If you find any principle in the Bible three or more times, it’s a part of God’s character.
Psalm 23. Now, I’m going to pick out specifically, Psalm 23:5.
You may sit there and want it to be just you and God at the table, but God wants your enemies to see that you are the apple of His eye. He wants them to watch while He makes a way for you. Despite their presence, God prepares a banquet for you, and they can do nothing about it.
God will anoint people and talk to them. The enemy does it too. The devil put it in Pharaoh’s heart to hate the Hebrews. He killed hundreds of boys because he knew a leader would arise, but he couldn’t touch Moses.
People may fall on your left and your right, but if you dwell in the secret place of the Most High, you’ll abide in under the shadow of the Almighty. Jesus is going to make a way out for His children. He’s a waymaker, chain breaker, healer, deliverer, light in a dark world. He’s your strength when you’re weary, peace in your trouble, and hope when it looks hopeless.
Pharaoh tried to kill Moses 3 different times in his life. But, here’s the thing: For Moses’ first forty years, God had caused Pharaoh to clothe him, educate him, feed him, and train him. God made Pharaoh feed Moses approximately 43,800 times. God will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies.
Another example is the book of Esther. Just like Haman hated Modecai, there are going to be people that hate you. But God is for you, so who can be against you?
Esther 7:2-6. So, Haman goes so far that he gets permission to kill all of Queen Esther’s people. God prepares a table. Esther, the king, and the enemy sits there. Whatever your enemy is, God is going to walk right into your situation, prepare you a table, and all the enemy can do is sit there and watch.
Genesis 37:20, 24, 28. Joseph’s brothers throw him into a pit and sell him to be a slave in Egypt. But, what is it like the next time we find Joseph with his brothers? Genesis 43:32-33. The next time they saw their brother, he was the head, not the tail. God had blessed and promoted him.
Keep your heart right. This is God’s battle. If you step in it, it becomes your battle. But if you just leave it alone and let it be God’s battle, He’ll fight for you and make a way for you. And He won’t only fight for you, but He will let your enemies see that He is fighting for you.
God has a law of sowing and reaping. If you’ve been faithful and you’re wondering where your blessing is. Don’t worry, keep being faithful. Payday doesn’t always come on Friday. God is faithful and will honor your sacrifice.
There was a man named Nabal who was very rich. David and his men, living in the wilderness, had never stolen anything from him and even protected his servants. It was an old custom, come harvest time, that if some men in the wilderness blessed you with protection from the others, they were blessed back by the one they protected. David sent some of his men down to tell Nabal what they had done for him and to ask for a little food.
Nabal hated David and gave him nothing. David grabbed up his sword and told his men to come because they were going to kill every one of them and take everything they had. There may be something inside of you stirring up, making you want to just take it yourself, but step back! Go pray about it again.
1 Samuel 25:18. A table was prepared for David in the presence of his enemies. The Lord smote Nabal soon after and David ended up marrying Abigail, Nabal’s widow. Now, David had the whole farm!
Four Leprous Men
They lived in a time of famine with horrible conditions beyond description. 2 Kings 6:25. These four men not only had no food, but they were lepers, rejected by their own people. How long had it been since they’d been home with their wives and kids? So, they sat there at the gate, saying “Why sit we here until we die?” They went to the host of the Syrians surrounding the city, but the enemy was gone, and had left the camp as it was.
When those four men got there. They went into one of the tents and had a feast! God prepared them a table in the presence of their enemies.
I’ve have seen God make a way over and over again. So, don’t let the devil tell you that this is your last chapter. Get up and tell the devil that it may be the worst season of your life, but it’s not your last.
–Pastor Anthony Wynn
6 thoughts on “In the Presence of Mine Enemy”
This is such an encouraging message! I needed this today! This was a word from the Lord just for me!! Hallelujah! Made my day today!!
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Shew.. all I can say is thank you Jesus… the Lord has been dealing with me with scripture James 1:2.. how the battle is not ours but we sometimes in flesh make it ours when we need to get out of the way and count it all joy when we fall into divers temptations, knowing this the trying of our faith worketh patience .. I was then led by the Spirit of God about Joseph .. and the 4 lepers that sat outside the gate ! I thank God for this confirmation !!! Hallelujah… i now know exactly what the Lord was saying … God indeed does prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemy! Glory be to God
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