THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD, DIE BY THE SWORD!!
Most times in our fallen earth, evil often thrives on vengeance and retribution.
We Scarcely hope to heal from our hurts by focusing on God’s love, rather we mostly hope to take vengeance, we hope that vengeance and retribution will heal us but we are often walking in the flesh as we do this and flesh gives no love or heal no hurt truly.
It takes a man who has recklessly abandoned himself in God’s love, to love his enemies RECKLESSLY.
The anger of man doesn’t work the righteousness of God.
We are believers in Christ, we are born of love, we must not allow the bitterness of hatred to darken our hearts.
We must not allow the flesh to drive us off the cliff.
Luke 6:27-28, 35-36 (KJV) But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
The flesh cannot achieve this.
Therapy may twist this emotion into some delusional forgiveness but it will never truly avail.
Only the Spirit dispenses LOVE AND GRACE in spite of intense hate.
This is not natural by any means.
It’s one thing to ignore our enemies or pray God will judge them or hope another person will exact the revenge we couldn’t exact over them, it’s totally different to LOVE OUR ENEMIES AND PRAY FOR THEM. The latter is a MIRACLE. A MIRACLE OF EMOTIONAL WHOLENESS INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT.
We all need to grow in FORGIVENESS, for forgiveness is never entire without US DISPENSING GOODNESS TO OUR ENEMIES.
Moses, Elijah and other Prophets didn’t give us the most vivid explanation of God’s Character, but God came in the flesh and we see Him truly, full of forgiveness especially upon His enemies.
John 1:18 (KJV) No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Now we see clearly who God is.
God has been DECLARED. He was in full manifestation, PHYSICALLY.
1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
God was in Physical DISPLAY PHYSICALLY in the person of Jesus Christ.
Look how Jesus loved His enemies.
John 18:10 (KJV) Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
Matthew 26:51-52 (KJV) And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear.
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Luke 22:50-51 (KJV) And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Jesus REBUKED PETER!!
Peter felt he was defending the Lord Jesus by physically causing injury upon an enemy.
This vengeance was painted through out the Scriptures. Men often striking down other men in the guise of FIGHTING FOR GOD. In the guise of GODLY retribution. In the guise of God’s judgement.
Jesus corrected this our misunderstanding very clearly.
God actually HEALS HIS ENEMIES.
HE CURES THEM.
THIS IS HIS OWN VENGEANCE!!
Peter got a sharp rebuke, Jesus made him aware that blood shed only attracts more blood shed from those who engage in such life.
Rather, we must be pulsated by LOVE, BY THE SPIRIT.
Anger is a work of the sinful flesh, not the Recreated Spirit.
We all need to grow. I need to grow.
I need to acknowledge that all that is in me in Christ is GOODNESS.
I am that light begotten of the father, there is no DARKNESS IN ME.
I choose to walk in my nature.
I repent of all hardness of heart.
I allow love to watch over me and flow through me.
My FATHER IS GOOD, I AM GOOD!! I LIVE IN THIS CONSCIOUSNESS TODAY!!
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