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STUBBORN OPPOSITION : Streams of Joy daily devotional

STUBBORN OPPOSITION

“…thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines…”
(1 Samuel 10: 5)

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional.

After Saul’s anointing as king, he was meant to arrive at the hill of God. The hill of God is symbolic of higher spiritual attainment; it is symbolic of higher heights in Christ; it speaks of spiritual depth and spiritual increase; the hill of God speaks of higher intimacy with God.

At the hill of God, there was a garrison of the Philistines. The place of the highest spiritual attainment became the place of the highest opposition. The higher spiritual levels became the site where enemies of Israel encamped. Enemies of Israel didn’t steer clear of the hill of God.

Friend, as you rise higher in your walk with God, always remember that there is a growing opposition against you from the camp of the enemy. There are people who would hate you without a just cause, all because you are growing deeper in your walk with God. There are people who would conspire against you because the hand of the Lord is upon you. Some negative spiritual gatherings will arise against you because of your relationship with God.

As you rise higher, get set for more spiritual warfare. Deepen your prayers no matter the spiritual heights you attain; never imagine that you are no longer a target of the enemy; never mistake your spiritual growth as an excuse for spiritual laxity.

Stay on the grind and fight every opposition against your destiny. Don’t take the opposition against you for granted; keep pushing in the place of prayers and spiritual warfare, keep pressing on and you will prevail.

Isaiah 54: 15 says: “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.”

Pray With Me: Lord, help me to discern and deal with every opposition against my destiny, in Jesus’ name!

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Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.