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There is an adage in my mother tongue that says “When God has revealed your enemies to you; they can no longer kill you.” The belief is that once you identify your enemies, you would be able to relate with them with caution such that there would be no loopholes through which they can harm you. Today, many people become victims of the plots of their enemies because they cannot identify them. David knew this and that was why he did not leave any stone unturned to identify his enemies throughout his lifetime. 1 Kings 2:5-6 says: “Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. Do therefore according to thy wisdom and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.” Beyond identifying his enemies however, David was always quick to go to God in prayer for deliverance. It is wisdom to hand over someone you cannot handle to the One who can deal with them on your behalf. There can be internal and external enemies; the former are more dangerous than the latter. This is because if the internal enemy does not open the door to the external one, you cannot get hurt. As we see in Judges 16:16-21, Samson never identified his internal enemy – lust, which led him to succumb to his external enemy – Delilah. Sin is the greatest enemy of man and resides in everyone yet to be born again. Apostle Paul described this in Romans 7:18-23. He however did not just lament about it, he dealt with it. Sin is the enemy within; it must be identified and dealt with decisively. How do we deal with this dangerous enemy? The only way to deal with sin is to confess it, forsake it and ask Jesus to use His Blood to cleanse you from it after accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour. If you do, you will be forgiven and made free from all the consequences of sin. Written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye.

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