If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You?

Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. "Look, he said to his people, "the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave our country."
So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly.  Exodus 1:8-10

Through Joseph, God had spared Egypt from destruction during a harsh famine. As a result, Joseph's family came to dwell in Egypt and God richly prospered and multiplied them. But the blessings did not go unnoticed. Years later, Pharaoh felt so threatened by the prosperity of the Israelites that they started oppressing them and using them as slaves. "But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites . . . "

The blessings of God do not go unnoticed by the Enemy. Divine favor is certain to attract fierce attacks and opposition from the Adversary. Satan took notice of the blessings of Job and salivated over the opportunity to attack and destroy him. Joseph's brothers noticed the favor of God upon his life and left him in a pit to die. Saul noticed the anointing and favor of God on David and he hunted him down day and night to destroy him. Daniel's colleagues noticed God's favor on him and they plotted and had him thrown in a lion's den. Herod heard about the birth of King Jesus and killed every baby two years and under in Bethlehem, hoping to get rid of Jesus.

Divine favor attracts persecution. The blessings on your life are a threat to the Enemy, but if God be for you, who can be against you? God will protect and rescue you. He rescued Job. He rescued Joseph. He rescued David. He rescued Daniel. The eyes of the Lord are upon you. He will show Himself strong on your behalf. Don't be afraid if your blessings are attracting attacks and opposition. If God be for you, who can be against you? The more you are attacked, the more you will multiply and spread.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for your favor upon my life. Please give me the strength to endure, persevere and overcome every form of oppression from the Enemy. Amen.