Text: Psalm 118:10-16
Memory verse:
“They surrounded me like bees; They were quenched like a fire of thorns; For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118‬:‭12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

If you carefully look back to the past, you will discover that most often people begin to experience the troubles of life after a promotion, an elevation, an appointment into a new level, a major breakthrough or a celebration. The devil hates to see you happy and advancing in life. As a child of God, your rising is a threat to him.
According to the account of Jesus’ birth, being threatened about the birth of baby Jesus, Herod began to plan for His death. His wickedness caused him to kill all babies in Judea, who were two years and below (Matt 2:16). Likewise, the devil, having seen the destiny of Moses, attempted to terminate his life at birth through a cruel royal policy (Exo 1:16).
Also, in 2 Kings 5:17-18, as soon as the Philistines heard that David had been anointed as king over Israel, they mustered their forces to attack him. Even though they hated David since the day he killed Goliath, yet, he was not a threat as long as he remained in Hebron. God’s plan was that David be king of the whole nation of Israel and not just over two tribes in Hebron. The devil doesn’t want you to occupy your place in destiny. He is not threatened with an average life or a life that is purposeless. But as soon as you are on the path of destiny, he gathers to attack. Your next level is a trouble to hell. He won’t succeed over you in Jesus’ name.
As soon as David heard it, he went to the stronghold, the place of prayer. Like Moses and David, you must always pray against the forces that want to stop you whenever you want to move to the next level. “So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: “Rise up, O Lord! Let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You.” ‭‭(Num‬ ‭10‬:‭35‬; Psa 68:1-2)‬‬.
You must not only pray defensive prayers but offensive. The enemies’ launch attack as soon as they hear of your rising. The plan is to stop you before you are established. They also attempted to stop Moses and David at infancy. So, you must attack them before they ever gather. Never assume to go on without crushing the oppositions before they arise.
In addition, their success against Saul, his predecessor, encouraged them to attack David. I decree that you will succeed where others have failed. Every negative trend of destiny failure is terminated. Any power commissioned to stop you will go down for you now in Jesus’ name.

Prayer points
1. Let every opposition against my next level and my destiny fulfillment be crushed like the fire of thorns now in Jesus’ name.
2. O Lord, arise and let the enemies of my lifting and the haters of my destiny be scattered in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. Progress attracts haters, so I don’t just stand in the defensive but also in the offensive.
2. All gang ups and powers assigned to stop my rising go down for me.