In the book of Psalms, the writer of Psalms made a very profound or crucial statement in Psalms 102:13 saying, “You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come”.
Yes, a look at the above verse, we will see an insight into what makes most men successful, have a breakthrough or turnaround, no matter what you may call it.
That verse started by saying “you will arise”, referring to God. When God arises on-behalf of any man, the man is sure bound to enjoy huge success/turnaround or breakthrough.
In other words, the turnaround of any man is a result of God arising on behalf of that man. The second aspect says, after God arises, He will have mercy on Zion, meaning you and me.
Yes, it is the result of God having mercy upon a man that actually makes God to ignore all his mistakes in the life of that man. Remember what God said to Moses in Exodus as reported in Romans 9:15 which says, “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
As said, it is God showing or having mercy on a man that makes the man succeeds and triumph in life. Like what Hebrew 8:12 said of God’s people, saying, “for I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
The book of proverbs 28:13 equally gives us insight into what could accelerate God showing mercy to a man. It says, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
That is, after God shows or has mercy on a man, the next thing that follows is that He will show the man favor, as the time to favor the man will come. In other words, favor follows the man God shows mercy.
This show that the way to attract God’s favor is to activate his mercy first because once you succeed in getting the mercy of God, there will be a flood gate of his favor.
Remember the story of Esther as seen in Esther 2:15-17, which says, “Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her. So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Please hear and hear this very well, we cannot be living for ourselves and expect God to show us mercy and favor. No, God expects us to live and walk in the spirit so that we don’t fulfill the lust of the flesh.
It is living in the flesh that makes a man live in the flesh, a carnal life and the bible warned us saying “that to be carnally minded is death“. See Romans 8:6-8 ‘For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”.
The reason is that the carnal mind according to the Bible is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So, then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
If the carnal mind is enmity against God, is it then the carnally minded fellow that God will shower his mercy and favor? Please be wise, to expect God’s mercy and his favor, we must ensure that we are living and walking in the spirit (in holiness).
The book of Psalm 5:12 equally says something that is very important. It says, “for You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor, You will surround him as with a shield”.
What equally blows my mind is that not only that it is the time to favor Zion meaning us, yes, the set time, has come now. As said, what makes a difference in a man’s life is the mercy and the favor of God that comes upon a man at precisely the right time as the man is at the right and appointed location.
That is to say, the set time has come for the Lord to rise and show us mercy and equally favor us. Are you among those that are expecting the mercy and favor of God?
Talking about the set time reminded me of one issue that really grieved my heart about a friend of mine. The said friend of mine was the director of Administration of one of the government ministries in my state.
One day, the secretary to the state government (the SSG) tried in vain to get or reach my friend on the phone, but to no avail. As a result of the inability of the to reach him on phone, decided to drive to my friend’s office. But it happened, lo and behold, the man did not go to work that faithful day.
It happened that the reason the SSG was looking for him that day was to get some personal information from him, as the SSG was compiling the names of government officers(directors) to be made permanent secretaries.
That was how the man missed out from being among persons that were made Permanent Secretary, as even people who were even junior to him in office were among those that were sworn as Permanent Secretary the following day.
What I am trying to point out in essence is that the set time for God to show us mercy and favor us has come. For that reason, we will surely be at the right place or location at the right time, and that set time will no longer delay.
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I am really counting on you to share this post and other posts with your social media followers. Until I come your way again, remember, “God Will Arise And Have Mercy On Zion(us); For The Time To Favor Her, Yes, The Set Time, Has Come”. Shalom!.