Pulling down Satanic strongholds

WITHOUT Christ as your Lord and Saviour you cannot win the battle against Satanic strongholds.

 

Mathew 12:29

Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.

 

Mark 3:27

In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.

 

Jesus is the stronger man: He overcame the world.

 

John 16:33

 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

 

When you know Christ as Lord and Saviour, He becomes is a life giving spirit that lives in you, giving you the power to demolish Satanic strongholds.

 

What are satanic strongholds?

 

 

Satanic strongholds can be described as spiritual castles where the devil controls people’s lives using wrong belief systems and lies.

 

Evil spirits guard such castles from the outside viciously.

 

It can be a grand lie that has been told over a long period of time and accepted as a truth.

 

Satanic strongholds come about when one accepts or is convinced that what they are experiencing presently is the truth!

 

If you believe the lie, the devil stands to build a satanic stronghold in your mind.

 

Look at the case of Abraham in Genesis 15:1-6

 

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:

 

“Do not be afraid, Abram.
    I am your shield,
    your very great reward.

 

 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”  And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”

 

Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.”  He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

 

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

 

We see God trying to pull down Abraham’s stronghold.

 

At the time, Abram had no child and that is what he was experiencing at that moment. The Bible says he chose to believe by looking beyond the present circumstance why defied logic and science and it was counted “unto him as righteousness.”

 

A stronghold is a limiting negative mindset. It is an attitude , a deep set of belief.

 

Satanic strongholds can be as a result of childhood wounding, lack of self control, unforgiveness, defilement, idolatry and personal sins that open doors to demons.

 

Satanic strongholds of the mind

 

Satan attacks the mind with arguments, pretensions, falsehoods, imaginations and rebellion according to 2 Corinthians 10 :3-5 

 

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

 

There are strongholds of logic, science and there are satanic strongholds we may have accepted in our lives out of human tradition.

 

 

When Satan has fortified a stronghold, he will stop at nothing to sustain it.

 

If the door was opened by personal sin, the stronghold then becomes something you are doing and wont let go of.

 

Demons will then use it to keep a doorway open which gives them a legal ground to be there.

 

Once demons occupy such Satanic strongholds, the destructive habit will not stop until

 

  1. Sin is confessed
  2. Demons in the stronghold kicked out in deliverance
  3. A new life of discipline and obedience starts

 

Satan targets the mind in a fierce spiritual battle that is going on.

 

Jesus Came to destroy Satanic strongholds

 

Isaiah 61:1 says Jesus came to set captives free from the strongholds of the devil.

 

To deal with a satanic stronghold you must deal with the foundation, the building blocks the enemy used in the first place to build it.

 

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 tells us about the material Satan used to build the stronghold-arguments, falsehoods, pretensions, imagination “that sets up above the knowledge of God.”

 

All sin begin in the mind as a thought.

 

Mathew 5:28, But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

 

Our thoughts precede every action we take.

 

The action, done repeatedly become part of a habit and once the habit gets a hold of our personality it births a character.

 

Characters come with labels that gives us an identity and finally determines our destiny.

 

Philippians 4:8, Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

 

When we  take captive way ward thoughts that Satan throws in our minds and make them obedient to Christ we begin to demolish Satanic strongholds.

 

We are constantly becoming what we think. As a man thinks so is he. (Proverbs 23:7).

 

The word as a weapon against Satanic Strongholds

 

Satan opposes the word of God. He will tell you, “Go ahead and do it…it is your culture, everyone is doing it!”

 

The truth of the word of God is a weapon against every satanic stronghold.

 

Jeremiah 23:29

“Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?

 

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

 

To break the Satanic strongholds we must meditate on the word of God.

 

Meditating is personalising and applying the word to a situation.

 

2 Peter 1:3 says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”

 

To demolish a stronghold, we must bring the word of God against it.

 

We must constantly ask our selves what the word says about a tag, a label or a circumstance that the enemy may take advantage of to build his strongholds.

 

Satan can use others as a mouthpiece to curse you and if you believe the lie it may end up in low self-esteem, anger, rejection, not believing you can make it and so not succeeding.

 

The Bible says we can do al things through Christ who gives us strength. Philippians 4:13, For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

 

Remember the battle of satanic strongholds is in the mind. It is the choice of believing what is true through God’s word or what Satan whispers to you through his falsehoods, pretentions, imaginations and rebellion.

 

We must consciously choose to believe and actively apply what the word of God says about our circumstances.

 

For God to demolish Joshua’s stronghold He reveals to Him the secret weapon of the Word in Joshua 1: 8-9, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

The truth of the word of God a divine and superior weapon against Satanic strongholds in our lives. Use it to hit against the stronghold until it is destroyed.

 

Keep hearing, keep believing, and keep renewing your mind with the truth of God’s word and the truth from His Word will set you free!

 

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