Love Your Enemy. Does This Mean Satan Too? – The Marshall Report

That’s certainly an interesting question!

I wholeheartedly suggest going to the link and reading it all! And, view the videos!

Here is an excerpt:

“Loving your enemy doesn’t mean to allow them to reign terror over you. And when harmed, we are not to go out seeking revenge…but instead we are to love those who trespass against us and pray for them. When you love them, you don’t want revenge, you won’t even think of doing that. You will want them to change their evil into good. Pray they find the Lord and do no more harm.

Loving your enemy is praying they repent and do what is right. It is not enabling them to do more evil.  No one has the right to touch what belongs to God in an evil way. Vengeance is mine saith the Lord and he has made a place for them. Defense is a different subject. You have the right to defend yourselves.

Remember, the Lord told Peter as they left the upper room, in Luke 22: 36, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a swordsell your cloak and buyone.”

So what is this Agape love Paul spoke of that we are to have?

Agape love is supernatural love. It is spiritual love. It is not a natural love and does not have a natural expression.

With agape love you are able to love the person without any expectations of what they will do for you or prove their love for you. It is loving in the spirit and not of the flesh and what things are expected to be done to prove your love in the flesh. It does not mean you are meant to be a whipping post for anyone. It has no natural connection to the fleshly things. It is a heavenly love for all without those having to perform or earn, or do certain things to receive it.

Imagine taking a walk in a beautiful garden. You see and feel the presence of the beauty of the life of the plants flowering. It fills your heart with love for the beauty of it. The flowers don’t have to do anything for you to love them. If they wilt… you are sad for the wilting ones. But you know they were once beautiful flowers and you still see it as part of the beautiful garden. Now, imagine walking in a thorn patch, do you still feel the love for the thorns? If you can see the beauty in God’s creation of thorns…you have agape love for all creation. If you don’t have that…you are seeing the thorns in the natural. The natural is imperfect and not pretty, it is not perfection. If you are able to love the imperfect things, you have agape/supernatural love. If you can love the beauty in a round common stone the same as you love the shiny gem…that is supernatural love.

Agape / spiritual love feels the presence of the soul, not the imperfection of the fleshly body. It loves the person in spite of the bad things it does. But, this does not mean it approves of the bad things, nor does it allow those with natural love the right to harm you. That is NOT what spiritual love is nor asks you to do. Spiritual love is what drives a fireman into a burning house to rescue even a bad person. There is no good or bad in supernatural / spiritual love.  It is supernatural love that gives the person the inner love to risk their life to save another, or to fight to save their family, their city, their nation!

Many have taught partial truths of this supernatural spirit filled love, and many have twisted the meaning by lack of knowledge of the truth.

Another excerpt:

“We are imperfect in an imperfect world striving to serve God in our natural body. It is having the heart of David.

What is impossible with the things seen which are in the flesh, is possible with the things unseen which is the spirit. The Holy Spirit is supernatural and when we are filled with the Spirit we can begin to move in the supernatural spirit of love. 

That type of supernatural love, doesn’t expect anything and provides everything.”

Hat tip: The Marshall Report

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