Text: Philippians 2:25-30
Memory verse:
”to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.“ ‭‭
Heb‬rews 12‬:‭24‬ NKJV

Life is not about smartness, strength, education, skill, or the likes but about the mercy received. This can account for a whole world of difference between two opposites, success and failure, life and death, and so forth.
The spiritual force called “mercy”, is decided and bestowed by God ‭‭(Rom‬ ‭9‬:‭15‬-‭16‬‬‬).
What is mercy? It is withholding the hand of judgment from someone who deserves it; withholding punishment from an offender. This is what God showed on us when He allowed Jesus to receive the punishment for our sin so He could free us from sin’s penalty. If God had not shown mercy, there was no way we could have satisfied God’s justice (Tit 3:5).
Mercy woke you up this morning and kept you alive till now. Mercy diverted that evil arrow from you. ”Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed“ (‭‭Lam‬ ‭3‬:‭22‬). Even the violation of natural or physical laws could have cost you heavily if not for mercy. For example, carelessness concerning the use of your body, as Epaphroditus did; going to the wrong places; embarking on bad business and so forth, could have cost you to pay heavily for it. if not for mercy. ”(‭‭Phil‬ ‭2‬:‭27‬; 2 Chr 18:31; 20:37).
As humans, we are often guilty of sins of omission and presumption. Sometimes, they are just careless mistakes or wrong decisions. We need mercy every moment to turn away the judgment or penalty of such violations.
You may also silence someone by killing him or her, but you can’t silence his blood. Some are always meeting brick wall in life because the blood of the people their forefathers silenced are crying judgment against them, like the blood of Abel. That is why you need a defense attorney and an intercessor to speak on your behalf. This is what the blood of Jesus does today, speaking mercy for those who believe in Him as the propitiation for their sins ‭‭(Heb‬ ‭12‬:‭24‬).
Friends, you can’t survive a second without God’s mercy. Take advantage of the intercessory power of the blood to draw God’s mercy over your life, your loved ones, and your concerns every moment.

Prayer points
1. Father, I plead the blood of Jesus against every voice, crying vengeance, judgment, or destruction against me, in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, I plead the blood of Jesus against every voice antagonizing my life, and I turn the judgment against them in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. The blood of Jesus acts as my defense attorney and intercessor in the affairs of life.
2. When I plead the blood of Jesus, I invoke God’s mercy on my life, family, and affairs.