***GET RID OF HATRED***
'Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him'
This instruction is weighty beyond description.Here we are made to understand that Hatred is likened to Murder in the sight of God.It says'Whosoever' isn't it a wonder that this appears in Scripture? it simply means that there are believers who are murderers because of the hatred of brethren.Joseph's Brothers actually murdered him as far as God is concerned.From the point they began to respond to him with hatred and even more because of his dreams they were already murderers.It was recorded that THEY HATED HIM,AND COULD NOT SPEAK PEACEABLY WITH HIM.
Why should you detest someone that Christ also died for? you are not more priviledged that that brother or that sister.When people relate there are bound to be conflicts, but Love as scripture says covers a multitude of sins.It is not until a man stabs another neither is it until a court of Law declares a man guilty of a murder charge that he becomes a murderer,when you get to that point where you cannot speak peaceably with your fellows just realise that you are harbouring Hatred.You are equal to a murderer.
Beloved, are there issues in your heart that have made you stay away from certain persons?are there persons that you cannot speak peacably with? are there matters you would like to trash out even with those leading you? Do well to settle it NOW.No murderer has a part in Eternity.
1.Irrespespective of who you are(saint/sinner) when hatred exists in your heart you are a murderer.
2.Love covers a multitude of sins(wrongs-emphasis mine)
3.No murderer has part in God's Kingsdom.
Central Truth: Murder is synonymous with the sin of hatred, Let it never be found in you.
FOCUS SCRIPTURE: 1 John3:15
Lord, search me Lord thoroughly and expose me if there be any hatred in my heart towards my brother/sister who you also died for.Help me to make amends today.Let your Love be made manifest within me henceforth.In Jesus Name.Amen