Monday, May 28, 2018

Got enemies? Ignore them!

Let’s face it, we all have enemies on Facebook and other social media. Just post something – anything – and watch these serpents crawl out of the woodwork to berate, besmirch and “yell” at us in all caps. You know exactly the types I’m talking about … those who build themselves up by tearing others down in hopes of making them feel like the biggest, most worthless losers on the planet.

The truth is, what they post reveals who they really are: arrogant, loudmouthed, impertinent, vitriolic, ungodly and, often, very ignorant and uneducated people who have no regard for anyone except themselves. They’re a waste of our time, really, and I suggest that, rather than to waste OUR time defending, explaining ourselves to no avail, and generally catering to someone’s need for negative attention, we need to just learn to ignore them.

If you find you can’t ignore them, then simply delete or block them to shut them out of your life. NOTHING says you have to take abuse from somebody sitting behind a keyboard in their underwear!

Most importantly, learn to “turn them over to YHWH.” He says vengeance is His (Deut. 32:35, Lev. 19:18; Prov. 20:22; 24:29; Psalm 94:1).

Romans 12: 17. And repay to no man evil for evil: but let it be your study to do good before all men. 18. And if possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with every man. 19. And be you not avengers of yourselves, my beloved: but give place to wrath. For it is written: If you do not execute judgment for yourself, I will execute judgment for you, says Elohim.

20. And if your adversary be hungry, feed him: and if he be thirsty, give him drink. For if you do these things, you will heap coals of fire on his head. 21. Do not be overcome by evil; but overcome evil with good. (AENT)

There are no directives from Genesis to Revelation that counsel anyone to take vengeance upon their adversaries. NONE! YHWH clearly says that vengeance belongs to Him. He will judge and resolve all matters according to His Righteous Judgment. The idea of taking vengeance upon others (i.e., as in jihad or holy war against the infidels), is rooted in fear and paganism/heathenism by those who put their faith in self rather than in Elohim.

If you have an enemy who wishes to cause your downfall in some way, just read Psalm 94 to remind yourself about WHO is in your court and will be YOUR defense! You don’t have to “do” anything but rest in the assurance that YHWH’s got your back. Halleluyah!

In the meantime, don’t forget that YOU are an advocate for YHWH, someone who is expected to behave in a set apart/holy manner at all times.

2 Tim 2: 14 Keep reminding people of this, and charge them solemnly before our Master (Y'shua) not to engage in word-battles. They accomplish nothing useful and are a catastrophe for the hearers! 15 Do all you can to present yourself to Elohim as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth. 16 But keep away from godless babbling, for those who engage in it will only become more ungodly, 17 and their teaching will eat away at people like gangrene. (CJB)

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