SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/12/15- “Love Your Neighbor, But Love Your Neighbor Too!” (Matthew 5:43-44)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/12/15- “Love Your Neighbor, But Love Your Enemy Too!” (Matthew 5:43-44)
Premise Question: What have we heard, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, and what are we doing with what we have heard?
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:43-44 NLT)
“I’m quite sure that you are well aware of the Oral Law, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy,’ having heard it taught by the Scribes and Pharisees, but that is a perverted view of Papa God’s Word, which they have established as their own traditions and does not come from My Father who is in Heaven. What I’m telling you now, is the proper view and right understanding of Papa God’s Word; love your enemies, those with whom you have conflict, are hostile towards or have an adversarial relationship with. And, stand in the gap for them, when they persecute you, by praying for them, even when they are persistently harassing, oppressing, afflicting and being entirely unfair or cruel towards you,” (Matthew 5:43-44 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, have heard it said, “love Papa God and love your neighbor!” And now, we’ve also heard it said, by The LORD Himself, to love our enemy, and not only that, but to pray for and bless them as well! We are encouraged, exhorted and strongly admonished to love, pray and even bless, all those who presently may be actively pursuing us, with ill intent, in order to persecute, irritate, attack us, with the desired purpose and focus of inflicting pain and harming us, and that, seemingly, for no rhyme or reason! They may mock us, tell and spread lies about us, saying all kinds of things that don’t add up or make any sense at all; stirring up people’s emotions, thoughts and feelings, to have a twisted and wrong headed perception of us, and exhibit an absolutely horrible and terrible animas towards us! Yes and yes again, it is for all those that are our enemies, that we are to have love, to pray for and then, ask The LORD to bless! We must choose to do it The LORD’S way! We must decide to deliberately, and with great diligence and an enduring patience, love, pray for and bless, not only our neighbors, but our enemies as well! Blessings…
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