FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY, 2018
THEME: GOD WILL AVENGE FOR YOU
TEXT: LUKE 18:1-8
MEMORY VERSE: LUKE 18:7 “And will not God bring about justice for His own elect who cry day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?”
Deut. 32:35 states: “It is mine to avenge, I will repay, in due time, their footsteps; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.” Beloved, what this simply means is that in any area of your life that you are being persecuted, do your best to present it to God who will fight your cause.
Jesus’ lesson is that if an unrighteous and unconcerned judge would act upon the persistent request of a pleading widow, then certainly the pleas of the righteous to a concerned God would bring justice to those who persecute His children. (See Heb. 10:37; 2 Peter 3:8-9; Rev. 6:10). Therefore, Christians must believe that God will readily answer their prayers. However, in case of any delay, they must ask until their joy is full. Jesus also encourages Christians to continually pray for deliverance throughout their time of persecution. God will bring down judgment on those who persecute His children.
Romans 12:19, states: “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: it is mine to avenge; I will repay; says the Lord.” Note that God’s heart is to forgive. When we seek forgiveness with a repentant heart, He grants it. However, God asks us to forgive others their sins. His love in us gives us the ability to pardon others and have compassion on them.
The enemy means to destroy you and your future, but God’s redemptive power is released if you allow Him to fight the battle for you. With God’s help, you can suppress the boiling anger in you and forgive the unforgivable.
HYMN: EMHB 205 – GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY
PRAYER: Dear Lord, grant me Your divine protection against my enemy and give me victory on all sides in Jesus’ name. Amen. 17