Love Your Enemies – A Letter from God

Dear Child,

Love your enemies. It’s My command.

I have many reasons for telling you to love those who hate you. Not many take the time to understand My motives. You did. You took my words about turning the other cheek when your enemy hits you (Matthew 5:39).

Remember how you stood in front of the mirror? You looked at yourself as if you were looking at an enemy. You slapped your right cheek causing your face to turn away from your reflection.

Following my instruction, you turned from the left to the right – 180 degrees. In so doing, you once again saw your ‘enemy’ in the mirror. However, I did not want you to stop there. That is why I said, “Turn the other cheek.”

I also instructed you to pray, “Lead me not into temptation” (Matthew 6:13). If you did not turn the other cheek to your enemy, you would have been face-to-face with your attacker. You might have been tempted to strike back physically, speak hateful words, or entertain retaliatory thoughts.

Turning the other cheek allowed you to look past your enemy to see Me. I send common blessings, like sun and rain, on everyone. It pleases Me when you respect My love for all people.

Love,

Director of (Your) Way

(1 Thessalonians 3:11)

 

 

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Love Your Enemies-A letter from God *

Dear Child,

Love your enemies. I want them to be My children, too.

You enjoy an intimate relationship with Me. Your enemies are witnesses to the blessings I give you. They see that you do not walk in fear.

Displaying an attitude of love and good works toward them act as a magnet. It causes them to desire a similar life-style. This puts them in a position to seek and receive My forgiveness. That will lead to their salvation, and My family will increase.

This pleases Me. Remember, you were never meant to live for yourself.

Love,

LORD God Who Loves and Befriends the Stranger

(Deuteronomy 10:18)

*Excerpt from Forgiveness, God-Style

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Love Your Enemy – A Letter from God

Dear Child,

Love your enemy. It is a healthy attitude.

A person once said, “I destroy my enemies by making them my friends.” The wisdom behind this statement is not so much about forming new relationships. It is about a healthy mind set.

Look at your enemies in a different light. Look for similarities in your background, value system, ethics and vulnerability. Those could be keys to explain what motivates them.

Look for and assess positive characteristics. It could minimize your hurts caused by their actions. Analyze their point of view. This will give you more realistic expectations. Look at their negative behavior. That will validate the boundaries you set.

I told you in My Word that if your enemy is hungry or thirsty, give him food and water (Proverbs 25:21,22). This causes two positive results. Your kindness puts you in a position for My blessing. It also disarms your enemy.

Love,

Wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:24)

Excerpt from Forgiveness God Style

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Praying God’s Name and Will for Israel

LORD, You are the Shepherd of Israel(Name: Psalm 80:1). You desire peace for Your people (Will: Ezekiel 34:28).

~Those that live in fear of perhaps being the next victim of a terrorist attack,

~those who are afraid because resources are not enough to provide for basic needs,

~those who are intimidated by verbal threats,

let them turn their eyes and hearts to You.

Published in: on November 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Praying God’s Name and Will for Israel

LORD, Your will is that Your people obey You and walk in all the ways that You have commanded in Your word (Will: Jeremiah 7:23). Put a desire in their hearts to read the Tanakh that they may discover Your path of obedience for them as individuals and as a country. You are Director of Our Way (Name: Isaiah 30:21 implied).

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Praying God’s Name and Will for Israel

LORD, You said for the sake of Your name You would never abandon Your people – the people that You chose (Will: 1 Samuel 12:22). Call Israel to repentance. Your name is Holy (Name:Leviticus 19:2), and You are Watcher over the Way of the Righteous (Name: Psalm 1:6). You cannot bless those individuals or countries who turn away from following You. Thank You for Your promise that if we seek You with a willing mind and wholehearted devotion, You would be available to us (Will: 1 Chronicles 28:9).

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Praying God’s Name and Will for Israel

LORD, Your word says not to recall or consider what happened in the past, because You are about to do something new (Will: Isaiah 43:18,19). Let Your people look forward with joy and anticipation as to how You will work in their behalf. Let their hope for peace not be deferred for that sickens the heart, but let their desires based on Your will be a tree of life to Israel (Proverbs 13:12). You are God of the Impossible (Name: Genesis 18:14 implied).

Praying God’s Name and Will for Israel

You are Lord Who Gives Wisdom (Name: Proverbs 2:6). Give Israel’s leaders a strong desire to seek Your wisdom. Give them discernment beyond their understanding that much trouble would be avoided. Reveal the secrets of the darkness that Your people might be rescued. Let them not trust in their own understanding but only in You. Let them know when to speak and when to keep still. Let their trust and confidence be in You (Will: Psalm 115:9) for that will release them from fear of hostile men and troubled situations.

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Praying God’s Name and Will for Israel

LORD, You are Path Maker (Name: Isaiah 43:16). As Your children travel through waters of weeping, streams of stressful conditions, fire of burning insults and flames of prejudice, remind them that You are with them, that they are not to fear (Will: Isaiah 43:2,3). Let them see the road that You provide. Let them always keep their eyes on You, looking to see how You glorify Yourself and benefit themĀ  in the midst of their troubled times.

Praying God’s Name and Will

Forgiveness is part of God’s will and name. But an important part of God’s forgiveness is ignored. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 He states that if people would meet His conditions then He would forgive their sins and heal their land. The land that needs healing is the hurt caused by those sins. Please make use of a free download being offered October 18th and 19th on Amazon.com. The book is Forgiveness God~Style by B. L. Wade

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