Give God Your Revenge
Friday, 26th of May 2023
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Categories : Revenge
A recent newspaper news item spoke about two teenage boys who killed their classmate, as he used to bully them. They killed him out of revenge. Shocking!
In 1 Samuel 25:4-9, we further learn that David, at personal cost, had been protecting Nabal's men and herds from any threats. It was because of the protective presence of David and his men that Nabal was able to live in safety and security while maximizing his profits. Up to this point, David had not asked for anything in return.
One day David requested some goods for himself and his men. Instead of being grateful for all that David and his men had done to him and his people, he insulted David and his men. When David heard about it, he was hurt and filled with revenge vowed to kill all males in Nabal’s house (1 Sam. 25:21, 22).
However, Nabal’s wife, Abigail, met David and his men who were on the way seeking revenge. The wise woman Abigail counseled David saying, “Don’t be offended and seek revenge. Until now the Lord has fought all your battles and so let the Lord fight this one also.” (1 Samuel 25: 24-31 paraphrased)
David wisely heeded Abigail’s words and withdrew leaving the matter in God’s hands. Later, when Abigail told Nabal what she did, “his heart died within him, and he became like a stone. Then it happened, after about ten days, that the Lord struck Nabal, and he died” (1 Sam. 25:37, 38). God took vengeance on David’s behalf.
The Lord is no respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34) He is not a God of partiality. (Romans 12:11) What he did for David, he will do for you and me as well.
There are times when we are offended by someone and our base instincts kick in. Revenge comes naturally to us. Movies and gaming apps supply us with endless motivation to “blast the bad guys”. Our fallen nature tells us that there is victory when our enemies are “justly punished” or “taken out.”
However, God commands His people to do something supernatural. “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19) When we are wronged by another, let us trust in God to settle accounts.
Now, this does not mean we cannot defend ourselves, either our reputation, physical or financial well being. It also does not mean civil authorities cannot be informed of the wrong. All this is permissible.
What the Bible means is we cannot seek to attack and destroy another out of our hurt, angry feelings. God will settle all accounts in the end.
While Jesus was on the cross, “they hurled their insults at [Christ], but He did not retaliate. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him (Father God) who judges justly. (1 Peter 2:23)
On the day of Pentecost, the Spirit of God came in power upon ordinary people and transformed them into powerful end-time instruments of harvest.
On 28th May 2023, we have a prophetic service at Kalidas Hall, Mulund, Mumbai. In preparation for a great move of God, as led by the Spirit, we have declared the 25th (Thu), 26th (Fri) & 27th (Sat) as days of fasting and prayer. You, too, can join us and experience a move of God.
Each prayer point must be prayed for at least 2 minutes and more.
Personal Spiritual Growth
Father, forgive me for harboring thoughts of revenge. Help me to trust in Your Word that says, “do not seek revenge but rather let God avenge you.”
Lord Jesus, You are the Prince of peace. Let Your peace rule my heart and every area of my life. Amen.
Father, pour out your Spirit upon me and my family members in a fresh manner. Also, pour out your Spirit upon everyone attending the Pentecost service on 28th May.
Father God, I ask that You move upon the hearts of all my family members to accept the Truth of Christ. “Give them a heart to know Jesus Christ as Lord, God and Saviour. Cause them to turn towards You with all their hearts.
Every burden shall be taken away from my shoulder, and every yoke from my neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. ( Isaiah 10:27)
I thank You, Father, for it is You who gives me the power to get wealth. Power to create wealth fall upon me now. In Jesus’ name. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
My inheritance shall be forever. I shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine, I and my family members shall be satisfied. (Psalm 37:18-19)
My God supplies all of my need according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
Father, in the name of Jesus, prosper Pastor Michael, his family members, team members and every person connected to Karuna Sadan Ministry.
Father, Your Word says, You are the One that places rulers in their high positions of honour, and You are also the One that removes leaders from their elevated positions. Oh God, raise up the right leaders in every city and state of our nation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Father, let Your Spirit move upon every city and state of India. In Jesus' name.
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