When you begin to prosper and progress in life, make it your duty to improve and increase your praying life for the Bible says \”Men always ought to pray and not faint\”. Luke 18:1. In proverbs 16:13 \”Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established\”.

Do you know that some people lurk around a man who is successful in what he\’s doing, not because they love him or in a solidarity of what he is doing NO! They are around because they\’re waiting to hear bad news or watch and see how bad days will overcome him so that they Will be the first to announce his mishap.

All weather friends, they are Wolf in a sheep clothe, hangers on, always around the corner to spy on you to inform opponent every happenings, waiting to spite you and will want to see you make mistake for them to curse you on your face.

It happened to King David when his son Absalom rebelled against him. \”Then Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David\’s counselor, from his city from Giloh while he offered sacrifices And the conspirency grew strong, for the people with Absalom continually increased in number. (2Samuel 15:12).

Ahithophel was one of the trusted member of King David\’s counselors whom he does not joke with his counsel and will always prefer his advice to others. All of a sudden he crossed carpet to Absalom\’s camp the king\’s rebellious son who had determined to over throw his father the king and forcefully gain control over the kingdom. 2Samuel 25:1-11.

Ziba, was supposed to be the servant of Mephibosheth, the ground son of King Soul son of Jonathan David\’s bosom friend. When it pleases David to pay back kindness shown to him by Jonathan. He enquired if there was any survival in Saul\’s family whom he can show love for the sake of Jonathan. He was informed that Jonathan had a son who was lame in his feet and Ziba and his family are there to attend to his needs. Then, king David sent for ziba and Mephibosheth was called forth from LoDebar with Ziba who was his servant and family to come to the king\’s palace. Thereafter Mephibosheth was offered to remain with the king and eat from the same table with the king\’s household. (2Samuel 9:1-13).

During king David\’s trumatic times, while he was trying to escape from his son Absalom\’s onslaught to take over his kingdom in an insurgency, Ziba got himself prepared with gifts to give to David for his journey not considering his Boss condition just to curry favour from the king and when he was asked about his Boss he said \”Indeed he is staying in Jerusalem for he said \”Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father back to me\”. (2Samuel 16:1-4).

Honestly, those hangers on when things are going well with you, they are not there for your interest . They are there for what they want to gain from you for being around you. The moment things change you see their true colors, Beware of them!

It happened during the time of our Lord and our Saviour Jesus Christ. According to His parable of a noble man who had empathy on his people and decided to show them love yet not enough for haters not to have their minds made up against him.

Luke 19:11-14
[11]And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
[12]He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
[13]And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
[14]But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

The Bible says \” But his Citizens hated him and send a delegation after him saying we will not have this man reign over us\”. How about that, the works of haters.

Haters are everywhere, their mission is to stop you no matter how much good you think you are to them. Howbeit, you\’re unstoppable because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

You must overcome bad with good. \”Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody . If it be possible as much as lieth in you live peaceable with all men\” (Romans 12: 17-18). Be not overcome of evil but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21.

\”Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witness let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles , and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us\”. (Hebrew 12:1). This is a call to reminder that we have a race marked out for us and we must persevere, patiently enduring all form of trials Knowing too well that by God\’s Mercies and Faithfulness we will not be overwhelmed by our haters plots to undo us. Though trials may abound , great cloud of haters may surround us our labour of Faith shall not be in vain in Jesus name. Amen For with God we shall run over a troop.

Keep the candle of Faith in God burning. One with God is a majority.

Thanks for Reading, Remain Blessed.

✍️BlessingOnugha ❤️

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