I believe that so far, you are getting blessed by this series. If you are yet to read the first and the second part, please do so.
Today we’ll be talking about knowing our real enemy, in the previous part we established the fact that the woman that is orchestrating bad things in your life is not your enemy infact Jesus told us that we should pray for her.
So today we are considering who our enemy really is. First, I want you to know that when we are dealing with a mortal man, we either become the enemy of ourselves or someone very dear to us. We can be the enemy of ourselves if we take time to enjoy the realm of ignorance, for example, you ought to read books about business success but you are too lazy to take responsibility for it. What really makes you feel reluctant to take responsibility is a spirit called the ruler of darkness. So if you are praying that your enemy should die, that means you’re praying death for yourself. Another instance is if it’s your mother that’s under influence of a spirit and that spirit is oppressing you through her, if you pray that your enemy should die, that means that you’re praying that your mother should die.
Consider Bro Saul (Paul), he was the enemy of the believers before his conversion. If the believers in his days were praying that their enemy should die, that means that Paul would have died before he encountered the light of the Gospel. But the believers in that day didn’t do that, rather, they were praying for his soul to encounter salvation because Jesus had taught them so. Do you remember that he was even there when the people were stoning Stephen? But instead of cursing them, Stephen was rather praying for their soul and his prayer contributed to the salvation of Paul’s soul.
So…these are your enemies. They are in categories, some dwell in the earthly realm and some operate in this earth realm.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places
- Rulers of darkness
- Spiritual wickedness in high places.
Time won’t permit me to explain it better in this series, I’ll be explaining it better in the next part.
If you have any testimony from our previous posts or you have any word of encouragement, please drop it in the comment box.