Streams of Joy Devotional Saturday 9 December 2023 Jerry Eze |
You are reading today’s Streams of Joy daily devotional titled Battles of the Star written by Pastor Jerry Eze for today Saturday 9 December 2023 to start your day right. We encourage you to read and share with a friend.
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FOCAL SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY:
“2. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. 3. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.” (Matthew 2:2-3)
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INSIGHT | Streams of Joy Daily Devotional by Jerry Eze Saturday 9th December 2023 Today | Battles of the Star
When Herod heard from the wise men that they had seen a star which heralded a new king, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. The trouble in Jerusalem began because Herod heard that a new king had been born. It was not a challenge when there was no mention of a new king, but the moment he heard that a star had been seen concerning the new born king, he was greatly troubled. Trouble began because a star emerged.
Friend, whenever you transit from being ordinary to becoming a star, expect the Herod’s of this world to react badly. Some people will never be worried about you once it seems that you are a nobody, but the moment you arise and they see you as a threat to their own dominance, there will be trouble. The Herod’s of this world will not bother when a regular child is born, but will worry whenever they hear that a star has emerged.
Herod unleashed a battle against Jesus the moment he knew that Jesus was the new born king. Battles began simply because there was a new king on the bloc. Your greatness is an invitation for new battles. The moment you rise, some enemies you never knew you had, will come out in their true colours and try to fight you until you abandon your mission. The moment you rise, the systems and structures of hell will rise against you.
Some people may be wired to encourage you in your low moments, but may turn around and fight you instead of celebrating you when your star rises. Don’t feel embarrassed when some of those who could easily tag along with you in your low estate, become your greatest enemies when God lifts you higher. Don’t be shocked when the Herod’s of this world begin plotting against you simply because your light has come.
Today, I pray for you: every battle that will arise because of your rising, will not swallow you. Every battle that is unleashed against you because of your rising, will lead to greater rising.
Psalm 18:39 says: “For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.”
Declare With Me: No battle will swallow me in my high places, in Jesus’ name!