“Today, people look upon pain, wrong and injustice towards their neighbours unaffected. Your neighbour could be your enemy, friend, those who do not share the same faith with you. The Bible says love them all. But today – because they do not share the same faith with you, when you see them in a problem, you ignore them and look the other side. Because you are a Christian and they are not a Christian, whatever problem they have – you look the other side. No! You have to love your neighbour as yourself. If your conscience is alive to Christ, you would always be there for your neighbour. Love your neighbour as yourself.
The Bible says, ‘I will set a table before you in the presence of your enemies’. If your enemy is not there, the table will be useless. It’s good for your enemy to see what you become. What they thought you cannot become – it’s good for your enemy to see. They thought you cannot become this or that – it is better they see for themselves. That may change them and win their soul! A good example of what I am talking about is we here in the church today. If we begin to examine the conscience of everyone here and look at the past – at least 50% never thought they would come here. You had a different impression about T.B. Joshua. You stood in opposition towards T.B. Joshua in the past but today, you are alive to see that he is your friend, not your enemy. If you had died then, would you be able to see this? If I had died then, would I be here today?
What is the way out? Pray for your enemy! Prayer from your heart, not from your lips. If you choose the path of praying for your enemy, you will have a great relief. Because you are running to defeat your enemy, it has taken you to many places – spiritually, physically and financially. It has caused you sleepless nights – fear, anxiety, pressure. Every bad thing that happens to you -when you have nightmare – you attribute it to your enemy. The pain you are going through – it’s not your enemy that is going through it but you. Why can’t you ignore your enemy and move forward? Pray for them! You are the one going through the pain.
When you begin to chase your enemies, you will automatically forget the condition in which you are – because it’s not possible to look at two sides. I am going through pain that the enemy caused – and at the same time I am pursuing the enemy that caused it. I will ignore the pain. The pain will be there but how to take care of myself will be ignored. This is why our pain persists. The situation that you are supposed to go through within a week, you are on it for the past one year – because you ignore your condition and you are pursuing your enemies
The bigger your success, the bigger your enemies. Why are you wasting your time when you know it’s a normal life? You go through your trial according to your position and I will go through my trial according to my position. It is our position that attracts trials. Your position in life attracts persecution. If your position is big, it will attract big trials. Big blessing will attract big trials. You don’t want trials; you don’t want success in life. When people talk about you – ‘He is a foolish man; she is a foolish woman’ – you know it’s a recognition! What you are going through should not rule your life. What you are going through does not matter but what matters is whom you are.”
Remember, SHARING is CARING…