SHINE BEFORE ENEMIES
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,”
(Matthew 2: 1)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
When Jesus was born, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem because they saw His star and wanted to pay Him homage. So Jesus’ star was seen beyond Jerusalem. Jesus’ star was seen in the ‘east’. The ‘east’ referred to the area where you have Babylon and Palestine. Those nations were considered as enemies of God in Bible times. Jesus’ star shone in the territory of God’s enemies.
Friend, hear God’s prophetic word: you will shine in the midst of your enemies. You will shine in the midst of those who hate you. You will shine in the midst of those whose stock in trade is to gossip about you; you will shine in the midst of those who don’t like you and your face; you will shine in the midst of those who work against you; you will shine despite the presence of enemies.
People in the east were enemies, but the star didn’t take permission from them to shine. God says, your stardom does not depend on those who hate you. Those who hate you can keep hating, but their hate won’t stop your shining. Your shining doesn’t need their permission; your greatness doesn’t need their approval; your next level is not at their discretion.
Any hater who wants to stop you from shining will have to wait forever; the more they wait, the more your shining increases. The more they gossip against you, the more God continues to lift you higher and higher. The more they hate to see your star, the more your star will shine brighter and brighter in their faces.
Don’t be afraid enemies who don’t like to see you shine. You will keep shining despite their presence. Your shining will not stop because of haters.
Pray With Me: Lord, I will shine and reign in the midst of my enemies, in Jesus’ name!
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Enjoy A Wonderful Wednesday.