By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena Have you met people who continually apologize? This incessant apologizing can give the impression the person is feeling unworthy or even embarrassed for merely existing. Or perhaps you have met people who appear bossy and would not think of apologizing for anything. Instead, they try to control the people and situations […]

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How Does Shame Affect Us Spiritually? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena The religious spirit is a lying/deceptive spirit that keeps us from an intimate relationship with Father God. It robs us of the joy we were meant to have in our relationship with God—abiding in the Lord. Its focus on rituals leads us to become legalistic in our thinking and believe we […]

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How Does the Religious Spirit (Legalism) Affect Us? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena No one escapes life without experiencing rejection. Encounters with two people during the last two weeks left me feeling unappreciated, devalued, and dismissed. I allowed the spirit of rejection to take hold and needed to close that door so the enemy would not gain a foothold. I needed to stand strong […]

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How Does Rejection Affect Us Spiritually? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena The word rebellion reminds me of the young boy who was told to sit down. He did not want to obey and instead asserted, “I may be sitting on the outside, but I am standing on the inside!” Haven’t there been times we wanted to defy authority believing our way is […]

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How Does Rebellion Affect Us Spiritually? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena Have you met people who appear puffed up and full of themselves as they tout their accomplishments? Superior Pride  We often label this puffed-up response to perceived success as prideful or boastful behavior—or self-worship. It is easy to recognize this form of pride demonstrated by people desiring admiration for their achievements. […]

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How Does Pride Affect Us Spiritually? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences