In the Presence of Your Enemies.
“You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.” – Psalms 23:5
I had plenty of enemies in my teens, and rightly so, I was rude, obnoxious and would start fights because I felt like it.
But when I became a Christian, I learnt what it meant to have enemies for no reason.
Before I learnt that lesson, I got the revelation that according to Ephesians 6:12, our battle is not physical, but spiritual. In other words, when people are unjustly coming against you, it’s not because they just decided to attack you, Satan assigned a spirit to an individual to wage war against you.
Therefore, there is no point in fighting the person; you’ve got to launch the attack against the spirit working through that person.
The women in prison were either drawn to my light, or they were repelled by it.
The women who were repelled by my light would spread rumours about my case, or stand in ear shot of me saying things like, “She ain’t no Christian, she a killer, didn’t you see her on the news?” Then add, “People are only fooled by her British accent.” Just so I knew they were definitely talking about me.
Did I get angry? Absolutely! And I wanted to defend my name, but the Holy Spirit would always remind me that He was my defence. So, instead, I would go to war in the spirit and pray.
After my case was dismissed, those same women watched me walk out of prison.
Even after I left, I received letters from my sisters stating they were spreading rumours that my case was not dismissed and I had gone to finish my sentence in the UK.
What did God do? Ensure my name and case information were printed in the local law newspaper!
The Lord will make certain that the same people who attempted to take you down, will watch you RISE IN POWER! Click To Tweet
The Lord will make certain that the same people who attempted to take you down, will watch you RISE IN POWER!
May God bless the hearers and the doers of His word!