Opposition comes in different forms and angles, one can be greatly opposed in his family, church, environment, office, business, etc. Opposition can also come in form of an oppression, when you are being oppressed not to achieve your destiny, career, goal, etc, it can be very difficult for you to succeed in that which you set out to do. But when you cling to God while facing the opposition, victory is assured. There are many people in the Bible, who were greatly opposed/oppressed.
- Joseph was opposed by his brothers, they sold him off, so his dreams won’t manifest (Genesis 37:12-28).
- Daniel was put into Lion’s den because he was the King’s favorite (Daniel 6:1-28).
- The disciples of Jesus Christ were oppressed, persecuted, and opposed because of the gospel, etc.
- Nehemiah was opposed when he wanted to rebuild the temple (Nehemiah 4:1-23).
They were all able to scale through because they trusted God.
Opposition is not an excuse for failure, or for you to lose hope or faint in your assignment. Have it at the back of your mind that the major aim of someone opposing you is to stir up trouble and also stop the work. It is left for you to chose whether to quit or face the opposition and win at last.
SCRIPTURES: Nehemiah 4:1-23, Genesis 37:12-28, Daniel 6:1-28,, 1John 5:4-8, James 4:7-8, Matthew 18:18, 1Corinthians 10:13, 1John 4:4, 2Corinthians 10:4, Luke 12:4-5, 1Peter 5:8-9.
SIGNS OF OPPOSITION
- Monitors every of your movement and progress
- Mockery (Nehemiah 4:1-3)
- Ridicule (Nehemiah 4:2a)
- Discouragement (Nehemiah 4:10-11)
CAUSES OF OPPOSITION
- Bad past experiences
EFFECTS OF OPPOSITION
- Sudden/untimely death
- To and fro movement
- Set back
- Distraction (Nehemiah 4:1-3)
WAYS TO OVERCOME OPPOSITION
- Trust and believe in God with all your heart,
- Watch and pray always (Nehemiah 4:9, 1Peter 5:8).
- Prayer should always precede any endeavor. (James 5: 17-18)
- Battle and build simultaneously (Nehemiah 4:16-18)
- Never fight alone, get support and back up
- Be determined, remain focused, and refuse to quit. (Nehemiah 4:6)
- Persistence combined with faith can accomplish great things. (Luke 18: 1-8)
PRAYERS TO DISMANTLE OPPOSITION
- Lord, I worship and exalt your holy Name for you alone deserve the glory.
- Thank you Lord Jesus for the gift of life, thank you for the divine provision, thank you for all your wonderful works upon my life and family.
- I plead that you forgive me oh Lord in any way I have sinned and fallen short of your glory (Romans 11:23)
- Let your mercy oh Lord, prevail over my life and family as I pray today in Jesus name amen.
- According to your word oh Lord, have mercy on me for I am lonely and opposed.
- I bless you Lord for you teacheth my hands to make war and decree in the name of Jesus I am victorious amen.
- Thank you able God, because I am certain of my deliverance from the hands of those that greatly oppose me.
- I decree that I shall experience a total turnaround in my life by the reason of embarking on this prayer in Jesus name amen.
PSALM 12:5 “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the LORD, “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” (NKJV).
- Heavenly Father, arise and dismantle every opposition set on my way to frustrate my progress in life in Jesus name amen.
- Jehovah Gibbor, take me to that place of safety that I will be free from oppression and opposition in Jesus mighty name amen.
- Thunder of God, locate and scatter every opposition of the enemy standing on my pathway to success in Jesus name amen.
ISAIAH 49:26 “I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh, And they shall be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall know That I, the LORD, am your Savior, And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”(NKJV)
- By the power in the name of Jesus, I decree let my oppressors/opposers feed on their own flesh amen.
- Jehovah Gibbor, let those who oppose me, my destiny, my ministry, my marriage, my career etc. Be drunk with their own blood in Jesus mighty name amen.
- I decree and declare every obstacles, hindrances, opposition be removed in the name of Jesus amen.
PSALM 9:3 “When my enemies turn back, They shall fall and perish at Your presence”.(NKJV)
- Let the light from your mighty presence scatter and shatter the plans and activities of my opposers in Jesus name amen.
- At your presence, let those who oppose my progress in life be destroyed by fire in Jesus name amen.
- At your presence demons tremble and mountains melt like wax, let every mountain of opposition and oppression melt now in Jesus name amen.