FIGHT AGAINST THEM WHO fight against me, prays the psalmist. “Plead my cause, O LORD, with those who strive with me; Fight against those who fight against me.” Psalms 35:1 This psalm is called an imprecatory psalm, meaning that the psalmist prays that God will bring judgment upon the enemies of His people and overthrow the wicked.
There’s a few things you should know about imprecatory psalms: these are Holy Spirit inspired words, not the expression of human desire for punishment; these are prayers for deliverance from injustice, evil to be destroyed, cruelty come to an end, Satan defeated, godliness exalted and righteousness established; an appeal for God alone to administer justice and to send penalties on the wicked and not take matters into our own hands.
Imprecatory psalms point to the truth that when wickedness reaches its full measure, the Lord does judge and destroy. We must keep two Biblical principles in balance: the desire to see all people come to repentance and reconciliation in Christ and the desire to see evil destroyed and the kingdom of God victorious.
Jesus said that God will “avenge His own elect, which cry out to Him day and night”, so the faithful pray, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” as God’s ultimate and final solution for evil. Does this mean we just sit back and take it? God forbid! Saints of God rise up! Pray and intercede for Sodom in Jesus mighty name. Put on your armor and get in the battle. Preach the Word! Be instant in season and out. Do not forsake the gathering. Cast down anything that exalts itself above God’s Word. A mighty fortress is our God. Show courage! You cannot run and hide soldier, the battle is thick and we need you on the front lines. #runyourrace
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