IDENTIFYING THE ENEMY (5) - NEHEMIAH 4:1-9

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Today, we will continue on our series, identifying the enemy. 

4. An enemy is anyone who mocks your people or your assignment.

In Nehemiah chapter 4 verses 3-9, Sanballat and Tobiah mocked and derided the divine assignment that God gave Nehemiah and God judged them. Your assignment may be little in the sight of some people but it is not little in the sight of God. There is nothing like a small purpose under God. God took time to fashion you out and you should not allow anybody belittle your purpose. In fact, anyone that despises your purpose doesn't deserve your presence. Anyone who despises everything you stand for or mocks it is an enemy, if you tarry too long in his presence he will derail you and make you an enemy of God.

There is a difference between someone who is simply speaking words of envy and hate and someone who is invoking spirits against you with the words they are speaking. The brothers of David on the battlefield were simply involved in sibling rivalry but Goliath was unleashing spirits of his god against David. Goliath called them soldiers of Saul thereby mocking their assignment but David knew that they were the armies of the living God. 

I once told our pastors in a retreat that there is no little anointing; it depends on what exercises you are doing with your initial deposit that God gave you. Ignore mockery and keep building the life of God in you; pass the tests of God and anyone who mocks your assignment will come back to testify to the honour that God places on you.

PRAYER: Lord, silence mockers of my life and destiny assignment; help me to pay the price to fulfil my divine assignment in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Numbers 32:1-33:39, Luke 4:31-5:11, Psalm 64:1-10, Proverbs 11:22