[WordPOWER!] Romans 12: Repay No One Evil for Evil — Don't Curse — Give Place to God's Wrath

We need to fully trust that God will deal with people totally fairly at the appropriate time.
It’s serious sin for us to step into His vengeance shoes that only fit Him, being all knowing and totally just!
It’s not our job to withhold forgiveness or to wish evil on anyone!

Romans 12:

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don’t curse.

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Don’t set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don’t be wise in your own conceits.

17 Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.

19 Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”

20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head.”

21 Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

'Christian' Leaders James-3 Cursing People Example: Jesse

Here is my transcription of what Jesse Duplantis preached in a large meeting. This message, The Four Dimensions of Life, ©1998, is still available as video tape JV-66 at https://www.jdmstore.org/ps-275-3-the-four-dimensions-of-life.aspx.
This is an example of a preacher honestly admitting he’s wished evil on others while being a minister of the Gospel, and then admitting he was wrong in doing so. Jesse lays out the logic of his thinking, which I think is common among ‘Christians’ today, but most aren’t as candid as Jesse: “And the Lord said: ‘vengeance is mine.’ I said, ‘no, no, let it be mine, You take too long.”
This is a very serious form of reverse-Christianity, and is significant way that many people (including church leaders) control other people—through demonic power. God won’t answer prayers like these—Satan does.
This is absolutely a salvation issue. It’s no laughing matter. See: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures. We must be holy—and that’s where the joy is too!!!

“I attack my wife sometimes. People call it an ‘attack,’ but it’s not, cause me and Cathy have a great marriage…, but this woman has great vengeance. I was preaching not long ago, this beautiful woman. She knows I’m very funny about my hygiene. …

While I’m preaching under the anointing power of the Holy Ghost, Cathy looks at me and goes [Jesse points to his nose. He thought she was showing him that he had a ‘b______’ on his nose]…. Then my wife says…: ‘you don’t have a b______.’ [He gives a scowled glare.] And I thought of: ‘bless God, when I get off this platform….’

And the Lord said: ‘vengeance is mine.’ I said, ‘no, no, let it be mine, You take too long. You take too long.’ You know how God is, He’s so merciful, He’s going to save somebody you don’t like. You know He’s going to do it. He’s going to save your mother-in-law and you’re asking God to send her to hell.

My mother-in-law is a blessing right now, but boy, ooh ooh, Lord! I really thought, years ago, that if my mother-in-law went to hell, she’d have made it hell for the Devil. That was ooh ooh ooh! But that was my fault because I didn’t want her to go to heaven. I was wrong. I didn’t want her to go. I said, ‘if you bring that women, you’re going to ruin it for me,’ really. But I had to set my [‘life right,’ maybe? Words jumbled]. Now we have the greatest relationship because she wasn’t wrong, I was wrong.”

– Jeff Fenske
Related:
WordPOWER: Repay No One Evil for Evil — Don’t Curse — Give Place to God’s Wrath
Many Curse Others From Their Hurts Deep Within

Martin Luther Cursed from His Heart Catholic Leaders, 'Every Day'

From: The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. IX, 1910, Martin Luther.

It was while he [Martin Luther] was in these sinister moods that his friends usually were in expectant dread that the flood of his exhaustless abuse and unparalleled scurrility would dash itself against the papacy, Church, and monasticism. “I will curse and scold the scoundrels until I go to my grave, and never shall they hear a civil word from me. I will toll them to their graves with thunder and lightning. For I am unable to pray without at the same time cursing. If I am prompted to say: ‘hallowed be Thy name’, I must add: ‘cursed, damned, outraged be the name of the papists’. If I am prompted to say: ‘Thy Kingdom come’, I must perforce add: ‘cursed, damned, destroyed must be the papacy.’ Indeed I pray thus orally every day and in my heart without intermission” (Sammtl. W., XXV, 108). Need we be surprised that one of his old admirers, whose name figured with his on the original Bull of excommunication, concludes that Luther “with his shameless, ungovernable tongue, must have lapsed into insanity or been inspired by the Evil Spirit” (Pirkheimer, ap. *Döllinger, “Die Reformation”, Ratisbon, I, 1846-48).

Related:

Martin Luther: Sin Boldly — “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day”

Martin Luther’s Subordinate Bible Books: Hebrews, James, Jude & Revelation
Luther: Let us BANISH the epistle of James, for it is ‘WORTHLESS’ — written by a non-Christian and can’t be reconciled with Paul
The Protestant Reformers Were Frauds: By their Fruits You Will Know Them — Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer! John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!
Reverse-Christian LUTHER: “To Kill a Peasant is Not Murder… Crush them! Cut their throats! … To kill a peasant is to destroy a mad dog! If they say that I am very hard and merciless, mercy be damned. Let whoever can: stab, strangle, and kill them like mad dogs” • “Like the mules who will not move unless you perpetually whip them with rods, so the civil powers must drive the common people. Whip, choke, hang, burn, behead and torture them, that they may learn to fear the powers that be”
LUTHER: ‘Heretics’ Should Be Executed — Melanchthon drafted a memorandum demanding death for ALL ANABAPTISTS and Luther signed it!
Hating, unforgiving, James-3 cursing, Biblically disqualified MARTIN LUTHER: “When I die, I want to be a ghost…So I can continue to pester the bishops, priests and godless monks until that they have more trouble with a dead Luther than they could have had before with a thousand living ones.”
What the Lord’s Prayer really says about FORGIVING. Jesus made it clear right after “Amen”: “IF YOU DON’T forgive…” vs. Luther’s Catechism: “God forgives WITHOUT CONDITION,” even “REVENGE!!!”
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? (Where Paul is reconciled with James — and with Hebrews and 1 John — and with Jesus. It all works!)

Greg Boyd: In the kingdom of God, we are not allowed to have any enemies