So I was just browsing Yahoo for a few minutes. As I scrolled down the page, I saw these 2 different articles:
“Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugs”
“Killer of San Antonio woman set for execution Thursday”
These are 2 different stories and crimes with different groups of people involved and of course the 2 gentleman here, the first one already executed.
I have been praying for God to let me feel what He feels. I know I need my heart to be softened and that it has been hardened for a long time because of pain and sin and whatever else. No matter how wicked these crimes are and the pain the victims have suffered, these 2 men were created in the image of God. God loves them. God loved you at your worst right? In the midst of the nastiest most horrible and cruel thing you ever did, Father God was still loving you in that moment, and even now. You see, we can’t comprehend that with our carnal minds. We hear about crimes like this and we say things like “What a monster!”
Glory to God, He is really opening my eyes and I am learning a bit more in this dark period of my life more than ever. We live in a spiritual world where what is unseen goes ignored. This verse is from The Bible:
1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
We don’t think like The Creator of everything. Nor can we.
Genesis 18:25 (KJV)
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
These PEOPLE are NOT MONSTERS. The demons inside them are. That does not make what they did right. This is just the truth of the matter. It is 100% FACT that if you had the SAME demons operating inside of you, you too would be capable of committing the SAME horrendous acts. The world does not recognize this and in fact 90 something percent of churches do not recognize the reality of the spirit realm either.
I just had to vent because this really strikes a chord in my heart tonight. It hurts because behind these faces, behind these eyes and the demonic at work, are real people. SOULS. JUST LIKE YOU and me. I just ask us all to reconsider things when we look at other human beings whether in the news or at work or school or in the world. Let God be the judge. The world needs JESUS. If they don’t know the LOVE of JESUS, how can they know Him? You may be the only connection to Jesus someone ever has. Be sure and share His Love. God gave EVERYTHING when He gave JESUS for you, so you and I should really share that love with the world because this world is hurting like never before!
I pray this blesses you somehow. Jesus loves you, and the criminals on the news the same. I say all of this in love to us all. ♥ † ♥