This is “Great Mercy.” Grace is the Lord giving you something you don’t deserve. Mercy is God holding back what you do deserve. We don’t appreciate mercy until we need it. Mercy is one of the most powerful and profound gifts the Lord has ever given us. The law condemns, but mercy brings life! In this message with Jentezen Franklin, learn how your blessing is in more than just receiving God’s mercy … there’s a blessing in showing His mercy, too!

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through mercy through blood you broke my

heart but you’re mine and I’m yours

entreat me not to leave you know we’re

not perfect people perfect families

perfect ministries but if we’ll see each

other through the blood his glory will

come on our imperfection thank him for

the mercy


I want you to look with me to first

chronicles chapter 8 I’ll begin reading

with verse 10 I preached last Sunday on

great grace that’s a biblical phrase

great grace was upon them all from the

book of Acts and today I want to preach

part 2 and I want to call this message

great mercy because grace gives you what

you do not deserve but mercy holds back

what you do deserve and we need both we

need great grace that gives us what we

don’t deserve mercy forgiveness blessing

favor all those things that we can’t

earn he gives it to us but then mercy is


mercy holds back what we do deserve the

judgment the condemnation it holds it

back and I want to talk about great

mercy today verse 10 consider now for

the Lord has chosen you to build a house

for the sanctuary be strong and do it

then David gave his son Solomon the

plans for the vestibule its houses its

treasures its upper chambers its inner

chambers notice this and the place of

the mercy seat David told Solomon he

said I want you to build the house of

the Lord and here’s the perfect

blueprints there won’t be the sound of a

tool of iron or a hammer it’s going to

be so perfect the blueprints that I give

you that everything will be according to

the pattern there’s a pattern for the

porch there’s a pattern for the chambers

there’s a pattern for the vestibule and

listen there is a place and a pattern

for a place for the mercy seat the mercy

seat another name biblical name for it

is the Ark of the Covenant it was the

god box the top was the mercy seat but

inside of that box was three things

it was Aaron’s rod that budded it was a

dead stick that God brought in – back to

Supernatural restoration in life when it

when it got into

presence of God’s mercy and then there

was a pot of manna that would turn to

worms every 24 hours the man who

returned they couldn’t store it up but

they put some in a jar and they put it

inside under the mercy of God and under

the mercy of God that which would have

been corrupted it stayed fresh it stayed

alive and then there was the ten

commandments the Ten Commandments that

killed when it was given on the mountain

the Ten Commandments that when news a

lifted the mercy-seat on one occasion

accidentally the Bible said seventy

thousand people died with a plague

because the mercy was not covering the

law I’m saying to you today that if you

want restoration that dead-stick that

had no life when it spent the night

twenty-four hours inside of that box

near the mercy of God it came alive if

we want to see people restored we’ve got

to have a place of mercy in this church

if you want to see God’s provision the

manna you’ve got to have a house of

mercy if you want to see the the law

turn into something that gives life

instead of something that brings death

you’ve got to have a place of mercy I

want to give you a couple of thoughts

very quickly I I would like for just

just I just need nine volunteers to run

up here on the stage with me as quick as

you can

just this can give them a big hand as

they come this takes a lot nine quick it

doesn’t matter who you aren’t one two

three four five six seven eight nine now

I want to show you something about the

mercy of God the Beatitudes jesus said

blessed are the poor in spirit then he

said blessed are they he gives nine

blessings blessed are they that mourn

they’ll be comforted and then he says

blessed are the meek they’ll inherit the

earth and then he says blessed are they

that hunger and thirst for they shall be

filled he says something in verse 7 that

I’ll come back to then he says blessed

are the pure in heart they shall see God

blessings he says blessed are the

peacemakers for they will be called the

sons of God and then he says blessed are

those who are persecuted for

righteousness sake and then he says

blessed are those who are reviled and

put down for my sake falsely he puts for

blessings over here for blessings over

there and right dead in the middle he

says blessed are the merciful for they

shall obtain mercy he says whatever your


whatever kind of ministry whoever you’re

ministering to the broken the morning

those people who are being persecuted

those people who are going through it I

don’t care what kind of ministry you

have going on in my house make sure that

you put right in the middle of

everything that you’re doing everything

that you’re preaching everything that

you’re singing everything that you’re

saying Mercy Mercy Mercy blessed are the

merciful these don’t work if you don’t

have that in the middle blessed are the

merciful for they shall obtain mercy now

all of you leave but you three and give

them a big hand thank you so much then

there’s this verse in Micah chapter 6 it

says what does God want from me what

does God require of you but watch this

to do justly to walk humbly but right in

the middle what does it say to love

mercy he says if you want to please me

do justly live right live clean live

pure do what’s right

obey the word and don’t get proud about

it don’t get arrogant about it don’t get

self-righteous about it and look down on

everybody cuz you’re so holy walk humbly

do justice walk humbly but right in the

middle if you want to please me love

mercy love mercy mercy holds back what


deserve it says I’m a merciful person

and God says that’s the three things

that you do if you want to please me

give him a big hand thank you so much

God gives us balance he gives us that

balance that right in the middle not

just mercy but love to be merciful love

to be merciful one of the great miracles

in the New Testament happened at a place

called the Pool of Bethesda the Pool of

Bethesda is where a man for 38 years lay

paralyzed it’s interesting that it’s a

place that the Bible said had five

porches which represents the fivefold

ministry the office of the Apostle the

office of the Prophet the Office of the

Evangelist the office of the pastor the

office of the teacher and these fivefold

ministries they they cannot do anything

for the impotent for the crippled for

the broken person until somebody picks

him up and puts him in the water

and the pool was called Bethesda which

means House of mercy all we will produce

with our ministry is broken people who

are impotent who cannot get over the

breaking that they’ve been through and

they’ll lay in our house year after year

until we can get them into the mercy of

God somebody’s got to put them into

mercy we can’t be mean we can’t be

hateful we can’t be judgmental we’ve got

to be a house of mercy the church needs

to be baptized in mercy we’ve got a room

for treasures we’ve got a room for inner

chambers we’ve got a room for porches

and vestibules David said but you make

sure when you build God a temple that

you have a place for mercy it holds back

what people deserve hallelujah

he said make it out of pure gold where

did the blood go it went on the mercy

seat if there was no mercy seat there

was no splattering seven times of the

blood if we don’t have great mercy in

this church then there won’t be any of

the blood of Jesus Christ and the

overcoming power of the blood on this

ministry the more that we provide a

mercy seat the bigger our mercy seat

gets the more the blood of Jesus comes

to save that which is lost make a place

for it I have experienced it in my life

I want mercy I want it not to be left

out of the equation why did David get

mercy when he committed adultery I

believe it was because he had mercy on

one of Saul’s last living relatives who

was named massive a chef who was a

crippled boy who could not help himself

and and judgment said you kill all the

lineage of the previous king and that’s

his last seed it’s massive a chef he’s

kin to Saul you all to kill him David

but the Bible said that David brought

him into the palace and put him at his

table and fed him and took care of him

and I believe I can’t prove this but I

believe that the reason that judgment

did not hit David and wipe him out when

he messed up with Bathsheba and killed

her husband in an attempt to cover up

his sin the reason God gave him mercy

meaning holding back what we deserve is

because he showed mercy to a crippled

boy who couldn’t help himself and God

saw it and God said blessed are the

merciful for they shall obtain mercy

Tim come up here and help me just a

moment the mercy-seat had a one in a

cherubim stand right there and just hold

your arms up like this both of them the

Bible said that that Moses when he made

it was commanded to take gold and a

hammer and and and and beat that

cherubim to stand guard over the mercy

seat and then there was another angel

which I am on the other side and the

Bible said this is so important that

their wings touch but they did not look

eye to eye the Bible said that God

commanded Moses that their heads would

be looking down on the mercy seat in

other words I don’t have to see eye to

eye to get in agreement with you on

everything if I will see you through the

blood and through the mercy of God we

can see each other through the blood see

each other through the mercy and then we

touch and agree and God said I’ll dwell

above the Mirth mercy seat and the

cherubims wings wherever people get

together how good and how pleasant it is

for men and brothers to dwell together

in unity they’re not looking eye to eye

on everything they’re seeing each other

through mercy through the blood through

the good grace of God and because all

that God says I’ll dwell in that house

I’ll dwell in that marriage I’ll dwell

in that family they don’t want always

see eye to eye

they’ll have arguments and disagreements

but if they’ll see each other through

the mercy see each other through the


I’ll bring unity I’ll bring healing and

my glory will feel that house somebody

give him praise if you believe it

somebody give him praise if you believe

and I say to the body of Christ I say to

my methodist friends we don’t have to

see eye-to-eye i’m Pentecostal i’m

spirit-filled i pray in the spirit i

shout i raised my hands i I rejoice out

loud even in public places but it’s okay

we don’t have to see eye to eye let’s

just see each other food mercy let’s see

each other through the blood and let’s

come together we need each other the

Baptist’s the Methodists the Catholic

anybody preaching Jesus preaching His

grace his blood the death the burial the

resurrection is my brother is my sister

and I’m not gonna fight you black and

white we don’t have to agree on

everything let’s see each other through

the mercy through the blood that’s what

America needs that’s what the world

needs God have mercy on us

some of you don’t understand what

marriage is all about not just gave you

what it’s all about you’re not gonna see

eye to eye on everything so what a

family has to do is see each other

through mercy through blood you hurt me

but I love you you disappointed me but I

forgive you you broke my heart but

you’re mine and I’m yours and treat me

not to leave you your people are my

people your God is my god no we’re not

perfect people perfect families perfect

ministries but if we’ll see each other

through the blood his glory will come on

our imperfection and make us something

beautiful for his glory and his namesake

everybody take a praise break it every

campus and thank him for the mercy its

own your house it’s own your marriage

its own your children

michael angelo the only bible he had to

read was the latin interpretation the

latin interpretation of the bible when

it talked about moses being on the

mountain and the glory of god coming on

him and having to cover his face with a

veil in the Latin Bible there was a

misinterpretation of the word glory and

instead of glory being on his face it

said they misinterpreted it in the Latin

Bible to say that Moses had horns two of

them coming out of his head well we know

what horns represent had two horns

coming out therefore when you see any of

Michelangelo’s paintings because of a

misinterpretation all of the classic

priceless paintings have Moses with

horns on them here’s my point sometimes

you hear something and you put it

through your Latin interpretation you

hear something about somebody all of a

sudden that person you’re talking about

you put horns on every time you think of

that person you have a picture painted

in your mind of that person with horns

because somebody said something about

them or you heard somebody say something

about it you heard a secondhand

third-hand or something somebody said

about them and so you just in your mind

paint horns on some on them and that

they’re the devil and it takes a lot of

dehorning to get the horns off of a

person that you painted horns on in your

mind I’ve come to preach to you that

Moses didn’t have horns and there’s a

lot of people that you’re painting horns

on because you’re not showing a mercy

and you’re not showing them grace and

you’re not showing them the love of God

and God is saying they don’t have horns

you just don’t have mercy

because what listen to this what what

one interpretation said was horns God’s

interpretation said it’s not horns

it’s my glory

my glories gonna come upon that area of

his life so you get your horns off of

him I close with this thong but in Greek

mythology xanthus invites Aesop over for

dinner these Greek gods and he says I

want you to bring for a present the most

wonderful thing in the world and that

night Aesop brought as a gift in a

package a tongue a tongue he said this

is the most wonderful thing in the world

he invited him back the next night he

said bring the worst thing in the world

the next night Aesop brought a tongue

because he knew that the tongue could be

the best thing in the world or the worst

thing in the world because death and

life are in the power of the tongue it’s

the most wonderful thing in your life or

it is the worst thing in your life and

it depends on how you use it what you

speak whether you show mercy and you

show love what you say your tongue will

either become the most wonderful thing

for your family to hear or the worst

thing and my prayer is touch my lips

with a coal from off the altars of

heaven I don’t know who I’m preaching to

today exactly but God has great mercy

for you there’s a place of mercy my body

is his temple and there’s a place of

Mercy that needs to be in all of our

temples for people who mess up

and I don’t know what you need today but

I feel led to tell you there’s not just

great grace

there is great mercy God can hold back

maybe and this is what I really felt

that it’s like the Egyptian army and

Pharaoh you you got out but now the

something from the past the chariots are

rumbling and it’s trying to come back

and get you something from your past

some shame some guilt some some mess up

some failure and it’s coming that

Pharaoh’s Army’s coming back to enslave

you but the Lord said to Moses look I

want you to see this and he turned

around and the Bible said that the Red

Sea swallowed them up that’s mercy

holding back what you deserve he’s been

once he got through God said I’m ready

I’m moving my hand and the enemy was

swallowed up and I love what God told

Moses he said these enemies you shall

see no more my mercy has forever held

back what you deserve the Red Sea the

blood of Jesus has swallowed up your

past and the mercy has held back what

you deserve and grace has given you what

you what you don’t deserve and you you

can be totally restored and renewed

there is in this house and at every

campus a place of mercy for you

during that summer of 2015 I was

diagnosed with pneumonia and then one

day they were just like you know it’s

not clear enough

let’s just go send you for a PET scan of

your chest we got a call on September

21st and I saw that it was my doctor and

hey do you think you and Rick could come

in today we’ve got your test results

Rick and I went in to the office and it

wasn’t a regular room it was actually

the doctors personal office they were

like we’ve discovered that you have

colon cancer your pet scan showed that

you have a tumor in your colon a tumor

on your liver and a tumor and your lung

and I was just like what are you people

talking about

when the doctor did the colonoscopy he

was like you’re 98% blocked this thing’s

gonna rupture I mean we’ve got to get

you in now

or you’re gonna die they ended up having

to do an emergency surgery so instead of

the small little holes in my stomach I

ended up with 36 staples so after that

healed I had to start my chemotherapy

and for me that was terrifying I hit

rock bottom I had lost 54 pounds I

couldn’t raise my hand to put food in my

mouth my hair was gone my second

chemotherapy session was during the fast

of 2016 when she was going through her

chemotherapy and you know the special

diet she was on she wasn’t really

enabled to participate in the fast like

she really wanted to so I took that upon

myself to kind of double up on the fast

for the both of us and what she wanted

to do was give to the people that she

was dealing with in the in the infusion

center and be an inspiration to them as

well God spoke to me too I’ve got to get

the focus off myself and focus on others

I asked him to take me to the Christian

bookstore and I bought some crosses and

i sat there and wrote out cards we would

walk around and ask them how they’re

doing and it just really helped me to

deal with what I was going through but

it helped them and encouraged them to

because we were all in this together it

gave me strength and it gave me courage

to get through that next treatment I

remember one time she walked up and a

guy he wasn’t having it she came in you

know said gave him his gift his card and

he says you don’t know what I’m going

through he I was standing back and

watching and she already took her vows

and pulled it right back to here where

you have her portal and she goes I was

sitting in this chair an hour ago so

we’re in this together and that man just

changed this whole attitude it’s not

just somebody trying to do a good deed

it’s somebody that’s going through it

and maybe that made him want to do the

same thing to December 15th 2017 I’m

officially nine months cancer-free

praise God would give him all the glory

and I thank him for their journey that I

went through because I know it helped me

figure out more Who I am but most of all

let’s put a fire in our heart to serve

others I can do real fast this year and

believe me I’m going to do it and stick

to it and so grateful and thankful that

I can 2018 I believe is going to be a

year you’re going to experience great

grace and grave help from the Lord and

that’s going to include your finances

every year I start the year off

personally by giving God a first fruit

offering there’s just something about it

that for me it sets my faith on the fact

that God is my source this year and what

I’m saying to you today is he’s the same

yesterday today and forever God doesn’t

want you to go into this new year with

fear he wants you to go in with

tremendous faith listen and expectation

that even greater things are coming in

2018 but if you’re received

a blessing from this Minister if you

enjoy this telecast let us start off the

new year strong and even dreaming for

greater days ahead thank you so much we

love you all god bless you I’m believing

for great grace on your life in 2018

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