“As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They *said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.” Matthew 20:29-34
Prophetic watchmen/intercessor talk…
One of my dear friends and I were on skype talking about the gift and power of compassion. The definition of compassion is, “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.”
In Colossians 3:12 we are instructed to, “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion…” Defined here compassion means the same, “to be sympathetic” in the sense of grief or sorrow, but also in that of the sympathy which is ready to help.””
Sounds like a prayer life infused with compassion would possibly carry the sounds of deep unspeakable groaning as one cries out to God for the healing, deliverance, and rescue of those in need.
Just some thoughts: When we pray for one who is sick, are we reaching the point in our emotions which the parents of that sick child carry–do we reach their desperation point? More so are we experiencing Christ’s deep longing for His healing to be received? When a multitude of humanity is being slaughtered before our very eyes (we witness the effects thru media or in person) do we enter into the desperate sorrow and strong desire to alleviate the sufferings through prayer and actions, by the strength and victory of God’s resurrection power?
Jesus did. In Isaiah 42, Isaiah shares with us that Jesus the Warrior travailed like a woman in labor releasing (birthing) salvation to the earth. He has granted us the grace to travail to the point of breakthrough; taking hold of the dominion we were given–taking hold of the ingredients of the Kingdom of God and releasing them into the need at hand.
God is not neglecting the earth and the people on the earth. He has given us dominion and instructed us to, ” σπλαγχνίζομαι splagchnizomai” to be moved with compassion, from within our inner part: our womb–the place of birthing, our kidneys–the seat of our emotions, our lungs–the breath used to release life sound (σπλάγχνον splagchnon).
This is the season of the warrior. The strength and sound of a warrior are often primal in nature. A compassionate warrior moves in determination, deep reliance on the power of the Cross and Christ’s resurrection, boldness, fearless courage in the face of darkness, joyful in giving life and motivated by the love of God and sees himself as a defender of mankind.
Happy Day to you O’ Warrior of Compassion!