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ENEMIES

December 10, 2009

ENEMIES

*** YOUR ENEMY CAN SAVE YOU! ***

I once literally had this happen!

Working for SC Steel in GVL, SC, I had become enemies with the boss’s son—much of it the result of my own envy & bad attitude. (The guy was somewhat obnoxious, but that did not excuse my own “contributions” to the “cause.”)

The guy ran a large machine, & I went out to work on it while he as at lunch. I turned the air supply to the machine off & proceeded to unknowingly position myself in a dangerous position. Leaning in to work on the interior of the machine, I was under a large roller normally held up by the air supply I had turned off. When it came down, the tremendous weight (several hundred pounds) had me wedged at my rib cage, rendering me unable to breathe. Any movement simply allowed the roller to press tighter, & I was slowly suffocating, unable to breathe in & being forced to exhale what little air I had.

After what seemed an eternity, but must have been only minutes, he came back. I was able to whisper, “The black valve! The black valve!” & he was able to turn the air back on, raising the air cylinders holding the roller, & freeing me.

I wish I could say that I acted totally righteously toward him afterwards, but I did gain a true appreciation for my enemies & their place in my life.

Jack Frost credits the attacks of one of his most ardent foes with resulting in major changes in his attitudes & the ultimately prospering of his ministry and his message about the Father Heart of God.

One of the Proverbs (27:6) says, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend.” If we were wiser, we would probably consider our enemies friends, b/c their wounds often tell us truths about ourselves we desperately need to learn. David refused to touch Saul b/c he was the “Lord’s anointed,” and he allowed 12-15 years of persecution to transform him into a mighty man of God, who was able to “serve God faithfully in his generation.” (Acts 13) Maybe we too should view our enemies as anointed by God to transform us in the same way….

ENEMIES CAN SAVE YOU!

ENEMIES CAN BE YOUR BEST FRIENDS!

ENEMIES ARE A (GOOD) GIFT FROM GOD!

Having enemies can be one of God’s greatest blessings!