Jesus had an enemy. So, you will have an enemy throughout your entire lifetime. 'The disciples is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord'(Matthew 10:24)
Your enemy is any person or influence that endevours to stop you from achieving a worthy dream or goal assigned by God. Your enemy will use words, delays and attacks to drain your energy and change your focus. Now, satan is your true enemy. he uses people as instruments of distraction. His goal does not end with your devestation.
His goal is to rob God of the pleasure you generate. The eyes of the Lord are always upon you. He delights in your progress, peace and fellowship. What was the goal of satan in the Garden of Eden? To stop the pleasure God experienced in fellowshipping with Adam ans Eve.
Your enemy fears you. Satan is so aware of the plans of God. He fully recognizes your potential and what God is planning for your life. He attacks out of fear of your success. You have the relationship he formely enjoyed with God. King David saw this happen in his own life.' And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul"(1 Samuel 18:12
Your enemy is to be destroyed , not understood. God has numbered satans day's. Even David departed when he saw the envy and jelousy of Saul's attacks.
Never negotiate with an enemy. " Make no freindship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shal not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul"(Proverbs 22:24-25).
MOve away from a climate of conflict whenever possible . This was one of the Master Leadership Secrets of david. He understood the importance of protecting his own focus in his dealings with King Saul.'David avoided out of his presence twice"(1 Samuel 18:11)
Do not fuel and energize your enemy. Your very presence and words often breath energy and strength into your enemy unless they are the right words."A soft answer turneth away wrath;but grievous words stir up anger'(Proverbs 15:1)
You cannot solve a problem for your enemy. His goal is to destroy you. You are the object of his attention.
Your dream is your goal
Your destruction is his goal
Achieving your assignment and completing instruction from God is your goal.
Destroying you is his focus."wrath is cruel,and anger is outrageous;but who is able to stand before envy?"(Proverbs 24:4)
Your enemy will not invest any time, money or effort to understand and embrace your assignment on earth. The Pharisees attempted to use the very explanations of Jesus to entrap him.Jesus knew this. Thier questions were "hooks" to side track Him and break His focus. That's why he answered thier questions with another question.
The motives of others should help you to give the kinds of answers you give them.
Your enemy must be discerned early."Neither give place to the devil"(Ephesians 4:27)
Continous conflict reveals the presence of an enemy you are permitting."For where envying and strife,is there is confusion and every evil work "(James 3:16)
Your enemy seeks dialogue,exchange and communication instead of a solution."Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth"(2 Timothy 3:7)
Your enemy will not show mercy. This is the proof that wisdom is not present. "But the wisdom that is from above is...peacable....easy to be entreated,full of mercy"(James 3:17)
Your finacial harvest has an enemy."The thief cometh not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy"(John 10:10).Job experienced this when satan appeared in the presence of god and desired todestroy his life.
face your enemy immediately. Name things for what they really are. What you are unwilling to confront, you become unqualified to conquer. Champions fight back. Become serious about winning against poverty and lack. I have said it many times; financial harvest is not a frivolous thing of trivia. It is hell's biggest fear of the church in this generation.
To Be CONTINUED..."Three enemies that destroy your financial harvest"!!!