• Retah McPherson

Give me a heart of compassion Lord!

Matthew 9:36 says: “When He (Jesus) saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion.”

I truly believe that to live (or carry) the anointing of the Spirit  of God – we have to maintain that softness, gentleness, and tenderness that can only come as we become more and more intimate with the Spirit of God. It comes through intimacy, through dependency, through looking in His eyes and seeing the compassion that He has for us.

We need to put our hearts in the hands of Yeshua the Messiah, trusting Him completely.

Only when your heart is in his hands, can He change it… that is called to circumcise your heart.

All the promises that we have in the Word of God is God-breathed. That is why we can hold fast to them. The last couple of weeks I found myself holding on, speaking, and standing on those words. And as a spoke them, the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit – Life giving breath of God) in the Word filled my being. I can feel how the anointing covers me only by speaking the Word of God. That is our anchor in times of trouble. It will make you STAND, in the mist of pain and suffering. You need to eat the Word.

It was wonderful for us to see when Aldo was so confused during the time when he was so sick, that his spirit constantly spoke the words that were buried in his heart. It came out of his spirit, because God does not look at the wiring of your brain in order for you to be one with Him. He only looks at your spirit. And Aldo’s spirit is so healthy; filled with God’s love and His Word. Aldo has an instant compassion towards man. That is God’s Spirit in him.

God is really dealing with me about His name, and what He reveals about His character in the different names we call Him. El Shaddai (God Almighty) is who He is!

When Aldo was in a lot of pain after the fall, he would lie on his bed and cry out: “Yeshua, Yeshua, Yeshua, please help me!” I looked at Tinus and said “This is amazing… I didn’t teach him to say Yeshua!” In our culture we say Jesus. Not that I totally agree with that, because He is Jesus of Nazareth, if you want to call Him Jesus.

I was ministering in Mexico last year and one of the children in the orphanage told me his name was Jesus. So how could I tell the children that I pray in the name of Jesus, if one if their friends is called Jesus? That day the Holy Spirit spoke to me loud and clear. But still we are so used to saying “Jesus”.

The time we went through these last couple of weeks was really tough for us. But I kept on standing. The one night, when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, I really gave Aldo away.

‘Lord You can take Him; I will understand and still love you.’

The Doctor in Pretoria did not know what was wrong with him. The next morning he wrote, “Mom, I saw you in the throne room, you said Jesus could take me – but Jesus says NO Mom, I still have work to do.”

He wrote that morning that Jesus said they (the Doctors in Cape Town) must open his tummy to look at the shunt. It was blocked! (The shunt regulates the water on the brain. It drains the extra water from his brain into his tummy. If the shunt gets blocked either in the head or in the tummy, or drains the water too fast, it makes him confused and sick.)

Not only that, but he also had to have another big operation to his mouth. They had to cut away all the dead bone in his mouth. The next morning Tinus and Aldo flew out to Cape Town. They immediately took him to the operating room, opened his tummy and cleaned the shunt. The two operations, one so close to the other, left him drained. But all the glory to God for his recovery! 

Those who are led by the spirit of God are called sons of God!

Tinus and Aldo are still in Cape Town as the Doctors want to keep him there for a few days, just so they can monitor him. I believe and pray that they will be back on Monday. Aldo has lost most of his teeth in his mouth due to the fall. I told him, ‘Yeshua is going to turning this bad around to spoil you with a mouth full of new pearlies. Because you have to have a great smile one day!’

Yeshua was a man who could identify with the needs of others. He could weep with those who wept. He could laugh with those who laughed, and He was able to understand what people were going through. Once we lose our sense of compassion – we become ‘professionals’.

God spoke to me and said “My child, never, never, never lose your compassion towards people. People cannot flow in the power of God if they do not have the heartbeat of GOD that beats COMPASSION, COMPASSION to My children!”

Matt 9:13 says: “But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Yeshua desires compassionate hearts!

We need to marinate ourselves in the love of God until we become tender, compassionate, kind, gracious, and loving. God wants to birth compassion in us – compassion for the lost, compassion for those who are in bondage, compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves.

When your eyes are dry, so is your heart.

Thank you for your compassion, Yeshua!

I am leaving for Israel soon. I am going to spend some quiet time and rest in His presence. Until you hear from me again – Shalom Shalom to you in the name of Yeshua of Nazareth!

Retha

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