LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
All Scriptures taken from the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.
Matthew 5:43-45, “You have heard that the law says, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44And I say to you, divinely selflessly love your enemies and pray for those who slander and persecute you, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, 45so that you may be children of your Father who is in the heavens. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.”
Luke 6:27-29, “But I say to you who are listening, divinely selflessly love your enemies and do good to those who hate you. 28Bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you. 29To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer him also the other. If someone takes away your coat, do not withhold your tallit either.”
Luke 6:34-36, “If you only lend to people who you expect will pay you back, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35But divinely selflessly love your enemies and do good to them. Lend expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind toward unthankful and evil people. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Yeshua did not say it would be easy to love our enemies, he just said to do it. Do it and you’ll be blessed. You’ll become like your heavenly Father. But you can’t love your enemies with your human, brotherly type of love. It takes a heavenly divine type of love, like what Yeshua has for you. You have to love them like Yeshua loves them. He does good to his enemies. He lets it rain on evil people’s land, just like he lets it rain on your land. He feeds, waters, clothes, and blesses his enemies. Yeshua knows that he will never receive any love back, or any thing of value back from the evil people, yet he still chooses to divinely selflessly love them.
Give to them, lend to them, treat them as if they are already your allegiant in Yeshua. Treat them as if they are already part of the King’s heavenly family. You might be amazed how Yehowah will open a door for you to share your testimony with them, to witness of Yeshua’s forgiveness and redemption opportunity.
Yeshua appears personally to many lost people, but he won’t appear to every lost person on the planet. That’s why he needs you and me. We have to go to dirty nasty dangerous places and seek out the lost, the downtrodden, the forgotten, the unforgiven. Our whole life should be wrapped up in the fulfilling of the Great Commission.
Virtually every Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, and animist on the planet knows the price they will pay for believing in Yeshua and giving their life over to him, but many still want life. Many still want salvation and deliverance. They want an Almighty Savior who actually speaks to them and listens to their heart’s prayers and cries for mercies. They know their idols of wood, stone, and metal can never give them life. Offer them life and joy and peace in Yeshua ha’Mashiach!!