Swimming Upstream: “Do You Appreciate Your Enemies?”

enemiesOral Roberts once said, “Many of my friends tire me out and wear me down, but my enemies make me stronger. I need more enemies!”

Maybe, Roberts’ take on enemies is accurate. Maybe, we need to embrace our foes.

So, what do you think, should we appreciate our enemies? Our political ones? The enemies of our faith? Or whatever?

Swimming Upstream appears at this blog site on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s  a little of this and a little of that, all written  to encourage and exhort believers in their Christian journeys.


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2 responses to “Swimming Upstream: “Do You Appreciate Your Enemies?”

  1. No matter what angle we view our enemies from, God allows them to attack us. Maybe, you believe our enemies are demonically backed – and many are – but still, God allows that to happen by removing His shield of protection.

    Or possibly you know it’s sin which causes our enemies to attack – and much of it is – but once again, the Lord has to remove His grace which covers our many errors.

    So, all in all, our enemies are used by the Lord to make us stronger and build us up. They are supposed to drive us to the Lord where we can learn what we need to change and how we can stand against our enemies in love.

  2. There will always be enemies when you stand for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Darkness hates the light. Your enemies have no power over you unless you give it to them.

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