Hi folks. I want to talk about how the enemy will attack us in the workplace. Satan is an opportunist. If he gets the chance he will use coworkers and/or customers to lash out at you. Have you ever had a coworker who was overly hostile towards you for no real reason? Sometimes it’s just a case of a bad attitude but sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s a demon using that individual to get at you. Have you ever had a boss who seemed to have it in for you even though you know for a fact that you are doing a good job? If you’re a Christian and your boss is not there’s a good chance the man is being used as a puppet. The first thing to keep in mind is that your enemy isn’t the puppet it’s the evil thing pulling the strings.
There are two strategies that I have found that work well to combat this situation. The first is prayer. A simple prayer asking Jesus to remove anything that is allowing the enemy to work against you in the workplace is very effective. Word it based on your situation. The Lord doesn’t leave His soldiers hanging out to dry. The second strategy is basic spiritual warfare using the authority of the Lord’s name. In the mornings you can take a moment when all parties involved are at the workplace, that is when the puppet is in the building. Step off someplace where no one else can hear you and take authority over the demons in the name of Jesus and command them to stay out of your business in the workplace. Command them to keep their noses out of anything that you are involved in. You can say it quietly but you must say it out loud so the demons can hear it. They will still hear it if you say it quietly, demons have great hearing. This is also very effective.
I once was stuck working with a man who was under demonic oppression. The demons used him at every opportunity. I’m an HVAC service tech. A few years ago I was working for a local company installing heat pumps and gas furnaces. My helper left the company and had to be replaced. The man that was hired to be my new helper turned out to have some serious doors open which the enemy used to lash out at me. The guy was a professing Christian and I am sure he really was a believer. However he was like a lot of Christians. He didn’t know about demons and how they work behind the scenes to create problems for Christians. The man was a Lumbee indian and he actively took part in tribal religious activities. He didn’t see this as being in conflict with the worship of the Lord Jesus and had no idea that this was a demonic door. I tactfully tried to get at the issue a few times but was unsuccessful. I actually liked the guy but the enemy had their claws in Him. The Lord told me through the Holy Spirit what was going on so that I could deal with it appropriately. There were several times when the man made an effort to stab me in the back and later would be talking to me as if it had never happened. All of his thoughts were not his own including the one causing his hostility towards me. When someone is under demonic oppression and the enemy is implanting thoughts and urges into a person’s mind those thoughts don’t register clearly in the persons memory. They will not realize at the time that the thoughts are not their own and will usually act on them. But later the demonic implanted thoughts will not be clear in the victims memory. Not like their own thoughts will be. The man didn’t have a clear memory of having caused me any headaches. Thanks to discernment of the spirit I knew this and dealt with the man accordingly. I could actually tell when the enemy was manipulating him. Once the Holy Spirit made me aware of what was up I began to take the defensive. Every morning when I said my morning prayer I would make a point to ask the Lord Jesus to remove anything that would allow the enemy to use my co workers against me. When I arrived at the workplace and once my helper was there I would take authority over the demons in the name of Jesus and command them to stay out of my business in the workplace. I did this in the parking lot where other people wouldn’t hear but the demons would. I could then actually get the job done while working with the man and not have issues. I did this for several months every day. I wanted very much to sit down with the man and talk about what was going on but until a victim realizes on their own, what’s going on and wants to break out, all you can do is pray for them. The guy finally got himself fired. I did my best to do right by the man and never told the boss he was a problem. It’s not as if I could say to the boss ‘hey it’s not really his fault he’s under demonic oppression’.
I hope this article is useful to someone. Just remember the person isn’t your enemy, the demon manipulating them is.
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http://rtrgtr.co/r/depyt/ Prayer For Protection At Work – Angels Surround You Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to catch all the latest prayers uploaded to the channel! 🙂 You can SUPPORT and PARTNER with the ministry here: You can SHOP for ministry merch here: SOCIAL TWITTER: FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM: WEBSITE: Welcome to The Prayer For Protection At Work. This is simply a video I’ve put together where I would like to pray for anyone within the sound of my voice. All I ask you to do is to agree with me as we seek our Heavenly Father. Please do continue to meditate on this prayer for yourself. Speak it daily or listen to this video over and over again and allow the Word of God concerning protection to reach deep into your spirit. Let us pray… Lord, we believe Your Word to be true! Together we thank you for the work You have provided. By faith we claim that there is nothing the enemy can do to injure or hurt us at work because greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. Thank You for Your promise of divine protection at work for anyone listening to this. We are so grateful that you have shielded them with Your power and that the enemy cannot destroy them because You are their protection everywhere they go. We declare that your power shields and protects them from every attack of the enemy while at work! Wherever their work takes them, whether by land, sea, or air, they will be safe because You go with them… Isaiah 54:17 says that no weapon formed against them shall prosper so we bind and rebuke any plans of the enemy meant for evil to come against them right now. We believe and claim Your protection right now. The enemy cannot do anything to hurt them. You will keep them in perfect peace because their mind is stayed on You and they trust in You. May Your peace saturate their spirit, soul, and body right now. We declare this by faith in Jesus’ Name! Amen. Scripture References: Jeremiah 1:12 Psalms 91:1-16, 112:7 Proverbs 3:26, 23-24 Psalms 3:5, 4:8, 127:2, 34:7 If you would like others to continue to pray with you visit: Prayer For The Holy Spirit Prayer For Healing Prayer For Protection Prayer For Salvation © Copyright DailyEffectivePrayer.com prayer for protection at work prayer for protection from enemies prayer for protection prayer for god’s protection powerful prayer for protection
How to Deal with Workplace Enemies as Kingdom Ambassadors
Enemy – “A person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent.” – Dictionary.com
If you have not done so already, at some point in your work experience you will encounter an enemy. You will come under the fire of a person or persons who for some reason or the other do not like you, hold a grudge against you, or even hate you, and who will not hesitate to demonstrate this to you in some tangible way. As Kingdom citizens we are not exempt from the attacks of workplace enemies.
Over the years I have seen, and in quite a few instances been, the recipient of many types of antagonistic behavior maliciously unleashed in the workplace; some of you probably have too.
I have seen persons:
Ignore others as if they do not exist just because they don’t like them
Purposefully spread gossip about others to damage their reputations
Craftily hinder others from effectively carrying out their duties
Unnecessarily report others to their superiors in an effort to get them reprimanded or fired
Place others on difficult shifts in order to frustrate them to the point of leaving a job
Deny persons favor or help that could easily be given to them
Needlessly embarrass others
Physically fight others
I wish that I could say that Believers were never perpetrators and or active participants in such behavior, but unfortunately to our shame, this has not been the case.
It is not always easy to deal with enemies in the workplace. When someone attacks us in some manner at work, no matter how saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost we may be, if the situation gets “hot” enough, at some point our flesh wants to spring into action and retaliate.
It will tell us things like, “Don’t get mad, get even”, “Fix their business”, “Give them a piece of your mind”, “Don’t take that, cuss them out”, “Punch him”, “Slap her”, “Slam down the phone”, “Get him fired”, “Don’t even look her way anymore”, etc.
To make matters more difficult, sometimes others who are privy to situations often add fuel to the fire by making comments or suggestions like, “I noticed how Mr. Seymour put you down in the meeting again; if I were you I’d deny his vacation when he comes to request it” or “Every time you say good morning to Ms. Brown she ignores you, I don’t know why you waste your time speaking to disgusting people like her.”
If we are honest, sometimes these types of responses are very tempting, but all the while somewhere inside, we can sense the Holy Spirit warning us against such a path, and urging us to take the higher road.
So the question is, as Kingdom Ambassadors, what are we to do when we encounter enemies in the workplace? How are we to handle them? How have you been handling them?
As with any other situation that we may face in any area of our lives, when we encounter an enemy in the workplace, the first thing to do is to pray. Pray for strength and guidance and then search the Bible to see what the Word, the constitution of God’s Kingdom, has to say about the situation.
Once we find the relevant scriptures, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we need to read, study, meditate on (which Biblically, actually means to murmur and mutter to oneself), verbalize, memorize, and apply them to our situation daily.
When it comes to dealing with enemies in the workplace, there are many relevant and helpful scriptures with powerful Kingdom principles.
Today we will just look at three, which in and of themselves, if applied would tremendously impact our lives, our enemies lives, as well as the lives of others who may be observing the situation, all to the glory of God.
In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus, our King admonishes us to handle our enemies in a specific way. Jesus states,
“You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that. In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.” (The Message Bible)
In Matthew 6:14, 15, Jesus states,
“For if you forgive people their trespasses , neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses.” (Amplifed Bible).
In Romans 12:19, the Apostle Paul writes,
“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” (New King James Version)
Hold on a minute now. Are you are saying that I am supposed to love, forgive, pray for, give and be kind to Marilyn, the woman who keeps undermining me and to Gary, the man who keeps insulting me at every meeting?
Are you saying that I am not to get back at them or treat them as I think they deserve to be treated because of their actions toward me? Yes! Based on the authority of the above scriptures, that’s exactly what I am saying.
Jesus set the ultimate example of how to deal with an enemy in the way that he dealt with Judas. From before the foundation of the world was laid He knew that Judas’ would betray Him, yet he still discipled Judas, fellowshipped with him, fed him, washed his feet, and ultimately called him his friend.
Wow! What a way to treat an enemy!
How could Jesus do all of that for the man who would betray him? How could He call him “friend”?
He could call him friend because in carrying out his role as an enemy and betraying Jesus, he was actually carrying out God’s purpose.
Hmm…..could it be that the enemy you are encountering at work is a part of God’s purpose for your life?
Could it be that God is allowing the situation in order to stimulate changes in your character? Could it be that He is endeavoring to cultivate a higher level of spiritual maturity in you in some area; perhaps to further develop patience, kindness, gentleness, and/or self control? Could it be that the person is in your life as a “fruit cultivating tool”?
When you encounter an enemy in the workplace, be encouraged to meditate on relevant scriptures and prayerfully look at your situation. Ask yourself,
What may God be trying to work out of me?
What aspect of Christ’s character might He be seeking to develop in me?
What has been coming to the surface from within me as a result of the person’s actions toward me?
Is it God-like or flesh-like?
Is there a spirit of retaliation and vengeance dominating my thoughts, words, and/or actions toward this person, or is there love, forgiveness and a sense of peace in spite of their actions, knowing that vengeance belongs to the Lord?
To be effective Kingdom Ambassadors in the workplace, to be effective representatives of Jesus Christ and of the Kingdom of God, we must agape our enemies; we must love them with the God-kind of love.
Remember, according to Ephesians 6:12, it is not flesh and blood that we are fight against but spirits so if we must war, let’s use the weapons of prayer and praise. If we must fight, let’s fight the good fight of faith. If we must do something, let’s by the power of the Holy Spirit, let our actions be governed by the Word of God.
NB – For more, click the “work” tag and then click the post “An Unorthodox Way to Deal with Workplace Enemies”.
Of the 132 instances recorded in the Gospels, 122 of Jesus’ interactions with people took place in homes or places of business, not in places of worship. He prayed and healed and ministered in the midst of daily life – in the streets of the marketplaces and in the family kitchens. He may have said, “Come to Me,” but in truth, He went to people and touched them where they lived and worked.
As you pray for those whose lives you touch, determine how you might pray for workplaces in your area as well. Ask God to make you sensitive to the needs and hurts of people you encounter at the dry cleaner, the pharmacy, or your favorite restaurant. Know that He wants the lazy checker at the grocery store to experience the depths of His love. Practice saying, “Can I pray for you?” when you encounter people in various workplaces and businesses.
You’ll be surprised at how open people are to receiving prayer in the workplace. Today the workplace is experiencing a wave of spiritual receptivity as more and more people carry their spiritual hunger to work, and as companies discover the value of investing in the spiritual health of their employees. Large corporations are hiring chaplains to minister to their workers, and Bible studies and prayer groups are cropping up in offices and break rooms all over the country. If enough lighthouses extended their prayer reach, beyond the neighborhoods to the businesses in their communities, we might just see a revival sweep through the marketplace of America!
Your daily contact with people in the workplace gives you the opportunity to pray for them and care for them.
Written by Dr. Terry Teyki. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Content distributed by WorkLife.org > used for non-profit teaching purposes only.
Posted on Thu, August 27, 2015 by WorkLife