God’s word has not changed, and His truth endures to all generations (Psalms 100; 5).
Now let’s have a look at scripture:
Romans 13; 3-5
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
This scripture is very clear, a minister of God has the authority to execute wrath upon those that do evil. While this is not normally the first action, as we are told to pray for our enemies (Matthew 5; 44) and love them that persecute you, this option is a possibility as scripture makes it clear.
Now let’s at the application of this in scripture:
2 Timothy 4; 14
Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
Here Paul is saying here that the Lord will reward Alexander according to his evil works.
Let’s look at another scripture:
3 John 1; 9-10
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
John does not exactly say what he will do here when he gets there however it is safe to imply that it will be after the deeds of Diotrephes as the scripture says “I will remember his deeds”.
Yes the bible instructs us to walk in love, love our enemies and do good to those that persecute us which applies to all, however we must also remember that the above also applies.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.