Summary: To show the content of prayer for our enemies.
Do you pray for your enemies?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the content of prayer for our enemies.
Psalms 59:5 (Amplified Bible)
59:5 You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations; spare none and be not merciful to any who treacherously plot evil. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Psalms 59:5 (King James Version)
59:5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for You have lead me in paths unknown as blind sheep seeking the LORD as our Good Shepherd, who leads, guides, broughts, protects and blessed us.
Isaiah 42:16 (Amplified Bible)
42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken.
Prayer for no mercy for wicked
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Visit all these nations (people) - Divine visitation
"O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations;"
Isaiah 26:10-11 (Amplified Bible)
26:10 Though favor is shown to the wicked, yet they do not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness they deal perversely and refuse to see the majesty of the Lord.
26:11 Though Your hand is lifted high to strike, Lord, they do not see it. Let them see Your zeal for Your people and be ashamed; yes, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them.
That's the mark of wicked people, they are blind and deaf to GOD's Goodness, that's why they can be healed if they will return to the LORD. This spiritual blindness and spiritual deafness is character of Israel, chosen nation of GOD.
Matthew 13:15 (Amplified Bible)
13:15 For this nation’s heart has grown gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them.
Isaiah 6:9-10 (Amplified Bible)
6:9 And He said, Go and tell this people, Hear and hear continually, but understand not; and see and see continually, but do not apprehend with your mind.
6:10 Make the heart of this people fat; and make their ears heavy and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn again and be healed.
B. Show to mercy to wicked people
"spare none and be not merciful to any who treacherously plot evil. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!"