"Matthew 5:44 says love your enemies. I wish long live to my enemies."
"(This is my RESPONSE on \"christie\"\'s COMMENT dated 9/19/2013 at 8:25am about Proverbs Chapter 22):...If someone tells you a LIE about your spouse and keeps on insisting that it is true, then do this, \"Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease\" (proverbs 22:10). MEANING: Let him go, instead of listening to his LIES, because he is creating a fury on your heart against your spouse. But you must do it in a way that he will not feel OFFENDED because God said, \"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself\" (Mark 12:31). In this way, he will stop or cease in talking LIES to you about your spouse. Do this also, \"Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul\" (Proverbs 22:24-25). MEANING: Do not be a friend to him because he talks LIES to you about your spouse which you do not like. It is better to keep yourself away from him than to learn his ways. Being near to him might cause a fire to burst on your heart and soul against him. It may lead you to do something bad against him which is against the bible saying, \"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\" (Matthew 5:44). You can do that even you are not near to him."
"I had a big fight with my best friend and the Lord used Matthew 5:44 to speak to me about praying for him. I felt used and it really showed me his need, and mine, to pray for him. I hope one day we will no longer be enemies, but that he can be restored to my life. It's been 3 and half years and I have gotten right with the Lord. Just hoping the Lord will save him."
"MATTHEW 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 --5:45-- THAT YOU MAY BE THE CHILDREN OF YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN FOR HE MAKETH HIS SUN TO RISE ON THE EVIL AND ON THE GOOD AND SENDETH RAIN ON THE JUST AND ON THE UNJUST"
"MATTHEW 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 5:45 that you may be THE CHILDREN OF YOUR FATHER which is in heaven for HE maketh HIS sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust"
"Rodney- Jesus tried to help every suffering person he came into contact with regardless of their religion. We are to emulate the character of Jesus. Matthew 5:44 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"
"Pray for them and share the gospel. Matthew 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;"
"Jesus commanded us to love our enemies not hate them, Matthew 5:44. In John 14:15 Jesus said if you love him then obey his commands. Those who do not, don't love and Jesus aren't following Jesus and aren't real Christians is the implication. Loving our enemies and praying for them in this context I believe refers to human beings and not the satan or demons. Human beings are all made in God's image and can still can be saved, even those who currently claim to follow satan. I don't see any scripture saying we should put ourselves in physical danger or risk of temptation to minister to them, but love them and pray for them, yes, that's exactly what Jesus said to do."
"It appears you either didn\'t fully read my comment or else ignored that I said loving enemies is talking about people, not satan. You can take your argument up with Jesus if you disagree with what he clearly commanded in Matthew 5:44. Are you disregarding new testament verses with direct quotes from Jesus and preferring instead to cite an old testament verse out of context solely because it fits your position?"
""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;" Matthew 5:44 Authorized King James Verison Bible. I have also dealt with this in my nursing job & it is still ongoing. Don't be angry for those who spoke against you they will answer to an ALMIGHTY LORD JESUS unless they repent. They truly have no idea what they are really doing speaking against a Child of God. HE WILL HANDLE IT. this is a new opportunity the Lord has presented to you. If HE has completely shut this door HE WILL OPEN ANOTHER ONE and it will be even better than before. Try with all you can to see this as a new opportunity. In your life not as you being defeated. Hold on to HIM with all your heart and HE will see you through it. BLESS THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS NOW AND FOREVER MORE"
"It will always come out favorably if you bless them and ask the Lord to keep watch BETWIXT you and that person. Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you FALSELY, for my sake. Matthew 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; Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Matthew 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. I tried the principal put forth in Matthew 5:44 and it works! Every time. Pray and ask God to bless them with a job promotion or an apartment with better amenities! I could've shaved off years of resentment and depression; feeling opposed. Sometimes God just waits till we believe the scripture and use it."
"More scriptures on Repentance and Conversion: Luke 18:13 ; Matthew 9:13 ; Psalms 51:17 2 Corinthians 7:9-11 ; 1 John 1:19 ; Luke 15:18 ; Matthew 3:5-6 ; Acts 19:17-18 ; Romans 6:2 ; 2 Chronicles 7:14 ; Luke 19:8 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:22 ; 2 Corinthians 7:11 ; Romans 8:13 ; Colossians 3:5 ; John 5:24 ; Ephesians 2:1 ; Romans 8:2 ; John 3:5-8 ; Ephesians 5:26 ; Titus 3:5 ; 2 Corinthians 5:17 ; Romans 12:2 ; John 1:29 ; John 3:14-15 ; 1 Peter 3:18 ; Romans 5:1-2 ; Romans 8:1 ; Philippians 4:7 ; Romans 8:2 ; Romans 8:11-14 ; 2 Corinthians 5:17 ; 1 John 3:19 ; 1 Peter 1:23 ; Psalms 119:11 ; 1 John 4:7 ; Romans 5:5 ; Matthew 5:44 ; 1 John 5:4 ; John 16:33 ; James 1:27 ; 2 Corinthians 4:10 ; Acts 11:26 ; Romans 8:29 ; Ezekiel 36:26-27 ; Ephesians 2:2-3 ; Ephesians 2 4-6 ; Matthew 18:3 ; Acts 3:19 ; Ephesians 4:22-24 ; Colossians 3:1-14 ; Romans 8:29 ; Romans 8:29 ; Romans 6:1-2 ; Matthew 1:21 Likely there are more that are missed here. :)"
"Hello my brothers and sisters. Hoping this is ok, here, as this is about prayer but not a prayer request. When prayer began to become part of my daily life. The our Father prayer was of coarse my foundation as it is a good, simple, prayer. As time went on it felt good to just add more details to the prayer to make it more personal, detailed, and unique. One thing that came to me was after looking up the definition of "us". As it states to be a plural form of "I" or "me" that, could, usually means more than one. But there's no real detail if you're saying the prayer for just yourself, or whose in your house, or what? The Lord said to me one night "pray for all". This was perfect. So as in the prayer lines like "give us, forgive us, or deliver us, etc" adding "all" after "us" felt great. The Lord Blessed me with this, as to pray for all people. As in the Word there are several sayings like Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:35, 2 Peter 3:9, along with many others showing Gods glorious mercy and love for everyone. It may be hard to see it at the point in life you are in, life's not easy, but He's with you. As I just felt to share with this with you all. In that it may help in any way. I'm sure we all have our own relationship with God and Christ. It truly is special when we are intimate with our Perfect Father. Producing good fruit with His will. God Bless you all my brothers and sisters, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord."
"Page 3 to your last comment. As you see more of God's Hand at work in your life & in people around you, I pray that it will be for the increasing of your faith & love - not only towards the Lord but to others as well. It is difficult to love others when they despise you, but we can still love them for the Lord's sake & do good to them (Matthew 5:44). Your life will be enriched & blessed. Hope you have a blessed day, Claire."
"Hello Benito, Likely there have been "evil brutes" for a long time already. I am re-posting a point of a confession of faith from 1632 from Christians that suffered torture and death at the hands of the Roman Church, my children are in part blood decedents of the same. 14. Of Revenge "As regards revenge, that is to oppose an enemy with the sword, we believe and confess that tha Lord Christ has forbidden and set aside to His disciples and followers all revenge and retaliation, and commanded them to render to no one evil for evil, or cursing for cursing, but to put the sword into the sheath, or, as the prophets have predicted, to beat the swords into ploughshares. Matthew 5:39 ; Matthew 5:44 ; Romans 12:14 ; 1 Peter 3:9 ; Isaiah 2:4 ; Micah 4:3. From this we understand that therefore, and according to His example, we must not inflict pain, harm, or sorrow upon anyone, but seek the highest welfare and salvation of all men, and even if necessity requires it, flee for the Lord's sake from one city or country into another, and suffer the spoiling of our goods; that we must not harm anyone, and when smitten, rather turn the other cheek also, than to revenge or retaliate. And moreover, that we must pray for our enemies, feed and refresh them whenever they are hungry or thirsty, and convince them by well doing, and overcome all ignorance. Romans 12:19-20 Finally, that we must do good and commend ourselves to every man's conscience; and, according to the law of Christ, do unto others that which we would have others do into us". Matthew 7:12"
"I am not a critic of the bible. I do not believe it is the infalible-inerrant word of God. COMPARE: Romans 10:9:10-MATTHEW 7:14-27-MATTHEW 13-1-23- JAMES 1:22-25. We cannot believe in our heart if we do not receive the good seed into the good ground. I do not believe JAMES 5:8-JOHN 6:44. The Father draws us to Jesus. I do not believe that Jesus "invited" us to come to Him. How many come to Him. Matthew- 11:28-JOHN 39. Jesus did not tell us to search the scriptures,er, He warned us that merely searching them without first seeking the kingdom of God we only think we have eternal life. Many of the scriptures reveal the promises which God gave us if we believe in Jesus. Jesus spoke of the things we must do, that we may be the children of God Matthew 5:44-48 -Matthew 18:1-5 Jesus did not say that we be little children, but rather we humble ourselves be converted, that we may trust in God as does a little child trust its parents. I do not believe that we are children of God by merely "accepting" Jesus as our Savior. nor to surrender our will to Jesus, give our life to Jesus and other things which are taught for doctrine. Matthew-10-24-25-Matthew 12:30-Romans 7:4-1 Corinthians 10:16-1 Corinthians 12:27. We cannot be the body of Christ if we are not of His household. Almost every Christian church says they are the body of Christ. People who love Jesus do not reproach others because of His name. 1 Peter 4:14 We cannot get wisdom with out seeking the Lord. James 1:5-PROVERBS 2:1-11-Proverbs 4:7 Many are wise in their own eyes Proverbs 3:5-7 and wise in their own conceit. PROVERBS 28:12 Many boast of being what they are not This is worse than boasting of works. Ephesians 2-8:-9 If I err in the truth, let anyone who is spiritual restore me in the truth Galatians 4-18-26 & 5:1-3. If we do not the truth, we abide in the same darkness as do unbelievers John 3:20-21."
"May God give me grace to do this consistently."
"I've never seen a better and more effective way to deal with those who hate and despise you. Our part is to love everyone including our enemy, a more practical way is to pray for them. This is the love of God and the love Gods way. Its easy to love those who love and care for you, but for your enemy, It takes Gods grace."
"Amen. Praise The Lord for your testament."
"But sometimes it is so hard to love your enemies... especially when they are rude, disrespectful, and calling you every name in the book..... but the more you keep tring to me kind to them ... and when you say no... or won't let them walk over you they get mad and start their asme on routine .... how do a person puy up with this and what can they say ....."
"I'm going to try this for my New Year's resolution this year. Lord I'm going to need your help please. To all a God filled 2013. Dont' be affraid to fall on yours knees and cry out to him when your in need or just to thank him for the many blessing in your life like waking up everyday."
"Bought myself an early New Years gift yesterday...A large print, hand size K.J. Bible...This is somthing that will give me more instructions than a computor, or cell phone.can be kept on my person...So here is real qualified instructions for living as we were all meant to study the;"
"I needed this today! You have no idea how badly I needed this!! Thank you, Lord!"
"If you love your children you disipline them. If you love your enemy you disipline them too."
"Perfect timing <3 thank you <3"
"This is definitely one of the most difficult things God commands us to do but He will reward us in the end."
"Answers to "LIVING"...it was always the plan for us..."
"Exactly Diane Wright... The battle is the Lords... We are to let Him do His work for He knows well..."
"Good JESUS said that"
"Hard, but the best thing to do, God's will... to be kind to the ones who treat you wrong and hurt you and hate you..... Amen"
"Honestly t's kinda hard bt giv me sufficient grace i pray.AMEN"
"I am trying hard,Lord!"
"I know it so hard but I'll try to love enemies and pray to them."
"I needed that verse...it is so hard to do...for me it is work...coworkers, I pray God gives me the strength to live out his word and be more like Christ,and remember this verse when things like this happens"
"I say........who am I, ......am I better than anyone out there. NO! Jesus said, "He who is without sin cas the first stone." We are all sinners............and I am so Blessed to be SAVED!"
"I truly knew what it MEANT to ME this YEAR & I could honestly say THAT I HAVE FAITH IN GOD & MY LIFE IS IN HIS HANDS...I TOO BLESS MY ENEMIES!!! DIOS ES GRANDE!!"
"If we could just do this!"
"It is hard but we are to love the enemy but hate what they do"
"It's a hard one to swollow but with Gods help....."
"JESUS said so"
"Lord heelp me.....ts dificult f me t do tht alon buh if I m wth u ,ama overcom"
"Lord help us to love those who hurt us. Help us love as you love!! Amen."
"Needed to be reminded of this!"
"Only God can judge!"
"Thank u God!"
"Thank you God for revealing my enemies."
"That verse its so hard for me to do."
"This is exactly what happened 2 me 2dy, somebdy treated me badly, i said i wil not revenge, let GOD see & plead my cause."
"We cannot do this in ourselves. But, through God's Grace......"
"Well if you don't have an enemy.....Jehovah Jireh.....He will provide one.....so He will see if you will obey His commandment....yes you can do it, He won't give you more than you can bear!!!"
"Were not against flesh and blood, but against Satan, satan is God's adversary, God's enemy and not the people around us instead love them, if they trow u a stone trow them also a bread instead."
"Wish I could"
"Wouldn't things be so much better if we would just do what Jesus told us to do."
"You are so right. When you do people like to say you are dumb and stupid and then do worse things to you. Thankfully, `Vengeance is mine saith the Lord' & `I will bless those who bless you. I will curse those who curse you' When God is on your side He is looking out for your best interests even in darkest times."
"You wouldnt believe the blessingss you'll recieve living by this truth..."
"@Billy Shockley........The Word of God says that those who believe in Christ, have earned the right to be called the Sons and Daughters of God...those who refuse and practice sin till the end are going to the same place prepared for the Devil and his cohorts. Because they are in fact claiming him as their father. God says..'Choose ye this day...who you will serve...' I pray that you will be one of His, or yes, your destination will be the lake of fire."
"@Jackie--"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." [Philippians 4:13] GOD Bless. :-)"
"All I pray for is that God should help me see people the way He sees them,that way I wouldn't think of enemies. Amen"
"Always pray to God that He should give me such kind of heart"
"AMEN to this scripture . . ."
"Amen!!This has always been one of my favorites!"
"Amen, God give me greace"
"AMEN. Help me God to get better @ this no matter how much the devil fights."
"At the right time when everybody wants to hear on how to beat the enemy down."
"Fill your people with LOVE, with AGAPE, becouse all your prevailing power is to be found in it and you will will becouse you have already won and please help us be parttakers in bringing out your light and love and comforting to a world in desperate need. We have lingered far to long in this painful world of sorrows but thank you becouse the real world already lives in our hearts and therefore we long for the dawn of the new day without any spark of sin"
"For me, this is the hardest commandment. And to be truthful, there are times i feel i have attained it...but sometimes..not. However, i am convinced that whenever we reach to this pinnacle in Christ, then we are well on the way to heaven. :-)"
"'Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do'..... Truth is, satan twists ppl up so much in this world; you can't fight hate with hate, only Love conquers all! AMEN"
"God saith, Vengence is mine, I will repay!"
"God to give us grace to abide"
"GOOD AFTERNOON FACE RACE. I STAYED UP LATE LAST NITE WATCHING SOME OF THE SURVIVORZ N THEIR MOMENT OF TERROR, INSIDE OF THE TWIN TOWERS. IT WAS DA MOST HORRIFIC SITE ID OBSERVED. WATCHING SOMEONE WHO MAY DIE NE SECOND. ONE YOUNG MAN WATCHED N HORROR AS HE SAW THE SECOND PLANE COMING DIRECTLY TOWARDZ HIM. HE RAN UNDER HIS DESK. THIS MAN WAS & STILL IS, A DEVOTED CHRISTIAN. HE HAD HIS BIBLE RITE ON HIS DESK. WHILE NOT KNOWING HOW HE WAS GOING TO GET OUT OF HIS NOW FULL-OF-DEBRI OFFICE, HE STILL WASN'T CERTAIN THAT HE WAS GOING TO SURVIVE. SO, HE DID WHAT HE DOES THE BEST, "HE'D BEGAN TALKING AND PRAYING TO GOD." HE DIDN'T GET RESCUED RITE THEN AND THERE, BECAUSE THEY HAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO HIM. BUT, THANKING GOD, HE WAS RESCUED, AND WAS ABLE TO SHARE HIS NIGHTMARE WITH THE WORLD. SO MANY MORE SHOULD AND COULD HAVE DIED BUT, IT WAS NOT THEIR TIME, I GUESS. ONLY GOD KNOWZ WHY IT HAPPENED THE WAY THAT IT DID. GOD BLESS US ALL."
"Help me oh LORD to do so, put more to my faith"
"Help us O Lord, to completely kill flesh, and to take on the full mind of Christ. Amen."
"He's talking to us Christians. Got anybody you just can't even stand the sight of because they are so bad, or hate you, or do bad things to you. According to Jesus himself in this passage, we must love them. So, pray for them & their salvation."
"How i wish all will come to understand this."
"I agree this is a hard one but again we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!!!"
"I always keep this in mind, so the evil toughts go away! AMEN"
"I can't express in words how I appreciate, love and enjoy King James Bible for posting here. I always loved the King James Version of it. Grew up with it and read it faithfully. <3"
"I have to be honest some times that just hard to do"
"I like this.......THANKS for reminding me!"
"I need to work on it"
"I pray that God gives me the heart to do as it is said in mathew 5:44. Amen"
"If everyone would do that it would be a much better world to live in."
"It is so hard when you have been hurt by someone you thought was a friend, that is when you pray that God will forgive them for they know not what they do."
"Its easier said dn done...Let God Help Us"
"Its easy to say yes but difficult to do.."
"Its never easy forgiving sum1 who wronged u.. N its neva easy letting go"
"It's not easy, but this is a way of moldiing you with character, God is in control of all and Vengeance is his. Blessing come from obedience."
"Just needed that right now having hate issues"
"Just the other day I posted about whether i've actually forgiven two people whn hurt me terribly..or if I only let go of the pain they caused. God tested me on this over the weekend...after three years of not even seeing either in general public, I came face to face with them both. Made me do some thinking-that's for sure!"
"Love one another!"
"May God help me to practice his word,AMEN."
"More of them around, some even call you friend as rhey put a knife in your back."
"Not easy but it is worthy"
"On time thank you amem"
"Our "christian" congressmen and women need to follow this rule"
"Pray for them and let them in God hand. Amen"
"Sometimess it is not so easy to be a christian..."
"Thank you Lord. I thank you for answering my prayers. God is good."
"Thanks my cuzzin true.. amine"
"That is What my pastor preached on Sunday"
"That's for me..."
"The hardest role play HE gave.... There's none like Jesus., you are great Lord! Hallelujah....."
"The Holy Spirit of God empowers me to love my enemies and do good to them. amen"
"The sermon on the Mount, we had some this morning!"
"This brings so much peace to your heart.I recently was in a situation where I tried to do something for someone and they blasted me,Father helped me to see them in a different light,lol,than I was originally thinking.Thank you Father for your grace."
"This is a hard one ,but we can do all things through god ,amen"
"This is a hard one for me but I'm trying!"
"This is one thing I am currently working on...:)"
"This is when God Said- Arise and Walk - The motion of True courage face our enemies"
"This one is hard but necessary"
"Very hard to do"
"We all brotherz & sisterz of the zame father!!! We only hurt each other when u hate some body!!! So love ur self so u could love otherzzz!!! Thank u my lord for ur love!!!!"
"Yea bible siad love one another, but can some one give me the meaning of enemies?"