Mercy has a position allotted to it by the Scriptures. In the Scriptures, you will discover that God’s mercy is higher than purpose in the kingdom rankings. Jesus once entered one of the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, where he met a woman who demanded mercy on behalf of her daughter.
His main purpose was to minister to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. But when this woman, by faith, confronted Him, demanding mercy first, Jesus postponed his original purpose.
“And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. However, he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”Matthew. 15:22-28
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The mercy of God, which is God’s kindness, pity, and compassion, rules over God’s purpose if you demand it consistently through faith. Jesus can abandon your shortcomings and release his mercies upon you if, in praise and faith, you provoke Him to do so. When God is contacted by faith through prayer, He can be aroused by the sight of your weakness, suffering, and pains, abandoning everything to stoop in kindness to have mercy on you.
Similarly, when an enemy is raised to torment you, it is for a purpose. But if, in your pain, suffering, and weakness, you cry to God for his mercy, He can ignore His purpose and have mercy upon you. Your problems may defy every other power, but at the release of divine mercy, no power—not even the purpose for which you are suffering—can stand.
Interestingly, God’s mercy does not come alone; it comes with power to overthrow every power backing your problems. You may be faulty, guilty, or sinful. Nevertheless, God’s mercy overrules all these if you pray with readiness to forsake your sin and start living right. When you obtain God’s mercy, you will be counted worthy and faithful to handle God’s programs.
You may not need to waste time praying for the deaths of your enemies or against their evil purposes. You need to cry to God for his mercy. This is because, at God’s mercy, the unrepentant, wicked ones will be judged. The righteous are vindicated, delivered, and promoted above their enemies. So, pray for God’s mercy. Provoke God’s mercy and remain faithful to His word, no matter your situation. God’s mercy is higher than purpose.