Let me give you a thing you can count on in this life we live.When the Lord begins to fulfill your destiny, the enemy will try and destroy it in its infancy. Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them onto the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman being about to bear, so that when she bears he might devour her child. There are many similarities between giving birth to a child in the natural and giving birth to our destiny in the spirit realm. There is a time of conception, of waiting, of labor and there is also delivery. In the spirit, when we give birth to the promises of God for our lives, our destiny is in its MOST vulnerable state. It is THEN that the enemy will try to devour it.At the MOMENT our destiny is birthed, it is at its MOST HELPLESS STATEWe can do nothing for ourselves, and if we were left alone, we would surely be destroyed. Just like a newborn child needs care to keep them healthy and happy, we need our Lord more than ever. ?????So, why would the Lord allow His plan for us to be tested at such a vulnerable time? It is because at this stage He is the strongest; when we NEED HIM the MOST. We are in desperate need of His help in our infancy. We don't know what we're doing and He likes it that way. It is at this stage that God seeks to input a SINGULAR TRUST and RELIANCE IN HIM. HE IS IN CHARGE, and with every trial we grow stronger and stronger IN HIM, and we are DRIVEN more and more into God. We know our need is great. We see now how vulnerable we are and how much we need to obey Him.Jesus was no exception. LISTEN: Jesus was very special, but this little baby COULD NOT save the world AT THIS STAGE, but that was HIS DESTINY He could not even change His own diaper, but three kings, many shepherds, and a host of angels honored Him as the Savior of the human race. Herod feared Him and realized there was no better time to try and destroy Him than to kill the Savior while He was a helpless child. Herod killed hundreds or perhaps thousands of babies while he was trying to destroy Jesus in his INFANCY. Even with all his horrendous efforts to kill Jesus and stop the promise from coming to pass...HEROD FAILED. Herod did not destroy Him because God saved Him again and again.This is one thing that we know to be true......when your destiny is birthed, all Hell seems to come against it. Your destiny, even in its infancy, is a PRIME TARGET for the enemy. He wants to destroy it while it is small and seemingly helpless...we should EXPECT THIS WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT TO KNOWWhen the attack comes, we will KNOW it is just an attack and LISTEN…….. NOT THE END of our destiny.You may not look very threatening to the enemy now; you may even feel like a failure. However, satan, like Herod, is terrified of your future.We know he does not play fair, that he will strike us at our weakest. He did not play fair with Jesus and he won't play fair with us.Isa 43:1 But now so says Jehovah who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel; Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. Isa 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; nor shall the flame kindle on you. When we walk through the waters of persecution, we SEE God MORE CLEARLY and experience a GREATER MEASURE of His power to protect us. We shouldn't become fearful because of these circumstances, but let it INCREASE our CONFIDENCE in the Lord.When He was born, Christ's defeat seemed inevitable. He was the Savior, but He was just a helpless baby...or was He? Don't forget the God of destiny. The God of the whole universe is watching out for you. WHATEVERcomes upon you, you will have nothing to fear because God is with you.Gen 28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in every place where you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you until I have done that which I have spoken of to you. God is WITH YOUThrough every trial, you gain knowledge. With every test, whether you pass or fail, you become more aware of God's mercy and grace. It is God's desire that you possess more of His Son's character through every trial you endure.When a woman gives birth there is PAINShe is in great pain, but her pain is a part of the plan.How often we want the pain to stop. It hurts and we do not understand it. But it is a part of God's plan for us and we need to TRUST HIM. Our trials produce a power in us that can be gained by nothing else BUT PAINDon't waste your energy trying to rush through or away from your pain. Work with it to produce the purpose and power God intends.When the Lord Builds the House IT STANDS……God set into motion the days that we live in, he PURPOSED THEM to BE AS THEY AREGod KNEW DIDN’T HE???Every morning when we awake and the sun rises with us, we experience God's faithfulness to the plans He has spoken into being for our lives. It doesn't matter if we make mistakes; God is faithful to defend what He has set in place.Psa 33:10 Jehovah brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He breaks the plots of the people. Psa 33:11 The counsel of Jehovah stands forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations. The Lord HAS TO BUILD THE HOUSE!Psa 127:1 A Song of degrees for Solomon. Unless Jehovah builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless Jehovah keeps the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. STOP TRYING TO DO THINGS YOUR WAYSTOP TRYING TO BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSEOnly God can keep you. If He has set you into place, He will be faithful to keep you. What God has established, He is faithful to protect. Your destiny is in God's hands and He will not fail you.The ONLY DESTINY worth having is the one God has planned for you. The only house that is of any value to you is the house which God has built for you.ALL OTHERS were built ON THE SANDI WANT MY HOUSE BUILT ON THE ROCKIn conclusion:Understand that when God births something new in your life and HE ALWAYS births something new.The enemy will come in and attack in the infancy stage!But THIS IS NOT THE END….it is the VALIDATION that God has birthed something!!!!!!Prophetic Picture of Living Word Church:LWIC – 5.5 years no longer an infantUnder so much attack it was unbearable at times…..Many times because the devil is such a coward he would attack my family instead of meFinances, health, marriage, you name it he sent his minions after it.BUT we are no longer an infant are we at 5.5 years?We are a child! And what does Jesus say about the children?Mat 19:14 But Jesus said, ALLOW the little children to come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of Heaven. NO Longer infants but childrenYou are to be allowed into the PRESENCE and BLESSINGS of JesusITS TIME for the GIFTS and BLESSINGS FOLKS!ITS TIME for the POWER AND GLORY OF GOD to MANIFEST at LIVING WORD ChurchLWIC is NO LONGER an INFANT we are now CHILDREN of the MOST HIGH GODPsa 33:22 Let Your mercy, O Jehovah, be on us, according as we hope in You.