Ps 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
Ever felt like the psalmist? Betrayed, treacherous people, who smile to your face, but plot your destruction behind your back? They say one thing to you, but do quite the opposite! If you are any kind of red blooded human, I’m sure you felt like David, and minimally wanted to settle them down with a good old fashioned school yard brawl.
Well, there is a higher road than this, the way.
His name is Jesus, and His way is love. To forgive them, bless them, and to pray for them.
It is one thing to tell God on them, and tell Him how you feel, and cry out for His protection and vindication, but then LOVE THEM!
Brutal word huh?
Mt 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Only God can give love like that, grace to overcome evil with good. To do this, with treacherous, backstabbing, enemies will take guts and courage, that comes not from this world.
If you are like me, may take you a bunch of skipped meals, countless hours over in the Holy Ghost, tears at a depth you did not think you could go to, and months and in some cases years of anguished prayer over people that have continually done me wrong.
As a Christian, I gave up my right to hate, I have a right to one thing, the cross!
Can’t be around them, but they cannot stop my prayers! I write their names on my daily prayer list, and I pray for them, until all anger, rage, hatred, and murderous thoughts have finally been replaced with the love of God shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit.
You will get a wonderful understanding of what a living sacrifice is, in dealing with these people, and need to guard your heart around them, but love never fails!
Religion won’t do this, it takes an encounter with the living God!
One day, the final victory, is when they turn from their sin, and accept Jesus, and make heaven….
God has eternity on His mind! He knows the depth of degradation these people live in, their sin, and longs to forgive them, if they would repent.
Because you decided to love….
Love is the Victory!
‘Father, I hate backstabbers, gossips,treacherous people! You see what they are doing to me, and have done, and would continue to do, if I allowed them. By faith, in your authority, I stop their tricks, traps, and wickedness, and close every door to them and their betrayals. Father, I need your help to love them. To forgive the unforgiveable, because they are still doing their evil! Father, pour through me your love, your grace, your mercy, your forgiveness, and cause me to see them through the eyes of Your love. Place your love in my heart for them, and allow me to pray for them, that they might make heaven, not hell, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’