Wednesday, June 6, 2018

BELOVED ENEMY

Today’s Reading: Matthew 5 

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The Mount of Beatitudes is located near the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was in this area that Jesus delivered the longest recorded teaching we have on record, Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7. The Church of the Beatitudes can be seen in the distance.

 

Key Verse: Matthew 5:44

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.

 

“Love” and “Enemy” don’t fit together. Sue and be sued! Get even! That’s our world today. Jesus makes a demand which is humanly impossible. In verse 39, Jesus tells us that “Whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” A while back at a meeting of our Crossroads U.S.A. Board, Rev. Albert Vaters commented on John 15:5, “Without Me you can do NOTHING.” He said that no matter how hard we try on our own, it is worth zero. But he assured us that “With God NOTHING will be IMPOSSIBLE.”

Jesus, the true Revolutionary, is “LOVE.” This is His DNA.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I invite You to live in me. Only You have lived 100% the words You taught us. I give myself to You. Because of You living in me, “NOTHING shall be IMPOSSIBLE.” Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It has never been hard for me to pray the prayer that Jesus said would make me right with God, “God be merciful to me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13). The word “sin” originates as an archery term. It means missing the target. My aim, my focus, my prayer is to be like Jesus. Most of the time I miss the bullseye, but there are times when I am conscious that Jesus in me is helping me to hit the mark.

One day I met a young man named Gord at the YMCA. His face was buried in a paper bag. He was sniffing glue. He lifted his head just long enough to spit in my face. Amazingly I felt nothing but love for Gord. I’m 100% sure that was not just me. Jesus was living and loving from within.

In Christ’s love and service,

David

13 thoughts on “Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  1. Amen David. Only Jesus can help us not to strike back and rest our case in God knowing all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28.

  2. David inspires us again with another blessing of personal (and spiritual) experience: ” He lifted his head just long enough to spit in my face. Amazingly I felt nothing but love for Gord. I’m 100% sure that was not just me. Jesus was living and loving from within.” He turned the other cheek.I’m not sure,but I think I remember that there was more to this story about Gord.I’d like to hear it.God bless

    Inspired by Psalm 73:24-25
    With wise counsel Thou will guide me
    ‘Til in glory Thou make me free,
    For Who in heaven have I but Thee
    And with no mortal I choose but with Thee to be.
    (G.W.)Bill Marshall/Oct 09, 2015

    Idols

    If only we could see
    What our idols truly be,
    For blind are the eyes ne’er free
    Until they have called out to thee.
    GW(Bill) Marshall (2015)

  3. Wonderful that David’s Teachings continue and that a family of believers gather together; each with their own stories; each with their own unique purpose for His Body….

    Praying that Beverlee is healthy and well and continues to forward Worship Songs.

  4. Lord Jesus, You came to your own and they received you not. Yet you didn’t give up. You loved them and gave your life for them. Please help us to not give up on You or on others. Please help us to love You and others for real. Give us, as David prayed, the grace to listen to You, to hear You, and to obey You. Be glorified in all your people, Lord, we ask in Jesus’s name, amen

    And, from the great Hiram Joseph, The Love of God:

    https://youtu.be/g_t2_TTzcoE

  5. Thanks for sharing your personal words of love, David! We never know how it affected Gord, your not fighting back, but loving him in Jesus!

  6. HELP! HELP! HELP! prayers needed to God that He would grant me a financial breakthrough to clear debts, help family/friends/missions, invest rest for a better income,get updates done in my home so that I can live her for many more years! Please pray for me; I thank everyone who posts on this blog, I am thankful that the Lord removed smokes/alcohol from me years ago, gave me swimming from a broken leg;gave me a car last year, for the plumber who found the problem in my kitchen and fixed it very easily. this could have been a very expensive job BUT THE LORD KNEW WHAT I NEEDED! Thank you Lord Bless 100 Huntley Street for the many years they have shared the Gospel around the world….in Jesus Name I pray amen

  7. Heavenly Father… You know what SAH needs! In Jesus name we lift SAH up to Your throne of grace and mercy and peace. May SAH be Blessed and given everything she needs!

    God Bless you dear SAH!

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