STANDING BEFORE YOUR ENEMIES

Joshua 7:13 NKJV

Get up, sanctify the people, and say, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, because thus says the LORD God of Israel: “There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you.”

You shall not bow before your enemies!
You shall not be subdued before your enemies!
You shall not be enslaved by your enemies!
When your enemies atttack you from one way,
they shall flee from you through seven ways!

It was Satan himself who testified of Job before God, that the Lord had built a hedge around him, because he was righteous. And we read of Prophet Elisha whom the King of Syria sent his soldier to go and arrest. They came upon his dwelling in the morning and surrounded his area, so that he would not escape from them. Elisha’s servant woke up in the morning and his heart melted on seeing a great Syrian army sent to arrest his master.

His master was unpertubed and prayed that the Lord would open his servant’s eyes to see those guiding him and his entire area. When his eyes were opened, he saw a great army of angels on horses and chariots of fire surrounding the entire town, strategically positioned on the mountains around the place. The fiery soldiers were so many in multitude guiding the servant of God.

Joshua 10:5, 8 NKJV
. 5] Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they and all their armies, and camped before Gibeon and made war against it.

[8] And the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.”

When a single household witch is troubling a whole family and a child of God is running around from pillars to posts because of the outrage of the witch, it is because something is wrong somewhere and it is not the will of God.

Something happens sometimes ago.
A woman had met my wife in a shop and had greeted her well with great excitement. She said she had wanted to meet her and tell her something very important. She said she saw me one day driving along the way and she wave to me to greet me, but I did not see her. then, in the evening she was moved to begin to pray for us and our ministry. Then, in the night as she slept she saw some devilish figures comng to her to challenge her for praying for us. She said, those evil beings said they hated us, and she was not suppose to pray for us.

Apparently, those were some of the spiritual enemies of what we stand for. They hate us and the gospel movies we are making; they dislike us with a passion, but, the Lord is with us like a terrible one. When you are serving the Lord with fear and trembling, the Lord takes charge of your enemies, while you take care of the work of God.

Joshua 3:5 NKJV
And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

Do you want to see wonders of God this year? Do you want to partake of the Greatness and the Blessings of this year?
THEN, TAKE CARE TO SANCTIFY YOURSELF!
WHOEVER WANT TO STAND IN THE LORD’S PRESENCE WOULD STAND ON HOLY GROUND.
WHOEVER, WANT TO ATTRACT GREATNESS AND GOODNESS AND BRING BLESSINGS UPON HIMSELF , WOULD DECIDE TO WALK BEFORE THE LORD IN HOLINESS AND PURITY OF HEART.

We pray a lot. A lot of God’s children spend a lot of time on prayer mountains and prayer vigils praying on diverse issues of their life, but not on their stubborn spirit or sinful habits. We pray against our outside enemies but not against the enemies within our heart: the spiritual pride and arrogance, unfaithfulness and spirit of doubt, falsehood and lies, compromise and wrong associations.

How do you do against all these team of enemies you must fight and win if your life is still carelessly submerged in sinful indolence and unrighteous prodigality? How would you acquire all the great things the Lord has promised you if you are not able to stand before your enemies because of your unsanctified life?

But when you face your personal reality and bring your questionable issues before the LOrd in personal confessions and rededication of life, then, the Lord will forgive you and make you stand firm against all the enemies of your spiritual and ministerial possessions.
EVEN IF THEY GATHER AGAINST YOU, THEY SHALL BE BLOWN AWAY LIKE CHAFF.

A lot of people, including God’s children, are running around under the spell of an unseen enemies, they go around for deliverance which never occurred, because the enemies they were trying to drive out sat tight in their arrogance, doubt, unbelief, disobedience, pride of life and lust of the eyes. The deliverance they need is to face the reality of their lives and surrender their lives to be sanctified and purged of these anti-progressive and anti-productive characters, then, they would be delivered.

Isaiah 54:15, 17 NKJV
[15] Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.

[17] No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.

WHEN YOUR LIFE IS SANCTIFIED, YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO SEE HIS WONDERS AND EAT OF HIS GOODNESS AND BLESSINGS.

Source: Evang. Mike Bamiloye|Published with permission

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