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Discern Beyond the Kiss
Please understand that everyone will not be happy at your (current) elevation.
Trusted friends through the entry of envy, jealousy, competition and rivalry suddenly can become demonically induced foes that fight for your demise. Even Jesus was betrayed by someone he loved.
“Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him,” Matthew 26:49 NIV.
It is critical that as you transition into greater jurisdictional influence and an increased measure of favor that you keep your armor on being discerning as you pay attention to the response (not being suspicious) but aware that people who supported you on one level may despise you on the next.
Guard your spirit against the brutal wounds inflicted by a people (fake brethren) you assumed were (still) trust worthy.
“Joab said to Amasa, “How are you, my brother?” Then Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him. Amasa was not on his guard against the dagger in Joab’s hand, and Joab plunged it into his belly, and his intestines spilled out on the ground. Without being stabbed again, Amasa died,” 2 Samuel 20:9-10a.
Today I pray that God would introduce you to someone who can facilitate your season of increase.
Reversing your season of decline will require change, and that change may come in the person of someone you don’t currently know!
I ask Father to bring favor to your life today through even someone you hadn’t known before. It shall be so!
~ Syreeta Thomas