Working in the world of ministry, I thought that everyone would love and support one another. I came from another life into ministry and just thought it would be completely different. Well … it is not always that way.
I praise God that I have not experienced much battle against us, but there has been some. God has taken control of every single one of them and we have seen victory. I know for sure that we are given victory because we are walking, serving, and living in the life that God has called us to.
Have you ever faced enemies fists right in your face? Their swords right in your back? Don’t be surprised by it. As a Child of The King, it is a reality that the enemy would like to bring you distress in the things that God has called you to do.
I have a dear friend that followed God’s calling and planted a church. The first thing that he and his family faced was criticism from people all around them. Criticism alone can destroy a reputation and bring and end to a ministry …. but God silenced those people. When this new pastor started hiring staff, some of those staff people decided that they were the true leaders of the church instead of him, and they brought some administrative destruction within the church. This kind of thing can bring an end to a ministry when money runs out of when all advertisements show terrible things … but God silenced these folk without the pastor doing anything at all on his own. Making this story short, this pastor talked to the Lord and only did things that God told him to do … letting his congregation know about attacks; letting the leadership team know about dangerous happenings so that they could decide with him what should be done. It was amazing to hear the story and see some of it and watch God destroy these people as they attacked the one that He had called to do this.
I’m telling you for sure that those who try to destroy you when you are following God’s will for you are not only entrapping themselves into false victories; they are ruining themselves! Many of them try to hide themselves from Our Father, but that is completely impossible. A stronghold of fabrication/falsehood puts them in God’s hand for strong and true judgment. What seems like a victory to them will surely bring them destruction.
As you walk in a way that God has told you to walk and face people that stand against you. Stand firm! Do what the Lord tells you to do to protect your calling, but never lose sight of the fact that He will give you a doorway to victory, even sometimes by your own hand.
‘But during the fight, the five kings ran away. They hid in a cave near Makkedah, but someone found them hiding in that cave. Joshua learned about this. He said, “Cover the entrance to the cave with large rocks. Put some men there to guard the cave. But don’t stay there yourselves. Continue chasing the enemy and attacking them from behind. Don’t let the enemy get back to their cities. The Lord your God has given you the victory over them.” So Joshua and the Israelites killed the enemy. But some of them were able to go to their cities that had tall walls around them and hide. These men were not killed. After the fighting, Joshua’s men came back to him at Makkedah. Not one of the people in that country was brave enough to say anything against the Israelites. ‘ Joshua 10: 16 – 21