“…you have heard that it was said, ‘love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you….” Matthew 5:44 (NKJV)

As you journey in your Christian walk, you begin to see so many beautiful things that make Christianity different. You begin to see that it is not a religion but a path that brings life to the one who chooses to follow the teachings of the Lord which is the heart of God the father. For example, in the world today, we have been taught to hate our enemies and stay far from them but in the kingdom of God, it is different because of the way the Father thinks and sees things. Instead of hating our enemies, we are told to love our enemies and not hate them. Naturally, you find that when people are offended today, they respond with hatred or bitterness and try to stay away from those who offended them. By every natural instinct, this is the right thing to do but the truth remains that this is not how God wants us to live our lives. 

It is logical to hate your enemies and stay completely away from them but spiritually it is an error that will make you stumble in the word and put you in a place of bitterness. Therefore you must learn to love your enemies, why? Because that is God’s instructions for us towards our enemies. Our Lord Jesus Christ, in teaching His disciples made it clear, He said “…you have heard that it was said, Love your friends, hate your enemies. But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may become the children of your father in heaven…” Matthew 5:43- 45 (NKJV). Did you see that? These same instructions have been handed down to us as well. I know that the natural mind may not want to accept this, but trust me, all we need to do is follow the instructions of the master and every other thing will fall in place.

TODAY’S RHEMA 

Love your enemies and do not hate them or think ill of them!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY 

Thank you my Lord and my God for your instructions towards those who call us enemies, I choose this day to love my enemies and see them the way God sees them. I choose this day to clear my heart towards them and pray for them always because I know that as I do this, I am walking in the path God wants me to walk in, in Jesus name. Amen!


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