Luke 6:27-28 But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
Enemies! Does anyone other than me have them? Yes, we all have them.
Enemy=echthros in the greek and is defined as hated, hostile; subst: an enemy.
Who are our enemies? Many of them are people we know. Those that have allowed the spirit of the adversary to live in them. Those who are or have been in close relations with us and have turned against us for one reason or another.
Jesus says to love my enemies. WHAT???? Love those who have wrong me, lied on me, falsely accused me, scandalize my name, betrayed me, offended me, intentionally hurt me and said all manner of evil against me? Love them? NO WAY!
Is Jesus sure about what He is saying when He tell us to "love our "enemies"? Is this really what He is saying and what He means when He said this?
Is this your response to Jesus command to love your enemies?
To win at the end of the process of the enemy's wrath is to stay connect to God by faith in the Word of God and prayer.
Remember Job? God said to satan "have you considered my faithful servant Job?" When the enemy came against Job with his best shot and took his 10 children, all his live stock, killed all his servants, body touched with boils and Mrs. Job said "curse God and die." With one test after the next, Job did not loose faith nor blamed God for what just happened to him.
Instead of throwing in the towel and giving up in faith, Job's faith was strengthened.
Remember Joseph? His enemy was his own blood brothers who brought about evil against him out of jealousy.
Joseph response to his evil brothers years later in Genesis 50:20 was "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
In both Job and Joseph attacks by the enemy, God allowed it for He had a purpose in allowing it.
The same applies to you and I. God knows who our enemies are, He knows their names, thier intentions against us and He allows them to come against for a purpose of greatness to be developed within us.
Will our enemies be punished? Of course! God allowed His people Israel to suffer at the hands of their enemies (Babylonians) for their disobedience to Him, BUT He in turn punished Babylon because of their evil and wicked ways and oppression of His people.
Did you hear that people of God? There will be no rest for your enemies!
Remember, what the enemy meant for evil, God will work it for our good. I am a witness to this truth and have seen it manifested in my life over and over again. Romans 8:28-We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Pain and suffering definitely DOES NOT feel good, but it WILL work for our good.
If we do not get weary in well doing and not faint, we will indeed reap a harvest.
Love my enemies??? Jesus says "YES"
God has spoken so let the people of God say "AMEN".
God bless you all.