Today is Thanksgiving Day in the good ole USA!

We have so much to be thankful for, not just in the USA but all over the world. Some would disagree with that statement as well as this one too, “Did you wake up breathing today? Be thankful!”

Let [allow] everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Today and every day we should remove anything that attempts to deprive us of our giving God the praise that is due Him.

Donna and I are very thankful today because one week ago she underwent open-heart surgery where she successfully had triple bypass surgery at St. Vincents [SV] in Jacksonville, Florida. Sunday, November 14th she had a heart attack sitting on our couch as I was cooking us breakfast.

We are thankful for the care she received at our local hospital, especially those who labor in the Cath Lab. Donna, before retiring from the hospital, was one of the team members who helped those in cardiac crisis in the Cath Lab.

By Tuesday afternoon November 17th she was in a cardiac room at SV and as stated above on Thursday morning she underwent successful bypass surgery performed by one of the best, if not the best, cardiothoracic surgeons anywhere. His name is Dr. Mark Mostovych. Her care at SV was exceptional and we are thankful to all those who provided her excellent care.

Donna is recovering at our condo on St. Simons Island, Georgia. She is a warrior princess bride who stared her attacker and his attack in the eyes and did not flinch in her faith in the God and Father of her [our] Lord Jesus Christ. To Him be all the glory forever. Amen!

We want to thank every person who has prayed with faith believing in victory over this blatant attempt to end her life. We are eternally grateful for the many warriors who know God and who believe God and His Word.

In crises, worriers are not your friends. You want and need warriors by your side, and we have many.

Jesus expelled the worriers [faux family and friends who were powerless to do His will] and we are not interested in those who believe sympathy is the solution to undoing what the devil is doing unless they are interested in and open to moving in compassion instead of sympathy.

Sympathy sucks but the Savior saves!

Jesus was [is] moved with compassion!

There are many verses [texts] in the Bible that I could use. I am choosing the following out of Psalms 107. Enjoy!

Verse 1 – “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

Verse 8 – “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!”

Verse 15 – “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!”

Verse 21 – “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!”

Verse 31 – “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!”

Four of the five verses refer to the Lord’s wonders to the sons of men. The Hebrew word for wonders is pâlâ’ [paw-law’]. This word is a primitive root word meaning: to be marvelous, surpassing, extraordinary, and to separate by distinguishing action. What separates God from false gods is the wonders to the sons of men that He performs. What separates His people from other people is they also do wonders to [for the benefit of] the sons of men. Those who are not God’s people do wonders for themselves [their personal benefit]!

Give thanks to the Lord!

Receive and steward God’s passion, power, presence, priority, process, promises, protection, provision, pruning, purging, purity, and purpose!

Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin
A radical spiritual revolutionary
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What Is Compassion

What is this thing called compassion?

First let us clear up what it is not. It is not sympathy. Sympathy is a poor substitute for compassion. Sympathy is impotent in the face of real problems facing real people.

Sympathy is a feeling of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortunes. Sympathy is expressing condolences to those who are hurting. In other words it will hold your hand or stroke your head all the while not lifting a finger to get you out of the mess you are in.

Condolences are usually expressed at the time of death. I don’t know about you but if I die I do not want anyone around me or my family exhibiting sympathy. I go on record right now – DO NOT LET SYMPATHY NEAR ME!

Sympathy showed up at the funeral of the widow’s son in Nain. It was there when Lazarus died. It was present at Dorcas’s bedside. It was also around when the young daughter of Jairus was sick and died. Sympathy is ever present anytime there is a crises.

It is available to mourn but not to move the mountain of despair. DO NOT LET SYMPATHY NEAR ME!

Jesus was never moved by sympathy. Jesus was moved by compassion. I have been accused of not showing compassion. Even just recently I stepped on someone’s toes and they responded with a gracious rebuke.

I received their rebuke even though I do not know them and they do not know me. They read the most in your face blogs I have written and it created some consternation. I welcome the scrutiny because it will help me become a better communicator of the zeal for God’s house that I have. This person did say my passion was obvious and I was appreciative of that as well.

Years ago when I was a young man and young minister of the Gospel of grace I was accused of being angry. I was angry. What was not provided was a vehicle with which I could get delivered of my anger.

I am still angry now that I have matured in the Lord. My anger is now focused on the forces of darkness that motivate hurt in this world and the mindset that Christian’s have that encapsulate those hurting in a world of sympathy.

I am sorry but when I am trapped I do not want to hear I am so sorry you are trapped. I want someone with compassion to bust that trap in the trap.

Now, I never want to be rude to people but I will not slow down, back up, or give up in my quest to uproot every lie the enemy has sown in the lives of wonderful people that are destined for greatness in this world. Maybe it is my prophetic apostolic call that shows up. Lord knows that I am not a pastor, at least not in the classic understanding of that grace gift. I pastor but I am not a pastor.

Give me some compassion! What is compassion? It would help if we knew what it was so we would actually recognize the difference between sympathy and compassion.

Compassion in Jesus compelled Him to set His face like flint toward Jerusalem, the Garden and the Cross.

Compassion in Jesus compelled Him to rebuke the three pillars of the church when they allowed a demonic mindset to influence their mission.

Compassion moved Jesus when He saw the multitudes were like sheep without a shepherd. He did not say they did not have shepherds. He said they did not have Kingdom shepherds. Those who were suffering were being pastored by sympathizers.


It looked like Him commanding His disciples to preach and demonstrate the Gospel of the Kingdom He preached and demonstrated. He also designated legitimate fruit of His message ~~ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils and raise the dead. This supernatural activity is fruit of His dominion. It is to be done by all of His disciples but it is not proof a disciple is doing it.

Jesus said on “that Day” people would use prophecy and miracles as proof they were His disciples. He stated it was only proof that His Father would honor the use of His name to advance the Kingdom. It did not prove those who did those things were His disciples. “Practicing lawlessness” was equated with using His name without a real relationship with Him.

“Get away from Me” was the fruit of false discipleship!

Did you notice there was no command to hold hands, stroke hair, or mourn their plight.

Shepherds need a new job description. Lose the one you got in seminary. Read the Bible. Read the red and pray for the power.

While I am angering some more sympathizers ~ Have you, I have, wondered why the church trains their ministers to bury the dead while the medical profession trains their ministers to raise the dead. That’s right, maybe all preachers should go to nursing or medical school instead of seminary.

If this hurts your feelings then maybe you should take a good, long look at your call. Because it is not right that the medical community responds with the mindset of saving life and not burying it and the church sits by without a clue what to do or how to do it.

Get trained in the biblical lifestyle of purity and power!

Listen, if you have seekers in your church start a seekers Sunday school class so that the real service is not dumbed down to the lowest common denominator in the room.

Jesus did not have two sets of followers. I can see it now. “Okay, you who are not ready for this stay way back out of the way and you who are ready follow me closely.”

Friends, I have tons of compassion. It is my compassion that will not allow Christianity to be dumbed down to something Jesus did not model.

It was His compassion that kicked in and kicked the disciples in the back side when they did not believe the lady’s report of His resurrection.

Compassion in Jesus compelled Him to destroy the commercialization of worship at the Temple [twice]. Friends, that was compassion – maybe not for those that were diverting people’s attention from worshiping God to themselves. But it was compassion.

I do not believe as some do that this means you cannot sell coffee, cupcakes for the kids, CD’s, etc. I believe he attacked a party spirit that was calling attention to the vendors and not to God.

Compassion compelled Jesus to run the [paid] sympathizers out of Jairus’ daughter’s room right before His compassion got rid of the spirit of death.

Compassion compelled Jesus to say to His disciples, “Who are My mother, My sisters and My brothers?” He went on to identify those who were related to Him – “those who do the will of My Father.”

Compassion compelled Jesus to leave the crowds behind when He was after the Gadarene demoniac. I wonder how many seeker sensitive ministers would leave their crowds behind to go after one demon possessed man.

Friend, that is the call of compassion.

Compassion always moved Jesus. Maybe we really don’t know what it looks like.

Compassion compelled Jesus to heal the servant’s ear that Peter lopped off with the sword Jesus told him to bring.

Compassion also compelled Jesus to say, “You give them something to eat.” What are we really feeding those who come into our meetings? The writer of Hebrews says meat is for the mature and milk is babies [5:13,14]. If we design our services to service the babes in our midst then who matures?

This tells me maturity is equated with revelation in the word as meat is tougher to chew and swallow [understand] than milk.

Compassion compelled Jesus to command His disciples to heal [all] the sick, cast out [all] the devils [that manifested] and to raise [all] the dead. As I said in another blog, that won’t happen in most church services. Most devils are quite happy in church.

You see friends, Jesus’ compassion is directed toward those in desperate need. As for those that have settled for sympathy. I hope and pray when you are in dire need you get His compassion and not His sympathy.

As for me and my house, we are serving the Lord of compassion.


For HIS Glory!

Dr. Kevin M. Drury
As Hisstorymaker