In Psalm 68:1, the Psalmist said: ‘Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered…’ This is a very popular biblical passage and it is frequently invoked whenever there is a need to remove festering encumbrances from people’s lives. Now, before I go on with this write up, I will like to ask a question and that is: Does God really have enemies? Well, the widely acclaimed answer is yes He does! And you can confirm this by scrutinizing the world closely and you will unearth several people, institutions, governments, etc that are waging war against Him relentlessly. These are some of His enemies but the good news is that they cannot defeat Him because He is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29).
Just like God, we also have personal enemies to contend with and they can be quite nasty. Nevertheless, we should not be intimidated by their activities because they can never overcome us (Isaiah 54: 15, 1 John 4:4).
At this point, let us consider some of our common enemies and see how we can deal with them.
1. Fellow human beings. A lot of our enemies are human beings like ourselves but as Christians, we are expected to love them even though they hate us (Matthew 5:44). But if they persist in making our lives unbearable then, we are at liberty to ask God to arise and scatter them and he will in Jesus name (Isaiah 49: 25c).
2. Unseen forces. The bible makes it clear that many of our enemies are unseen, incredibly powerful and unbelievably lethal (Ephesians 6:12). We should therefore deploy all the deadly weapons at our disposal (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) against them. We should also ask God to arise and scatter them in Jesus name.
3. Poverty. Poverty is a deadly enemy of mankind and its incidence is on the increase worldwide. Remember that it is a curse and it is ruinous by nature (Proverbs 10:15). Friend, if this terrible plague is trying to snuff out your life then, go ahead today and ask God to arise and scatter it in Jesus name (Galatians 3:13).
We also have many other enemies including: ill health, stagnation or regression in life, joblessness, debt, barrenness of all kinds, consistent lack of support, being unloved etc. No doubt, they are powerful, but God’s power towers well above them. Therefore, let us boldly ask God to arise and scatter them and he will in Jesus name (Matthew 11:28).
Please be reminded that we have important roles to play in this matter if we truly want God to arise and scatter our enemies. To start with, we must maintain a rock-solid relationship with Jesus Christ. That is, He must be our personal Lord and Saviour consistently. Is He yours? Next, Constant prayer to God through Jesus Christ is of utmost importance (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We must also develop a strong faith in Him for good results to occur (Hebrews 11:6) and we must exhibit patience at all times (Matthew 10:22b). If you do all above then, as you coast towards the end of year 2009 and as you behold 2010, the Lord will arise and scatter all your enemies. So shall it be in Jesus name. Amen.
Merry Christmas in advance!
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr Stoney)
Ellesmere Port, UK.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies