TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Vengeance is Mine. That means fantasies of revenge for past wrongs or hurts have no place in your thinking. Let me battle for you. I will bring redemption to your wounds and leave you with justice.
JUSTICE, REDEMPTION AND RESTORATION
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. See, your Father is in charge of handling the people and situations that lay you low. 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. Redemption? Yes!
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!
From my sermon series EXODUS