Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Thessalonians 2:18 (KJV); Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
Hindering spirits can manifest through those that are closest to us, in the name of love.
The Bible gives us an interesting narrative of the manifestation of such a spirit through Simon Peter.
In Matthew 16:21-23, the Bible says, “From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”
Even if Peter meant well, Jesus was able to see the devil behind his good intentions. In this story, Peter was actually a hindrance to Christ in fulfilling His divine assignment. If a hindering Spirit could mantle Peter in the presence of Jesus Christ, then you must understand how serious this is.
There are believers who stopped attending Church and serving God because their loved ones told them that they were ‘over praying or over serving God.’ These failed to see that behind the ‘love’ was the devil strategizing on how to get them off the course of their destinies.
You must exercise wisdom in how you receive advice, especially when it pertains to matters of your destiny. God expects you to discern when ‘love and care’ is a hindrance. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 16:21-23, Hebrews 5:14
GOLDEN NUGGET: You must exercise wisdom in how you receive advice, especially when it pertains to matters of your destiny. God expects you to discern when ‘love and care’ is a hindrance.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for the Spirit of discernment that is actively at work in me. I never regard anything from the surface by the Word, I can see any hidden intention of the enemy. I know how to respond in the moments that I am being hindered. By this wisdom, nothing will ever stand in the way of my destiny, in Jesus’ name, Amen.