DIVISION IN THE CAMP OF THE ENEMY
One of the names of God given to us in the book of Isaiah 9 is ” Wonderful counselor” which actually means the “extraordinary Strategist” God is a master strategist and can deploy several arsenals in battle for us. One of the instrumentality of war is confusion and division. Confusion is defined as a state of disorder. When it happens, people involved are disoriented and do abnormal things. How was this instrument of war used in the Bible? Please read on:
Joh 10:19-22 KJV 19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. 20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? 21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? 22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
This event took place in Jerusalem at the feast. Jesus had told the people in the preceding verses about His Job as the Door and that people that do not enter the sheep gate were thieves. He also rebuked the Pharisees that the reason why they were not listening to Him was because they were not of His sheep.
The Bible says when they heard this word there was confusion amon them. some says these were words of a possessed person while others says no, these can’t be the word of someone who is possessed. They could’t agree on the matter. I decree division in the midst of your enemy now in Jesus name.
This was not the first time that there will be confusion among the people regarding the Lord Jesus.
There was the feast of tabernacle and people were going there, Jesus’s brethren came to ask Him to go to the feast and show Himself to the world if truly He was the messiah. He told them He was not going yet, so when the brethren departed, He later went.
Joh 7:11-13 KJV 11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? 12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. 13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
The people were murmuring, some say He was a deceiver others say He can’t be Everything was done silently, they could’nt talk out. May God silence those murmuring against you in Jesus name.
Sometimes when we do good, people will still come against us and speak bad about wonderful things that is being done. Such was the case with the man born blind from his mother’s womb. Jesus healed the man by asking him to go to the pool of Shiloam to go ad wash. He went and he came back seeing. Now i expect the rulers of synagogue to rejoice with the man and celebrate Jesus but rather they were angry because the miracle took place on the Sabbath day.
Joh 9:15-16 KJV 15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
They said he can’t be of God because He was not keeping the sabbath day according to the law of Moses.
Jesus and the religious people of His days had been having this controversy over the issues of working or not working on the sabbath day.
There was a time when His disciples were plucking corns on the sabbath day because they were hungry. The Pharisees challenged Jesus for not cautioning His disciple for violating the law of moses that forbids working on the sabbath day.
Mat 12:1-8 KJV 1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
Here the Lord told them that the son of man was the lord of sabbath. The word “lord” here in Greek is “kurios” and it means: he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord, the possessor and disposer of a thing, the owner; one who has control of the person, the master.
I thought that would have suffice them because this plainly means He was in charge of what to do and not to do on the sabbath day.
the Book of Mark say it beautifully the way He dealt with the issues of Sabbath:
Mar 2:25-28 KJV 25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? 26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Sabbath was made for man and man not made for sabbath.
There are some denominations today that are observing the day and keeping it holy but what they are missing is that, all the laws, sabbath, feast and other things like this are shadow of the New Testament reality and they were all pointing to Jesus. Now we have the substance there is no reason too observe the shadow any longer.
Here is what Paul said about sabbath and other related observations of the Old Testament:
Col 2:16-17 KJV 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
This lack of understanding among the Jew’s leaders brought so much controversy that they were always arguing about the Lord Jesus. It is a pity that such things are happening today.
God uses the instrumentality of confusion when they were building the tower of Babel. Before then they were all with one language and in one accord and had a great objective of building a tower that will reach the heavens. They don’t want to be scattered around the earth but this was God’s mindset when he was blessing Adam and Eve that they should be fruitful and replenish the earth. Their goals were contrary to tat of god and so He confused their language.
Gen 11:6-9 KJV 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
When the three nations gathered against Judah, there was no way Judah would have overcome them but they got instruction that they should be singing and praising God nd while they were doing that something unimaginable happened.
2Ch 20:22-23 KJV 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
You can imagine the kind of confusion that took place. They came altogether to the war in unity but they destroyed themselves. Where they gathered together against you they shall be destroyed in like manner.
Gideon was given an assignment to go to war against the Amalekites who had been robbing them and stealing the produce of their labours. The men of Israel went to te war with unusual war implements and while they were using it, there was confusion in the camp of the Amalekite that they helped destroyed one another.
Jdg 7:22 KJV And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.
I decree the order of confusion everywhere they gather for battle against you and your household in Jesus name.
The Philistines gathered against the Israel, there were no swords for battle, it was only Jonathan and Saul that had swords. Nevertheless, they went into the battle. When they got there there was confusion among te Philistines, they took themselves for Hebrew and help killed one another.
1Sa 14:20 KJV And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.
The Hebrew word for “discomfiture” means tumult, confusion, tumult, confusion, disquietude, discomfiture, destruction, trouble, vexed, vexation, tumult, confusion, disturbance, turmoil, disquietude, panic.
That is taking place in the camp of your enemy in Jesus name.
Paul was arrested in the temple for desecrating the holy place and he was brought before the council. The council Sanhedrin was made up of Sadducees and Pharisees. Saul was a Pharisees and he took advantage of that, what follows was another story entirely among the councils.
Act 23:6-9 KJV 6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. 7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. 9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
There was an uproar. The members who came together to judge Paul went against one another. Wherever they gather to judge your mater or case, this is their lot in Jesus name.
There is no need to be afraid of the enemy because f they dare gather together against you, they will just fulfil the scripture. The scripture had declared their end.
Isa 44:11 KJV Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
Isa 54:15 KJV Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
This is more than enough prayers.