Any uncontested enemy will flourish.
Ignoring an enemy does not remove him. Hoping your enemy will leave does not remove him.
You must resist an enemy. "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you," (James 4:7).
Enemies are deadly when uncontested. "Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power. Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem," (Ezra 4:23-24).
An exposed enemy becomes defeatable. When there is a liar in your circle, expose them. You owe that to those under your protection.
I will be sharing in the next couple of weeks, 18 defense techniques against your enemy.
- Confront your enemy in the timing of the Spirit and with the right spiritual weaponry. This enables you to predict his strategy and conduct. The motivation of Peter to protect Jesus by cutting off the ear of the soldier is admirable, but it was not Spirit led.