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by Benjamin Munsell on January 6, 2019
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Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, DO GOOD TO THEM THAT HATE YOU, AND PRAY FOR THEM WHICH DESPITEFULLY USE YOU, AND PERSECUTE YOU; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, even as your Father which is in heaven is PERFECT. Matthew 5:43-45, 48. NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH: but if any man draw back, (cower), my soul shall have no pleasure in him. BUT WE are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL. Hebrews 10:38-39. And Saul was consenting unto (Stephen's) death. And at that time there was a GREAT PERSECUTION against THE CHURCH which was at Jerusalem; and they WERE all SCATTERED abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, EXCEPT THE APOSTLES. As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. Acts 8:1,3. AND SAUL, yet BREATHING OUT threatenings and SLAUGHTER AGAINST THE DISCIPLES of the Lord, went unto the high priest... And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Acts 9:1,4. The story finishes, Saul was Gloriously Saved. Here's my point in all this. In the very midst of serious persecution and death, Serious Believers stayed behind to pray for the worst of the worst, murderer. Even if ISIS has you by the throat and you are moments away from death, PRAY FOR YOUR PERSECUTORS, you may (eventually) find that some of them are "Sauls" who turn to Christ, get Saved, and themselves also die for and in, Christ. Christ is calling His lost sheep out of sin, even out of ISIS. Are you willing to stay, pray for, and Testify to, your murderer, that he too, might be Saved, and, Be Blessed?
 
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