IDENTIFYING THE ENEMY (8) - ISAIAH 14:12-15

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We will conclude our series today on identifying the enemy. 

7.      An enemy is anyone who secretly wants the same thing that you want or have.

Someone who envies you and secretly wants the same thing that you want or you have is an enemy. That is actually a thief. Some years ago, God gave me the definition of a friend. The Lord showed me that a friend is not someone that shares your sorrow with you because your enemy can also share your moments of sorrow. 

However, a friend is somebody that rejoices at your success as if it were his. When you see somebody that your success doesn't provoke his joy, you have seen a competitor and an enemy, not a friend. When you are celebrating and your so-called friend is also looking for a way to show that he/she is also not doing badly, be careful because you have somebody seeking to compete with you in your place of your glory and honour. 

Take time to pray very well so that the people that you have chosen to journey with will not truncate your journey in the end. Gideon thought he had an army but God had to help him sieve the men in order to be sure he didn't go to war with the wrong people. Lucifer became the devil because he sought to take the place of the most high God, don’t be like him. 

PRAYER: Lord, help me to vet the people in my life. If there is anyone in my life that can be a source of pain in the future, please separate me from them in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29, Luke 6:12-38, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 11:27