SCRIPTURE READING | 1 SAMUEL 17:1-49
In our Focal Scripture, at a time when both nations were poised for battle, Israel was on one mountain while the Philistines were on another mountain on the other side. So Israel and their enemies were both on mountains. They seemed to have achieved some equality with each other; there was nothing much to differentiate Israel from their enemies. They weren’t really doing anything different from the enemy.
Friend, in 2017, never allow yourself to achieve equality with the enemy. Don’t do the same thing the enemy would have you do; don’t live in the same sins the enemy would love to see you live in; don’t embrace the negative relationships the devil has planted around you; don’t walk into the same attitudes that have never added any value to your destiny; don’t be caught in any commonality with the devil and his cohorts.
Equality with the enemy is when you do the things the devil would have you do rather than what God would have you do; equality with the enemy is when you walk the path if sin, negativity, prayerlessness, weak relationship with God, etc. If there is no difference between they way you live and how the enemy will love to see you live, then you have achieved quite some equality with the enemy already.
Israel did not make any progress in battle while they remained on a mountain while their enemies stayed on the other mountain; they achieved nothing for as long as they shared some commonality with the enemy. You are preparing for a year of stagnation if you wish to live and walk the path of the enemy. You are definitely warming up for retrogression if you have no plans of discarding whatever equality you share with the enemy.
You were never created to operate on the same level as the devil. You are meant to be seated with Christ; and if what you are doing while being seated with Him is inconsistent with whom He is, then change.
DECLARE WITH ME
I refuse equality with the enemy, in Jesus’ name!
ABOUT JERRY EZE
Jerry Uchechukwu Eze is the dynamic Founder and President of the fast-growing Streams of Joy International. An inspirational speaker, a seasoned Pastor and leader...