Dealing With The Spirit Of Opposition – Triumphal Meal.
“And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we. And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.”
Genesis 26: 13-25.
Opposition is inevitable in the journey of life but the way and manner you handle it determines your victory.
It is not wrong to go through opposition in life but it is very wrong to be defeated as a child of Zion.
“Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. Our enlistment into a christian fold is a call into a glorious destiny therefore we have become a target and embodiment of envy to devil and his agents.” Psalm 144:1
“They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.” Psalm 109: 3
Beloved we are surrounded by enemies on a daily basis in order to resist the manifestation of our destiny but 2 Kings 6:16 “And he answereth Fear not for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”
It does not matter the level of envy, hatred and strife launching against your life at the moment you must not give up your victory to the enemy because:
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37
In this edition we are looking at how to deal with the spirit of opposition.
What is opposition once again?
Opposition is the act of strongly contesting against, resisting or working against someone in a particular position.
How do I deal with this spirit?
1. Vibrant Prayer Life Style:
Prayer is one of our spiritual weapons of victory ,those who knows how to pray targeted prayer always prevail.
“For my love they are my adversaries but I give myself unto prayer. David just reveal one of his secret of success to us through this Bible verse above.” Psalm 109: 4
2. The Spirit of Persistency:
To persist means to go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition, importunity, or warning .
“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11
Isaac kept digging despite frustration and perpetual labour until he got to REHOBOTH. Don’t give up yet because you are very close to your breakthrough.
3. Keep Your Eyes on the Dream:
No matter the level of envy or hatred against you like Joseph do not abandon your dream or vision for no reason. See you can frustrate Joseph out of his father house but you cannot frustrate him from attaining to the dreamland. You can conspired to take Joseph away from his father house or love but you cannot take away his dream life because Joseph kept his eyes on his dream.
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. Genesis 37:9
4. Have Faith:
To overcome the wiles of the devil required consistence faith. If don’t have anything in life as a believer you must have faith because you cannot triumph over the adversary without faith.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians 6:16
Faith is the spiritual weapon that guarantee believer’s victory in the battle of life.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
Above all, when you have all these attributes and you are not born again your victory and position in the place of destiny is not secured. It is my prayer for you and I that every powers and forces rising against us will be disgrace in the mighty name of Jesus.
“Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.” Isaiah 54:15
Opposition is inevitable in the journey of life but the way and manner you handle determines your victory.
Father let every token of wicked plot and hiding conspiracy against my life and future be vain in name of Jesus.
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