“Vengeance Is Mine…” Saith The Lord

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Have you ever been hurt, cheated or oppressed by someone older, more privileged or superior to you in position…and you feel like fighting back…or you feel like holding and strangulating the person or doing something evil to him/her? If yes, then you are not alone on this.

A number of times, I have had to deal with this acts of wickedness and man’s inhumanity to man. I do not know how you handled or used to handle such ungodly and arrogant display of power. For me, I have learnt from experience, that the best approach was to “fight back” with a power that CANNOT be subdued…a power that is above EVERY other power…a power that sent a “Goliath” down to the ground after so much boasting and arrogance (1 Sam 17)…a power that turned lions into friends of a child of God (Daniel 6)…a power that slaughtered thousands of Egyptians without a fight (Exodus 14)…a power that split the mighty red sea into two without any physical contact(Exodus 14) ….a power that brought down a mighty wall with just singing (Joshua 6)….a power that made a ninety year old woman to become a mother (Gen 21)…a power that did all I have shared on my blog including keeping the heart of my younger brother beating without blood in his body for days !!! That power is the unfailing, fearsome and superior POWER OF GOD through PRAYERS!!!

Prayer works dear friend. Man will forever think and act like one. God knows everything and everyone better. He knows the best approach to handle every oppression and acts of wickedness. He does not make mistakes. He knows our oppressors more than we do. There are no regrets whenever He is involved in our affairs.

So, rather than pay evil for evil or fight a fight you do not know how it would end or which you may not be able to win….report the matter to GOD in prayer and fasting. God has a beautiful way of humbling those who chose to ignore the fact that power comes from God (Psda 75:6-7). He knows the best “punishnent” your oppressor deserves.

So, go to Him in fasting and prayers. Safe yourself the stress of crying and being in sorrow. Safe yourself from wasting energy…..

“So Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD;

they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD….

Thus says the Lord to you, “Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude,

for the battle is not yours but God’s   

– 2 Chronicles 20:15

For the Lord Himself has said…..

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves,

but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,

Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

– Romans 12:19

And……

“He(Goliath) said to David, “Come here. I’ll feed your body to the birds of the air and the wild animals!” 

But David said to him, “You come to me using a sword and two spears.

But I come to you in the name of the Lord All-Powerful,

the God of the armies of Israel! You have spoken against him….

So David defeated the Philistine with only a sling and a stone.

– 1 Sam 17

May the hand of God continue to guide us in all our decision making in Jesus name, amen !

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Hand Over Your “Battles” To God

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She’s 28. She is light complexioned “beauty queen.” She has a very good job. Life is really good for her. She has a very reliable fiance, with whom they have already concluded plans to go and say “I do, I do”. She would pass for anything you would call a happy and lucky lady.

In the middle of all these “good news” is a very sad aspect of her life – her boss is making life miserable for her. According to her, he insist on sleeping with her if she wants to continue working in the bank. She’s confused. She loves her job. She does not want to be a prostitute by exchanging her body for job security. She does not want to cheat on her fiance. What should she do?

There are similar battles everywhere – home, school, office, place of residence and even in the church. There are some battles that are hard to fight. This particular one is one of them. The tendency is for the lady to consider the good job and scarcity of such jobs and therefore want to give in.

The good news is that there is no battle that God cannot make the “strong men” appear like a human beings without skeletons. He has shown His awesome power in the most unimaginable situations. Hallelujah !!!

I call Exodus 14 “My Comforter.” This chapter often brings tears to my eyes every time I read it (even as I do this post). It’s a familiar story – a story of “hopelessness turned into testimony.” With the Red Sea in front and thousands of Egyptian warriors behind, God told Moses to tell the seemingly hopeless Isrealites : “Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward..”(Exodus 14:15). That really sounds stupid, with the reality on ground. But “…the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.”(Exo 14:30-31)

Goliath was another oppressor who thought that size, power and weapons were more potent than the word and power of God. Everybody doubted David’s ability to confront, let alone destroy the giant. But David said “…moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.” (1 Sam17:37) God did !!!

This is basis of my recommendation – God has shown His awesome wisdom and power in my “battles” in the past and so I can confidently tell the lady here to hand over her battles to God and enjoy the last laugh !!!

Because God fought for the Israelites and David, their stories ended up with testimonies. I have many to share myself. So, when “oppression” shows its ugly face, take up David’s attitude :

“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. ” (1 Sam 17:45)

Looking forward to reading your testimonies.

Thanks for your time.

 

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