Right after a truth is revealed to us by the Spirit of God, the enemy comes to attack us in an effort to steal that word. We notice this happening back to back, over and over again. It is at those times we question whether we really heard the truth, because the battles can become so overwhelming. Praise God – this is when the Lord steps in and quickens us to rise victoriously.
When we receive a revelation of a truth, we also receive the anointing to be a doer of that specific word and walk in that truth. The enemy knows if he can steal the word, he can stop the victory that comes with it. If he cannot stop the revelation, then he brings a fiery dart right after we have a breakthrough. As soon as Elijah won the battle on Mount Carmel, Jezebel came after him threatening to kill him. At that moment, he did what we must not do: he looked at himself, his situation, his life, his potential death and he ran away. He was filled with fear and wanted to die. When he looked at himself and what could happen to him, oppression and depression overpowered him. It’s when he looked upon God that he won the battle on Mt Carmel. We, too, must keep our eyes upon the Lord in all circumstances.
The enemy tries to bring us to a place of despair immediately after a breakthrough, but he is defeated the moment we are aware of his devices. We have to be on the watch as much after a breakthrough as before one, standing by faith and remaining steadfast, from glory to glory!
1 Kings 19:2-3 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.