Posted on July 3, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, July

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | July 3, 2019 – RETALIATION FORBIDDEN – Bless those who persecute you ; bless and do not curse them. – Romans 12:14. 

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | July 3, 2019 | Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional  Bless those who persecute you [who cause you harm]; bless and do not curse [pray or invoke harm] them. – Romans 12:14.  

Romans 12:14  kjv nkjv nlt esv niv
Retaliation forbidden
Bless those who persecute you
bless and do not curse
Bless those who who cause you harm

Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional | Bless those who persecute you [who cause you harm]; bless and do not curse [pray or invoke harm] them. Retaliation forbidden – Romans 12:14.

Beloved, God your loving Father in heaven has one unchanging character that He wants reproduced in His saints and that includes you. He never relate with us or rewards us according to our cruel and wicked practices.

Psalms 103:10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

He gave unchanging commandments to His saints on how they must relate with those who make them enemies. They must never have enemies.  Remember this. You must not have enemies, but then, God expects you to relate well with anyone and everyone, that makes you  their enemies. See His unchanging commandments.

Exodus 23:4 -5. ¶If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.  If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

Leviticus 19:16-18.  Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the Lord. Also thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. You 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.

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:

Beloved,  see men of like passion like you, who never rewarded evil for  evil. This should be your lifestyle, till Jesus comes. Receive grace to do so in Jesus name.
1. Abraham delivered Lot, taken as war captive

Genesis 14:10-16. And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

2. Joseph never repaid evil against his wicked and cruel brothers.

Genesis 50:17-21. 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. Also Joseph wept when they spake unto him. His brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 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.

3. David never killed King Saul to retaliate his cruelty against him.

1 Samuel 24:3-12. And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: David and his men remained in the sides of the cave. The men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily. it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt. Also he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord. So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way. King David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. When Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself. The King David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men’s words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt? Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the Lord had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the Lord’s anointed. Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it. The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

 So go and  be doing, likewise, as you see these saints had done.

Luke 10:37. And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Dearly beloved, our Lord  Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry showed  through His lifestyle,  how believers  of all ages and you in particular,  must be relating  with cruel enemies.  See what He did to His own cruel enemies.

Luke 22:50-51 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

Luke 23:34: ¶Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

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:

In addition, He also taught believers on the right attitude towards the wicked or cruel acts of others against them.  See His teachings.

Matthew 5:39: 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.

Matthew 5:43-48. 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.

Luke 6:28: Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

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.

Luke 9:51-56. And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, messengers were before his face: Also and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. They did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

The blessed Holy Spirit also followed after the same teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ,  revealing proper conduct of believers, including you, to difficult and cruel enemies. See His own teachings and abide be them, till Christ comes.

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 Corinthians 6:7: Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

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.

Glory to God, because Bible days believers addicted themselves to these teachings of both our Lord and that of blessed Holy Spirit.  See an instance.
Stephen prayed for those stoning him and Saul of Tarsus, who latter became Paul apostle.

Acts 7:54-60. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. They stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. When he had said this, he fell asleep.

The good Lord shall help you to do accordingly in Jesus name.
RETALIATION FORBIDDEN IN  THE LIVES OF  BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY  YOU, ACCORDING TO ROMANS CHAPTER TWELVE VERSE FOURTEEN.
Friend,  it is thank worthy, that by the grace of God, you are aware that, the rapture is dawning and you are preparing daily for it.
The good Lord shall grant your earnest desire to be part of it in Jesus name.  But then, one good thing that shall help you the most, is to ensure , you wholeheartedly obey the exhortations on proper conduct, to your cruel enemies.   See what the blessed Holy Spirit says.
For this to be achieved, you must endeavour to be in complete control of your bodies,  especially your  mouth.
Avoid sinning and defiling  your whole body, by your in ability to control your tongue and your mouth

1 Corinthians 9:27. But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

James 3:5-12.  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Job 31:30. Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin  by wishing a curse to his soul.

Psalms 39:1. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue:  I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

Psalms 59:12. For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips. let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

Ecclesiastes 5:6. Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

Like Isaiah, if you have not being in control of your mouth, asked the Lord to purge you and He will, so that, your mouth shall not hinder you from partaking in this imminent event. The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.

Isaiah 6:7. And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

2 Corinthians 7:1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Timothy 2:19-21. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

When you have done this, your own mouth will be like that of our Lord Jesus Christ and your being ready for the rapture shall be guaranteed.  The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.

1 Peter 2:22.  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

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