Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify the Father within you, for this is how the Father is glorified within us.
As we are obedient to the Word of God to apply His word to our daily lives, herein is His love perfected within us. We die daily to our flesh nature and His righteousness is revealed within and through us to others, from faith to faith, and glory to glory.
Obedience to apply and do the word of God will cause you to love even your enemies, that God will be glorified within you. It will cause you to be filled with the fullness of God who is love (the higher upward calling) to be a partaker of his divine nature.
Consider Jesus who endured such a contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Consider how he felt when those religious pharisee leaders of his day tortured and crucified him by hanging him to the cross.
He said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” For He knew that they did not know what spirit they were of and being influenced by.
Jesus demonstrated for us who God is, his divine nature, for He himself was the expressed image of his Father. Jesus could have killed them all right there on the spot, but He knew they, yes even they, had a purpose and role in him fulfilling the will of God upon his life.
In order to reach this high call and be filled with the fullness of God then we must follow the path that Jesus designed, being obedient unto his word. For we must die from the works of the flesh nature so that the life and very nature of God can be manifested within us.
Praying or speaking curses upon others is in fact the works of the flesh nature and it is in fact witchcraft! For we are commanded by God to love one another, even our enemies, to bless and curse, as Jesus our forerunner gave us examples.
For love will cover a multitude of sins, and where sin abounds, grace abounds much much more. So pray for them. Bless and curse not, as you are instructed to do. For the Bible declares that when a man’s ways please God, He causes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Thank God for a better covenant with better promises. For how can you receive mercy, grace, and forgiveness from a loving heavenly Father, if you cannot grant unto others the same longsuffering, patience, mercy, and grace that we our selves have received?
We are instructed to pray forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those whom have trespassed against us. Follow the scriptures below, to have a better understanding.
“Then Jesus said unto him, put up again thy sword into his place; for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot pray to my Father, and that he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:52-53.
“And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Eliaja did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, “Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives but rather to save them.” And they went to another village,” Luke 9:54-56.
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God (love one another) and the faith of Jesus. And I heard the voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them,” Revelations 14:12-13.
Describing the works that do follow:
“For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy, and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, depart in peace, and be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding you give them not those things which are needful for the body; what doth it profit? Even though faith of it hath not works it is dead, being alone,” James 2:15-17.
“You have heard that it hath been said, thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thy enemy. But, I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. For if you love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect (merciful/holy) even as your father which in heaven is perfect (merciful/ holy),” Matthew 5:43-48.
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, length, depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God,” Ephesians 3:17-19.
~ Kimberly Fuller