HANDLING ENEMIES Saturday 12 March
Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?” (Matt. 5:46).
READ: Matthew 5:43-48
From the story of Moses, we learn that sometimes, the person we would not want to see may really be the one we are waiting for. This season, the Lord will give you pleasant surprises from the camp of your enemy in Jesus name. In addition, we learn that God can cause your helpers to locate you right where you are. Miriam did not move Moses from where he was kept. Help located him where he was. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, help will locate you through your unpleasant situation. Everything meant to hinder your help from reaching you shall be stopped. This season, you shall not lack help anymore! For a user of this devotional, the Lord is releasing your help to locate you in soon. As this is fulfilled in your life, give God praise and testify before His people.
Speaking of helpers, there are different categories of helpers. You need helpers in every facet of life. You need helpers among friends and enemies. You need helpers in your business, finance, academics, ministry, office, etc. In every area you need help, your Heaven-appointed helpers shall meet you in Jesus name. Pharaoh’s Daughter saw the little boat where Moses was kept and sent for it. On opening it the baby wept. God moved him to weep, and in the process he got compassion from the enemy. What you need to do to draw empathy and compassion from your enemies, the Lord will help you to do it at the right time in Jesus name. There is no fixed way for God to do this; God, however, has the strategy over all unfriendly situations. If God says you should go and beg your enemy, do it. If He says that you should pray for the enemy, obey. If He says you should sow seed of kindness into the life or family of your enemy, obey. Just ensure you hear from God and adhere to His strategy for turning around your particular situation. You can find favour from your enemies. To get this, try sowing acts of kindness, good thoughts and mercy into the life of your enemy. Pray earnestly for the eyes of the fellow to be opened to know the Lord. Lead that enemy to Christ. Do not follow the path of vengeance. As you love your enemies, also ensure your ways are right with God.
If God asks you to follow peace with your enemy, it is not because He cannot destroy the fellow; He just wants to make a helper out of him.
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