Emanna for 09/27/2019

Fighting for Those Who Have Wronged Us

Bible Verses

Genesis 14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, and his possessions and departed, for he was dwelling in Sodom. (14) And when Abram heard that his brother had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred eighteen of them, and pursued as far as Dan.

Words of Ministry

When Abraham heard the news about his nephew's captivity, he did not say, "I knew that he should not have gone to such a place. When he did, surely God's hand was heavy upon him." What did Abraham do?
[Read verse 14.]
This shows that Abraham was truly an overcomer. He overcame his self and was brought to the point where he no longer had any personal feelings. It did not matter how Lot had treated him; he still recognized Lot as his brother. Although Lot had never overcome, he was still Abraham's nephew. Lot was an ordinary man in Mesopotamia, he was an ordinary man when he reached Haran, and he was an ordinary man after he reached Canaan. He even chose the good land for himself and moved to Sodom. Yet Abraham still recognized him as his nephew. Only those who stand on the ground of . fellowship can engage in spiritual warfare. In order to have the strength for warfare, we must not harbor any complaint within us. Even if our brother has wronged us, we should still consider him our brother, and we should still pray for him and help him unreservedly. Only this kind of person can have the power to fight the spiritual battle. Abraham fought by standing on this ground. Therefore, he was able to overcome the enemy.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1993, pp. 41-42. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/16/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.