“because a wide door for effective service has opened to me [in Ephesus, a very promising opportunity], and there are many adversaries.” (1 CORINTHIANS 16:9 AMP)
Has a new opportunity presented itself and you’re feeling like the Holy Spirit is leading you to take it?
Go ahead if He leads you, and don’t be afraid if you suddenly experience a chain of bad things happening soon after the opportunity comes.
They may take form of sudden sickness, injuries, strained relationships, etc.
These are the devices of the enemy, intended to discourage you from taking the opportunity – to intimidate you into missing out on God’s plan for your life.
I believe that when God opens a door of blessing for His children, the devil can see it happening in the spiritual realm and he reacts to oppose what God is doing.
The devil is quite predictable in his strategies: kill, steal and destroy using lies and deceptions.
If you have wisdom, you will be able to see that whatever the devil does is in response to something that God is doing: you see, he can’t read God’s mind or predict God’s actions, so he can only react accordingly.
This means that if you suddenly face repeated spiritual attacks after an opportunity (which you discern is from God) presents itself, you can know for sure that God is preparing a huge blessing for you and it’s surely His will for you to take it.
We can’t always see what God is doing in the invisible, eternal realm, which requires faith to perceive it.
However we can see with our eyes what the devil is doing in the physical, temporal realm.
In this way, the devil is unknowingly and foolishly pointing us into the will of God.
How awesome and wise is our God that He can turn what the enemy is planning for evil, to turn around for our good and advantage!
Truly, all the powers of darkness are no match for God who is on our side!
Prayer for the day:
Dear Abba Father, give us the wisdom and discernment to know your will for us in the specific seasons of our lives now.
We thank You and praise You for turning every scheme of the enemy for our good and advantage.
We receive restoration for every pain and loss caused by the enemy and we’re confident that You have prepared a good future for us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!
Inspired By: Milton Goh
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