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Unmasking Household Enemies and How to Live with Them – 2 [The Strategies of Christ Jesus]


Biblical ways to deal with enemies



It doesn’t matter how fertile a seed is; it will die if weeds, insects, and pests surround it. It would be best to deal with the weeds, pests, and insects for the seed to germinate without interruption.

In the same way, you need wisdom to deal with the weeds, pests, and insects in your life. You are the seed. The weeds, pests, and insects are symbols of household enemies. Household enemies dwell in your chambers.

You share your secrets, challenges, success, and assets with them. You need the wisdom to live and deal with household enemies. This is one reason I am writing this article to help you live above their deceptions, seduction, domination, and manipulations. The word household means the people in your circles.

  • If you are a manager, expect your line managers as the household enemies.
  • If you are a businessman, your enemies will likely be other business people.
  • If you are a politician, expect the opponent as your household enemy.
  • If you are a minister of God (Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist, and teacher), expect other “ministers of God” as household enemies.

Whatever profession you find yourself in, expect the enemy in that field. Household enemies are the closest people in your environment. You don’t have to travel to see your household enemy. They are with you all the time.

Household enemies grow and die with you. They might even be the ones “encouraging you.” Household enemies might be the ones you have delegated authority to. As stated in the previous article, I am not writing this article to make you cynical.

However, I am writing this article to make you live in wisdom. The fact that your closest neighbor can be your enemy does not mean you should go around suspecting your friends, neighbors, and loved ones as enemies.

That’s unscriptural. Don’t imagine evil about your neighbors; evil spirits can use that mindset (medium) to deceive you. Be full of the Holy Spirit. If you are full of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit will expose household enemies.

Sometimes you feel uncomfortable when household enemies come near you. Keep reading because I will show you how to identify household enemies. I will unveil Christ Jesus's strategies and how he dealt with and lived with household enemies. If you have not read my previous articles on household enemies, kindly check them out for more profound revelations.

1. The mysteries of household enemies and wickedness

2. Unveiling household enemies and how to live with them – 1

You can also download and read my free books, how to live and deal with enemies and Dominating the Dark Kingdom, on my blog for more profound revelations. It takes wisdom to live with household enemies because they are subtle.


How Christ Jesus lived with household enemies (strategy one)

Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.

If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

John 11:45-54 KJV

When Christ Jesus walked on earth as man, he encountered several enemies. Christ Jesus was going about doing the will of his Heavenly Father. The Holy Scriptures declared that he did not commit evil (see Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 3:5, John 19:4).

Christ Jesus did not offend anyone. However, some sects of religious people (Pharisees, Sanhedrin, Sadducees, Gentiles, and Scribes) decided to kill Christ Jesus. The unrepentant and religious people thought Christ Jesus was building a kingdom to dethrone their kingdom.

They feared Christ Jesus’ works would make them lose power and authority. At least, these religious people should have considered the works of Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus was healing the sick, casting out evil spirits, and preaching repentance.

Instead of the religious people encouraging Christ Jesus, they ascribed Christ Jesus' works to the devil (see Matthew 9:34). I hope you know how difficult the work of God is. We must fast, pray, evangelize, follow up, write, counsel, and deal with various people.

The religious knew the troubles and pains of Christ Jesus. They saw the prophecies of the real Messiah (Christ Jesus) in the Holy Scriptures. They saw the hostility of the Gentiles and the struggles of Christ Jesus. However, most of them decided to oppose Christ Jesus despite the evidence. In verse fifty-three of John chapter eleven, John records that the religious people took counsel to put Christ Jesus to death.


Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

John 11:53 KJV

Household enemies come from your tribe. Don’t expect the real enemy from the outside corridor. Expect the enemy in your chambers. However, don’t suspect everyone close to you as your enemy.

You must apply wisdom. Stand on the premises of God’s Word (the Holy Bible). Use the inner witness. Discern in your spirit. You can read my series of books on my blog for more profound revelations about the Holy Spirit and inner witness.

If you read John chapter eleven, you will realize that the religious unbelievers (household enemies) opposed every work of Christ Jesus. They saw the genuineness of Christ Jesus. However, they decided in their wicked heart to reject him.

One thing about household enemies is that you cannot please them. Do your best. These people will not accept your hard work and generosity. Household enemies work in groups. They know the power of unity.

Household enemies gather strength from their allies. They have several weapons. Household enemies use slander, persecution, lies, gossip, hatred, false accusation, jealousy, unholy anger, dominance, curses, destructive criticism, insults, evil powers, and physical strength on their opponents.

If those weapons fail, they take it to higher authorities. Like the Pharisees and other household enemies, they took Christ Jesus to several kings. They took counsel to kill Christ Jesus because their insults, gossip, slander, lies, persecution, and destructive criticism failed.

They knew death was the only way to eliminate our Savior and Lord Christ Jesus. The religious people thought Christ Jesus' death would end his ministry. However, Christ Jesus applied wisdom when the household enemies planned to kill him. Let’s see the strategy of Christ Jesus.


Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

John 11:54 KJV

Our Savior and Lord Christ Jesus did not walk openly among the Jews (household enemies). Christ Jesus came from the tribe of David (the Jews). If you are from Ghana, your real enemy is a Ghanaian.

If you are from Nigeria, your real enemy is a Nigerian. If you are an American, your real enemy is an American. If you are from Europe, your real enemy is a European. If you are from India, your real enemy is an Indian.

If you are an African, your real enemy is an African. If you are from Asia, your real enemy is from Asia. Check your tribe. That’s the enemy resting place. It’s like a tree and its fruits. You are connected to that tree because you are germinating on it.

Even in the animal kingdom, there are household enemies. You must learn to live with them. You can learn from Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus did not walk openly among the household enemies. Christ Jesus could command angels and elements to destroy these enemies.

However, Christ Jesus didn’t do that because that was not the best strategy. Christ Jesus knew how to deal with specific enemies. Acting as if you are the strongest can end your life. You must not fight some battles.

Learn to walk away from certain enemies if they work in groups. It might be in the workplace, school, “church,” family house, or neighborhood. Don’t walk openly in that area. Imitate the serpent's wisdom because Christ Jesus commanded us to be as wise as the serpent (meditate on Matthew 10:16).

Don’t be over-righteous. Act like Christ Jesus. He did not walk openly among the household enemies. Christ Jesus did not become familiar with the hostile people in that community because there were numerous household enemies. Are you wiser than Christ Jesus?


How Christ Jesus dealt with household enemies (Strategy two)

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

John 10:31-38 KJV

We can learn from Christ Jesus’ wisdom how he dealt with household enemies. When the Jews decided to stone Christ Jesus to death, he justified himself. Christ Jesus reasoned with his enemies.

There are some household enemies; you must let them know you are right. Christ Jesus pointed to the Holy Scriptures when he encountered his enemies. Maybe your enemies have taken you to the law court.

Get a God-fearing, knowledgeable, and experienced lawyer. Let him use the Constitution to deal with the enemy. Whiles the lawyer is dealing with the enemy in the law court, take the case to the Court of Heaven.

Settle the case with the laws of God (the Holy Bible). Challenge the enemy with God’s Word (see Jeremiah 1:12). Deploy and employ the blood of Christ Jesus in the divine court. Don’t sit idea and expect God to fight for you.

Some household enemies are rebellious. They fight unjustly. Let the enemy know what the Word of God says about the situation. Like Christ Jesus, he pointed the household enemies to the Holy Scriptures.

Household enemies can misinterpret the Holy Bible; therefore, be full of the Word and the Spirit lest they deceive you. If you remain quiet, household enemies will trample on you. Speak up! Challenge the enemy with the Word of God (the Holy Bible), and you will win the case.


How Christ Jesus dealt with household enemies (the third strategy)

Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

John 10:39 KJV

One thing about household enemies is that they are persistent. Household enemies hardly give up. One reason household finds it difficult to give up is that they have no vision for their lives. They receive joy in your downfall.

Household enemies will do their best to bring you down. Another thing about household enemies is that they are ready to kill emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, and physically. Unlike ignorant enemies who play around you, household enemies mean business.

They know what they are doing. Household enemies are conscious of their actions. They know the consequences of their actions. Household enemies are ready to die for their wickedness. This is one reason you must not be ignorant of their actions.

Check out my article; this kind goes not except by fasting and prayers for more profound revelations. As stated in the Holy Scriptures (see John 10:39), Christ Jesus escaped from his enemies.

This means they tried attacking him physically. However, Christ Jesus fled for his life. You must escape from specific household enemies because they are formidable and abnormal. You cannot reason with such enemies because they are full of evil spirits.

Spiritual hosts of wickedness have dominated such enemies (meditate on Matthew 10:16). Don’t act like a hero when abnormal and possessed household enemies surround you. Flee! Christ Jesus fled for his life.

Follow the example of Christ Jesus. Escaping for your life does not mean you are afraid of enemies. Fleeing does not mean they have won. It’s wisdom. Christ Jesus could command thunder on the household enemies. However, he fled. Are you wiser than Christ Jesus? Flee!


How Christ Jesus dealt with household enemies (the fourth strategy)

Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 8:59 KJV

There are some enemies you have to hide from. Fleeing differs from hiding. Hiding means you change your identity. If you read the above Holy Scriptures, you will realize Christ Jesus hid himself before leaving the temple.

Some Jews did not agree with the teachings of Christ Jesus. Examining the doctrines of Christ Jesus, they realized that Christ Jesus was declaring himself as God Almighty. However, the Jews recognized Christ Jesus as an ordinary man.

They couldn’t believe their ears. How can a man whose mother and father we know declare to be the son of God? That’s familiarity. Christ Jesus was born of a virgin, Mary. The Holy Spirit breathed into the womb of Mary, and the breath (seed) became Christ Jesus.

However, most Jews did not believe that Christ Jesus was the Messiah. Therefore, they decided to cast stones at him. One of the ways the sinful received punishment according to laws was through stoning.

The Jews wanted to stone Christ Jesus to death. However, Christ Jesus hid himself. God can temporarily blind your house enemies. In that season, your enemies will not be able to recognize you.

The Holy Spirit temporarily blinds your enemies so that you can escape for your life. Don’t be over-righteous. Use the season of blindness to flee from the temple (workplace, home, “church,” school, and neighborhood).

You are not wiser than Christ Jesus (the Holy Spirit). If Christ Jesus hid from household enemies, why are you showing yourself to household enemies? Hide and escape! Meditate on these Holy Scriptures for more profound revelations.


And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

Luke 4:28-30 KJV

This is the second introduction. In the next article, I will unveil the methodology of household enemies and write in detail about the dynamics of dealing and living with household enemies. Kindly share the link to this article so others can receive the wisdom that brings deliverance. You can check out my series of teachings for more profound revelations.

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