I thought about the Korean drama titled 'Chief Kim' that we just finished watching. It was such a good drama of justice and repayment. As I was going through the plot, I felt there was such a similarity to the spiritual warfare that we had fought. Initially the evil forces seemed all too formidable to oppose as this guy Chief Lee tried to expose their evil deeds and got framed instead. He nearly lost his life and ended up in a coma.
Then this crazy guy named Chief Kim came on the scene. He was not righteous in the beginning as he had been helping thugs evade taxes by manipulating the books. He was engaged by this guy named Seo Yul to help cover up the crimes in a company named TQ Group. Later through a series of accidental twists, Chief Kim ended up as the good guy. The righteous streak in his DNA was awakened as his dad was a poor but righteous guy.
Initially the fight was between Seo Yul and Chief Kim. Seo Yul tried to get rid of him under the orders of the Chairman. But Seo Yul was not totally evil at heart. He just didn't like to lose so he would use underhanded means to deal with Chief Kim. In the first round Chief Kim lost because he tried to fight using the orthodox way. After that failure, he decided to revert to his 'thug' ways to deal with Seo Yul.
Seo Yul used the people whom Chief Kim cared about, his colleagues to get at him. Chief Kim initially felt guilty that his colleagues were implicated because of him but after they supported him, he got back on his feet. It was quite a low blow which he nearly gave up doing the right things. After this rebound, Chief Kim became stronger and more resolved to see that justice was served to the weak and powerless.
The very first breakthrough they obtained was that of the payment of wages to the part-timers in mini marts. The Chairman had to apologise to them in public in addition to making restitution. The key to this victory was they had alliances and access to important evidence of fraud that allowed the part-timers to sue the company. But this victory pissed the Chairman off who then ordered Chief Kim to be killed.
It was a good thing that Seo Yul overheard the conversation and saved Chief Kim's life. He was despicable but not to the extent of evil. He could not watch while a man dies. Even though they were still on opposing sides, this event marked the beginning of Seo Yul's turning point. Later on Chief Kim obtained strategic evidence from the cues that Chief Lee left behind on how the previous audits were fraudulent. This was a big blow to the enemy.
Yet the battle to defeat the enemy was far from over. They had made much progress, gained much grounds but now they were going on the offensive. They were trying to nail down the Chairman with decisive evidence. However the Chairman sought help from an influential political figure who was able to stop the prosecution. He tasked his manager to cover up the fraud. So Chief Kim and his team were dealt with another blow when their efforts seemed to be in vain.
Yet they didn't give up and sought to find out the person behind all these opposition. They had to break the evil alliance. Once they did that, they could render the Chairman without a strong backbone. So the Chairman had no other way out but to flee. Seo Yul and Chief Kim managed to catch him at the nick of time. Even in jail, the Chairman was still trying to wash himself off the crimes by threatening and cutting deals with others. He wanted to make them scapegoats.
The prosecution still could not convict him because they needed evidence of his slush funds. The Chairman gave the secret bank account in Switzerland to his son who then provided the information to Chief Kim. Not only that he transferred $100m from the slush fund to help the company which was facing a crisis. That helped to turn the situation around and prevented hundreds from losing their jobs. And the Chairman was sentenced to 22 years in jail. The team could finally celebrate their success.
So what did I learn from this drama? Firstly never give up. Even when you made a mistake and there was some negative consequence, don't condemn yourself. Just dust it off and move on. Get back on your feet. It is not the end. It is not over until you have the victory. Secondly, be wise as a serpent when dealing with the enemy. Don't be naïve and don't show mercy for the enemy will never show you any mercy. Give the enemy a taste of his own medicine.
Thirdly you need to have divine alliances. Chief Kim could never have been able to do it all by himself. The enemy is too formidable for one person and requires us to form alliances to defeat him. It is a teamwork. Fourthly you have to obtain strategies and key information about the enemy's next move. I have observed in this drama and Empress Ki that success lies in anticipating and counteracting the enemy's next move. Usually there are precedents to how the enemy would react so it won't be a surprise.
Fifth, there is always a fight of faith. Don't expect the enemy to sit around and do nothing after your first few victories. Always be on the alert and pray even after victory. The enemy likes to counter attack especially after your first breakthrough. In fact at some point the enemy will try to take you down. But if he can't, he will try to cut deals with you. Don't fall for his trick. He will not make good on his promise.
When you begin to gain momentum on your advances, go on the offensive. Continue to attack the enemy with your spiritual weapons and don't relent. Go all out, cooperate with God and totally annihilate the enemy if possible. Don't show him any mercy. He never did when he tried to take your life remember? It is important to seek the Lord for strategies to deal with the enemy. Such strategic information will help you preempt and prepare for the enemy's next move and your counterattack.
In the past you might be often caught off guard and left confused by his attacks. But no more in this season! The Lord cleared the fog so you could see more clearly and He is downloading heavenly strategies to you so you can be always one step ahead of the enemy. You will no longer be caught unaware. Go forth in the power of the Lord!