Daily Read – Genesis 13:5-15:21; Matthew 5:27-48; Psalm 6: 1-10; Proverbs 1:29-33
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
As a reminder, you are made in My image after My likeness; your true identity lives out from the redeemed spirit man within. When you choose to live, move, and have your being in Me, you will see people as I see them through My
When living from your unsanctified soul (mind, will, and emotions), you may perceive some people as your enemy because you view them through your natural eyes or even through brokenness in your soul. Those who are led by My Spirit discern and recognize the battle is not against an enemy clothed in flesh and blood, but rather against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places. In Kingdom reality, people are not your problem.
Your true enemy lurks in the unseen, dark realm using people as puppets to do his evil bidding. See as I see looking past the manifestation of hurt that emulates from people right into their hearts. When you see through the eyes of the Spirit, those you consider an enemy will transform before your eyes. The eyes of your understanding will be illuminated to see what actually motivates people’s actions. This revelation protects you from offense because you will discern rightly comparing spiritual things with spiritual. Within a suddenly, you will actually detect My image and likeness in everyone you meet.
Every human conceived is My child birthed from the inner chambers of My heart. I love every person, so much so, I sent My Son that whosoever would believe on Him would never perish, but have everlasting life with Me. He paid the ultimate price because of the eternal love we have for everyone. Eternity lives within every person regardless of his or her current condition. I want them to spend their eternity with Me and will go to great lengths to reach them.
I need you to love and bless those who curse you. Do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you. To your natural mind, this makes no logical sense, but in the spirit realm, these are mighty Kingdom strategies of war. When activated and launched by My church, these Kingdom missiles do extraordinary damage to the second heaven domain of Satan and sets people free.
Strongholds of hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness, and whole networks of wickedness lose strength and power in the lives of those you choose to love and bless. Their eternity hangs in the balance and I need you to love them into My Kingdom.
You were once lost and dead in your sins.
Lord Jesus, I need eyes to see. It is easy to love when I am loved, but to love and bless those who mock and revile me, this is where I need help! I desire to walk in the Spirit at all times, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. Forgive me for living so much of the time out of the flesh. The flesh profits nothing and brings death, but the Spirit brings life. By way of revelation, show me today the ones I am to love unconditionally. Lead me to those who curse me behind my back that I may bless them. Allow me to demonstrate Your goodness to those who persecute and spitefully use me. I desire to be as You are... perfect which means fully complete and mature. Amen!
Do you remember the ones who loved you into My Kingdom?