Mercy

I see the news of abortionist Ulrich George Klopfer keeping the remains of thousands of aborted babies in his home as some sort of trophies and I can’t seem to think anything but to plead to Jesus Christ for mercy.

Lord have mercy.  Have mercy on us all.
 
If you’ve ever read the book of Revelation there is a passage in chapter 8 that refers to there being “silence in heaven for about half an hour” after the Lamb (Jesus) opens the seventh seal, as a part of his righteous wrath against all sin and ungodliness.
 
Frankly, it’s terrifying.
 
In the midst of all the horrors that are taking place on earth as the Lord rightly judges his creation for sin, there is silence in heaven.  I don’t know that I understand correctly why there is silence but right or wrong it’s always been my faith that it’s simply a sign of solemn sober mindedness about the gravity of the things which are about to take place.  It gives a weight to the wrath of the Lamb that I’m not sure anything else could.  All the heavenly host stand in silent awe of the wrath that Jesus Christ himself is about to release on the world because of sin.
 
There is nothing hidden from his sight.  He sees everything.  And he detest sin.  He specifically detest the shedding of innocent blood and he will not let these things go unpunished.  When Jesus Christ returns he will be bringing his recompense (repayment) with him and it will be a fearfully awesome thing.
 
And so I pray to the Lord, “Lord please have mercy.  Have mercy on us all Lord.  Have mercy on the abortionist, have mercy on those who have had abortions, have mercy on me a sinner who because of my own rebellion toward you I partook in sexual sins that lead to the greater sins of abortion and the shedding of innocent blood.  Lord please have mercy on us all.  Lord shelter us from the wrath that is coming.”
 
If you’re reading this I want you to know that the wrath of the Lamb is a very real thing.  It is coming and it will be so awfully terrible  I just want to be honest with you.  These sins we’ve committed will not go unpunished, they will be dealt with by a righteous and holy God who detest sin and will put a complete and utter end to it.
 
But there is good news.  There is shelter for you from this approaching judgement, from the wrath that is to come, and that shelter is Jesus Christ himself.
 
When Jesus Christ was crucified the full wrath of God the Father toward sin was poured out on him full force.  Nothing was withheld from him.  All the righteous and glorious anger that God has toward sin was totally and completely placed on Jesus as he suffered on the cross.  The full weight and penalty for the sins of all mankind were born by the Son on the cross.  The chastisement that was rightfully mine and yours, was placed on Him.
 
And so now there is a chance for you.  There is a way out from the wrath that is to come.
 
You must trust in Jesus.
 
You must believe in his life, death and resurrection for the remission (forgiveness) of your sin.  If you do this, if you repent and believe the good news of Jesus Christ he will spare you from his wrath that is to come.
 
Know that He is patient, He is kind, He is long suffering and steadfast in his love.  He will forgive you of your sin.  No matter how long your list of transgressions is the Lord will wipe the slate completely clean.  He requires nothing of you but repentance and belief.  He does not ask you to get your act together and even if you thought you could it wouldn’t be acceptable to him anyway.
 
He wants your faith.  Trust him.  Secure yourself in Jesus.  Accept the free gift of salvation from your sin that he now offers you.  Hide yourself in the cleft of the Rock who is to judge the world.  Believe that while you were yet a sinner God demonstrated his love for you in this, that Christ died for you.
 
While the wrath of the Father against sin has been satisfied in the cross of Christ, know that the wrath of the Lamb is to come.  Jesus is now offering to you his own broken body and shed blood as a covering for your sin.  A shelter from the wrath to come.

But know this.  For those who do not clothe themselves in the blood of the Lamb there is unspeakable wrath still coming for you.  The King is coming and he is bringing his recompense for sin with him but before his does he has offered terms for peace.  They are very, very generous terms.  Repent of (change your mind concerning) your sin and trust in the shed blood of Jesus Christ to be your only shelter from the righteous wrath of God toward sin.
 
Accept the King’s terms.  They are so incredibly good.  Don’t harden your heart toward him.  If you hear the Lord calling you now, repent and believe.  Don’t tarry.  Believe today.  Trust on the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
“Lord I pray that you would have mercy on anyone who would read this and believe the good news of Jesus Christ.  Lord you are so kind, so merciful.  Long suffering and stead fast in your love.  Bring glory to your name Jesus.  Have mercy on us all, rebels though we are.  Grant us ears to hear your voice, grant us repentant hearts and minds about our sin, grace us with a changed mind that acknowledges our sin before you and joyfully accepts the free gift of salvation from our sin by the shed blood of the Lamb.  Lord have mercy, have mercy on us all.”

About R Kyle McDaniel

Hey there! My name is Kyle McDaniel, I’m 39 years old and I live in Fort Worth, TX with my wife Kitty and our two kids, Henry 3 and Catherine 1. Both Kitty and I are “from” North Texas but have moved around here and there throughout our lives but this area has always felt like it was home for us. Kitty and I met in December of 2010 and were married on July 28th, 2012. We had both come to know the Lord and be born again before meeting each other and have seen our relationship with Him grow and mature through the years of our marriage as we’ve learned to love each other as He has loved us. We are just a regular family I guess, just people who really need Jesus and love him very much. If you feel lead to reach out, please do so, we’d love to hear from you or anything you think the Holy Spirit would have you share with us. God Bless, Kyle
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