Hindrances to Christ’s Rule 11-21-23


There is tremendous power in the next statement. What a friend we have in Jesus. If you have accepted Him as your Lord of your life, He calls you a friend. That’s something to shout about right now. Give Him your praise.

Today’s Prayer

Father, thank you for another day of life and for the privileges and opportunities You allow us to enjoy. We have things occurring around us that are very evil and the leaders of the countries involved are meeting to try to resolve some of the problems. I pray that You will work in their hearts and minds and guide them to do Your will. I pray for those who are not believers, that they will see their need for a Savior and come to the point of giving their lives to Jesus. I pray for wisdom in the decisions each one must make in leading their nations. I pray for protection of them and their loved ones. I pray that their values will be moral and ethical and that those values will influence their actions. Above all, I pray that YOUR will be done in all our lives. Thank You, in the matchless name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Hindrances to Christ’s Rule

    Hold on to your seat as you consume this message because it is not one of those that will make you shout right away, in fact it might make a few of us uneasy for a while.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. – 2 Corinthians 10:4

    The Bible says when Christ comes to live in our hearts, old things are passed away, all things become new (see 2 Corinthians 5:17). The Lord has put a new Spirit in us. Previously, I couldn’t understand why so many of us who proclaimed Christ had such little impact on the kingdom of darkness. It seemed to me that our culture should be impacted much more if His children walked in the light as Jesus did. Jesus impacted His culture like no other man.

    I see many believers, who proclaimed Christ, living no differently than a person who had not claimed Him as Lord. These men and women have a form of religion, but little power that reflects Christ’s rule in their lives. Then God took me through a time of testing that led to a discovery of generational influences that impacted the way I viewed people and circumstances on a subconscious basis.

    I discovered this was a stronghold that had been implanted many generations ago. Because the stronghold operated on a subconscious level, it was not easily recognizable. Strongholds keep us from being free to reflect Christ in and through our lives because they require commitment until they are dealt with. Strongholds can often be so hidden that we would not even identify them as evil. A stronghold of fear, control, rebellion, insecurity, idolatry, pride, or bitterness may be hidden until it is revealed through circumstances.

    All strongholds are built in our lives as a result of seeking to meet one or more of seven basic needs God has created in us. Once we believe a lie that God can’t meet a need without our effort, we open our spirit to a stronghold. The more lies we believe, the more we invite these strongholds to take root in our lives.

Are you ineffective in your Christian experience?

Are there always sins that seem to recur in your life?

  You may find that you have helped the enemy build and keep a fortress in your heart that has been there many generations.

You must ask God’s forgiveness for entertaining these strongholds, and you must renounce them. Then as Christ renews your mind and heart, you will see Christ’s power released in your life like never before.

Quote of the Day

The Bible calls the good man’s life a light; and it is the nature of light to flow out spontaneously in all directions, and fill the world unconsciously with its beams. ~Horace Bushnell~





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

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