Summary: Everybody has spiritual enemies. If you say you do not have, then you must have dropped from heaven because Jesus Himself had and they hated Him and did not hide it. They would have killed Him before His time if not that He had a ministry to fulfil.
This week we are looking at a message entitled, “The wicked shall fall.” Psalms 27:2 says, "When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.” Here, the Bible is saying that the wicked shall stumble and fall. Sometime ago, a sister wanted to travel. Unknown to her, her enemies planned to kill her on the journey for they have already seen in the spirit that she would be traveling. The sister being a prayerful person prayed very well before she embarked on the journey. As she was waiting for a taxi with her suitcases placed in front of her, a prophet came to where she was standing, pointed at her suitcase and prophesied saying, “The owner of this luggage must not travel. If she does, she would certainly die.” But the sister who was not afraid at all, confronted him and said, “Mr. Prophet, I have already committed this journey into the hands of the living God. He knows about it and He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. He also preserves my going out and my coming in.” Apparently, her enemies who knew about the trip arranged for that evil prophecy in order to instill fear into her. Most times, the enemies employ the weapon of fear to get at their victims. But unfortunately for the enemies of this sister, she did not entertain any fear. Five days later, this so-called prophet ran into a train at a railway crossing and that was it! Nobody could explain how it happened. What the enemy planned for the sister went back to the enemy.
The word of God has very bad news for the wicked. Let us look at some of them. Job 8:22 says, "They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought." Job 11:20 says, "But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.” Job 18:6 says, "The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him." Psalms 7:1 says, "O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.” Verses 5-6 say, "Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.” Psalms 146:9 says, "The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.” Isaiah 3:11 says, "Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.” Isaiah 48:22: "There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked." Isaiah. 57:20-21 says, "But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” Jeremiah 30:23 says, "Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked."
We are in the last days and the Bible makes us to understand the signs of the last days, which includes the fact that: Israel will be gathered again, there shall be false prophets all over the place, there shall be fear, the hearts of men will fail them, there will be increase in knowledge, lawlessness and corruption will increase and another sign of the last days which has been neglected is that there would be intense satanic revival and wickedness in the realm of the spirit. The devil will launch a desperate attack on the human race. When a desperate man is fighting, he fights with a strong determination. The devil is on his last desperate and final attack. My prayer is that you will not be consumed in Jesus’ name. So, any minister of God who is kind and can see the type of wickedness going around cannot sit down and pamper people by telling them to just be doing their praise worship, waving their hands and jumping up, and all their problems would be over. That is a big lie. It is often said that when there is no war, there is no peace.
The devil is enlisting the whole spirit of wickedness for his final attack against man. The Bible says that the dark place of the world is full of the habitation of wickedness and that wickedness shall increase. It did not say it will reduce. If human beings who are mortals can improve on what they are doing, it will be foolishness to believe that the devil’s agents will not improve. 1 Timothy 4:1 says, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." In the last days, the devil will have his teaching programme, his own Bible study, and all kinds of false doctrines to lead people astray. In short, wickedness will prevail.