DEALING WITH OPPOSITION.
Not everyone will celebrate and support you. Some will oppose you and try to stop your progress. The intention is to frustrate you, cause you to doubt and lose confidence, intimidate, scare, and distract you from your destiny and place of assignment.
They are influenced by the evil one against you because the posturing of their hearts is not toward Me. They spend sleepless nights plotting evil on their beds. They cannot rest until they do evil, and are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
These are people who are tools in the enemy’s hand; they don’t even need a real reason to oppose you. As long it is you doing it, they will trip over themselves to oppose it.
Nevertheless, do not be afraid of or obsessed with them. As long as you are united with Me, and the thing you are doing is ordained by Me, they will not be able to stop you.
In fact, they will eventually realise they are fighting against Me and not you. And those who fight against Me will be shattered; I will thunder against them from heaven.
Meanwhile, I will give you power and increase your strength, My anointed one. They and their strategies against you will grow weaker and weaker while you grow stronger and stronger.
Not a hair on your head will be lost. They will stumble and fall who seek your life and destiny, but you will rise and stand firm because your trust is in Me. By standing firm, you will save your soul.
Do not be afraid, because I bless you whenever people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are following Me and My will for your life.
Be happy about it! Be very glad! A great reward awaits you in heaven.
Remember, I am familiar with what you are experiencing and I am filled with sympathy and compassion toward you, being no stranger to age old opposition Myself from satan.
It hurts even more when it is those closest to you, sometimes even your own family members hating, betraying, opposing, mocking and conspiring against you.
Be comforted; the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.
I only charge you to be wise and an example among them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect integrity and seriousness. Live in My truth and they will be ashamed, having nothing evil to say about you.
Stand firm! Remain focused! Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by I Myself.
Increase the fervency of your prayer life during this season of war, for this battle will be won on your knees. And whenever you pray, pray for them and bless them.
I who called you, I am faithful. I will be with you to the very end and complete the good work I have began in you with EXCELLENCE and to PERFECTION.
Psalm 7:1-2 New Living Translation (NLT)
1 I come to You for protection, O Lord my God.
Save me from my persecutors—rescue me!
2 If You don’t, they will maul me like a lion,
tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
Nehemiah 4:1-3 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 [a]Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, 2 saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing?
Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices?[b] Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap—and charred ones at that?”
3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was standing beside him, remarked, “That stone wall would collapse if even a fox walked along the top of it!”
Esther 6:13 New Living Translation (NLT)
13 When Haman told his wife, Zeresh, and all his friends what had happened, his wise advisers and his wife said, “Since Mordecai—this man who has humiliated you—is of Jewish birth, you will never succeed in your plans against him. It will be fatal to continue opposing him.”
DEALING WITH OPPOSITION.