Jesus-Yeshua in the 21st Century
He prepares a table before me, in the
presence of my enemies.
He anoints my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Do you believe there are enemies? I do
Like us, God also has an enemy, but His perspective on enemies is different from ours, you see enemies are important in God's overall plans. Whatever moves an enemy of God does, He uses it to bring glory to Who He is, also as pruning for more fruits to be produced, because out of evil comes forth good. That is why Jesus commanded us to love our enemies.
How an enemy is formed? they are formed from two perspectives - envy and pride. An enemy begins as a friend.
An enemy does not begin overnight, it takes planning and focus, strategies and devices to be successful in its endeavors, Enemies are progressive in nature. They have one goal in mind - to kill, to steal, and to destroy, also they are good liars, and very deceitful and love to luke in the background.
So my dear brother and sister do not assume you have no enemies, as long as you belong to your Heavenly Father, and is a new creation in Christ Jesus, you will have enemies it comes with the package of being a child of God, no matter where you are and who you are within the land of the living, you must allow God to work all things for good even when you can't see, hear or feel. (He is capable of defending you)
I recall praying and was transported into an arena, filled with a cheering crowd, and I was faced with a charging bull coming toward me, and I decided that I was not going to run, I stand where I was and close my eyes waiting for the impact, suddenly there was silence and I thought I must have entered heaven, but a voice says open your eyes, which I did, and at my feet laid the charging bull dead, and I just walked out. I say this to say let God decide your escape from your enemy.
"When the wicked advance against me, to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though a war breaks out against me, even then I will be confident."
Foes are an extension of an enemy, with a slight difference, a foe is someone you never met, who hates and despises you. and will sometimes join forces with your enemy to defeat you. This kind is very careful and alert, they will strike you when you least expect it.
Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide in you
Do you know? Your enemies will be your biggest follower, they also want to know what you say, and do, so keep this in mind as you pave your way in the land of the living