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Love Your Enemy

August 27, 2011

Matthew 5:44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” NKJV

 When we bless our enemies and do good to them it will introduce them to Jesus and leaving them a taste of heaven For when we mirror the image of Jesus then the King of Heaven is at hand Thus seeds are plant in their lives then we are turn to prayer so that these seeds will take root in the fertile ground which the Lord has prepared in their hearts. Thus we become sons/daughters of Our Heavenly Father as the next verse tells us

 Matthew 5:45 “that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” NKJV

 Our Father gives to both so if we have been good children and stewards of His love then when the Sun rises and the rain falls (Spiritually) the seeds that were planted in the fertile ground of our enemies’ heart and the taste of Heaven they received will sprout into the desire to serve Our Lord and Saviour Jesus, thus our enemy becomes our Brother and Sister in Christ.

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  1. August 28, 2011 1:16 am

    Hi Humble servant,

    Without offending you, how do you reconcile “do not cast your pearls before swine”? And what do we do for a wife in an abusive relationship. What do we tell here? Perhaps 70 x 7?
    Please I am not trying to start a fight but have a hard time with love everyone. I think it needs a more in depth teaching from the pulpit to better equip the laity.

    Just my two cents

    • August 28, 2011 9:14 am

      Dearest Prophet Shrek

      I do not believe that Matthew 7 is talking about Love that we are not to cast before the swine when Jesus is clear in stating that we are to love our enemy.. “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”

      But is talking about words of wisdom of the Lord that we have been given.. We should not speak them to those who do not want to hear for their flesh will take a hold and they will argue every point because of their disbelief and use human wisdom to convey their point and as scripture says the wisdom of man is foolishness in God’s eyes.. This will entrap us to believe we must defend our point and thus we fall to our own flesh and are left in piece instead of the wholeness of Christ..

      Now we must love our enemy.. It does not say we must stand beside them and hang out with them but to forgive them, pray for them, give them food and something to drink should need it and forgiven them before they ask…

      If I were to tell you the history of my life and those who used me abused me and beat me as a child, grown adult and even now you would not believe what I have survived yet through my love for Jesus and seeking Him in every moment of my life, I do love each of those who have.. Most I do not associate with at this time but I do have faith and hope that seeds have been planted and one day they will be my brother/sister.. Now it not always easy to love someone who does evil to you because our first fleshly reaction is anger, hatred and thoughts of vengeance.. it is here is where we choose to follow the Lord or our flesh.. We have a choice to either dwell in our feeling and thoughts or to capture the given to the Lord so He can change them and renew our heart with love and forgiveness for them…

      As for an abusive relationship I definitely would not quote 70×7.. One must come together with the wife or husband (because there are men that are abused as well) in prayer and seek the Lord’s wisdom and understanding as to how one is to proceed within their marriage. Seeking How the Lord would want one to go.. For before the foundation of the world the Lord knew exactly what would/will happen in each of our lives and He has made provisions for those who Love Him, we must be willing to seek these provisions..

      Also I have one question to for you to pray upon if you do not mind.. We hear “what God has brought together let no man tear apart” but what if a marriage was not brought together by God but by lust or greed? That is why we must seek the Lord about everything for maybe the wife is not to be with that man right now or ever.. God knows everything and He is waiting to guide each of His Children but one must be willing to seek the Lord and not man’s advice.. For each of us are on a journey in this life that will be our testimony to the Lord and the Testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness to His Children.. We are all individuals and must seek the Lord as to How He want each of us to do in every situation.. So for an abusive relationship I would take it to the Lord in prayer and supplication, seek His wisdom in the situation as to how He want one to proceed.. I would never give a blanket answer for God is One who searches hearts and know each individual heart thus know us intimately and thus would never give His Child a blanket answer… Jesus spoke to the hearts of His People…

      I hope this makes sense for it is hard for me to write what is placed on my heart.. I will keep you in my prayer and may the Lord give you the wisdom and understanding you seek.. God bless you…

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