Rom. 12:20, “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”—

Ampl Rom. 12:20, But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will HEAP BURNING COALS UPON HIS HEAD.”

Have you observed the common trend of prayers ongoing within the Body of Christ? Have you observed how powerful a prayer seems to look like when it ends with “H-o-l-y G-h-o-s-t Fire” targeting our supposed enemies?

Do these patterns of prayers really reflect the Character of our God such that we are acting like Him? Many times Paul faced life threatening situations from people who were opposed to His message. Some even fasted and took a vow they will not break their fast until Paul is seen to be dead.

How did Paul respond to these situations? What is it that Paul really meant in the above passages? What was he intending us to do when people seem to be opposed to our lives, and we know exactly who they are? As sons of God what is our goal in all that we do? Do we still believe in Christ’s victory even for us?

So now the Word says;

Msg Rom. 12:20, “Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness.”

Rom. 12, Verse 20, “…if thine enemy hunger, feed him.”

Do not forget nor think not to show mercy and love to people, even your enemies.

The reason is because you have been the enemy of God (Rom. 5:10)

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

So in essence we have to be as our Father in heaven who reveals mercy to us even in our wicked state. For even though we have been God’s enemies, yet God fed, clothed, and preserved us alive: Therefore do the same to your enemy if you think you have one as God did to you.

This then is what it means to heap coals of fire on the head of your enemy, not to destroy them but to change them from being evil to good by your good deeds toward them.

So Jesus would say;

Matt. 5:44, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

(Luke 6:28) “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you,”(KJV).

This then is a major proof of our Christian Faith if we profess to be one. Remember while you try to kill all your enemies, you might be engaged in regular funeral services burying your relations; for you may not know who your true enemy is even based on your definition.

To be continued…