God’s Enemies Scattered

“God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him” (Psalm 68:1)!

David was a mighty man of God and he was a skilled warrior on the battlefield. What was significant about the battles that David fought, was that he always relied on God. Despite his skill for battle and confidence in his God given abilities, he never went to battle without consulting God. In the Psalms, David wrote about the dreadful and terrible nature of God (Psalm 47:2). David knew that all of his strength and might was nothing on the battlefield without God fighting for him.

“Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help” (Psalm 35:1-2)! Here in Psalm 35, David used the language of war to command God to contend with those who were contending with him. David spoke of God using weapons to help and defend him. He asked God to let his enemies be turned back and put to shame who wanted to harm him. David asked that their way would be dark and slippery and that the angel of God would pursue them.

“Vindicate me, O Lord, my God, according to your righteousness, and let them not rejoice over me” (Psalm 35:24)! David prayed for God to take vengeance on his enemies as God promised in his word to repay. “Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly” (Deuteronomy 32:35).

In the passages above, David did not seek to go to battle to defend himself. Instead he cried out to God for help and he had confidence that the Lord would hear him. Let God be God in your lives and allow him to fight the battles on your behalf. God is willing to protect and defend you and angels move at your command. Remember that there is nothing to fear and there is nothing that man can do to you when God is on your side. As we pray, we watch God arise and scatter all his enemies. Remember that you are a child of God so the enemies that are coming against you, are coming against God.

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways” (Deuteronomy 28:7).


16 thoughts on “God’s Enemies Scattered

  1. Amen..Psalm 35 is one of my favorites to pray during warfare.Just yesterday me and my husband were talking about David’s success in warfare mainly because he relied on God for guidance.And for dealing with enemies who are too strong for him.

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  2. Amen! I love it when David requests the ephod to consult God before he will even move a muscle. David did not put his hope in horses or chariots, or his multitudes of soldiers. He placed all of his hope in God. Paul was a hope-prisoner, but David was a hope-warrior and a mighty man of valor for God!! We too lock up our hope in you, Lord🙏🏾

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  3. So many times we contend by our own strategies, and forget that we cannot see the outcome as we hope for the best.
    But Jesus told us not to worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow has its own struggles, today’s struggles are sufficient for today.
    It doesn’t matter what it looks like to us, as much as how we trust God to be victorious for us in today, or tomorrow’s struggle, because struggles will come.
    James tells us to count it all joy when we are tried (struggle), because it produces patience (and I think expectation). James 1:2-3
    I love it!

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  4. So many great lessons to learn from David we could spend the whole day. What struck me about his story is that he was a mighty warrior but a devoted worshiper too. Remember the story of Ziklag David even after losing practically all he had after crying his eyes out still consulted the Lord first before pursuing and God honoured his request. What a man David was

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    1. That’s ok. There are some bible passages that are quite familiar and sort of easy to guess from memory. Others take a bit of researching. I generally write all my blogs and so bible research online. I don’t own a physical bible concordance and I think our generation relies quite heavily on the internet. I must confess that I went against your rule and looked online so, I give my win to Frank or anyone else who gets the answer. I apologise Teacher and accept detention. 🙏🏾❤️

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