“For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Lord God. Therefore turn (be converted) and live!” (Ezekiel 18:32 AMPC)
Many years ago the police finally managed to capture a serial killer that had brutally stalked our home town. It wasn’t difficult to get caught up in all the media hype. People were fired up and demanding the death penalty - and worse!
I remember watching this guy on TV and (to be honest), I loathed what he’d done and I wasn’t praying for his soul either!
Then - quite suddenly, the TV picture changed and instead of the cruel looking man, I saw a small, frightened looking boy of about 8/10. On his head was some sort of big, fat furry thing, and it’s huge claws were firmly embedded into this child’s head. The boy was sobbing and begging for help while desperately trying to get this thing off …!
I’m not saying that I’m perfect, but that day certainly impacted my judgemental attitude forever …
Holy Spirit, open our eyes to what’s really happening around us and soften our judgemental hearts. Help us to see that our “…hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.” (Ephesians 6:12 TPT) ❤️