Example Of Destiny Killers In The Bible
“Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10
Today, I want us to look at examples of destiny killers in the Bible. Destiny killers are satanic agents assigned to destroy, derail or thwart the destiny of the children of God. They are mostly assigned to derail you, discredit you, so that you will never see the fulfilment of your destiny or walk in your God ordained potentials in life.
Destiny killers will block your dreams, delay your destiny, frustrate and waste your efforts. They will never see anything positive on your side, they speak evil and calamities all around you, they will even mock and discourage you, even to the point of weakening your faith.
The Bible is our perfect example in all cases and situations. We will take a look at examples of destiny killers in the Bible.
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King Herod: The Bible records in Matthew 2:1-18. How Herod did everything possible to terminate the destiny of the child Jesus at infancy. This was because of the prophecy that has gone ahead about the great destiny of Christ Jesus. He felt he would be overthrown by Jesus and as a result sought to kill the child and also ended up killing innocent children in Israel. King Herod was a destiny abolisher, but when God is with you, no amount of scheme and plan of the devil and his agents can work on you. Herod sought to take the life of Jesus Christ at infancy because he felt the prophecy speaks of a king who will rule over the world and he will be subject to him. He sought to kill the child Jesus because of jealousy, envy and fear of being relegated to the background. He felt the destiny of Jesus was too big for anyone to imagine and accept. King Herod was indeed a destiny killer.
Sanballat and Tobiah: Another destiny killer recorded in the Bible is Sanballat and Tobiah. In Nehemiah 2:10. The Bible told of the way and manner these two men mocked and laughed at the destiny of Nehemiah. God destined Nehemiah to be the one to rebuild the ruined walls of the temple in Jerusalem, when the set time was come, God instructed him on what to do through fasting and prayers. He also sought the favour of the king and he got it. He was given a letter by the king to the governor of that province to give him all he needs to rebuild the walls of the temple. When Nehemiah got to Jerusalem, he gathered all the people and began to tell them his mission, but Sanballat and Tobiah laughed at him to scorn, they made fun of him and told him his dream was too big to accomplish (Nehemiah 2:19).
Nehemiah was undeterred and went on carrying out his destiny. Even when they started rebuilding the walls of the temple, the attack became more fierce (Nehemiah 4:1,3), but Nehemiah stood on the word of God and the power of He that sent him to prosper in the thing he has been sent to accomplish (Nehemiah 2:20). Eventually, they saw that their mockery and attacks were not working as the temple continued to progress at an alarming speed, then Sanballat and Tobiah ganged up with others to fight them and stop the work on the temple. (Nehemiah 4:7-8).
This gang up was so intense that the people had to use one hand to carry their sword of defence and the other hand to carry the materials for the repair. Nehemiah and all his colleagues repelled their attack through prayer to the God who sent him and acting on instructions from heaven.(Nehemiah 4:9-17). Nehemiah did complete the work in fifty two days and the enemies never came to disturb them again.
When God destinies you to do something and you start it at the right time, He goes ahead of you, He goes with you and is behind you to repel every attack and gang up of hell that will not allow you to succeed. In Psalm 2:1-5, the Bible tells us that, though all the king’s and people of the earth gang up against his elect and his destiny, he that sits in heaven shall laugh and scatter all their evil plans. Your destiny is secured in Christ Jesus.
Harman: Harman was a destiny destroyer who sought to wipe out the entire Jewish race because of bitterness, he was a hater of good things and he was hanged at the end. In the book of Esther chapter 3 to chapter 5. The Bible records the story of the Jews under Mordecai and Esther, and how Haman stood as the greatest obstacle to the fulfilment of their destiny as a people and nation. First, he targeted Mordecai for not bowing down to honour him during his elevation in the king’s court and afterwards sought to wipe out the entire Jewish people in the kingdom.
God used the king, Queen Esther and Mordecai to save and liberate his people from the evil plan of Haman. Haman built a gallows to hang Mordecai on it, so that he won’t fulfil God’s calling upon his life. He was utterly disappointed, as the tables turned against him and he was hanged in the gallows he made for Mordecai, not just him but his entire family.
I pray for someone today, that wicked man or woman out to terminate your life so you don’t fulfil destiny is hereby terminated, in the name of Jesus Christ. Haman saw the promotion of the Jewish rather than their shame and disgrace, rather than see them die, he died in their place. God will cause anyone out to quench your destiny to quench before your very own eyes, in Jesus name.
Joseph’s Brothers: The story of Joseph is told in the book of Genesis from chapter 37 to chapter 50. Joseph was the most beloved son of their father Jacob. He was hated by his envious brothers. They were angry and jealous of him because of the cloth of many colours given to him by their father Jacob and also because he dreamt that he would be very successful and his other brothers would bow to him. His brothers seized him, threw him into a hole and left but the eldest Reuben went and brought him out and sold him to the Ismaelites or Midianites who then took him to Egypt and sold him as a slave to Potiphar. The brothers lied to their father that he was eaten by a bear in the forest.
Joseph went from the house of Potiphar to the prison because he refused to have a canal knowledge of Potiphar’s wife. He was punished severely in the prison because he interpreted the butler and cupbearer’s dream as he understood and from there he found enormous favour in the site of the king for interpreting the king’s dream and giving the Egyptians a survival solution to the coming years of famine. The king made him the prime minister of the land and was in command of the entire land. He was also the one who ran with the vision and executed the plan to save Egypt from the famine of seven years.
His brothers, who were bent on killing his destiny on arrival eventually came to seek food in Egypt during the days of famine and bowed before him, bringing to pass the dream of Joseph in his childhood. The amazing part of the story is that Joseph forgave them and still took them as his brothers. God’s plan and purpose for our lives will always be fulfilled, if we see every aspect of the process as a required training to get us there. We must be focused on the part God has mapped out for us, as did Joseph and believe God to bring our destiny to fulfilment and make those who are out to kill our destiny to bow before us.
The Devil: The devil is the chief destiny killer and the destroyer of the destiny of the children of God. Let’s take a look at how the devil did everything possible to kill the destiny of the saviour of the world. After the devil used king Herod to kill Jesus Christ at infancy so as to terminate his destiny and it didn’t work out, he started scheming from another angle. Satan waited until the showing of Jesus in Jerusalem to strike again.
This time, when Jesus finished his forty days and night fasting and was hungry, the devil came and tried him three times, this was to make Jesus Christ yield to his demands and forfeit his lifelong destiny.(Matthew 4:1-11). The devil didn’t succeed at this because Jesus Christ was in the power of the holy ghost, He resisted the devil and he went away for a season.
The devil came again and this time planned the death of Jesus Christ, so that the entire world will be under his captivity, but little did he know that God also planned it the same way, so it will look as if his plans were working. The devil was disgraced when Jesus Christ came to Hades and took all powers from him and collected the key of death from him as well, rendering him powerless. I pray that everyone out to terminate your life will be rendered powerless, in the name of Jesus.
Destiny killers are everywhere, from our family members, to colleagues in the office, friends and all others. They are all out there to see to the termination of the destiny of the children of God. When God reveals your destiny to you, run with it and see to its fulfilment, in Habakkuk 2:2-3, the Bible says, “And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Our destiny in life is for an appointed time and it will surely come to fulfilment if we faint not and we look beyond the obstacles that destiny killers will place on our way. Another thing to be wary about is to keep it to oneself and walk it out. The Bible says in Galatians 1:16, “To reveal his son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred with no flesh and blood.”
Apostle Paul didn’t tell any man because he didn’t want to be discouraged, he heard expressly from God and went ahead to do as commanded. Our inability to keep God’s instructions to ourselves on our pathway to the fulfilment of destiny is what invites destiny killers, that is what brought about the issues of Joseph. He told his brothers about his dream and then got angry and sought to terminate the realisation of that dream. I pray that we be guided in the affairs of life and destiny, so that none of us will be a just passer by in life and destiny.