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Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on March 4, 2012

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L. A. Marzulli

Matthew 5:39 “But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have [your] cloak also.  And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.  Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.  You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,  that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.  For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?  And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more [than others]? Do not even the tax collectors do so?  Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”  Yahsua/Jesus

When we read the above versus the fist thing that comes to my mind – in the natural – is that Yashua’s admonition is impossible to do.  In fact it goes against what I would call our human nature.  When we are cut off on the freeway, our first reaction might be  outrage, anger and self-righteousness!  How dare they do that to me!  When lies are spoken about us behind our backs we want to clear our name and set the record straight.  When we are hurt most often we want to get even and perhaps a little better than even.

However, Yashua makes it clear that we are to bless those who curse us.  So how is this possible?   As we learn to walk in the Spirit, the Guidebook to the supernatural i. e. the Bible, instructs us how to deal with any situation.  Take the underlined verse above: Bless those who curse us.  What we do is take that person who has cursed us, to prayer,  bless them realizing that they are broken, and imperfect, that they are more than likely coming from a place of  anger, resentment, jealousy, and a self-serving agenda.  When we bless those that are cursing us, we allow our Father to act on our behalf.  We bring about a supernatural dynamic that can change lives, heal hurts, mend friendships and bring about the kingdom of heaven on earth, in a real and tangible way.

I have seen this work over and over again. In our house when we are confronted with adversity we abide by the 24 or 36 hour rule. In other words we do nothing but pray over the situation. This allows cool heads to prevail and keeps our “flesh” at bay.  It also allows The Most High God a chance to intervene as He sees fit.  It also builds patience and character in us!

In closing today’s Bun:  There are people, let’s say, mean-spirited, that we keep at arm’s length from us, and there’s nothing wrong in that.  However, we should pray for them. When Yashua hung on the cross He looked down at the Romans who had crucified him, as well as the rabble shouting insults at Him and said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”  This is THE example of turning the other cheek, of walking in the spirit, of resting in Him.  One parting comment, this admonition does not mean that we are to become a doormat, as we should never allow someone to physically harm us, or to put up with ongoing verbal abuse.  In all things we should be wise as serpents but harmless as doves.

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22 Responses to “Sunday Go To Meeting Bun!”

  1. Amen. Thank you L.A. for those words of wisdom!

  2. Pam UK said

    Amen! The only way we can do it is by doing it for the Father’s sake, not for our own or theirs. We do it For HIM. That’s obedience and then, we get the blessing to be enabled again. The more we obey, the more it becomes our first nature to do.
    Blessings,
    Pam UK

  3. Linda said

    Thank You L.A. good reminder as the stuff is being flung at record speed these days and yes we do raise our gander first and then hopefully remember a fallen world and pray. I really like that 24/36 rule!!! I am going to try to work on that with the HS’s help lol

    You have a really nice, blessed day, relax and get better!! :)

  4. Kathleen H said

    Thank You for this L.A. We all know it, but speaking for myself personally,
    I know I have to be reminded of it from time to time. Not easy to do when
    someone attacks your honor, your character, and reputation. Been there
    a few times and it is difficult, but we can do all things through Yashua!

  5. nomemoleste said

    It’s really hard to be patient or longsuffering on the timescale of God. Here’s a few instances from scripture:

    – Job is classic regarding not second-guessing the ways of God when we experience even intense and prolonged satanic attack.
    – Joseph spent decades as a slave and prisoner before becoming the ruler in Egypt molded through adversity to bring civilizations through extended famine.
    – The Israelites were left in Egypt as slaves to grow to become a nation.
    – David had years under threat from King Saul, before becoming king.
    – We could go on to Daniel, Elijah, Jeremiah, or straight to the Hebrew chapter 11, or the martyring of the Christian faithful at the hands of romans, romanists, apostate protestants, communists, etc.
    – And of course, there’s the lesson of the Jewish remnant and martyrs — that will rule and reign with Christ in the millennium.

    Our ways are not our Heavenly Father’s way yet. He won’t spare us character building or spiritual work-outs.

    My own troubles seem trivial by comparison. In my prayer “complaints” I’ve had to admit that the experiences of being chronically oppressed, misused, or neglected has changed me. Take for instance driving. We’re to the point in prayer counsel with Abba where I’ve had to admit that I’m aggressive in driving because I fear being boxed in or run over, partly as a result of getting T-Boned and trapped in an accident over 2 years ago. They ran over me and are still suing me, which has stretched into years of justice delayed. For the first year afterward, I’d only drive about once a week, and walked to work instead. I was cautious before, but now I’m super cautious crossing roads, looking both ways back and forth, back and forth constantly, because satan will use whoever he can to kill, steal, and destroy. All considered though, I’ve had to say, this extended trauma has brought to light two things: first that it could be that I avoid running over someone, and especially a child or family in the future (which would crush me) and second that I’ve had to admit that I react out of fear and not faith during driving. Similar with the unsettled court case; it may be an experience I need to go through, to actually learn the mechanics of trial, that I would not get otherwise. Something I reluctantly agree that it may be important to know about during ministry to others who are going through similar troubles.

    In puzzling out the difference in Revelation 12 between the “Heavenly Mother” (Jerusalem Above) and the “Manchild” — I’m at a point where it may be that “the experienced saints” (like Paul was a father to Timothy) are the ones given protection “in the wilderness” (on end-time Exodus, during the time of Rev. 12), while the “babes in Christ” (the “Manchild”) are raptured out (“caught up to the Throne”). Our Father will not put more upon us than we can bear.

    Your sweet bread today has more fiber LA, regarding the bun. Definitely worth chewing on. God bless your (ok “our”) enemies. Amen! (And grant that they do right even when they don’t like it.)

  6. Lisa said

    God bless everyone today! Thanks LA for this word of admonition. I really like your 24/36 rule also, very smart way to let things simmer down so cooler heads can prevail and you can have the time needed to spend in the Lord’s presence to seek His answers and will to the situation. I had one such small situation many many years ago. I had a friend who was upset with me and left me a phone message stating that I was basically a self-righteous goody-two-shoes and that she didn’t want to have any further contact with me. Well, I felt I had done nothing wrong to her and had only been a friend and tried to help her. However, when I listened to that message and anger and sadness arose, the Lord said to me that I should really listen to what she said and consider it and pray for her. I did, feeling I had been wronged but I did pray for her and realized from her standpoint, perhaps I was being self-righteous. The friendship ended and for years I had no contact with her but I still prayed as I remembered her and our friendship and asked the Lord to heal her where I may have wounded her and to help her to forgive me. Many years later, through different circumstances, our paths crossed again and we did timidly restart our friendship and we are very close now, closer than before. I did need to see that some of my ways with words could be self-righteous and that sometimes prayer is the best way to help a friend. God has restored our friendship and the honesty and love between us has grown. The Lord is never wrong and bless Him for showing us how to handle these things. He is always good to us. Amen!

  7. Elaine said

    Great bun!!!! and a good time for it! I know we need it.

  8. Meridian said

    Thanks so much, L.A. – I’ve never quite heard that verse from your perspective, and it fits like a glove. Though hard advice to follow sometimes, it sets a very good example.

    Bless you and have a good week!

  9. nomemoleste said

    Here’s an example of not “becoming a doormat” (or remaining silent, when something should be said).

    Temporary Marriage Contracts ($$) under Sharia in Iran
    “http://www.womensenews.org/story/cultural-trendspopular-culture/120303/turkish-writer-discusses-her-about-face-in-iran”

    quote:
    it was the price he offers for two nights of Sigheh. That was the first time I had heard about Sigheh. The waiter had to explain it to me: it is a fixed-term marriage under Sharia. The duration of this type of marriage is fixed at its inception and is then automatically dissolved upon completion of its term. The marriage is contractual.

    Should we pray for Rabia Kazan ‘s safety? That she read the Bible? Or at least listen to The Word on mp3…. “http://www.audiotreasure.com/” (New Testament)

    What should we pray for Iranians and Muslims that are caught in such darkness? That they listen to the Bible in mp3 “http://www.farsibibleinaudio.com/” no doubt.

    Should we pray that they listen to the quoran in mp3 ??? That would be a curse, right ….

    I believe that Christ will save some out of every nation, tribe, tongue, and people. And that no one’s children (juvenile or adult) should ever be caught up in legalized prostitution, including especially the Iranians, Israelis, and Americans.

  10. John said

    I have to make sure and word this correctly but that was your best bun yet LA. Can you(or anyone else) recommend the best place to get a book on Enoch?

    • Pam UK said

      Amazon was where I got mine.
      Blessings.
      (or check out any copies online)

    • nomemoleste said

      “www.forbiddengate.com/BookOfEnoch.pdf” (pdf)

      “http://www.ccel.org/c/charles/otpseudepig/enoch/ENOCH_1.HTM” (online)

      “http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/researchers.htm” (printed along with other texts)

    • Greg the Electrician said

      Prophecy in the News has a 4 DVD set for reasonable cost. It’s a real keeper. Their explanations are quite important.

  11. nomemoleste said

    If we don’t experience trouble — will we know the grace of God will be there for us…

    On the Last Day?

    • Kimberly said

      The video was rivetting and eye-opening. I cannot imagine living day in and day out with the horrors of what our Jewish Brothers and Sisters face each and every day…….with the thought of could this be the day?……….

      Why does President Obama choose not to support Jerusalem in their struggles with the Palestian demands? How can anyone ask that Jerusalem not protect herself? What happened to the day that any kind of threat to Jerusalem was a threat to America? Why does Obama tongue lash Jerusalem for her actions, but turns his back when it comes to the Palestians? I have always wondered if Obama was a closet muslem. Why would I not think that after 3 years of his actions which say differently. I also believe that he and Michelle are still ‘searching’ for a Church congregation to join in the DC area.

      God Bless Jerusalem and continue to give Her strength in their struggles

    • PP said

      Was this fake or real footage?

    • Kimberly said

      PP, I took the video as a warning (or prediction) of what may lie ahead. On the video there was a date in one of the corners with a month and 2013 as the year.

  12. Gina E. said

    When you said it was impossible, that it goes against human nature, I think thats the point. His way is the Spiritual way, as ours in the natural is in the flesh, and the flesh and spirit are at war. Walk by the Spirit rather than by flesh, moment by moment, and you can do it, you can do all things thru Christ who strengthens you.

  13. Matt said

    This poem moved me very deeply. I hope it encourages you, lifts your spirit and helps you to strive for the greatness that you were created for. Respect others and demand that they respect you. Work hard to beatify the things around you.
    – Matt

    So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, and beautify all things in
    your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
    Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

    When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
    When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

    Poem by Native American Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh.

  14. dvgk said

    L.A., this is the most powerful posting you’ve made in a while. I can’t be reminded of this passage enough. Thank you.

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