I am glad you are getting used to having enemies.
I wish there was no jealousy in my church—but you know better by now.
Come, be of good cheer. Don’t become down and discouraged by what you see others surrendering to.
Choice—they have made theirs—make yours.
I have broken your shackles of people-pleasing.
Don’t tell Me you are going to return to that bondage?
Child, jealousy is a fact of life—like gravity. Some will always find it easier to attack what another is doing (or not doing) rather than face themselves—and what needs to change.
Did I not have Pharisees?
Didn’t they hound Me and haunt every place I went?
Are you above your Master?
I’ll say it again.
Pray for your enemies.
(I know it’s hard.)
Do it anyway!
Do it because you know it is the only way to stay free.
(The enemy of your soul knows.)
He would love to throw you into his dungeon of bitterness and resentment.
If you could hear the wailing that flows from that place?
You would never again hesitate to forgive.
Your peace will return.
(I’ll deal with those who decide to be your enemy.)
“But in that coming day, all who are destroying you shall be destroyed, and all your enemies shall be slaves…” Jeremiah 30:16