Send back to the sender prayers go directly against the following scriptures below. It is wrong to reverse a curse on another human being. It is scripturally wrong to plot, evil against your human enemies. The scriptures below advise us the children of The Most high to bless and NOT curse, to pray and not speak evil of our enemies.
There are those that said God gave them permission to pray against their enemies with such scriptures as Psalm 35, 109, etc. Why would God give someone permission to go against his own laws? If God is in the business of enabling us to pray against our physical enemies.
Then why should He stop there, why not throw in there fornication, lying, adultery, etc. those that are filled with bitterness, hate and unforgiveness refuse to accept the amendment of the old law that states, “eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot” Exodus 21:24.
Jesus in the new Covenant amended this former law by stating the following,
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 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. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.”Matthew 5:38-40.
Our role in dealing with our enemies is to FORGIVE AND NOT TO SEEK REVENGE via send back to sender prayers against our human enemies.
The word Amend means to change or modify (something) for the better. So if the former law of Exodus 21:24 was changed in Matthew 5:38-40, I find it confusing that God would give someone permission to use an outdated law, especially when that outdated law was amended. Many of us use the term “God told us” when the truth is it was the spirits of anger, bitterness coupled with unforgiveness speaking to our unforgiving hearts.
Again, our role as Believers of Jesus Christ is to FORGIVE OUR ENEMIES, WHILE IT IS GOD’S ROLE TO DISTRIBUTE VENGEANCE UPON THEM! Yes, you have a right to be angry, disappointed, etc. But YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REVENGE ON THEM ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES!!!
Proverbs 24:17-18 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:Lest the Lord see it, and it displeases him, and he turns away his wrath from him.
Romans 12:21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Matthew 5:44-46 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
Titus 3:2 Speak evil of no man
2 Thessalonians 1:6Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you
Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Deuteronomy 32:35To me belongeth vengeance and recompense;
Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink:
Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirsts, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen
1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
1 Peter 3:9 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Exodus 23:22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
Luke 6:28 Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Psalm 44:7 But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us.
Luke 6:35″But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He, Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
Kevin L A Ewing