Focus: 1 Peter 3:8 - KJV
8. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:8-16
The devil is not so concerned about pulling down those who are not doing anything for the Kingdom of God. In a manner of speaking and which is true, they are already at his beck and call and he has them to deal with any how he likes. But, for those who are of the Kingdom, he is constantly on the prowl to pull them down. Funny enough, it is those who he appears not to be troubling he uses as tools to torment the righteous. He causes them to bear false witness against the righteous; do everything to aggravate the righteous in his goings and discredit him as well as make him to offend God. If you are the one so terribly disliked because of righteousness, please rejoice. It is that your Kingdom impact is being felt on the other side. Whatever you do, please don’t repay evil for evil. Rather than curse them that are cursing you, bless them instead that you may obtain the blessings reserved for you. If on the other hand you find yourself disliking or hating someone for no just cause particularly based on the testimony of another rather than firsthand knowledge, you may have become a tool in the hands of the devil to buffet a righteous being. Repent urgently because the eyes of the Lord are against the evil doer.
SOLUTION: Search your conscience: what you are doing against that fellow, would you love that the same be done to you? If you do, then please continue; if not, quickly repent before the devil discovers you have left him. He destroys his prey whenever they appear to be getting wiser. Your repentance must be immediate to come under the banner and the cover of Christ where the enemy cannot reach.
The grace to bear the pain of persecution without feeling any pain, receive today in Jesus’ name. No matter the level of opposition against your purpose, the grace to be victorious over them all, receive in Jesus’ name. The power to repay good for evil, receive in the name of Jesus. And the blessing the Lord has prepared for you shall not elude you in Jesus’ name. Be great in the Lord!