There is a true enemy and adversary who does not want God's kingdom to advance or to succeed. There is no conflict in heaven. Satan has been kicked out of heaven and now his only option to hinder God's agenda is to attack those on earth who are now the authorized dealers of the Kingdom of God. We are part of a grand plan of God to bring restoration. We are co-laboring with God to establish the government of God here in the earth. When God gives you a vision and you start building according to that vision, when you finally make up your mind to do what God has called you to do there will be a spirit of opposition that will rise up against you. Your vision, if given from God, is a form of God's agenda being released in to the earth. It is an expression of the will of God.
It is very natural reaction to celebrate and be excited about what God is doing. Yet in the midst of the excitement and exhilaration the sound of rejoicing stirs up your adversary. When the Jews had returned from exile and began to rebuild the temple. When they had the foundation laid there was a praise that erupted. That praise then woke up the adversary. When the adversary was alarmed, they asked to build with the Jews, who politely said, "no├??├?┬ó?├??├?┬Ł. You must be on guard who you let build with you in this season. Not everyone who wants to build with you is for you. You cannot get so desperate for help that you are not willing to spend time seeking God to check their motives. When they rejected their help, their adversary hired counselors to frustrate their purpose. The only way to stop them was to put a cease work order on them by attacking their finances. When you are under attack you will experience frustration. We are not called to tolerate frustration, but rather to recognize that frustration is a symptom of a spiritual attack. Opposition and frustration is the indication that you are building something that is a threat to Satan├??├?┬ó??s kingdom.
When the enemy attacks, he doesn├??├?┬ó??t attack that part of your life that doesn├??├?┬ó??t mean anything to you. He attacks that part of your life that you value the most. It might be your relationships, your finances or your health. These are three primary areas the enemy attacks.
When they were under attack the first thing that they had to do was to go the archives and find where King Darius had made a written decree by which the present King had to honor. The only thing that the enemy responds to is the Word of God. You must go to the Word. Go through the archives of God├??├?┬ó??s word and find what God has told you, prophesied to you, and promised you. That word has the power to stop the spiritual attack you under. You have to stop the assault first before you can even recover.