Violence, hate, destruction, lack of care for the environment, terrorism, greed, and all other negative forces in action throughout the world are mere symptoms. All of these things stem from the same source. In 2001, when the World Trade Centers fell, my heart desired to destroy our enemies. When I hear of rape, murder, child abuse and molestation, my flesh cries out for vengeance and my mind plots the death of the wicked. For I am human, and I reside in flesh. Attacking each of these “symptoms” that we see in the world does not cure the deeper problem. The deeper problem is the heart of man. The heart of man is wicked, and his flesh desires evil. Therefore, there is no end to these tragic events in our world outside of change in the heart of man. Only one Name can accomplish that change. Only one Name has the power to divide soul from flesh and bone from marrow. There is only one Name in heaven, on earth or under the earth that can soften our hardened hearts. That one name will also bring justice to the wicked. That name is Jesus Christ. Do not speak religion to people. Do not speak evil or curses to your enemies, instead pray for them and bless them. Forgive them. Speak life, and do so by speaking the Word of God to them. The power of the Word of God can overcome all evil. Nothing can stand against it. I must speak it to myself, for vengeance is the Lord’s, vengeance is not mine and I cannot claim it for myself. Why are we surprised when the Godless murder. They are sons of perdition. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. He works through the Godless. We do not fight against men, but the spirit behind them. However, Jesus has given us authority over these spirits in His name. We must counter evil with good. The Lord sends rain on both the righteous and the wicked. He would rejoice if any of them turned to Him and repented. How can they repent unless they hear? Faith comes through hearing and hearing through the Word of God. Will we stand in the Armor of God and share His good news with our enemies? Test the power of the Word of God and find it true. Speak it today and everyday. Pray for those who are lost in evil. Ask to be sent that you may speak life to them, and pray that the Lord will change their hearts.
Romans 12:17-21 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[a] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.