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DGS Dhinakaran

Love on Traitors!

Bro. D.G.S Dhinakaran
08 Nov
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Our Lord Jesus showed love to all His disciples, whether they were faithful to Him till the end or going to deny Him or betray Him. He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, shedding sweats of blood amidst so much of agony. At that moment, Judas who comes to betray Him, said ‘Hail rabbi!’ Jesus asked Him, ‘Friend why have you come?’ He never called him a traitor. His love was such that it covered even the traitors. (Matthew 26:49,50). 
Years ago, there was a young preacher, who was always criticizing other servants of God. He used to slander me and the ministry, for no reason at all. In due course, I forgot about this. One night, my telephone rang and he was there on the other side of the phone. He was crying profusely. He said, “My only daughter is on death bed because of a tumour in her head. I cannot lose her. Please help me”. I couldn’t believe that he, who had been slandering me, was crying so pathetically. I did not know what to do. According to Romans 5:5, the Holy Spirit poured out His love into me. On one side I was very angry to hear his voice, but on the other side the love of God flooded out of me. Without my knowledge, I said, ‘Brother tomorrow morning your daughter shall be well’.  He said, “Brother, tomorrow morning is the operation; they are going to open her skull” But again I said, ‘Tomorrow morning, the tumour will not be there’. He put down the receiver saying that he would contact me again. A great fear came upon me since I felt that I had said so, out of my flesh. The whole night I cried to God and said, ‘Father, forgive me. I am really angry with this man, but am moved by this little girl’s condition. Please forgive me; Show mercy on her…” The Lord Jesus Christ was moved with compassion for her. The next morning when the doctors examined her before the surgery, they could see no trace of tumour in her head. The Lord saved her and kept her alive. 

Yes, the Lord loves not only His true disciples but also those who have gone against Him in some way or the other. Today, I encourage each of you to have the mind of Christ. You may have someone who hates you or talks ill about you; do not be heartbroken about their act; instead start to love them as Christ loved the traitors. It is not easy to portray this greatest quality of God but with the help of the Holy Spirit we will be able to love one another just as Christ Jesus did. When we ask the Lord, the Holy Spirit will fill us with His love and we will have his love overflowing in us for others. The word of God says: “bless those who curse you, pray for those who ill-treat you.” (Luke 6:28). So today ask the Lord to fill you with His Holy Spirit that you may be helped to love the enemies and also will be strengthened to pray for them. This will certainly add to your blessings and you will receive abundant peace and joy. 
Prayer:
Heavenly Father, 
I thank you and praise you for all the good things that you have done in my life. Lord your love for me is eternal and never diminishing. Thank you for thy love. Jesus, help me to be like you. Give me the strength and patience to show love to one another and also towards those who hate me. Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirit that I may be filled with your love. 
All this I ask in the mighty name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
Amen! 

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