I’m not really sure why such a tremendous burden has been placed on me lately to share on our need to be moved by compassion in ministry to the hungry, the homeless, the poor, and the lost of the world. I imagine that it might be because the time is nigh for “sons” of compassion to be made manifest, for the times ahead will require just such a manifestation lest the whole world go insane.
I also sense that it is important to share on this now because God’s “sons” (in the making) need to know that there is a part of God’s nature that is developed in us ONLY through the sacrificial giving out of ourselves for other people. “Sons” need to know this. They need to know that sensitivity to the plight of the poor and the lost and the needy of this world and the willingness to be broken and then poured out for them IS NOT AN OPTION.
Anyway … God will surely give us the grace that we need to do and to be what we are called to be, if, we will just abide in Him, and will then just walk with Him wherever (and to whomever) He desires to lead us to. It is recorded in John 21 that Jesus said to Peter; ““Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger (less mature), you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old (mature), you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.”
Now, beloved, this was said by Jesus to signify by what kind of death Peter would glorify God. The application for us is much the same as it was for Peter, in that the Holy Spirit is now signifying by what kind of death His mature ones will glorify God in the end of this age, and this, by way of DEATH to all selfish ways and selfish agendas that they might be broken bread and poured out wine for the nations, and this, in what will probably be one of the greatest demonstrations of the wisdom of the cross that this world has ever seen.
Relating to all of this, the Lord said something to me just the other night. He said; “In order to stand before men as MY representative, your heart MUST be fully broken.”
To this I simply replied, “OK, Lord, go ahead then, fully break me.”