Friends Today, Enemy Tomorrow: Why?
by Olawale Ogunsola

People's hearts are filled by the common enemy of mankind, Satan, the Devil, at different times, stages or levels and for various reasons.
This gives rise to once intimate friends becoming sworn enemies.

Stage One.
At this stage, there are people older and more powerful than you who hate your being alive. This type of people will do anything within their power to ensure that you cease to exist. Although you look ordinary and powerless but your existence is a threat to them. They just hate you for reasons best known to them no matter how wrong their reasons are.

An example of this hatred was the one exhibited by King Herod when Jesus Christ was born. He could not withstand seeing "another king" in the land of Israel when he was on the throne. He didn't know Jesus kingship goes beyond Herod's territory.

He hated Jesus and did not want Him to live.

If you have such people around you, the Lord will protect you from them.

Stage Two.
At this stage, there are people who do not bother much about your living SO LONG you do not amount to anybody or anything. They want you to be "half alive". If possible they want you to be "a living corpse" walking about.

They are comfortable with you if you are like this forever: unable to feed yourself, unmarried, unemployed or working like a slave. As a "captive" they will not fail to assist you that you may live. Living like a beggar satisfies them.

King Achis said that David, in his troubles, will serve him forever. Laban was also in this group. He wanted Jacob to live but to serve him without making provisions for his own house.

Stage Three.
At this stage, certain people will be comfortable even if you have all the basic necessities of life. They are in love with you if you enjoy basic amenities but not up to their own standard.

At the time of writing this piece, a man in his sixties said his step brother will not want to have anything to do with him because this man visited the step brother in his own car.

He was uncomfortable with this man's progress. This type of people usually accuse the upcoming person of imaginary or real offences. They will do anything to pull others down.
If he is a junior worker, the boss will resist his promotion.

Stage Four.
People in this group are comfortable seeing someone below them attaining to their level or status. At this stage, no complaint or grumbling.

However, anytime he wants to excel their status, they become uncomfortable. Trouble will begin and restlessness will set in.

At this point, "pull him down" syndrome will become the order of the day. They either work hard to pull him down to their level or below theirs. They will read pride in his words and deeds.

They will not hesitate to wage any war against him.
Must this be so?

This group forget that the person going up, if supported, can pull them up to his new position or above. This will also change their stagnant status out of which they have no way of moving to the next level.

Stage Five.
The Rare People. This is an uncommon group. They are No-Room-For-Hatred people. They are Real and complete lovers. Members of this group are forever comfortable irrespective of other people's elevation above them.

Jonathan, the son of King Saul, loved so much that instead of desiring to be king after his father's demise, he told his friend that he, David, will surely become king in Israel and he was ready to be deputy.

How many people can do this? Are you one of them? Are you prepared to join this special and uncommon group?

You can be a victim of any of this group but there is a PERSONALITY who is not and cannot be tired of showing you love. He can also promote you to a level you never thought of. He has the power to protect you from ALL hating hearts.

Who is this person? He is Jesus Christ. He loves you, accept Him as your Lord and Savior.

Not only this, you will also attain to the best group where you are forever comfortable when others are promoted.
Stay blessed and rapturable because the Lord is coming soon.

The Author is the set man of CTFM(WORLD OUTREACH)and Presiding Pastor of Christ Restland Gospel Church.He is a Poet and author of many books. Visit his blogsites and for more quality contents.

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