You see years ago this kingdom was once very cold and uncaring. Many left it but because of tradition many also stayed. The enemy was happy. It was a complacent place. Not a threat to him.
But then one day a new ruler came, he strived to fulfill God's purpose. He worked tirelessly by pouring out his life on behalf of the kingdom. He loved well. He lifted up Christ. Christ changed hearts. Christ drew people in. Life started to burst forth. The kingdom started to thrive.
The enemy was furious to see it. You see, a cold kingdom is not a threat. He cannot stand unity and God centered places. So the enemy watched and waited...He prowled like he likes to and waited patiently for an opportune time to attack. He is a smart enemy. He studies his subjects well. He took some captive to do his will, unknowing subjects.
One day many in the kingdom, more than not, wanted to show their love to these kind leaders of the kingdom. They used words many times to honor them but this time they wanted to give them something tangible. It was a great gesture to those who did indeed pour out their lives for them like a drink offering. It is a rare thing indeed.
Many liked this idea. Many wanted this offered to them. However, there were others in the kingdom who didn't like this gift. It is here that the enemy started to work. Since agreement could not be made here the gift was not given. Now the kingdom has a challenge.
Can it rise up and agree to disagree? Can it move forward knowing that God will work this out? This is the point in time where the enemy likes to sew in discord and doubt which leads only to bitterness if not dealt with. This is a time for the kingdom to rise up and walk keeping God the focus and center anyway. And whatever needs to be done now, let it be in God's hands.
God has even greater plans than what was even offered. He works in ways that are bigger and wider than we can even begin to think and even imagine. He is a good gift giver and He will give gifts in His ways. Perfect gifts. And as the kingdom moves forward in love and unity it will offer a great victory of sacrifice before the Lord. A sacrifice of praise which confuses the enemy. Moving in victory over the enemy and what he tried to accomplish. The Father sees and He is well pleased because even though things went terribly bad He will reward in His due time.