For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” Romans 9:15; Romans 9:1-15 (to read and meditate)

When mercy speaks, protocol loses its meaning.

Power is the ability of a substance to perform an action. Therefore, the power of mercy can be considered as the capacity of the virtue called mercy to provoke an extremely glorious change. Mercy is the forgiveness we receive for our sins. It is the forgiveness we do not deserve, but God has simply decided, in His prerogative, to show it to us because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross at Calvary.

From a human perspective, mercy is the motivating force that compels a person to have compassion towards another person who is supposed to be punished for a committed sin or deprived of a benefit. Sometimes, the force of mercy can be so strong that you may not be able to resist it until you have shown mercy to the person designated by God.

Mercy is a mystery because the Bible says it does not come from the one who wants it, nor from the one who runs, but from God who shows mercy. Someone may long for mercy and not receive it. And another person who does not deserve it according to human standards might simply benefit from it.

Meanwhile, the state of your heart has much to do with God’s mercy. A willing and obedient heart will often readily receive God’s mercy. A wicked soul will never have compassion towards another and, therefore, will be far from God and devoid of His mercy. For the Bible says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Therefore, beloved, to receive God’s mercy, you must show mercy to others. But then, the state of your mind also matters. How do you show mercy? Do you show mercy to others to be seen by others? Are you easily hurt when those to whom you’ve shown mercy don’t respect you enough? What drives you to show mercy to all? All these questions must receive a correct answer before you can obtain God’s mercy.

God will make you a candidate for mercy, in the name of Jesus.


  1. O God, arise and make me a candidate for Your mercy, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Father Lord, answer my prayers by Your mercy in this season, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Mercy of God, pave a way for me where there is none, in the name of Jesus.
  4. Father Lord, help me not to miss heaven by Your mercy, in the name of Jesus.
  5. I will not die without being discovered by the mercy of God, in the name of Jesus.
  6. Where my prayers and fasting cannot help, the mercy of God helps me, in the name of Jesus.
  7. I will end well by the mercy of God, in the name of Jesus.

This text is an excerpt from the book “Living on top life of the mountain daily devotion 2024” written by Dr DANIEL OLUKOYA.

We invite you to read the following article “THE POWER OF MERCY (2)“.

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