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Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:41 am, Tue Aug 27, 2013.

The enemy has infiltrated believers with the intolerances of the world. Hateful acts/words are not from the Father. He commands us to love and do good to even to our enemies (Matthew 5:7).

In the trying times ahead of us, the Father would have us join hearts/hands across doctrinal differences for those seeking salvation, prayer for their needs and encouragement in Him. His closing direction for us was to make disciples. How, then, does a competitive/judgmental spirit advance the true purpose of our lives in Him?

Yeshua/Christ said when you give to the "least" you have done it unto Him (Matthew 25:35). If all the good deeds we do to others are "good deeds to Him," then, conversely, aren't all the hateful acts/words also done unto Him?

When Paul was struck down on the Damascus Road with letters authorizing the arrests of believers (Acts 9:l), the blinding light and voice of our Lord asked the question: "Why are you persecuting Me?" He did not say: "Why are you threatening/persecuting believers?"

Name-calling is a judgment that only belongs to Him on the day. The Father has said, "Vengeance is My responsibility" for acts against His own and His Word (Romans 12:19). We can leave offenses with Him, trusting His love/protection. We benefit the most physically/spiritually from forgiving others.

Let us walk in the same love/patience the Father gives us. When we abandon love, "sin is crouching at the door" to entice us into the destructive purposes of the enemy now as surely as in Genesis 4:7, when He counseled Cain regarding Abel. Love releases all the gifts of His spirit for ourselves and others. Let us "err on the side of love."

Yeshua said in the last days (CJB Matthew 24:12), the love of many would grow cold because they distance themselves from His Word. Let us so appreciate His love for us that it spills over into greater love/understanding in His Body, so the world will see that Yeshua is from the Father (John 17:23).

Gordon and Maureen Minick


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