Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, 5 And hired counsellers against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
These people claimed to love God. They had wanted to build the temple with Ezra and God’s people. When they were denied the opportunity to help because they had no real part in it they decided to hinder the work of God. They weakened the hands, they troubled them, and they even hired counselors against them. They did all they could to frustrate the work of God.
That is the way our enemy will always do. You need to learn to expect just that. He will send his team to do anything they can to stop the work of God that we are doing.
Be ready. Put on the whole armor of God so you will be able to stand. Focus on the Lord Jesus knowing that He will meet your needs and defeat your enemy.
It is nothing new that there is resistance to the work of God so just expect it. Know that you already have victory because you are in Jesus and Jesus has the victory!