A child of God must always seek peace. Any believer who is always quarrelling is deluding himself. As believers we are not to desire peace but pursue peace. We are not to segregate when it comes to who to pursue peace with. We need to seek peace with all men including those who do us wrong.
Zechariah 8:17 – And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord.
Beloved, may the good Lord give you grace and wisdom to beat satan hands down on this most important issue. This has been the undoing of many in days gone by till now.
They allowed the devil to outmatched them in the issue of handling offences. Why do we have breakdowns in marriages? Inability to handle offences. Why does brethren goes to court with another brethren?
Inability to handle offences? Why are neighbours. Coworkers, family members striving against each other and even killing one another? Inability to handle offences.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THERE SHALL BE OFFENCES AS LONG AS YOU ARE ON THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN.
Matthew 18:7. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
But then as a child in the family of God, who wants to live with God for all eternity, never allow satan to take advantage of you, by your inability to forgive offenders, whoever they are and whatever they have done.
2 Corinthians 2:11. Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Beloved, multitude of saints and ministers are presently in hell and the only thing, that sent them, there was unforgiving spirit. Please watch out against this deadly cankerworm.
Mark 11:25-26. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Leviticus 19:17-18. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
No marvel, God told Zechariah to inform the Jews in his days and saints of all ages and that includes you, never to imagine evil, revenge or retaliate against your neighbours, spouses, colleagues and even strangers etc. Receive grace to defeat satan permanently on this issue.
Zechariah 8:17. And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord
SEE HOW THE SCRIPTURES AFFIRMS IT SEVERALLY, TO HELP SAINTS OF ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY YOU.
Zechariah 7:10: And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
Proverbs 3:29: Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Proverbs 6:14: Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs 20:22: Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
Proverbs 24:17: Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
Proverbs 24:29: Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Proverbs 25:21: If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
Jeremiah 4:14: O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
Micah 2:1 -3. Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
Ezekiel 25:15-16. Thus saith the Lord God; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred; Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
Ezekiel 25:12-13. Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.
Beloved, this is the singular attitude that differentiates you from the Worldling and unbelievers. Do not spend eternity in eternal flame, because of your inability to handle offences.
Forgive the entire person in the world that have offended you, then your eternity with your loving Father is guaranteed.
Dearly beloved, check up all believers, living with Christ now at eternity. They had victory over the wiles of satan. They followed strictly the perfect example of the exemplary Redeemer and our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. See His unique exemplary lifestyle
1 Peter 2:21-23
. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Dearly beloved, apart from the perfect lifestyle of our Lord, Himself and the blessed Holy Spirit gave believers of all ages and you in particular, enough teachings on how to handle offences, to enable them outmatch the devices of satan. See them.
: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 6:14: -15. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 18:23-35. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Luke 6:35: 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.
Romans 12:17-21. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 Thessalonians 5:15. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
1 Peter 3:9: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
1 John 2:9-11. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
1 John 3:15. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 4:20. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Dearly beloved, I earnestly pray for you that, we will see you in heaven. Please receive sufficient grace from our Lord, to ceaselessly forgive offences, that will never stop, until Christ comes.
This is because this is the singular ploy of satan to send believers to hell. You shall not go to hell in Jesus name.
2 Corinthians 9:8. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
JESUS CHRIST A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF BELIEVERS CONDUCT IN HANDLING OFFENCES. FOLLOW HIS LIFESTYLE.
Friend, the rapture is dawning. Those that are defiled shall not be part of it, because nothing defiling shall enter heaven.
Revelation 21:27. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
See, one major defilement that shall hinder many, you excluded is unforgiving spirit.
Mark 7:20-23. And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Ephesians 4:31-32. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Remember, Abraham is in heaven, he forgave Lot’s coveteous attitude. Joseph forgave his cruel brothers, Stephen forgave the mobs that stoned him. May God help you to do same to your offenders and be part of the dawning rapture in Jesus name.
Genesis 13:7-11. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Genesis 50:15-21. And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
Acts 7:59-60. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
REMEMBER, INABILITY TO FORGIVE MAKES YOU A MURDERER BEFORE GOD. DONT EVER FORGET.
Luke 17:4: And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
1 John 3:15. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
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