Enemies Can Be Friends

    

I hope you enjoyed the fun Pics, they of course are not the real Picture, our enemies to us are not  so cute and yet God tells us to forgive and Love them and to show we do.
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“Is it really possible to learn to care for each other and let go of the bitterness and resentment that we  have in our hearts?”  
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Yes as Christians this is what the Lord asks us to do but without His Love we can not do this, it’s only as we seek His Compassion and Understanding that we can  put ourselves in someone’s shoes and see why they are angry, hurting and in pain.
 
Perhaps it was something we did to  them unknowingly and we need to say sorry, or perhaps they have not dealt with their own hurts and this causes bitterness which they project onto others, so we need to pray for healing for them…
 
Or perhaps there is judgment without Love because of their Pride so Repentance and Forgiveness is needed, but whatever the reason God asks us to Love our enemies and do good to them, to choose to forgive them even if they will not accept our forgiveness through their repentance. .
 
The Scriptures tell us to do good to our enemies and in so doing we will heap burning coals on their head.
 
Does that mean God wants our motivation for doing good to our enemies to be motivated by revenge… No because He then tells us not to be overcome by evil but to seek to overcome evil with good… what God is confirming is if there is no repentance they will suffer the consequences of their evil actions.
 
If we do not forgive others we will not be forgiven because we can’t be unforgiveness is sin and it separates us from God’s Love and Grace.
 
Revenge is not good,  our  motivation needs to be because of Love not hate. When we hold onto bitterness and resentment it’s like mixing poison for those who hurt us but drinking it ourselves, it eats away all that is good in us.
 
We remember Two wrongs don’t make a right!
 
 Does offering Love instead of hate mean that our enemies will always respond back with Love… No sometimes their response will be unloving, this is what God was meaning in regard to the burning coals, but  whatever their response is this should not govern our reactions or actions, what we do needs always to be motivated by God’s Love.
 
The Dictionary defines an enemy… one who attacks or tries to harm another.
 
 
“We  may have an enemy but you don’t have to be one.”
 
 
Matthew 5:44 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;
 
Luke 6:27-36 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
 
Romans 12:19-21 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.  Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.  Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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I would like to introduce you to  my American Pastor, Brother  Douglas Bayless, a caring and committed man who focuses on God’s Truth, I’m a heart member of his Church for which I’m very thankful for. 
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A God coincidence is that because of low-speed I was unable to listen to his message on YouTube  until this morning and yet our heart thoughts  are in Unity, we are of the same mind in reference to the message we both  shared on forgiveness  but also on many other important Truths in the Scriptures…
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God bless you and your Loved ones Dear Brother Bayless, I am greatly blessed to be in Unity with you all and Thank you for your prayer support. Christian Love Anne.
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Below is  Brother Douglas Baylass’s  most resent message  on Forgiveness, his first one which I shared about above has been deleted.
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About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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25 Responses to Enemies Can Be Friends

  1. Yes it’s easy to hate, it takes God’s Love in us to forgive.

    Blessings – Grannie Annie

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  4. ansuyo says:

    How cute and how true. I try to be an enemy to no one no matter what they do to me. Jesus is the example.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Yes Angie they are very cute, did you see the one with the Cat and Rat that I posted ? it had a very simular message and it is very True, to loose an enemy we seek to become friends if not accepted we move on in Love.

      What I appreciate about you Angie is you take a real interest in others, Thank you.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  6. robind333 says:

    Anne, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post, especially, in these trouble times. I hope you and Ron are doing well and the pics of the kitten were adorable. Many, many blessings to you…Robin

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Robin, I also enjoy your messages but have missed a few latley with all the Blog problems we are having, I appreciate visting you because if we don’t agree we reason together and this is what God asks us to do by using His Truth.

      I was reading a few Posts of yours in my In- box, about the end times again and would like to have followed them up but will in the near future.

      I remember you sharing about some really bad comments you have received, I received a comment that was referring to witchcraft as something positive and sent it to spam, it’s differant when someone is confused but we need to protect our followers from Satan’s lies, or those who deliberatly slander God or others …Hmmmm same thing! it’s evil.

      I’m pleased you enjoyed the pictures Robin, they are cute .

      See you soon Christian Love – Anne.

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  7. Just adorable and yes, inspiring. We all “humans” can learn from this two subjects. It is time to settle our indifferences and share the same vision for a world of love , peace and light. Nothing good comes out from a heart of anger, hatred and vengeance. History showed us the outcomes, it is time to open our eyes to the truth. We only live once, we might as well live it doing what is right and good. Have a great week my friends….

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi dear Island traveler very True what you shared…. Nothing good comes out of a heart of anger, hatred and vengeance, and this is why God tells us without choosing to put our flesh to death we will continue to sin, hurting Him others and ourselves because it’s our fleshy heart that motivates us to do evil, it is selfish and ungodly. He also tells us without the empowering of the Holy Spirit we will fail, what we think is right can be very wrong without Him.

      Sorry for the delay in responding to your comment dear friend, we have been resolving Blog problems,take care I will visit you when they are settled or before we go on Holidays.

      Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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  9. Johnson says:

    The pictures are so cute; told over half the story. Indeed, enemies can be friends. Thanks for the challenge to love.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Yes they are cute Johnson and it does show that even natural enemies in the animal kingdom can form an attachment, I have seen it many times before before but animals don’t have the exact same emotions as us, or the sinful flesh nature, we are of a higher order and are to look after those animals in our care but never to worship them as some do.

      I had to approve your comment but not sure why as you have commented before perhaps you changed your email address, anyway thanks for visiting I appreciated you doing so.

      Christian Love Anne

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  10. Naphtali says:

    wonderful and so cute and adorable!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Cathy, thank you, they are indeed cute and adorable too, so good you think so but then I’m sure like me you love all God’s Creation 🙂

      Thanks for visiting – Christian Love Anne.

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  11. Lady Deidre says:

    Hello, Annie. Love the adorable pics! And everyone needs to learn to dust off their sleeves of offense quickly — don’t let it take seed in our minds and heart!
    God Bless You!

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  12. isaiah43123 says:

    I hear echoes from my childhood; Dad’s voice saying’kill ’em with kindness.”
    Keep the Faith!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Wow Sis your back, I have missed you heaps, I hope I have not missed any of your Posts, they get me thinking, I better check.

      I Hope you have been well Sis, I did try once again to Phone you but did not connect, anyway it’s good to hear from you now, thanks for visiting and yes kindness is about Love and some sadly just choke on it!

      Christian Love Anne

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  13. Donna says:

    Hello Anne and Ron,
    What a truthful and timely reminder for all of us. In this world of increasing stress and disturbances, as well as rising persecution for our beliefs, it is so important to remember His Kingdom living principles. These are the times for the Holy Spirit, to shine the brightest, in and through us, when we are pressed on all sides. May the Body of Christ, His Bride, radiate with His love. love you, Donna

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Donna for your words of wisdom reflecting God’s Truth, one thing the Devil hates and that is goodness shining through Love, he takes off, how he longs for us to be unforgiving so we become twisted and bitter… I have never seen a Bride who is in Love this way!

      Christian Love Anne.

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  14. Ron says:

    Thanks Anne, all true as you say about forgiveness and bitterness and grudges, cant add any more to that . But one enemy we can never accept as a friend is Satan and all his lies . He would love to heep us in bondage any way he can, that’s his goal, to be friends with him is to walk in evil.

    Blessings
    Ron

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Very True Love, Satan can do no good and God can do no evil, what a friend we have in Jesus the very image of His Heavenly Father. When we Love 100% we too reflect Jesus, when we are bitter and revengful we reflect Satan the choice is ours.

      Christian Love Anne.

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