Fantasies of revenge for past wrongs or hurts have no place in your thinking. I want to battle for you, bringing redemption into your wounds and leaving you with justice. Vengeance is mine!


If you’re talking to snakes, stop it! Why? Because those voices in your head telling you to say this, do that, or turning you paranoid against people who love you are the voice of the enemy himself.

You know what I’m talking about. Those times when you relive past hurts by practicing a conversation you really shouldn’t have. Why am I telling you not to get some of your own back – a little revenge to get even for wrongs committed against you?

Because they don’t belong to you! They belong to God.

You see, your Father is in charge of handling the people and situations that lay you low, not you. Vengeance belongs to the Lord and He will do battle for you.

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. – Romans 12:19

The Father is uniquely equipped to bring redemption onto the battlefield. When redemption is applied to the situation, revenge becomes justice! Isn’t that awesome?

Justice is when the poor have opportunity and the widow security. Justice is when the orphan has a name. When past hurts become ministries and outreaches to lift others out of their misery.

When Jesus rules, His majesty causes us to become overcomers in places we were once victims. Oh, I like that!

Now, the Bible tells us the devil is a liar and a thief. He loves to steal your job, your security, your relationships, your opportunities, your reputation and your territory for the Lord. If he can take your ministry, your friends or your family, he’s got you on the ropes.

Cry out to your Father, the righteous judge for justice. He can return what the thief stole and bring truth where lies once ruled the day. Let Him fight for you because the reward is justice: restoration – getting back what was taken – and restitution – getting compensation above and beyond the offense!

Call on a just God today and keep calling until He renders judgment in your favor. Call out the devil on his schemes and declare justice for what the enemy has taken.

From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY