Wig’s Word of God Today 2-23-2013
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Loving your enemies is as important as forgiving your enemies too.
This day the LORD, your God, is commanding you to observe these Statutes and Ordinances. Be careful, then, to observe them with your whole heart and with your whole being. Deuteronomy 26:16
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Heavenly Father, for He makes His sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5:43-45
Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Psalm 119 & Matthew 5:43-48
As many times as you read the Bible will you find as many times something new the LORD enlightens your soul with allowing us to act accordingly to His Plan of living charity’s love. Here we find the kind of charity that springs you out of the house and into the streets searching for God’s Children who need to hear God’s Word, see Christ Hands in action and feel the Holy Spirit envelop their soul. We spark a Light of Christ in people by observing God’s Commandments being careful we observe His Word daily, pray as we think and announce the Truth of Salvation by the deeds we accomplish by faith, hope and love. Oh, charity is much more than giving a dollar or two in a Sunday plate, it’s loving your neighbor as much as “those who persecute you” praying for their soul and conversion of heart.
I once said I’d rather proclaim Christ’s Salvation and know I’m going to heaven than live selfishly fool hearted as I did as a child and early adult and go to hell. Today I feel alive because of God- do you? Loving your enemies is as important as forgiving your enemies too. In lust of luxury or in search of Salvation? “The bad and the good” can have nourishment by God’s Truth but will lack the full communion of God’s Will without loving those who hate or fear you. More so, “pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Heavenly Father” as Christ Himself commands today in Matthew. And yes, you are right, it’s so hard to be His Child in a world filled with greed but I implore us all to move forward in practice, prayer and preaching to live successful in Christ’s Truth of love for charity. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to forgive those who hate us and love those as our neighbors by Your Son’s Truth. Praying a 7-day countdown to Carolina Emmaus #2. Praying for Kairos. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has our constant prayers. Marco’s voice has prayers. LORD, it’s hard to forgive, please help us know what to do by the prayer life we live for You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
The just or unjust can’t complain– Matthew 5:43-48
Opening up to His Disciples
Jesus said to comprehend
Love’s Eternal Purpose
Your neighbor and enemy defend
Neigh you shall love to see
Enemies love must also be
Prayer from persecution’s knee
Children of the Heavenly Father to agree
The sun rises and falls on all
Good or bad receives the same
Raining on the fields of nourishment
The just or unjust can’t complain
Love of love from those who love you no pain
Has no recompense to selfishly obtain
Tax collectors and pagans do the same
Loving brothers and sisters only to blame
Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is Perfect in Name
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins February 23, 2013 @ 4:44 AM EST