LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 CORINTHIANS 16:9 .
"For a great door and effectual is opened unto me , and there are many adversaries."
I TITLE THIS TEACHING , THE BENEFITS OF HAVING AN ADVERSARY. COME AND LETS SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY.
1. The door has always been there but you never saw it , your adversaries will open your eyes to see that great door of opportunity. Elisha saw in it in the book of 2 Kings 2:2 , all the other prophets did not ."And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth , and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee , So they went down to Bethel." , read verse 3 from your bible , you would notice , they never saw , what Elisha was seeing. You will not miss your opportunity in Jesus name , AMEN.
2. It is through your adversaries you will discover those great gifts God had deposited in your life. Bro David in scriptures was not only cunning in playing , he was also a viliant man , a man of war, prudent in matters and a comely person too. If he was at home , with the brothers , he would not have discovered all these gifts , that finally took him to the palace. 1 Sam 16:18.Allow your Adversaries to bring out those dormant gifts in you through persecution.lol.Jesus said "Rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven:".Matt 5:12. Those reward , come in the form of blessings here on earth . ie. divine ideas , contacts , divine favour , you name it . glory to God. Amen.
3.Another benefit of having adversaries ,is , they ensure they drive you to the very door of your opportuniy, inside their vechicle of shame , mockery and laughter. Scriptures say , before Jesus healed Jairus daughter in the book of Luke 8:53 and I quote " And they laughed him to scorn , knowing that she was dead." , but what happened after that, verse 56 say " And her parents were astonished :" key- Enjoy your ride of shame now , for the world is about hear your testimony in the mighty name of Jesus , Amen. Now this is why you ought to enjoy the ride ? because on your own , you won,t want to take that bold step , so they come to assist you through persecution , attacks , mockery ,envy mixed with betrayal until you get to your door of opportunity. Watch this , they never left bro Joseph alone until he met with his connection to the palace in prison . The BUTLER!
"Then spake the Chief butler unto Pharoah ,saying I do remember my faults this day." Gens 41:9. That same day Joseph was freed from prison and he became the prime minister of Egypt. My God will surprise you this month of delivery in Jesus name , Amen.
4. Your Adversaries will cause you to give birth to your dreams , through prayer . Scriptures say Jesus in the book of Luke 22:44 "And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.". They help you build your prayer life .
5.Your Adversaries is what God uses , to give you a "hint" , that there is something at the other side; if you will not give up. Revelation 3:21 puts it like this " To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne , even as I also overcame , and am set down with my Father in his throne." you will overcome in Jesus name ,Amen.
KEY -YOUR ADVERSARY IS ONLY A GATE WAY TO YOUR BREAKTHROUGH! DON'T LET HIM DISTRACT YOU.
I PRAY FOR YOU , IN THE NAME OF JESUS , MAY THE LORD OPEN YOUR EYES TO EVERY HIDDEN ADVERSARY IN YOUR LIFE IN JESUS NAME , AMEN.
YOU WILL SUCCEED IN JESUS NAME ,AMEN. I AWAIT YOUR TESTIMONY !