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The Devil wants to kill, steal, and destroy your worship.

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Sermon shared by Melvin Maughmer, Jr.

June 2012
Summary: The devil wants to stop your worship because he wants the glory for himself.
Denomination: Apostolic
Audience: General adults
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in spirit and in truth, we are preparing the way of the Lord. When His way is prepared, He steps into the service and does a great work in the lives of people. And the devil can’t do anything to stop it. He can’t stop them from receiving their breakthrough, from being delivered, set free, cleansed, made whole, and getting the victory.

That’s why the devil wants to hinder our worship. He understands that worship is what gives us the strength to get up out of that current condition and go on to higher heights and deeper depths in God. He knows if we don’t worship we become weak and frail and easy to defeat; therefore he will do whatever it takes to distract you to the point that when you get to church you don’t feel like worshiping God if you even come to church in the first place that’s how he robs us of our blessing.

We can’t allow the devil to bind our worship, especially now when the world is in a perilous condition and Jesus is soon to return.

OU TEXT:- says in John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
So, what does it really mean to kill, steal, and destroy and what is it that the thief is trying to kill, steal, and destroy?
To KILL, according to the dictionary on line, means: to deprive life in any manner, to destroy, do away with, neutralize, muffle, or deaden.

1) THE THIEF WANTS TO KILL YOUR PURPOSE.
What is purpose? Your purpose is not to be famous, your purpose is not to be a millionaire, your purpose is not to be a super star, if by the Grace of God you attain those things then that is great; however, that is not the purpose for which you were created. Your purpose is the very reason you were put on this earth. It is the plan that God has designed for you that will bring glory to Him. The adversary, the devil is out to kill your purpose. He’s going to try everything in his power to get you to neglect and turn away from your purpose. He wants to deprive you of love and of life. He wants to destroy and do away with the very reason you were created, he wants to muffle and neutralize your glory unto God the Father. God deserves the glory, but the devil wants to steal the glory for himself.
He wants to get you to neglect your purpose by allowing things and situations in your life to become distractions. You have heard me say before I don’t do distraction, because distractions are only designed to cause you to lose focus on something, in this case your purpose. He will send a distraction in your life that will cause you to lose your focus on the reason why you even come to church and that is to worship God.
Not only that but that distraction that he has caused you to focus on will cause you to say I can’t be comfortable in this place so the next thing he causes you to do is to turn away from your purpose. He will speak lies and say you have no purpose here, things aren’t what you thought they would be, see look at how everyone is looking at you and no-body has even looked in your direction, he says and makes you feel that you would be better off if you just left, he will begin to make you feel as if your life is useless that everything you do is ineffective.
So, how do we combat this attack? We must keep our eyes on Jesus at all times. David said in
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