im:Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:1 Peter 5:8So, behind that setback, that unending struggle and those continuous breakdowns is "an enemy". But why is he so determined and hell-bent on seeing you fail? Look at what the Bible says concerning you in Isaiah 5:1-2:Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein...This is why the enemy is interested in you! He is jealous of you, because you are God's choicest vine. By redemption through the blood of Jesus, you are planted on a most fruitful hill. Not only that, you are fenced and protected. God has invested His best in you. The Bible also tells us in Psalm 92:13-14:Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;No wonder the enemy is so jealous! He wants you down like himself. Just like he did not rest until he got Adam out of the garden of Eden, he has vowed not to rest until he gets you off the course of your destiny. He is determined to see you don't enter your Canaan, but he will not succeed, in Jesus' name!Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.James 4:7The devil can be stopped and arrested. Since force is the only language he understands, God has placed the force of prayer in our hands, to put him where he belongs.Arise!It takes knowledge to have victory in any conflict of life. The first thing you need to know in the war against the thief of your glorious destiny is that you must arise. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.Psalm 68:1If the enemies will not scatter until God arises, how then do you think they will scatter in your case without you arising? You can't keep watching that unpleasant situation in your life go on; you must arise! No matter how great the revelations you have received from God, if you don't build up a resistance against the enemy, you will never have a breakthrough! God has spoken some things to you and you are sure of His leading and instructions, but the enemy is standing on the way, saying, "You won't get in there." You need to arise to the challenge, because if you do nothing, you will get nothing. If you fold your hands at the opposition, you will end up in stagnation and deprivation. When God called me in an 18-hour long vision, I began intense preparations for take-off in prayers, fasting, studying and programming for 26 months. After all these, anyone would have thought the way was clear for great results.But when the ministry went into full operation in Kaduna, things did not happen as we expected; they were just dragging. There was stagnation. Often, there were only two people at our meetings, and they were my staff. One day, I called the men together and told them, "This is not the way things should be, so let's rise up to the challenge."We set out in prayers for three days. On the third day, the Lord said to me, "My son, get up and walk down the church area." I did that and when I got to the river bank, He said to me, "Turn back." I turned around and He opened my eyes to see a layer of thick darkness sitting on the roof of the church. I then began to challenge it audibly with the Word of God. I said, "Light shines in darkness and darkness comprehends it not. In the name of Jesus Christ, I challenge you force of the enemy, fold up and get out of here.