Glenn’s Meal 09-02-13

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Good morning everyone. As we here in the United States celebrate Labor Day, I sat to put together this message and the word “restriction” popped into my spirit. I was sitting at brunch with some of my wife and 2 friends yesterday after church and we were discussing things that God allows to happen in our lives and other things that are just not allowed by Him. The scripture in this message speaks volumes on this subject.


Most gracious heavenly Father, forgive us, Your people, for standing by while our nation slips further and further from its Christian heritage. Each day we find ourselves being misinformed and misled by those who think that our nation’s problems can be solved by more taxes, more policemen, and more government spending. Open our eyes, Lord, to see that these are only “patches” on our country’s structure, while its moral foundations are being undermined. Help us to see that unless we return to living by Your rules for morality; unless we teach each generation the value of being personally accountable, responsible, honest and caring; we will contribute to bringing on the downfall of our nation. Oh Lord, help us to see that only repentance will save us; turning around and deciding to go Your way, because You can’t and will not bless our sinful ways. We present this and all things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.


The natural man can’t please God

Romans 8:8

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Corrupt tree can’t bear good fruit

Matthew 7:18

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Unregenerate can’t see the Kingdom

John 3:3

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

The damned can’t pass from Hell

Luke 16:19-31

Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores. “Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and his soul went to the place of the dead. There, in torment, he saw Abraham in the far distance with Lazarus at his side. “The rich man shouted, ‘Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.’ “But Abraham said to him, ‘Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in anguish. And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, and no one can cross over to us from there.’ “Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father’s home. For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don’t end up in this place of torment.’ “But Abraham said, ‘Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.’ “The rich man replied, ‘No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.’ “But Abraham said, ‘If they won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t listen even if someone rises from the dead.’”


Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!

Andrew Murray

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

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