Thursday, August 4, 2016

92 FACTS U Should Know About Your Enemy

=========        92 Facts U Should Know About Your Enemy

1.  You Will Always Have An Enemy.  Jesus knew it. "And ye shall be hated of all men 4 My Name's sake: but he that endureth 2 the end shall be saved" Matthew 10:22.

2.  Your Enemy Is Anyone Who Attempts 2 Sabotage The Assignment God Has 4 Your Life. "Ye did run well; who did hinder u that ye should not obey the Truth?  This persuasion cometh not of Him that called u.  A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump" Galatians 4:7-9.   "If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or they daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or they friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;... Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:  But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him 2 put him 2 death, and afterward the hand of all the people"  Deuteronomy 3:6,8,9.

3.  Your Enemy Is Any Person Who Resents Your Desire 4 Increase and The Rewards It Brings.  David experienced this from his oldest brother.  "And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unot the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness?  I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle" 1Samual 17:28.

4.  Your Enemy Is Anyone Unhappy Over Your Progress.  Nehemiah faced this.  Ezra faced this also.  They '...hired consellors against them, 2 frustrate their purpose"  Ezra 4:5a.
Accusations are hurled and often believed.  Letters are written and often believed.
"Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes letter was read b4 Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste 2 Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them 2 cease by force and power.  Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem"  Ezra4:23,24.

5.  Your Enemy Is Anyone Who Increases or Strengthens A Personal Weakness God Is Attempting 2 Remove From Your Life.  Delilah breathed life into the weakness of Samson.  She was his Enemy.  Read Judges 16.

6.  Your Enemy Is Anyone That Attempts 2 Kill The Faith That God Is Birthing Within You.  God may be birthing your ministry.  Your Vision may be exploding.  Your Enemy is any person who makes any attempt 2 abort the emergence of that dream, calling or Assignment.

7.  Your Enemy Is Anyone Who Would Rather Discuss Your Past Then Your Future.  Yesterday is over.  "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert"  Isaiah 43:18,19.
When Jesus stood at the scene of the woman caught in adultery, revealation exploded.  Men were present, obsessed with her mistake, ready 2 stone her.  But, Jesus was looking at her FUTURE.  With one single stroke of mercy, He removed her past:  "Neither do I condemn thee" John 8:11a.  Then , in a masterful stroke of the Master Artist, He painted as portrait of her FUTURE:  "Go and sin no more" John 8:11b.

8.  Your Enemy Is Anyone Who Weakens Your Passion 4 Your Future and Your Dream.  The 10 spies were used by the Enemy 2 weaken the resolve of Moses 2 enter Canaan.  The crowd instructed the blind man 2b quiet.  "And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me"  Mark 10:48.

9.  Your Enemy Is Anyone Who Attacks The Weak Around U.  Some in your life are 2 weak 2 discern a trap.  They are blinded by personality, looks or even financial blessing.

10.  Your Enemy Is sometimes Those Of Your Own Household.  "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household"  Matthew 10:36.

11.  Your Enemy Should Not Be Feared.  "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able 2 kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able 2 destroy both soul and body in hell"  Matthew 10:28.

12.  The Perfect Will Of God Is Your Deliverance From Your Enemy.  "And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men:  for all men have not faith"  2Thessalonians 3:2.

13.  The Holy Spirit Will Provide Answers Concerning Your Enemy.  "But when they deliver u up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak:  for it shall be given u in that same hour what ye shall speak.  For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in u"  Matthew 10:19,20.

14.  Your Enemy Is Often Discerned Ahead Of Time By Your Mentor.  Jesus prepared Peter.  "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, satan hath desired 2 have u, that he may sift u as wheat:  But I have prayed 4 thee, that they faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren"  Luke 22:31,32.

15.  Your Fasting Can Move The Hand Of God In Destroying Your Enemy.  The Old Testament prophets knew this.  "Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:...And I will no more make u a reproach among the heathen: ...But I will remove far off from u the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, bcoz he hath done great things"  Joel 1:15,19b,20.

#16.  God Will Fight 4 You Against Your Enemy.  "For the Lord your God is He that goeth with u, 2 fight 4 u against your enemies, 2 save u"  Deuteronomy 20:4.              
        A prayer 4 Lewis

17.  Your Enemy Will Not Be Allowed By God 2 Win.  "The Lord is on my side;  I will not fear:  What can man do unto me?" Psalm 118:6.

18.  Your Enemy Is a Natural and Necessary Part Of Your Life.  "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me b4 it hated you.
"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own:  but bcoz ye are not of the world, but I have chosen u out of the world, therefore the world hateth u.  Remember the word that I said unto u,  The servant is not greater than his lord.  If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute u; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yourse also.  But all these things will they do unto u 4 My Name's sake, bcoz they know not Him that sent Me"  John 15:19-21.

19.  Satan Is Your Eternal Enemy.  "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"  Ephesians 6:12.

20.  You Cannot Defeat Your Enemy In Your Own Strength.  "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves 2 think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiencey is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament;"  2Corinthians 3:5,6.

21.  God Expects U 2 Prepare Your Defense Against Your Enemy.  "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able 2 stand against the wiles of the devil"  Ephesians 6:10,11.

22.  Overcoming Your Enemy Is The KEY 2 Your Rewards.  "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothes in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name b4 My Father, and b4 His angels.  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God:  and I will write upon him My new name"  Revelation 3:5,12.

23.  The Spoils Of War, Not Your Enemy, Must Always Remain Your Focus.  "To him that overcometh will I grant 2 sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne"  Revelation 3:21.   "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be reveraled, ye may be glad also with exceeding Joy.  If ye be reproached 4 the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you; on their part He is evil spoken of , but on your part He is glorified"   1 Peter 4:13,14.

24.  You Will Always Have A Warfare Companion During Evefy Battle With Your Enemy.  "Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou are Mine.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not over flow thee:  when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee"  Isaiah 43:1b,2.
Lord this greatly discomforts me Holy Spirit, was my mama not Your own yet? Is that why the flames destroyed her?

25.  Your Enemy Provides God An Opportunity 2 Reveal His Commitment 2 U.  "And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient 4 thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresseds for Christ's sake:  for when I am weak, than am I strong"  2 Corinthians 12:9,10.

26.  The Wisdom 4 Conquering Your Enemy Will Be Imparted In Your Secret Place Of Prayer.  "For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion:  in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me;  He shall set me up upon a rock.  And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me:  therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of Joy;  I will sing, yea, I will sing prasies unto the Lord"  Psalm 27: 5,6.

27.  You Should Never Disclose Publicly The Amount of Any Damage Done By Your Enemy.  "A fool uttereth all his mind;  but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards"  Proverbs 29:11.

28.  An Uncommon Enemy Will Require Uncommon Wisdom.  "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth 2 all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him"  James 1:5.  "Thou through Thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:  for they are ever with me"  Psalm 119:98.

29.  You Should Never Reveal Your Strategy Against Your Enemy 2 Those Uncommitted 2 You And Your Cause.  "A fool uttereth all his mind:  but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward"  Proverbs 29:11.

30.  Your Warfare With An Enemy Is Always Seasonal.  "To every thing there is a Season, and a time 2 every purpose under the heaven:... A time 2 kill, and a time 2 heal;  a time 2 break down, and a time 2 build up;  "A time 2 love, and a time 2 hate; a time of war, and a time of peace"  Ecclesiastes 3:1,3,8.

31.  Your Greatest Weapon Against Your Enemy Is The Word of God.  "And take the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:"  Ephesians 6:17.

32.  The Holy Spirit Will Teach U The Principles Of Warfare Against  Your Enemy.  "Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands 2 war, and my fingers 2 fight:"  Psalm 144:1.

33.  You Must Enter Every Battle Against Your Enemy 4 The Purpose Of Bringing Glory 2 God.  "Then said David 2 the Philistine, Thou comest 2 me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come 2 thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.  This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine  head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth;  And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear:  for the battle is the Lord's and He will give u into our hands"  1Samuel 17:45,46b,47.

34.  You Should Expect 2 Win Every Battle Against Your Enemy.  "This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth;  that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel"  1Samuel 17:46.

35.  Your Enemy Will Be Opposed By God Even When U Feel Unable 2 Defend Yourself.  "For the battle is not yours, but God's.  Ye shall not need 2 fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem:  fear not, nor be dismayed;  tomorrow go out against them:  for the Lord will be with you"  2Chronicles 20:15b,17.

36.  The Holy Spirit Will Demoralize And Weaken Your Enemy With Fear Towards U B4 The Battle Even Begins.  He did it 4 Rahab.  "And she saidunto the men, I know that the Lord hath given u the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint bcoz of you.  And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, bcoz of you:  for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath"  Joshua 2:9-11.

37.  Your Enemy Is Often Ignorant Of Your Past Victories, Which Makes Them Vulnerable And Unprepared 4 U.  Goliath was ignorant of David's fight with the lion and the bear.  The Pharisees knew nothing of the power of Jesus.  Your Enemy is not ready 4 u.  Be strengthened by that.

38.  Your Enemy, When Aware Of Your Past Victories, Becomes Even More Fearful Of U.  In Jericho, they were aware of the parade of victories, and as Rahab said, "For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea 4 you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the 2 kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon, and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed"  Joshua 2:10.

39.  The Holy Spirit Will Reveal Any Snare Prepared By Your Enemy.  "Lest satan should get an advantage of us:  for we are not ignorant of his devices"  2 Corinthians 2:11.

40.  The Holy Spirit Within U Is More Powerful Than Any Enemy That U Will Ever Face.  "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world"   I John 4:4b.

41.  Your Enemy Will Never Discern The Protective Wall Of Angels Surrounding U During Battle.  "The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them"  Psalm 34:7.

42.  Your Enemy Cannot Withstand The Weapon Of Praise During Times Of Battle.  "His praise shall continually be in my mouth"  Psalm 34:1b.

43.  Your Enemy Reveals By His Attacks That He Is Fully Persuaded Of Your Ability 2 Obtain Your Goal.  Your Enemy would not waste the time, ammunition, finances and effort if your dreams were impossible.  Paul said, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me"  Philippians 4:13.  If your Enemy believes in your future, why shouldn't you!

44.  Your Enemy Will Attack U At The Birth Of Any Significant Season In Your Life.  When Jesus began His ministry, satan launched his greatest temptations.  See Matthew 4 and Luke 4.  The crisis may occur when there is the birth of a champion in your household, like the birth of Moses.  His birth activated the killing of all the newborn children in Egypt.  It may be the birth of a miracle about 2 occur in your personal life.  Daniel 9 - Attack Is Merely Proof That Your Enemy Considers Your Assignment Very Achievable.

45.  Jesus Instructed His Disciples 2 Sow Seeds Of Love, Prayer And Acts Of Kindness Into Their Enemy.  "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good 2 them that hate you, and pray 4 them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:  for He maketh His sun 2 rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust"  Matthew 5:44,45.

46.  Loving Your Enemies Will Create A Great Reward.  "For if ye love them which love u, what reward have ye?  do not even the publicans the same?"  Matthew 5:46.  "But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping 4 nothing again [from them again bcoz it is You Lord who rewards us, not the person we blessed]; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest:  for He is kind unto the unthankful and 2 the evil"  Luke 6:35.

47.  Any Legal Entanglement With Your Enemy Should Be Avoided Whenever Possible.  "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee 2 the judge, and the judge deliver thee 2 the officer, and thou be cast into prison.  Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing"  Matthew 5:25,26. With Lewis now Father?

48.  An Enemy Causes Movement In Your Life.  Without a Pharaoh [R], the Israelites would have adapted 2 Egypt.  The Promised Land would have become a mere fantasy instead of a fact [Victorian Home/Land/Ministry].

49.  When God Has Used Up The Benefits Of Your Present Season,   He Assigns An Enemy 2 Become Your Exit From
That Season.     Remember -- The Enemy causes movement.  God moves u 2 your next season...thru an adversary, like a

50.  Your Enemy Is An Announcement From God That Your Present Season Has Come 2 A Conclusion.  When Goliath entered the picture, David changed seasons from shepherd boy 2 warrior.  His victory was an announcement that yesterday was coming 2 a close.  Tomorrow was being birthed.

51.  Your Enemy Unleashes Your Imagination.  When Pharaoh increased the pain and the burden on the Israelites, they began 2 picture  their future... where they wanted to be.  Canaan became their focus.  The Promised Land became their new target.  Pain in your present is often necessary 2 give birth 2 the dream God is DEVELOPING.

52.  Your Enemy Exposes Your Weaknesses.  Awareness of your weakness births humility.  Humility is the magnet that attracts God and angels.

53.  Your Enemy Reveals Your Limitations.  When you recognize your personal limitations you begin looking for the solution in those near you.  Whatever you lack, God has carefully stored in someone near you.  When your Enemy comes he often exhausts your strength, your creativity, and your ideas.  This usually launches your search to find the heavenly treasure God has stored in earthen vessels near you.  Remember -- love is the secret code map 2 the treasure!

54.  Your Enemy Unifies Your Friends.  When the newspapers attacked me, I heard from some lawyers and partners who I did not really know even cared!  Some wanted 2 sue, offering their legal services for free!

55.  The Holy Spirit Will Often Bring Conviction On Your Enemies.   "Who will have all men wo be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth"  I Timothy 2:4.  The jailor of Paul experienced this.  "Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
Acts 16:29,30.  "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."  2 Peter 3:9  Before he became Apostle Paul, Saul was an Enemy to the church.  But, God turned his heart.  He can do the same with your Enemy.

56.  Your Enemy Today Could Possibly Become Your Greatest Ally Tomorrow.  It happened when the tormentor of the early church [Saul] became the mentor of the early church.  "Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to Thy saints at Jerusalem: ... But the Lord said unto him, Go they way: for he is a chosen vessel unto Me, to bear My name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel"  Acts 9:13,15.

57.  Your Enemy May Be Suddenly And Dramatically Confronted By The Holy Spirit.  He did it to Saul, before he became Paul.  "And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:  And he fell 2 the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?  And he said, Who are thou, Lord?  And the Lord said, I Am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks"  Acts 9:3-5.

58.  Your Enemy Can Experience A Suden Change Of Heart.  Saul became Paul ... quickly.  "And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me 2 do?  And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do"  Acts 9:6.

59.  Your Enemy Can Completely Turnaround Because Of One Tragedy Or Crisis.  "And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.  And he was 3 days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink"  Actts 9:8,9.

60.  Your Enemy Is A Door, Not a Wall, 2 Your Next Season.  It happened 4 Esther.  It happened 4 Daniel.  It happened 4 Job.   "The Lord gave Job twice as much s he had before"  Job 42:10.

61.  The Only True Difference Between A Nobody And A Somebody Is The Enemy They Decided 2 Conquer.  David went from a nobody 2 a Somebody ... through Galiath.  "And it came 2 pass s they came, when David was retruned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing 2 meet king Saul, with tabrets, with Joy, and with instruments of music.  And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his 1,000s, and David his 10 1000s"  I Samuel 18:6,7.

62.  Your Enemy Is The Difference Between Obsurity And Significance.  Heaveyweight champions have gone from unknown 2 world champions ... in a single fight.  When Evander Holyfield sees Mike Tyson walk through the door, he doesnt grab his ear!  he grabs his checkbook!  No friend of Evander Holyfield has ever given him $22 millon ... It took an Enemy!  It happened 2 David.  See I Samuel 18:6,7.  Even bronco riders desire a mean bull so the judges can accurately asess their skills!

63.  The Size Of Your Enemy Will Determine The Size Of Your Rewards.  "And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was 6 cubits and a span.  And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the wight of the coat was 5000 shekels of brass.  And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighted 600 shekels of iron:  and one bearing a shield went b4 him ... And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up?  surely 2 defy Israel is he come up? and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's hosue free in Israel"  I Samuel 17:4-7,25.

64.  Your Enemy Forces Any Judas In Your Life 2 Reveal Himself.  Judas is not your Enemy.  Everybody has a Judas.  Even Judases! Judases are intimidated by u.  They work undercover.  They betray u behind your back.  A Judas is weak, spineless and intimidated.  It is possible 2 live around a Judas 4 years and never discern it.  They will not confront u.  They attempt 2 weaken your influence with others through their words, their actions and conduct.
A Judas resents the love and loyalty expressed by others toward you.  A Judas is someone who believes your Enemy has a right 2b heard.  A Judas plays both parts: in your presence, a friend.  In their presence, a friend.
When your Enemy enters, he will ond with the Judas in your Circle of Confidantes.  Your Judas will be exposed quickly when an Enemy links with him.  Do not fear -- when Judas

65.  Anything Good Always Has An Enemy.  Evil despises righteousness. Fear despised faith.  Weakness despises strength.  Jesus was the very Son of God -- yet the religious crowd despised Him.

66.  You Will Only Be Remembered 4 The Enemy U Destroy Or The One Who Destroys U.  Samson is remembered because Delilah deceived him.  David is remembered 4 the Goliath he killed.

67.  Your Enemy Cannot Abort Your Future --  He Is Merely The Announcement That Your Future Is Being Born. When Goliath roared, David was receiving the announcement that his shepherd days were concluding.  Kingship was being born.

68.  Your Enemy Is As Necessary As Your Friend.  Your friend gives you comfort [R], but your Enemy gives you a future.

69.  Your Enemy Is Your Opportunity 2 Reveal Your Differences From Others.  The brothers of David were angry, fearful and intimidated.  Nobody would have discerned the difference in David ... without Goliath.  Your Enemy is an opportunity 2 reveal what you truly believe.

70.  When U Discover Your Assignment, U Will Discover Your Enemy.  Demonic warfare is a clue that satan has discovered the intentions of God toward you.  Demons are not omnipresent.  They cannot be everywhere simultaneously.  They receive geographical assignments.  This is apparent when the angel, answering the prayers of Daniel, mentions the warfare and the attempted interception of the message.  He indicated that God had heard Daniel when he prayed.  He was released and dispatched from heaven.  But, it took him 21 days 2 arrive.
"Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart 2 understand, and 2 chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come from thy WORDS.  But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and 20 days: but , lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came 2 help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia"  Daniel 10;12,13.

71.  The Favorite Entry Point Used By Your Enemy Will Usually Be Through Someone U Have Chosen 2 Trust.  Your future depends on the weakness of the person u trust.  Everybody trusts somebody.  And, that person you are trusting is usually trusting someone you would not dream of trusting! Adam trusted Eve who opned the door 2 the serpent.   Samson trusted Delilah.  Your Enemy will always use someone you have chosen 2 trust.

72.  The Enemy U Fail 2 Destory Will Eventually Destroy U.  The Prophet Samuel instructed Saul 2 kill the Amalekites utterly.  He refused.  He left king Agag alive with the best of the sheep and so forth.  So, at Saul's death, the man who accepted the credit for finishing the suicidal attempt of Saul cried, "I am an Amalekite."  Read 2Samuel 1:9,10.  What U Refuse 2 Conquer Will Eventually Conquer U.

73.  You Will Never Outgrow Your Enemy -- U Must Simply Learn 2 Fight.  Many youth think that someday they will simply outgrow their desire 2 sin.  yet, the desire 2 sin if sorever available.  U must simply learn 2 fight back.

74. Struggle Is The Proof That U Have Not Yet Been Conquered By Your Enemy.  You may be tired of fighting.  Battle may weary you.  But, struggle is still the proof tht your Enemy has not yet won.

75.  Your Enemy Must Be Destroyed, Not Understood. Conversation is often the Door 2 Annihilation.  It happened in the Garden of Eden.  Satan moved Eve 2 the negotiation table 2 prepare them 4 alienation.  Negotiate with friends, but destroy your Enemy.

76.  Your Enemy Will Not Seek 2 Understand U, But 2 Discredit U.  When I received bad press, they requested that I answer questions. I was happy 2 do so.  But, I requested their written verification that my entire answers would be printed ... under the question asked.  They refused.

77.  When Go Completes A Season In Your Life, He Hardens The Heart Of An Enemy Toward U.  Pharaoh's heart was hardened toward the Israelites.  Why?  It softened their heart about the move that God desired.  In my little town here in Texas, I experienced the most incredible movements against the ministry.  During my first partner meeting, police began 2 tow cars away during the service ... tho a little building we bought had been a Baptist church 4 over 30 years.  Parking spaces had been used for years.  But, God hardened their heart ... to move our ministry to another location.
What you think is an Enemy trying 2 stop u is God's way of 'boot kicking u" into the next Season of your life.

78.  Your Enemy Caused Good People 2 Find U.  Many times, ministers have become unnoticed and unrecognized.  But, during a Season of attack, people who discerned the truth became aware of them and bonded with them.
Bad Times Always Bring Good People Together.

79.  Your Enemy Causes Unused and Dormant Gifts 2 Emerge.  Adversity will expose hidden greatness within you.  The brothers of David were totally blind 2 his difference from them.

80.  Any Uncontested Enemy Will Flourish.  Ignoring an Enemy does not remove him.  Hoping your Enemy will leave does not remove him.  U must contest your Enemy.  "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you"  James 4:7.

81.  Your Enemy Will Often Vary The Weapons And Strategy He Uses Against U.  What he uses when you are a teenager may be completely different than what he uses when you are older.

82.  The Reaction Of Your Enemy Is Proof Of Your Progress.  When your Enemy gets anxious, he knows his time is limited.

83.  Any Move U Make In The Right Direction Will Be Instantly Addressed By Your Enemy.

84.  Your Enemy Will Ultimately Reveal The Greatness Of God 2 U.  Your heart may doubt.  Your mind may be confused.  But, in a crisis, God will expose His power and love towards u.  And Enemy gives Him an opportunity 2 do so.

85.  Your Enemy May Enter Your Life Under the Disguise Of Friendship.  And Enemy may enter silently, quietly and begin 2 weaken your life like termites in a building.  One evening, some years ago, my manager informed me that a young had been sitting 4 hours in the staff sanctuary.  He insisted on an appointment.  I explained 2 her that he needed  2 schedule through my secretary.  He replied 2 her that he had driven several 100 miles and wanted more than anything in the world 2 'just be the protege of Dr. Murdock ... whatever it takes. "  He came in crying, weeping and begging 4 an opportunity 2b an "armor-bearer."  Within weeks, he had started a slander campaign against me on my own staff.  It was shocking.  But, he had entered sweetly and quietly as a friend.

86.  An Enemy Will Often Ignore Protocol And The Established Chain Of Authority.  Rebellion is at the heart of an Enemy.  He despises the order of God.  I mentioned earlier about the young man who had wanted and appointment.  He refused 2 accept the counsel of my manager 2 schedule with me the next day.  I misread his aggressiveness.
Aggressiveness is not always proof of desire.
Aggressiveness is often rebellion 2 protocol.
My manager informed hm that I could not see him that day.  He replied, "I am determined 2 see him."
Later he cried 2 me, "U are what I have wanted 2b around my entire life.  I want u 2 become my mentor.  I will do anything 2 become your protege.  Nobody has ever given me a chance.  Just give me a chance.  I believe in u."  Within weeks, he sowed more discord and strife into my staff than anyone in the history of my ministry.
He ignored protocol.  I ignored the signal [clue].

87.  Your Enemy Must Be Exposed.  When there is a liar in your circle, expose them.  U owe that 2 those under your protection.  That's why Peter exposed Ananias and Sapphira.  Acts 5:1-11.
You are responsible 4 any person u destroy. U are also responsible 4 any person you permit 2b dstroyed.
One young staff member affected by another disgruntled staff memeber became a complete emotional wreck.  She eventually left our ministry.  She had been so loyal, so sweet and loving toward the things of God.  Within days, he had confused her and left her shattered.

88.  Your Enemy Will Attempt 2 Involve U In Unnecessary Battles Which Promise Little Or No Reward.  Battles drain your energy.  They break your focus and empty your resources.

89.  Your Enemy Should Be Confronted In The Timing Of The Spirit And With The Right Spiritual Weaponry.  This enables u 2 predict his strategy and conduct.  The motivation of Peter 2 protect Jesus by cutting off the ear of the soldier is admirable.  But, it was not Spirit led.

90.  An Uncommon Enemy Can Be Defeated Through Uncommon Endurance. God requires endurance.  "And ye shall be hated of all men 4 My name's sake: but the that endureth 2 the end shall be saved"  Matthew 10:22.

91.  It Is Wisdom 2 Avoid Confrontation With Your Enemy When Possible.  Jesus did this.  "But when they persecute u in this city, flee ye into another:"  Matthew 10:23.  Fleeing does not demonstate fear, but Wisdom 2 sustain your life and ministry and retain your focus.

92.  It Is Wise 2 Make Peace With Your Enemy When Possible.  "But I say unto u, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheeck, turn 2 him the other also.  And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.  Ans whosoever shall compel thee 2 go a mile, go with him twain.  Give 2 him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away"  Matthew 5:39-42.
Never use a tank 2 kill a mosquito.
Enemies are Bridges, not barricades.
Recognition Of The Enemy God Uses 2 Promote U Can Prevent Destruction, Protect Your Life And Those U Love.

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