Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'” Acts 9:4
Saul of Tarsus, before his conversion, was a big troubler of the church. He murdered Christians, and even obtained approval to do more damage. But God said that enough was enough. It took just a light from heaven to stop him.
Herod was another troubler of the church. He harassed the church and killed Apostle James, the brother of John; arrested Peter too. His case was different from Saul’s: Saul was converted but Herod was wasted; an angel struck him, he died instantly and was eaten by worms.
You see, the fact that we are asked to love and not pray for the destruction of our enemies doesn’t mean that we are helpless; not at all! It only means that God has chosen to fight for us and to deal with our enemies on our behalf. 2 Thessalonians 1:6 says that “it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you.”
You have suffered enough, God is set to fight for you. The end of your troubles and travails has come. Give God praise!
Happy New Month.