February 10, 2009

Trusting in the Mercy of God, Forever and Ever

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints. Psalm 52:8-9. KJV.

"I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever - not in the world, but in God, not in my own merit, but in God's mercy, which dispenses its gifts freely, even to the unworthy, and has in it an all-sufficiency to be our portion and happiness.” This mercy is for ever; it is constant and unchangeable, and its gifts will continue to all eternity. We must therefore for ever trust in it, and never come off from that foundation.

"All the saints have experienced the benefit of it, who never attended him in vain, never followed his guidance but it ended well, nor were ever made ashamed of their believing expectations from him. What is good before all the saints let us therefore abide and abound in, and in this particularly: Turn thou to thy God; keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually, Hosea 12:6."

Matthew Henry's Commentary, Psalm 52:6-9.

For three days this week, February 10th, 11th and 12th (Tuesday - Thursday), Times Square Church will begin a 3-day fast for God's mercy.

This past Sunday (8 February 2009) Pastor Carter's sermon is titled, The Mercy of God which is an excellent primer, if I may, for this time of prayer and fasting, seeking the mercy of God.

(The audio is available to download for free and the video of the sermon should be available sometime Wednesday afternoon. http://www.tscnyc.org/sermons.php.)

Churches from around the country and around the world will be joining the service via webcast. Please forward this to others so that they and their churches may join as well, if they are able.

Services will begin each night at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live online also.

If you are able to make it into the city for the service, the church is located on 51st and Broadway.

Times Square Church - Fast & Prayer for God's Mercy

Reference

Meyers, R. (2006). e-Sword. The sword of the Lord with an electronic edge (Verson 7.8) [Computer software].

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