You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him. Leviticus 19:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
I give you the opportunity to resist the unclean spirit of hate. People do not recognize it. They think it is born in them. But the spirit of hate is the same as the spirit of fear, it is from hell, and you have to cast it out. You have to resist it, or it will ruin your life.
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:6-8.
Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight.” Sirach 27:30.
People think that they personally hate someone, but that is not the case. They think they do but you do not hate someone any more than you fear someone and any more than you are jealous of someone. Those are all unclean spirits and they are subtle, but they do not belong in you any more than they belong in Me. I am love and light, there is nowhere in Me they could find a dark corner to dwell in. In Me there is no darkness and I have rescued you out of the realm in darkness into the Kingdom of My Beloved Son, the Light of the world.
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14.
You must do the same with them as you do with any unclean spirit. You answer them with the truth, which is the way you resist and tread on them, then you cast them out in Jesus’ Name, then you cast your care upon Me to make you whole and cleanse you from the damage done by the unclean spirit, and then you thank and praise Me for the good result that you are free. You rejoice in Me for My perfect law of liberty and the truth that set you free!
But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. James 1:25.
How do you answer the unclean spirit of hate? Cast it out, say: “Unclean spirit of hate, God has poured His love in my heart by the gift of the Holy Spirit and hate has no room in me. In the Name of Jesus, unclean spirit of hate, I cast you OUT. Leave me now I refuse to allow you to lodge in me!”
These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons
If it is a person that is offending you and upsetting you so that you have been tempted by the devil and let in the spirit of hate against them, you must look beyond that person and if you are obligated to care for them or have taken that on, what you need to do is look to the joy beyond, like Jesus, who for the joy that lay before Him did not despise the rejection, injustice, and humiliation he experienced in His passion and death of the cross.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2.
Do you see how He endured all that without hatred coming into His heart but joy? He saw His reward at My right hand and all the souls that would be saved sitting there with Him. And that gave Him the strength of joy to endure the Cross, despising the shame.
He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:21.
You also must look beyond the problem, look beyond the person, look beyond their corrupted flesh, to Me and to being seated with Jesus and with Me on My throne as an overcomer!
When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. Revelation 1:3-4.
“You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your companions.” Hebrews 1:9.
Do as Jesus did and look beyond the hate to the joy that you have if you discipline yourself to resist the spirit of hate.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled. Hebrews 12:11-15.
Do not let hate come into your heart even for a brief time, it will put down bitter roots that are hard to dig out once they get entrenched in you, and like the weeds and thorns in the wheat they will choke off the growth of the good seed of My Word and wind tightly around the door that allows blessing into your heart. Hate begins with offense that becomes anger. There is a reason, for your own safety, peace of mind, and ability to increase, that I tell you never to let the sun go down on your anger.
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity. Ephesians 4:25-27.
Before you sleep at night, let Me minister to you to clear out your heart.
Keep sound wisdom and discretion, so they will be life to your soul and adornment to your neck. Then you will walk in your way securely and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:21-26.
Be very careful not to let the spirit of hate to dwell in you. I tell you that when you hate someone it is the same as murder, and that eternal life abides in no murderer’s heart, for the devil has been a murderer from the beginning. That is not an overcomer.
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15.
When the Pharisees hated Jesus they had no good reason to do so. He fulfilled the Scriptures they loved and devoted their lives to. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil. They should have rejoiced at being the privileged and honored ones to live in the time of the fulfillment of the Messianic promises, BUT, through pride in their education and prestigious status they, as Saul, the first king of My nation Israel had done, they became jealous of the one who was their greatest asset and most loyal helper and counselor. And that jealousy and offense, turned into hatred and finally murder. It began with offended pride and ended in full blown hatred that turned them into murderers. Sounds like the spirit behind them that they did not resist.
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44.
Do you recall when I revealed the fall of the perfect cherub who I placed as guardian to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, who became the one now known as the devil?
“You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned.” Ezekiel 28:15-16.
But the devil found no place in Jesus. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, by Whom I pour My love into your heart, there is no room for heart to lodge so matter how many people that spirit takes captive to offend you to your face. Jesus was reviled but He did not return reviling.
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:21-25.
He was looking beyond to His purpose, to My plan, to what He was there for, and to the reward beyond all anyone could fathom at the richness of what He was fulfilling that I had planned since the foundation of the world, for I see all and I have the solution for all, the antidote, the remedy, the answer, and the joy.
Well, done good and faithful servant, you have shown yourself faithful in little things I will promote you to greater and greater things. It is hard for Me to promote the proud, I resist them because they resist Me, and if you take offense, get angry and have hatred abiding in your heart, I cannot entrust you with leadership or kingdom assignments.
Once Moses got too angry with and began to harbor ill will and hatred in his heart towards the grumbling, complaining, blaming, rebellious, and ungrateful Israelites, seeing them as a great burden he could not carry, I had to remove him from office and put Joshua in his place and stead. And Joshua learned from that.
And now I want to comfort you in your weakness and help you to be strong in the face of offensive behavior to look beyond the person to your salvation, to your deliverance, to walk free of hatred, for no matter where you run, if hatred has grown in your heart, you will not be free of that person though not int their physical presence.
The secret is in the service to them that you feel trapped by but are actually free from. Why? Because of where you are looking. But please note that I am not talking of physical abuse, you must flee from that like a bird from a fowler’s snare, for I will show you the way out.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth. We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; the net is torn, and we have slipped away. Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 124:6-8.
Here I am speaking of unpleasant, offended and offensive people that have no regard for Me, you, or My Word but expect your service and support, are co-workers, family members, and I could go on. But see it as you coming, through your service and peaceful lifestyle that is quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, into a great reward. Jesus told you that whatever you do for the very least you do for Jesus. The least is the person who often offends you, is not grateful, but uses you, at times offering false flattery, and does not love Me but treats My Word with dishonor. That is the least. And if you are being good to them and serving them in their need and disability then guess who you are doing it for? Me. You certainly will know you are not doing it for them, they are the last person you want to be with, but somehow as a family member, spouse, child, co-worker, boss, or whatever they are in your life. But if you only love those who love you, what merit is there in that? Even sinners are good to those who serve and love them. But when you are good to those you find offensive in their lack of willingness to do anything for you other than what they decide to do, you are doing it for Me alone and I will reward you for you have learned to look beyond, indeed, right through that person encased and living according to the flesh to Me in the Spirit.
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [e]take care of You?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:34-46.
The greatest one among you is the one who serves the rest, but remember, I love a cheerful giver. Not a hateful and grudging one.
As far as the anger of the other person you are dealing with goes, as their taunting goes, do not respond in kind, look beyond to the reward. Like Jesus did with those who taunted and reviled Him. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who maltreat you, if they press you into service for one mile go two. Look beyond, look through, keep your eyes on Jesus and run free of the encumbrance of hatred which only leads to sin and unhappiness.
This is set out very clearly in My Word. So you need to understand the tactics and wiles of the evil one in order to resist that spirit of hatred. You must resist that unclean spirit in the same way and as much as you would resist fear, or pain, or sickness, or cancer or anything else that is trying to work its way into you and grow in you.
Hate is not born in you, it invades from outside of you and is a demonic influence. It can be picked up from another person as well. It is a reciprocal action that Satan likes to set off, and to set hate off he usually begins with offense. So be careful about taking offense, resist. It has ruined many marriages and families. Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will have to flee.
Do not be ashamed if you are being attacked by an unclean spirit that is trying to take up abode in you, instead stand up and cast him out. You have the authority to do so, Jesus gave it to you.
I love you. Do not give him any territory in you. Do not respond to hate, turn your back on it, and respond to love by responding to Me. Look beyond what you see.