“Sleeping With The Enemy!”

KEY SCRIPTURE

Exo. 5:19 (NIV): The Israelite foreman realized they were in trouble when they were told, “You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day.” 20 When they left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them 21 and they said, “May the LORD look upon you and judge you! You have made us a stench to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

Do you remember the Julia Roberts’ movie titled ”Sleeping With The Enemy”? This picture illustrated how, sometimes, the people who are closest to us are the most detrimental. How ironic that she ends up “sleeping with the enemy” after initially falling in love with, and desiring him as, her “hero”. The “enemy” represents a strong desire that has outgrown its ability to lead or help us to our destiny!

In the movie “Dream Girls”, John Lithgow asks Beyonce, “say we do get in bed with you…will Curtis even let you do it? ” She and Jamie Foxx were deeply in love, until she became more ambitious for her dreams of being a movie star. After Jamie had helped her and her girls to unparallel success in the music world, she soon saw him becoming the enemy! She later told him that she was “…looking for a new sound, baby” because she had to listen to her inner voice – not the voice “you thought you gave to me!” she said in song.

“May the LORD look upon you and judge you!” These were the words uttered by fellow countrymen of Moses and Aaron in the KEY SCRIPTURE, whose glorious vision was seen as problematic by the foremen. God motivated the two brothers to deliver the Israelites, who are reluctant because they’d rather be bedded by a tyrant than to prepare for the Creator’s Exodus. These foremen symbolizes Cain-like people who put more faith in the natural than the supernatural! “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Mat. 10:28).

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy (Jhn. 10:10)” depicts the goal of – the enemy! “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices (II Cor. 2:11) which includes (1) deception, (2) temptation, (3) chaos, (4) ineptitude, (5) scorn, (6) vexation, and (7) rebellion (Rev. 21:8).

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son (Rev. 21:7).”  Just like in the case of Moses and Aaron, God is preparing us to free ourselves and others from spiritual bondage! “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief (Prv. 24:16).” He wants us to be stronger, wiser, and better! How?! By overcoming: (1) disobedience, (2) irresponsibility, (3) anarchy, (4) idolatry, (5) irreverence, (6) traditionalism, and (7) materialism!

So, to gain our spiritual inheritance, we must walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Psa. 1:1).” The two brothers could not allow themselves to “sleep with the enemy” by letting their desire for the Lord’s deliverance wane, or the fate of their nation would suffer. We today must realize that “…the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence (passion), and the violent (passionate) take it by force (Mat. 11:12; Rev. 2:14-16)!” 

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