Overcoming Jealousy and Adversity with God’s Anointing

1 Sam 18:29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David's enemy continually.

Jealousy is the fuel that ignites the hatred of our enemies. Saul here was jealous of David because he knew that God’s anointing had left him and had rested upon David. Have you ever noticed that the more God blesses you, the more your enemies hate you? Even Satan himself is jealous of the relationship we have with God through Jesus Christ, because even he once had sweet communion with God before he was cast out of Heaven for his pride! Never forget that the reason our enemy is at odds with God and with us is because of their own choosing! Do not blame yourself for what heat you are under for serving God! You did nothing wrong; they did!

They KNOW what we have with God, and that’s why it is their goal to destroy us! “Saul SAW and KNEW that the LORD was with David (18:28).” You would think that if your enemy knew that God was on your side, surely they would repent of their hatred, lest they be consumed by the Lord; yet, they are blinded in their own personal ambitions! They feel threatened by our very existence! When God’s anointing comes upon us, the enemy trembles because he knows he is about to lose more power over his domain, even as Saul knew that it was just a matter of time before the Lord would promote David as king in his place!

Child of God, that’s why the devil tries so hard to kill you, and if he can’t kill you, he will at the very least attempt to make your life miserable! However, David wrote in Ps 118:6, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” Paul wrote in Rom 8:31, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” I’m glad to announce to you that even though the enemy rages, because we are IN CHRIST, we cannot be defeated!

The very gates of Hell shall not prevail! They shall not hold us back! In Jesus’ name, we’re storming the gates of Hell, and we shall break through and make advancement into the enemy’s territory! We are on the rise! We are not cowering in defense, but we are mobilizing in offense! Hell does not have us backed into a corner, but to the contrary, we have Hell backed into a corner because of the blood of Christ! Walk in your anointing, child of God, and watch His protective hand win your battles for you!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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