Good morning everyone. As I sit here this morning putting together this meal and holding onto the urging of the Holy Spirit, I thank God for changing my way of thinking in everything I do. Some of us reading this message right now still at times rent out space to the devil in our minds and it can give us stinking thinking. I’m going to touch on that a little this morning. Just a little side bar; I would appreciate it if you would keep me in your prayers as I continue to move in spiritual growth.

Today’s Prayer

Father, on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ I come to You this morning to profess that we desire to do as your Word instructs, and let “no corrupt word proceed from our mouths, but only what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” we don’t want to “grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom we were sealed for the day of redemption.” I pray that we will “let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from us. And we want to be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as You in Christ Jesus forgave us. Oh that we would always be an imitator of You as your dear children. May we walk in love, as children of light, finding what is acceptable to you.” Please forgive us of our failures in these areas and help us to do better. We want to please you and be more like Jesus. Thank you in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Let’s eat.

When Satan Attacks Your Destiny

“When the Philistines heard that David had been crowned king of Israel, they tried to capture him; but David was told that they were coming and went into the stronghold. The Philistines arrived and spread out across the valley of Rephaim. Then David asked the Lord, ‘Shall I go out and fight against them? Will you defeat them for me?'” (2 Sam 5:17-19).

This is something that you should be so very aware of. When you are about to enter your destiny, there is always opposition from Satan designed to prevent you from fulfilling your destiny. When Jesus was born, Herod tried to kill him. When Jesus was baptized and fasted 40 days, Satan came to tempt Him in an attempt to derail his destiny. When David had been anointed king over Israel, God’s destiny had been revealed for all to see-even Satan. So, Satan rose up the Philistines to try and kill David’s destiny. However, in response, we see David do two things. First, he retreats to his serenity and stronghold. It is a place of protection. It is a quiet place. Second, he inquires of God. It is here that he inquires of God for the strategy to defeat his enemy. God reveals it to him and he goes on to defeat the Philistines. In fact, David NEVER lost a battle because he learned to inquire of God for the strategy to defeat his enemies.

Do you know God’s intended destiny for your life? Beware of Satan’s strategy to attack you in the place of your destiny. His desire is to take you off this divine path. We must follow David’s example in response to the enemy of our souls. We must retreat to our stronghold, seek the Lord, and listen for His answer. Then, we will fulfill the purpose for which God created us.

Quote of the Day

I exhort you and beseech you in the bowels of Christ, faint not, weary not. There is a great necessity of heaven; you must have it. All other things, as houses, lands, children, husband, friends, country, credit, health, wealth, honor, may be let go; but heaven is your one thing necessary, the good part that shall not be taken from you. See that you buy the field where the pearl is. Sell all, and make a purchase of
Salvation. Think it not easy; for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory; many are lying dead by the way, that were slain with security.

Samuel Rutherford






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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