There are people who don't like people of God for no real reason. But that's known:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 KJV
For the sake of making a point, let's not look at people of God. Let's look at people who have not committed their soul to Christ but are just good, sound people (by the world's standards). You ever notice that there's always someone who's just out to make their lives miserable? Always turning up there faces when the speak of them? Never a good thing to say? "They think..." starts the conversation when they mention them? Yeah. You know these people. Never a good thing out of their mouths.
Yet, you sit listening. Taking it in. Never bothering to correct them or stop them with rebuke. Never getting up mid-sentence and walking away. Are you any better? (Food for thought.) Now, give them the glorious honor of calling them a person who follows Christ. Not only are they good but they are righteous. They love God. They gently led people to God. Their sheer acts of kindness are demonstrative of the love of God on their life. Before God, they were nice. With God they are nice AND anointed. You can't seem to resist them...and yet others can't seem to take their mouths of if them. You're in a meeting. They give a grand solution to an ongoing issue and it's immediately shot down.
You're not the leader there, but you even pass a sideways glance, knowing the solution was a great idea.
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. Psalms 37:30-33 KJV
My very good friend Prophetess Kimberly of Rejoice Essential Magazine (@seerprophetessk on Periscope) shared a jaw dropping testimony. A friend of hers was not on the job for some time due to illness. She is a believer and faced strife in the workplace. While out on medical leave, she was promoted! Promoted and not even on the job! And there was one (there's always at least one, folks) gunning for this woman of God. But this one was removed from the equation and no longer worked for the company. Tell me we don't serve a good God.
This bite sized piece says the Lord will not leave us in the hands of the wicked. Just like this woman was promoted through slander, backbiting, or whatever evil plots were against her, so shall you prevail.
Whenever I feel alone, I recall the words given to Moses and Joshua: I will never leave you nor forsake you. I remind Him of this.
Lord, you said you'd never leave me or forsake me. I feel alone. Make your presence known to me.
And he never fails. Just yesterday I received such an edifying prophetic word. It was confirmation of things I already knew, but it reminded me there is a purpose for this season I'm in and God was gracious enough to send me a reminder to encourage me. After all, He did promise to never leave nor forsake me, and He keeps His promises!
I'm well kept!
Love you, Keiyia JOYet George
Psalms 37 Series
Part 1 - Evildoers
Part 2 - Do Good
Part 3 - Heart's Desire
Part 4 - The Son Will Rise and Shine For You
Part 5 - REST
Part 6 - Soar Like an Eagle
Part 7 - Seek the Kingdom
Part 8 - It's Not Your Fight
Part 9 - You Will Reap It All
Part 10 - He Got You
Part 11 - Give It Up
Part 12 - Delighted
Part 13 - The Righteous