Are you being attacked by another person? Is there someone in your life that the enemy is using to tempt you into unforgiveness?
If we are not on our guard, ready to defend the ground in our hearts already won, the root of bitterness in the heart of others can defile our inner sanctuary.
We must fight back. The weapons of our warfare are not merely human weapons.
Prayer and praise are essential!
Prophetic action is often required to sock it to the forces of evil controlling others thoughts, feelings and actions to bring harm to us.
We can not always stop attacks, but we can render the attacks powerless to permanently harm us. God can turn what is meant for evil into something that is good, for ourselves, and for those around us. (You better believe others are watching!)
Do not forget: We overcome evil with good!
Are you despised and hated?
‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you’
Pray and anoint the room, car, door, and/or gift. Write a letter of grace and forgiveness-to give, or just for your own heart. Let God show you. The action, led by God, can thwart your enemies thoughts, emotions, words and actions away from you.
Have your open advances for reconciliation or peace been met with resistance? Perhaps an anonymous gift being sent, as unto The Lord, by faith, can break the yoke of bondage that holds your thoughts and emotions bound to the situation.
When the power to control you is defused, often the situation dissipates.
Pray. Forgive. Give. Repeat.
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.’
Praise God in the midst of what is coming against you, for He is giving you the opportunity to grow in grace by allowing what is coming against you to bring up the dross that is in your heart.
Allow the trial to do its work! Acknowledge God. Acknowledge the truth about yourself and reactions. Acknowledge and obey the truth of His word, it will set you free.
‘Love your enemies, do good to them…’
No one is getting one over on us! That is the lie of pride. God is a God of justice.
‘…Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.’
‘Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
The enemy wants to deplete you. God wants to use enemy plans to replenish you.
Bitter or better? The choice is yours.