Household enemies basically are enemies that we share the same domestic arrangements with or we share common ties by blood or communal living with. Micah 7:6 emphatically points out that a man’s enemies originate from his household. “For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.” It makes it imperative to give consideration to this matter lest the enemy, taking advantage of your ignorance, plagues you since Jesus Christ himself cited this in Matthew 10:36: “A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.”
Aptly put, household enemies are the enemies that hail from within, they are the powers that are operating from inside and have insider information on you. They may be from your immediate or extended family. They may also be people who are closest to you at work, church, school or community who have information on your life. These enemies are very difficult to detect because they are familiar and have the appearance of trustworthiness and harmlessness. Yet, these are what in our Ghanaian colloquial expression we will call “snake under grass”. They are masters of deception and they disguise themselves to blend with our environment and operate discreetly without being noticed. Due to this, they can approach, you with their diabolical plan and go unnoticed. Beloved, brace yourself in this life. Some of the most lethal personalities in your life are right beside you.