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Making Enemies Friends (Revelation 18.20)

"Rejoice over her, you heavens! Rejoice, you people of God! Rejoice, apostles and prophets! For God has judged her with the judgment she imposed on you." (Revelation 18.20)✞

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham LincolnThe people here are not praying for those who despitefully use them. But two things have to be remembered. However we may feel about this voice of vengeance, it is none the less the voice of faith. These men and women had utter confidence that no one on God's side could ultimately be on the losing side. There is little personal bitterness. The people to be destroyed are not so much personal enemies as the enemies of God. At the same time, this is not the most excellent way as Jesus taught us about making enemies friends. When Abraham Lincoln was told that he was too lenient with his opponents and that his duty was to destroy his enemies, he answered, "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" The real Christian attitude is to seek to destroy enmity, not by force, but by the power of that love which won the victory of the cross at Calgary.✞

"Making Enemies Friends"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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