful to me.

The faithful love of the Lord never ends His Mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his Mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT) 

God’s Mercy never runs out. Jeremiah said, “God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his Merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They are  created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over) He’s all I’ve got left.” The person who is Merciful will know God’s eternal joy because he himself has experienced God’s Mercy. Blessed are the Merciful. Are you Blessed?

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, my Divine Helper, I ask You to help me to be Merciful just like My Heavenly Father. I know that Your Mercy triumphs judgment and Your Mercy is new every morning. By Your Divine Grace, show me how to deny myself and submit to Your Divine Leading to sow Mercy through forgiveness, kindness, and compassion. Today, I choose to be Merciful even as My Heavenly Father is forgiving, kind, compassionate and Merciful to me everyday in Jesus Christ Mighty Name and It Is So, Manifesting NOW AMEN!  

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