We are about to partake in the Lord’s Supper. In light of the message and the reality of Satan and spiritual warfare, there is one thing I am sure of. Satan hates it when we observe the Lord’s Supper and we remember what Christ did on the cross to defeat him. The devil and his forces hate the cross. They hate us. They hate our faith. They hate our worship. They hate our marriages. They hate our children. They hate our ministry.
Sin was defeated at the cross; yet sin remains to be fought. Satan was defeated at the cross; yet Satan remains to be fought.
We must never forget that life is a battle for your soul, but, in the name of Jesus, and by the authority of his word and his blood and his resurrected life, we will win this battle. For the glory of our risen king.
Before we partake in the Lord’s Supper, Paul advises us to examine our hearts in 1 Cor 11:28.
28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
We can’t partake without first examining our hearts. If there is unconfessed sin in your heart, or an unrepentant spirit, I ask you to refrain from partaking.
To help you through with your prayer of self-examination, I want to focus today on strongholds. Let me read from 2 Cor 10:3-4.
2 Cor 10
3 For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way, 4 since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds.
Search your heart for areas of anger, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness. Notice if there are recurring thoughts of anger or bitterness about the same person or persons. This will lead you to your strongholds. Identify the strongholds in your heart. Ask God today to begin demolishing the strongholds in your life so that you can begin to experience God again. He is powerful. He can demolish those strongholds if you persist in prayer.