Published on November 12th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Suddenly: Defeat Over Your Enemies
By Pastor Paula White
God has awakened my Spirit to this word: “suddenly”. I have only been released to share this one time before, so I’m really excited to share it with you today. Suddenly means “in a moment, instantly or unexpectedly.” I want to tell you about your “suddenly moment” as it relates to God’s restoration in your life. Let’s get a foundation and understanding of what it means for God to restore something to you.
The definition of “restoration” is the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it and/or cleaning it. Restoration is the act of bringing back something that existed before as well as the act of returning something that was stolen or taken. This is everything that God wants to do for you!
You are not designed to live in just one season. Purposes are regulated by seasons. The difference between anything is seasons. People of God, it’s about to rain! God is dispensing seasons. That’s why the word of God says in Lev 26:4,“Then I will give you rain in due season.” And again in Eccl 3:1 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
There are 4 areas I want to focus on that God is going to do something quickly, instantly & unexpectedly!
- RESTORATION – (2 Chron 29:36)
- DEFEAT OVER YOUR ENEMIES (PS 6:10)
- DELIVERANCE (Acts 16:25-31)
- REVIVAL – OUTPOURING & OVERFLOW (Acts 2:1-18)
Right now, I’m going to tell you emphatically that yes, God desires for you to have defeat over your enemies. Those who desire your hurt, your shame, and who see you through the lens of hatred or malice – anyone being influenced towards you with a mindset of the evil one – God desires for you to have victory over that spirit motivating them.
The Word of God says in Psalm 6:10 KJV, “Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.”
The definition of enemies is “hating, adversaries, those that are hostile”. The word “ashamed” as used here means “disappointed, delayed, confounded and dry up”. Sore vexed means “to tremble inward, alarmed, agitated and dismayed.” The phrase, “let them return,” means “to turn back and retreat suddenly.”
Your Pharaoh is about to be drowned in a Red Sea. Your lion is about to be “quenched” in the lions den. Your Judas is going to hang himself. Your fiery furnace is about to have a 4th man show up.
“ And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
16 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz;
and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.
2 Chronicles 20:15-17
GOD IS GOING TO GIVE YOU A SUDDENLY DEFEAT OVER ALL YOUR ENEMIES! Everyone who has shot an arrow against you – who has spoken against you.. God is about to take them down!
Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked;
from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows,
even bitter words:
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect:
suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter:
they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search:
both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves:
all that see them shall flee away.
9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God;
for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him;
and all the upright in heart shall glory.
Look What God is going to do in verse 7: “ But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.” The word “suddenly” in the Hebrew means “instantly”. The word we translate into wounded is translated as “a blow; carnage; slaughter; smote; beaten” and is from a root word meaning “to strike severely”.
Your enemies are going down!