Just Listen… Your ENEMIES are Talking!!!
Did you know that your enemies are dreaming about YOUR success? And that they can SEE your victory even when you can’t?
Did you know that there are people who sit and imagine YOUR inevitable promotion?
Did you know that YOUR enemies are YOUR enemies because they know that God is on yours ide and no matter what they do – how they plot, backstab, gossip, or set traps– they already know that YOU cannot be defeated, detoured, devastated, or depressed?
I do not think I have ever paid attention to the details of this part of Gideon’sstory and the lesson it is tailored to teach us in this season. Please allow me to share it with you:
YOUR ENEMIES ARE YOUR ENEMIES BECAUSE THEYALREADY KNOW – sometimes more than you – THAT YOU ARE SPECIAL!!!
Friends, we can actually learn a lot from our enemies and gain the confidence we need to move forward. Our enemies know that there is something special about our gifts, our personality, our charisma, our leadership that is a threat to them. And because they are intimidated by what you bring just by virtue of your presence, they will plan to do everything in their power to stop you from seeing success. They can sense your success. They have strong feelings about your promotion. They can almost taste your triumph and smell your victory. Andso your enemies will attack you because of what they already know about you.
This is what we can see in today’s text – that even when we are afraid of moving forward, our enemies have already dreamed of our advance and of our godly advantage. They know there is nothingthat they can do. So our enemies willFIGHT us because their dream about us is GREAT!
In this text, the Lord, sends Gideon to the enemies camp to hear the truth thathas already been spoken into Gideon’s life and has already been shown to Gideon’senemies.
Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley. During that night the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against thecamp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and LISTEN to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.” So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp.
The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their camels could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.
Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I HAD A DREAM,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.”
His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.”
WOW! Isn’t this AMAZING? First of all, that God would reassure Gideon by putting him in a position to hear from his enemies that he will be victorious AND secondly, to know that his enemies already dreamed that he would be so andare now talking about it in advance!!!
This is AMAZING to me! My sisters and brothers, I believe that the same holds true for all of us. God will put us in positions to hear the conversations from the most unlikely sources that we will be victorious AND to know that our enemies are dreaming and discussing their pending defeat and our inevitable victory. This is AMAZING to me!
I can look back now, in my own life and realize that there are some people who were hating on Delesslyn simply because they had already DREAMED about my successful rise above them. I see now that is why some of my enemies have given me trouble, They could see in me, perhaps, what I could not see in myself AND most of them knew that it was the favor of God upon my life. I have been the topic of conversation from the mouths of men and women who could not stand me simply because they already knew that, like Gideon, GOD had secured my advance and my godly advantage. AND the same is TRUE for you!!!
My sisters and brothers, LISTEN! Your enemies are talking!!! They have so much to say and to do as it relates to YOU. And regardless of whether they are jealous, upset, angry, disappointed, feeling neglected or slighted, deep down, your enemies KNOW that as a son or daughter of the Most High, there is favor that rests upon your life that predetermines YOUR victory no matter what! They are even talking and dreaming about YOUR success even as YOU are afraid to move forward in the ways that God has called YOU to serve. And NOW that you know that one of the reasons they are attacking you is because they know and obviously believe in YOU, you have NOTHING to fear! The Lord is on your side and YOU are more than a CONQUEROR!!!
When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, “Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.”
BlogFam, GET UP! The Lord has given your enemies into YOUR hands…and they already know that you are coming with the force of heaven behind you!!! They already know that the victory is yours. They already know that you will not be defeated!
I pray that you would BE ENCOURAGED on today and know that you do NOT have to be afraid of anything or anybody.
Your enemies are talking and
the word is already out that YOU will be VICTORIOUS!!!
GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO!!!
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