Yesterday, I talked to God about a particular individual who hurts nearly everyone they contact. My prayer was, “when will you bring this person to justice?” I immediately got a vision of Satan dragging them into hell. The picture he gave me was so powerful that I had to change my attitude toward them and pray for them to accept Jesus as their Savior. As much as this individual has hurt my family, I don’t want to see them go to hell. Hell is permanent. Though this person deserves hell, so do I; we all do! Jesus paid the price for all of us and delivered our sins there. That’s why none of us can boast about our righteousness apart from Jesus; we don’t have any! We must forgive; it’s for our benefit. We must pray for the salvation of those who’ve hurt us; we don’t want to be stuck with the guilt of not doing our part to help, even if it is just praying. Find it in your heart to forgive those who’ve hurt you or those around you. Pray for their salvation, even though they don’t deserve it; who does? Don’t let someone get dragged into hell when you could have helped by praying for them. Doing this will prove that you have the Holy Spirit, which is proof that you have Jesus.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 2 Peter 1:5-7