Yeshua (Jesus) has given His people the power to deal with their human enemies, personal, local, and global. He said to forgive, love, and pray for them. This is no wimpy way. It opens the door to the power of God.
God is love. If exposed to more than a minute fraction of His force, the earth would disappear in a whisp. God created the universe and all that is beyond it. He is above and within. God fine-tunes every particle that exists. New galaxies come to exist by His power; they disappear from the known cosmos faster than the speed of light. His Spirit carries His Word. His word is mightily powered to create the desire for His love. All power on earth since its beginning is less than a grain of sand compared to the power of His love. There is no lack of power in God’s love for dealing with our enemies.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM; IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR BY DOING THIS YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” Do not be overcome and conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good.Romans 12:19-21 Amplified
God’s love, expressed by goodness and prayer for our enemies will pile the proverbial burning coals on the head of our enemies; they will run from the torment of God’s coals of judicially righteous wrath either into life with Yeshua and His children or away into self-destruction.
Yeshua indwells our godly love. The coals of love (God’s wrath against evil) give our enemies extreme reason to repent and call on Yeshua for forgiveness, salvation, healing, release from bondage, and ultimate life. When repentance is refused, the torment of coals will drive our enemies to flee. Defeated, they run from the torment into self-destruction. This happens in God’s timing.
Our motivation is all important. When this kind of “love” is motivated by revenge or condemnation from a person, it’s not love. When that happens, the opposite of victory is caused for all concerned; the demons driving our enemies and the demons that we wrestle against are given flesh to grasp, cling to, and control using the wicked pleasures of addicting pride, aggression, and such. With these, they torment their captives.
May we join with others across the globe who love their enemies, forgive them, pray for them, feed them when hungry, and when thirsty, give them a drink. While good law, order, and self-defense may be necessary, they are limited, temporary, and fall short alone. But love never fails.
In personal prayer and groups of fellowship worldwide, we can invoke the unfailing power of Gods love by loving our personal, local and global, enemies. The power to change the world is the love of Yeshua within the hearts of His children. God has said that evil will increase, but we are to be preserving salt working against the infection until Yeshua returns bodily. His amazing power flows out from us to accomplish the task when we love our enemies, forgive them, pray for them, and do them good, just as Yeshua has said to do.
Human enemies are driven by the powers of darkness. Burning coals of God’s wrath can spur them to flee either from the darkness to the light or into destruction. Even God’s wrath is love. It is His love that drives the wicked to repentance and salvation, or if refused, to their chosen destruction, away from His people. By doing our part in such a love, we leave room for God to deal with His and our enemies; we become vessels through whom God battles against evil with good, just as exampled by Yeshua and our forefathers in the faith.
God is love. Love for our human enemy is tremendous power at hand. Let us accommodate Him. The harvest is ripe. The motivation for light, life, and love will make the sacrifice easy, light, and successful.