Every righteous man who was called by divine destiny has always encountered the resistance of darkness.
When Moses was born, Pharoah tried to kill him. When Jesus was born, Herod tried to kill him. When David was anointed as king over Israel, Saul tried to kill him. The enemy is determined to destroy the destiny locked up on the inside of you.
When the Philistines heard that David had been crowned king of Israel, they tried to capture him; but David was told that they were coming and went into the stronghold. The Philistines arrived and spread out across the valley of Rephaim. Then David asked the Lord, “Shall I go out and fight against them? Will you defeat them for me?” – 2 Sam 5:17-19
Two Things David did When He Experienced Severe Persecution:
First, he retires to his stronghold –a place of protection. It is a quiet place.
Second, he inquires of God –it is here that he inquires of God the strategy needed to defeat his enemy. God reveals it to him and he goes on to defeat the Philistines.
The enemy’s strategy is to attack you in the place of your destiny. His desire is to take you off your ordered path.
When God spared the life of apostle Paul after he and his crew survived a shipwreck, he found himself on the island of Malta, where he was bitten on his arm by a very poisonous snake. Why? It was the same arms that God used later to lay hands on the Islanders to heal them from their sickness and disease. The enemy will always attack you in the area of your destiny.
We must follow David’s example in response to the enemies of destiny.
Are you retreated, and are you listening to God’s instruction?
This is how you overcome any attack and remain on the victorious side life.
This is how you will fulfil the purpose for which God has created you!