The war over good versus evil in our country is raging. It is a time above all times for us to stand firm for the Word of God. We know that Jesus is the Word made flesh, so we need to follow in His footsteps more than ever.
My heart grieves as much for our Christian brothers and sisters who are getting lost in the rage and offenses over the upcoming election as anyone. I agree that it is very difficult at times not to give into it. The one thing that stops me is the thought of losing my relationship with Jesus.
Hatred never solves anything. We must keep praying for our leaders, especially when they agree with sins like abortion and same-sex marriage. I’m praying that they can be convicted of their sins and come into repentance with a genuine heart where they can be saved.
I don’t want anyone to go to hell, and I want to know that I did my best to help others when I stand before the Lord.
The Lord loves these people as much as He loves us. He loved me when I was a practicing Satanist and a witch. I try my best to keep this in mind when I see the vicious attacks that are being displayed. I pray we can walk in love toward these people.
I was impressed years ago by the story of a man who had murdered two children. While he was in prison, he found Jesus and truly repented for his sins. He said he wasn’t going to fight the death penalty sentence because he did kill the children. He said he would be in a better place when he woke up. Amen.
God is full of love and mercy. In the natural, there are consequences to our actions, but isn’t it wonderful that we can be redeemed?
My heart goes out to hurting people. Many of them have suffered tragic losses. We need to keep praying for all those in authority so that God can heal our land. My prayer is Psalm 51:10-14:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
It’s easy to love people who are good to us, but it’s much harder to love people who are mean and hateful. Nevertheless, the Word says that we must love our enemies. Matthew 5:44 says: 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. Amen.
We can love our enemies through our Lord Jesus. We can exchange our weaknesses for His strength. We must hold on to His truth no matter what the world looks like. We should never forget what He redeemed us from. Let’s agree together in prayer that Jesus can touch the lost, the hurting, and the deceived and bring truth into their lives. Amen.
In His love,