Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, 21 March 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Love Does Not Seek To Destroy
"But He turned and rebuked them, and said, 'You do not know what manner of spirit you are of." Luke 9:55 NKJV
Jesus wanted to visit Samaria but the Samaritans did not receive Him. James and John were mad, and they said to Jesus, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” He said.
I watched a preacher on TV who was leading his members in prayer; he said to them, "Somebody must die before this prayer and fasting is over." They were fasting for a certain number of days. I was walking past a house many years ago when I heard someone pray, "Die! Die! Die! Die!" Those were his only words! Oh Lord! I thought that was witchcraft!
Brothers and sisters, Jesus did not come to destroy the lives of men, but to save them! And that's all that we should be doing! Jesus had enemies; they even killed Him; but even on the cross He loved them still. That's the kind of attitude that God wants us to have.