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19.The Surrounding of Adversity: In the presence of mine enemies

Psalm 23:5b March 24

The Opposition’s Presence- Jesus never promised that this world would be easy. Nor did He say that His sheep would live without the presence of the enemies of God. Why would God allow evil in the world? We are not of this world, but we are to bring light to the darkness, and not the other way around.             Sometimes THE enemy, that is, Satan, can use our friends, our family, even ourselves. The phrase, “We are our own worst enemy” is not entirely true. Our worst enemy is the devil and he just uses others to get at us. Jesus said in John 17: 11-21 “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. …I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world….As thou hast sent me into the world, even so …