Resurrection Life Church | Picayune Campus
07312022 | Heart Cleanse | Allen Hickman
Our heart is one of the most important organs in our body. Without it we would die. Heart health is of the utmost important in order for us to be productive members of society that are assets and not liabilities to the cities, countries, and communities we live in. Would you not agree? The same goes for our spiritual heart health. If our hearts are full of disease (anger, bitterness, resentment, etc...) and our arteries are full of plaque (sins of the flesh, selfish living, etc...) we won't have the energy and stamina to be powerful sons and daughters of God that can make an impact on this world. Today Pastor Allen shares four strongholds that will affect our heart health and how we can overcome them.
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  • Resurrection Life Church
    795 Memorial Blvd, Picayune, MS 39466, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
Healthy Heart:
•Brings all the stuff you need

Unhealthy Heart:
•Builds up over time
•Begins to diminish your productivity
•Same thing is happening in the Body of Christ

Questions:
•Can a Christian have a stronghold? Yes
•How do good godly people fall away?

I. STRONGHOLDS ARE REAL

A.Demons controlled in an area.
B.They never stay the same
C.They must be confronted
D.Neglect is a killer

II. 4 MAIN STRONGHOLDS IN THE CHURCH
· Everyone will struggle with these.
· Satan is constantly trying to get a foothold
· Not a witch-hunt but invite the Holy Spirit
A. Offense
1. You will be offended
2. Offense = skandalon = part of the trap the bait is on
3. Perceived wrong= desire reckoning
4. When you play the scenario over and over in your mind a stronghold is being built
A. Rejection= lying and deception
1. People pleasers, to gain acceptance
2. God pleasers, to gain acceptance
3. Fear of rejections drives behavior = defeated and victimized
4. You make statements like: ALL, NOBODY, EVERBODY
B. Control
1. Dominated; broken trust, generational at times
2. Trust issues
3. Fear of the outcome, fear of not knowing
4. Angry because you can’t control everything
5. Afraid someone does it better
6. Comes in VOWS, i.e. “I will never…”
C. Pride: sneaky and multifaceted
1. When your opinion is last you feel anger when your opinion is not used.
2. Pride is easily identified in others.
3. Justify you mistakes and hammers others mistakes
4. “I don’t need”
5. “I can handle this”
6. Can’t stand to be wrong or make a mistake
III. DEMOLISHING STRONGHOLDS
A. Be open to the Holy Spirit, His job
B. The Mind