Matthew 5:43 "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
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;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."
Many a times we humans tends to consider those that openly opposed or disagree with our views and thoughts as our enemies, without addressing the real cause of the actions of such a person and as such, we ignorantly abandoned the real enemy and be chasing after shadows. No matter how wicked a man may present himself or behaved towards you, such a person may never be your enemy in the real sense but a medium employed by your enemy to get at you. Cases of friends behaving as an enemy not well handled will ruin your chances of ever winning such a person to Christ because you've proved not accommodating and as a such, you lack the moral right to preach Christ to such a one.
In our text above, Jesus Christ didn't just instructed us to bless, do good and pray for those that despitefully used us, but to equally love our fellow human beings that we may termed enemies knowing that they are not fully responsible for their actions but the evil spirits that took possession of their being. This is why He emphatically talked about the unclean spirits that usually possess people in Luke 11:24-26. 24 "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first." We can see from here that it is unclean and evil spirits that are responsible for the actions of men that behaves towards us as enemies and we should learn to tackle the root cause of a matter than just scratching the surface whereas the strong man is doing wickedness underground.
In John 10:10a, the Bible said "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:" pointing out to us the tripartite desire and actions of the devil. In achieving this, the devil doesn't come personally to implement this wickedness but uses mediums and in this case, he will take possession of the human spirit with his evil spirit and the physical man will start to act the actions of the devil. Meanwhile we will then be attacking the physical man thereby leaving the devil to have a field day. Attacking the root causes of human problems will bring deliverance into effect. See how Jesus did it on Peter which we can learn from. Mark 8:33 "But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men." Was Peter Satan? No. Did Satan manipulated Peter at the time? Yes. Hence Jesus had to rebuke Satan that was responsible for the manipulation at the time, though He was directly pointing to the physical Peter but addressing the evil spirit that possessed him that instant.
Having said that, if you keep on calling your fellow human beings your enemy, people that are being manipulated by Satan without tackling the satanic manipulation on them, how then can deliverance come their way? How then can you win them for Christ when love, the bond of Christianity is absent in you towards them? May the LORD JESUS CHRIST open your eyes today. Amen.
Therefore, you shall not die, but live to declare the wondrous works of the LORD Psalm 145:5.
MY PRAYER FOR US ALL.
Every power assigned from the kingdom of darkness to harm and kill you, I command you, DIE IN JESUS NAME. AMEN. Every satanic agent sent to distrupt our peace and joy, I decree, BE DISGRACE IN JESUS NAME. AMEN. Any human agent in collaboration with satanic agents assigned to monitor our welfare and wellbeing, so that they can inflict sickness, pains and diseases on our bodies, I RETURN THOSE AFFLICTION UPON YOUR HEAD IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.
O LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, I ask that you shield us and our loved ones from every satanic manipulations in JESUS NAME. AMEN. I cover everyone of us with the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.
God bless you all.