Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pray For Your Enemies

It really pays to know and study the Word of God for yourself. If you are an Obama supporter and someone who loves his country, you might just buy this T-Shirt. Many of us...including me would see the Bible verse and be elated that there is a T-Shirt that is calling for people to pray for our President. Well before you go out to buy this T-Shirt, please read the scripture below and then tell me if you still want to make the purchase.
"Psalm 109: 8-13 8 Let his years be few; let someone else take his position 9 May his children become fatherless, and his wife a widow 10 May his children wander as beggars and be driven from their ruined homes. 11 May creditors seize his entire estate, and strangers take all he has earned. 12 Let no one be kind to him; let no one pity his fatherless children. 13 May all his offspring die. May his family name be blotted out in a single generation."
This scripture is a complaint to the Lord from King David, the psalmist concering his enemies.
Although this story is in the Bible, it is in the old testament and it talks about people who were being oppressed. The Old Testament tells us what happened, in The New Testament, Jesus teaches us what to do and how to treat those who are against us.
Jesus commands that we pray for them. That's right...pray for your enemies. I believe that when we pray for our enemies its more for ourselves than for them. God challenges us to treat people as Jesus would. When you pray for your enemies you are releasing unto God your faith that He will make the necessary change in that persons life. I believe praying for your enemies is one of those faith growth periods. A time when we look past the wrong our enemies have done toward us and we exhibit the Love of Christ through our prayers for them.
I pray for God's mercy and grace for the people who designed, produced and are marketing, promoting and selling this T-shirt. I also pray for those who are praying the prayer on the T-Shirt. I pray for mercy upon them as well.
People who really don't know the Word of God fail to realize that the Bible also says "you reap what you sow." Therefore, I pray that there is a realization for God's true Word by those who produced this T-Shirt and that they publicly apologize so that the world will see the true POWER of prayer.

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