If you fail, and we all occasionally fail, we all miss the mark. The Bible talks about coming boldly to the throne of grace to obtain help in a time of need.
The Compassion of Jesus
As Jesus went about teaching, preaching, and healing all types of sickness and disease, He was often moved by compassion. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever! When you come to Him, know that His heart is full of compassion and understanding. You can cast all your cares upon Him because He cares for you! As believers, we can also minister to others and be led by the Spirit as He moves us with His heart of compassion. God’s grace and compassion are still transforming lives today!
The Compassion Of The Holy Spirit Transcript
Friends, I’m so glad that you’re tuned in, I’m so glad that you’re with us today. We’re sharing today on the compassion of Jesus. I have my son, Aaron, with me. This is our last teaching, but I wanna encourage you to stay tuned. We’re gonna talk about the compassion of the Father, seeing grace in the Old Testament, seeing grace in the life of Jesus, and then finally we’ll talk about the grace of God in our own personal lives. Stay tuned and you’ll be blessed. Friends, we’re so glad that you tuned in today. I am glad to have Aaron with me. We’re talking about the compassion of Jesus. And we started talking about in Hebrews 4:16 and Hebrews 5:2. When you get a revelation of the love of God, it causes two things to happen. Number one, if you fail, and we all occasionally fail, we all miss the mark. The Bible talks about coming boldly to the throne of grace to obtain help in a time of need. So that’s the first thing. The second thing that we talked about is in Hebrews 5:2, and it’s talking about what high priests were compassed about, or priests were compassed about with infirmity. Because of this, they can have compassion on the ignorant.
And those who are out of the way. So a lot of times, when you get a revelation of the truth, it’s like, what is wrong with people? But at the same point in time, when we get a revelation, the love of God, the grace of God, we can have compassion on ignorant people. There is a lot of ignorant people in the world. Ignorance is not blessed.
God says, my people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge, or kept in bondage because they have no knowledge, but we can still have compassion on ignorant people.
And secondly, it causes us not only to be able to have compassion on ignorant people, but those who are out of the way. And that can be either not saved or wayward.
Maybe a sheep’s gone astray. Sometimes sheep go astray. And a good shepherd goes and gets the lost sheep-
And brings him back to the flock. But today we’re gonna… And we talked about how Jesus ministered with compassion, he taught with compassion, how he demonstrated compassion, and then we talked about John’s revelation of the love of God. And John, the apostle saw things different than Matthew, Mark, or Luke. He taught about different things, he shared different things that I believe, it’s because he had a revelation of the love of God, of the grace of God.
And today, we’re gonna talk, however, about the love of God in us. The Bible says the love of God is shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Ghost that’s given. So when you’re born again, you have the spirit of God, and you have the Spirit of Christ.
And you have the exact same love that Jesus had in Him in you. And just like Jesus loves sinful people, we can love sinful people.
Praise God. And, but I wanna begin with Exodus 33 today. Moses was actually praying in Exodus chapter 33, and he’s talking to the Lord in verse 11 face-to-face as a man speaks to his friend. And then he says, “Yet You have said,” in verse 12, “‘I know you by name, and you have found grace in My sight.’ Now therefore,” he said, “I pray.” He’s praying to God. “If I found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and I may find grace in Your sight. And consider this nation is Your people.” And He said, “My Presence will go with you.” And then in verse 16, he says, “For then we will know that we are here, and I have your people have found grace in Your sight, it’s not that You go with us? So we will be separated on Your people from all the people that are on the earth.” And the Lord said unto Moses, “I will do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace.” So you can see grace. Aaron, you actually studied biblical Hebrew while you were getting your doctorate in Rice University. And when you studied it, you told me that you can actually see the grace of God all over the Old Testament.
This is just one of those examples.
And you can see grace in Genesis chapter three after man sinned.
God immediately gives the promise of redemption. He covers their exposure.
He makes coats of skin and covers them. They’re trying to hide themselves from his presence, but he covers them, he covers their exposure. And I believe that’s what Grace does. The Bible says, love covers a multitude of sins. Whenever you see a great demonstration of faith, especially in the Old Testament, like you know what we see, we see just people who step out and they’re mentioned even in the New Testament as being heroes of faith and people that were surrounded with such a great clot of witnesses. Whenever you see a great demonstration of faith, it’s usually ’cause that person knew God’s grace. They knew his power, they knew his unconditional love, and promise towards them. So yeah.
If you look at like Abraham, for instance, God spoke to him just an incredible promise of grace that even though you’re old, you’re past the time, you and your wife are past the time for having children, I’m gonna give you-
I’m gonna make you a father of many nations, I’m gonna… It’s just an incredible message of grace to Abraham, and he steps out in faith.
And God says, I’m gonna bless all the nations of the earth through you, in Genesis 12. And when God makes that promise, the Bible actually says in Galatians chapter three, I think it’s verse eight, that God before preached the gospel to Abraham-
Saying in you, all the families of the earth will be blessed.
So God’s preaching the grace of God right there.
And he’s preaching the grace of God right here, a little bit later to Moses.
Abraham lived about 2000 BC, Moses lives about 1600 BC.
And so, he’s preaching the grace of God.
And so, we’re just seeing the grace of God preached. And so God says, and then Moses has prayed, “God, I want You to reveal Yourself to me.” And so he prays, “Show me your glory” in verse 18. And He said, “I will make…” God speaks to him in verse 19, Exodus 33:19 and says, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and proclaim the name of the Lord. And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and show mercy on whom I will show mercy.”
Man, grace and mercy is there. And you’re talking about whenever you see faith, it’s because of grace. The Bible actually says, in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith that works by love.
And in that Scripture in Galatians 5:6, it’s not talking about our love for one another, it’s talking about when, in context it’s saying, “When you understand the grace of God, it causes faith to work.”
Praise God, that’s just… And so, God says, “I’m gonna put you in a cleft of a rock.” The rock is a type of Jesus, I’m gonna pass by you. And then it happens. And in Exodus 34:5-7, “And the Lord descends in a cloud and stood with Moses and proclaimed the name of the Lord. And the Lord passed by before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering.” This is how God defines himself.
And the farther people get away from God, the less they understand his grace.
And the law is actually being given at this time, but when the law is being given, there’s still grace there.
But the law caused people to know sin, and it caused people to move away from God. Knowing your sin will not help you know God more.
Knowing sin, actually the Bible says, the law is the strength of the sin, strength of sin. 1 Corinthians 15:56, and Romans 3:20 says, “By the law is the knowledge of sin.” So the more people reiterated this, their sin in the Old Testament, the more they moved away from God because they saw their own shortcoming.
But God declares himself as merciful, gracious, long-suffering, abundance in goodness and truth. And He says, “Keeping mercy for thousands and forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin.” That’s who God said that He is.
But He said, “Sin still has to be dealt with.”
Now when we go to the life of Jesus, in John’s gospel chapter one, verse 12 to verse 14, it says, “As many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the sons of God, who believe on His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” And that’s a whole teaching in itself. But then He says in verse 14, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus is the embodiment of the Father.
And when we look at Jesus, he’s the embodiment of grace. It says, “He is full of grace and truth.” Now if you have truth minus grace, what do you have? Truth minus grace equals law that produces death. The law is a ministry of death. That’s what 2 Corinthians 3 calls it. Truth plus grace equals Jesus that produces life.
So the way that we approach the truth determines whether it produces life or death.
If you approach the truth with grace, it’ll produce life; if you approach the truth without grace, it produces death.
And so he goes on and says this in verse 16, “Of His fullness we have all received grace for grace.” Grace upon grace. In 2 Corinthians 3 where Paul compares the law in grace, at the end he says, “When Moses has read the veils on their heart”, talking about people who are not born again, when the law is read. But he says, when their heart turns to the Lord, you know that veil’s done away.
And where the spirit of the Lord is, there’s liberty. It takes the spirit of God to give you a revelation of the grace of God. I didn’t have a revelation of grace until I had actually been baptized in the Holy Spirit for 10 years. And I had been called to preach 10 years earlier, and I’d been pastoring at that point in time, six years. Actually that was farther than 10, that was 16 years.
After I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and called to preach, I was 30-years-old, or just before I was 30, I received a revelation of grace. I’d been pastoring for six years at that time.
And it revolutionized my life. It revolutionized how I deal with relationships, mom, our relationship.
My wife and our home with you boys. Mom thinks that all of you are serving God and love Jesus, and in the church and have good, strong families, and that’s the grace of God.
It revolutionized how I deal in business, it revolutionized how I deal in the church. Grace will change your whole life when you get a revelation of it.
And when you look at it here. “Of his fullness, we all receive grace for grace.” But in 2 Corinthians 3, I just quoted verse 17, “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there’s liberty.” It takes the spirit of God to give you a revelation of the grace of God.
And Andrew Wommack told me a long time, he said, “I’ve taught grace all over the world, but I’m convinced unless God gives you a revelation of grace, by the spirit of God, you’re not gonna get it.” And he says in verse 17, “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus.” But in verse 18, he says, “We with an open face”, talking about those of us who are born again. When we look into the word of God with an open face, we see as in a mirror the grace of God, and are changed into the same image even by the spirit of God.
We go from grace to grace, from glory to glory, from faith to faith. But it’s when we get a revelation of grace, grace really cause you to go from grace to grace, glory to glory, and faith to faith.
And you get a revelation of that by the spirit of God.
So the way that you approach Jesus, the way that you approach truth, Jesus is the embodiment of grace and truth. The way that you approach the truth, whether you approach it through the law, legalistically it will produce death. But if you approach it through the grace of Jesus, it will bring life.
Amen. So that’s what the law in Romans 7 says, it was ordained to be life, but it brought forth death. Not because of it, but because of me.
Because I had challenged. And Romans 6 talks about, when we are born again, when you moved in from the reign of sin and death to the reign of grace and righteousness by faith in Jesus, that when you do that, you move into the reign of grace and righteousness by faith in Jesus. Romans 6 says, you die to sin, Romans 7 says, you die of the law, and Romans 8 says, you have life in the Spirit.
And that’s where the true answer really lies.
Is life in the Spirit. So we’re gonna come back, and we’re gonna talk about how the grace of God has taken up residence on the inside of us, and the love of God is shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Ghost that’s given to us. And because of the grace of God in us, we can minister grace to people in this world. So stay tuned, we’ll be right back after this break. Blessings! Friends, we’ve been teaching on the ministry of compassion, and recently I taught this in church, and I feel like this is one of the best teachings that I’ve ever done. And so I want to invite you to go to our website: CharisChristianCenter.com to download not only the teachings that we do here live in the studio, but to download the live services from church, and watch those. I believe that you’ll be blessed.
December, I found someone who said that Habitat for Humanity build home for the low income people. And so I went and applied and they said, “No, we’re not taking application.” Then in January, dad told me to call again the office, by May I was approved.
You got a five bedroom, two bath-
House within a year. It’s exactly what Jesus told you.
And you said what you believed. Friends, I’m so glad you stayed with us. We’ve been talking about the grace of God in the Father and then the grace of God in Jesus. But now the Bible says in Romans 5:5, the love of God is shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Ghost that’s given to us.
In Romans 8:9, the Scripture says, if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he’s none of his.
When you’re born again, you have the exact same spirit as Jesus on the inside of you. Aaron, you just started a great teaching here at the church on the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
And if you have the exact same spirit of Christ-
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.
And that’s in the King James. Now when you begin to understand that you have the Spirit of Christ, you have the love of God in you.
You have the joy of God, the peace of God. Those first three really focus on our relationship with God. Love, joy, and peace are fruit of our relationship with God. All of these are fruit of our relationship with God, but long-suffering, gentleness, and goodness really come, deal with our relationship with people because God’s in you, and you have a relationship with God. It changes the way we relate to others.
And then faith, meekness, and temperance, those have to do with our relationship with ourself.
The Bible says that we’re to love our neighbor as ourself. If you don’t have the right relationship with yourself, it’s gonna be hard for you to love your neighbor.
If you don’t see yourself the way God sees you.
God got over our sin at the cross, we need to get over it.
And many times, people who are very critical with others, it’s because they’re critical of themselves. Yeah, hurt people hurt people.
Yeah, sometimes people who are very hurtful and just very difficult, it’s ’cause this stuff’s not right in their own heart.
And they’re just lashing out because there are some things that need healing within themselves. I have a very close friend, and he has ministered to a lot of people, counseled a lot of people at a very high level. And he talks about how a lot of people have problems because they didn’t have a good relationship with their father.
And we’ve actually seen that.
In different people who didn’t have a good relationship with their father, it’s really hard for them to do well.
And it’s not that God ordained it, they just need to get a revelation of how much God loves them.
And that’s the cure for everything. I saw a great, just a snippet of someone’s ministering just, this man, he’s a minister and was asking another man, “When you were a teenager, did you kind of go through a rebellious stage where you are kind of difficult towards your parents and didn’t wanna go to church, didn’t wanna believe the things that they believe, and do what they do?” And he just said, this guy said, “Well, my dad would take me fishing at least once a week, we’d fish every Saturday or every Sunday afternoon.”
And he said, “How can you rebel against your fishing buddy?”
A lot of people think if we teach the grace of God, it’s gonna cause people to go sin, but it’s really quite opposite.
The more your mom knows that I love her, it doesn’t cause her to go crazy.
And if it did, then she didn’t ever have a good relationship with me.
So if grace causes somebody to go sin more, they’d never really knew God.
They really never were born of God.
Because when you understand the grace of God, when you understand how much he loves you and cares, it doesn’t cause you to run from God.
When I got a revelation of grace, I didn’t get farther from God, I got closer to him.
And Titus, Paul writes it, it’s the grace of God that teaches us how to live-
Righteous in this messed up world we’re in.
The grace of God will actually lead you and guide you and teach you how to live.
He says there in Titus 2:10 through the end of the chapter, the grace of God who brings salvation.
He says that, but it’s really who, Jesus-
Is the embodiment of grace.
Has appeared to all men teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldliness, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.
So we can live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.
We’re in a world that’s messed up.
We’re in a world that’s been affected by sin and affected by Satan.
I mean, there’s lots of challenges and difficulties.
But grace teaches us to live right in the wrong world.
I love that when John talks about Jesus, he said he was full of grace and truth. And to support a lie or to support just falsehood, that’s actually very unkind to people.
I remember years ago when I was in school, I think I was getting my master’s at the time. It wasn’t such a thing, 15 years ago like it is now, but there was a student that I went to school with that was coming out as transgender, and this person, she wanted to change her name from a female name to a male name. And she announced it on Facebook, but like a lot of her common friends and even professors was just congratulating her, celebrating her, and I just thought, it’s good to be kind to people but like I saw how, like someone is willing to go through surgery to alter their body and do things that could potentially really, really harm their body and-
They could never-
No one’s even caring about those things.
Mom and I just-
I thought it’s very, it’s actually very… That’s very unkind.
Most people who have these surgeries and sex changes at the end are not happy.
And mom and I just saw somebody on a Conservative news broadcast last night, and this girl was a young teenager, and maybe not even quite a teenager, about 12-years-old, and she was in a school system and she went to the, she was just mixed up and went to some leaders at the school and they were trying to convince her to have a sex change without her parents…
And you know what, you can’t have a child after that, you’re barren after that.
That is terrible.
That is ungodly, that is demonic.
Now we can be compassionate towards people like that are mixed up, and that think like this, but we are not to condone sin.
We’re not to condone stupid.
And that is stupid.
Anyway, this mom put a lawsuit against this school, and I think she’s winning it.
And it’s terrible.
And we need to stop this stuff.
We’re standing up here in our local area and we’re supporting Conservative school board members-
And different things, and we’re putting information out, and we’re letting people know, and we’re gonna flip. I bet we’ll flip our school board this year.
And we’re gonna go 100% Conservative. We flipped three seats last election.
One who was already Conservative, we kept, and then two others we flipped. So we’re three to two.
Three Conservative to two Liberals, but we’re gonna flip the two Liberals off, and we’re gonna go.
I’m saying this by faith.
But we’re gonna go 100% Conservative in this area where our church is. And we’re not only helping our area, we’re helping other areas and people in our church. And I have a man that I helped start a ministry, and he is putting out this information. Some of them I won’t even allow in the church because it is so vile.
Just quotes from some of these LGBTQ books that they’re putting in the schools. And it wouldn’t probably have that big of effect, except you get some Liberal nut teacher that assigns it to somebody-
For reading, and then they take, it’s ungodly.
Our governor, God bless him, but the man is crazy.
And has a man 20 years younger than him or something that he calls his mate.
That is ungodly, that is not right.
And you know what, we can love, I love people.
I love people who are homosexual, gay, lesbian. Listen, but I don’t have to love the homosexuality.
I love people who are alcoholics, and who are drug addicts.
But I don’t love the alcoholism, I don’t love the drug addiction. I love people who are adulterers and fornicators, but I don’t love adultery and fornication. Adultery and fornication doesn’t produce life, it produces death.
And the Bible says, the love of Christ compels us, the love of Christ constrains us in 2 Corinthians 5:14-16. And just like Jesus loved people, we ought to love people. And Jesus loves sinners.
He loved people who were messed up. And we can love people who are messed up-
But we don’t have to love the sin.
And there’s the difference. Praise God.
And we don’t have to condone it. And you know what, putting this LBGTQ stuff in these schools is, some of this stuff is worse, it’s describing sex acts, and it’s worse than pornography.
And pornography is horrible. It is defiling.
And I can’t even read these quotes, they’d… So he’s gonna come to our church, but I’ve made him change his whole flyer to even-
Bring it to our church.
And so he can show this stuff because the church needs to get involved and the church needs to do something about it. But at the same point in time, God loves these people, we need to be sharing the love of God.
Aaron, you’ve taken people who are practicing homosexuals or toying with it to church.
Yeah, a lot of people just haven’t ever… They don’t really understand or even know that God loves them.
They’ve never heard. How can they believe if they’ve never heard? So a lot of people just need to hear the gospel, and just be told that God loves you, and he cares about you and he wants to save you.
And they just need to hear the gospel.
You went to a church in Pittsburgh, a great church, Berean Fellowship.
And the pastor’s mom would go out, take you home, you’d ride two buses to get there, take you hour and a half. But she would take you to lunch a lot of time, but you said these people were many times waiting on, you were gay, and whatever. And she’d pray for them, and they’d break down and start crying. We don’t hate any… God doesn’t hate anybody.
He loves everybody.
But he doesn’t love the sin, you can love the sinner.
God loves sinners-
Without condoning the sin, without loving the sin.
And we’re still called up to stand up, to show the love of God, to share the love of God, and make a difference in this world.
And I believe there’s gonna be a great change in America. I believe there’s hope for America.
But we need to stand up. And a lot of these countries that are really pushing this in America, it’s because they’re trying to destroy America.
And they don’t allow it in their own country, and yet they push it here.
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