Spiritual Mapping is a U.S. Evangelical and Neo-Pentecostal organization that established its own theological technique to wage a “spiritual” war against unseen non-human animals between 1989 and 2005. The'spirits' were recognized along the lines of geographical territories and plotted on a map, giving rise to the term ‘Spiritual Mapping.'
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What are spiritual strongholds?
The Spirit of God desires each of you to break free from any demonic strongholds that are holding you hostage.
I believe it would be beneficial to think about the metaphor's metaphorical element a little further.
9:9 (Psalms) The LORD is a stronghold in times of adversity for the oppressed.
Because it is high and inaccessible to adversaries, a cliff might be used as a stronghold.
1 Samuel 23:14; 1 Samuel 23:15; 1 Samuel 23:16; 1 David lingered in the fortresses of the desert and the highlands of the Ziph Desert.
and my deliverer; my shield, and the one in whom I put my trust; the one who subdues my people under me
Why would a “high thing” want to elevate itself by hanging out in a high cliff or a high tower?
It's considerably easier to drive an adversary away from a fortress on a high vantage point.
In the history of Israel's conflicts, you can learn about the strategic value of strongholds.
It's just off the main route leading up to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and the airport.
The problem with this location was that it was a stronghold located along the main roadway.
The Arab Legion held the fortress of Latrun when the War of Independence began.
They could pick off the caravans delivering supplies up to the Jews in Jerusalem from this vantage point.
This was a stronghold that needed to be conquered!
It had a suffocating grip over Jerusalem!
The fledgling Israeli Defense Forces attempted to take it five times in five different ways.
The Arab Legionthe greatest, British-trained warriors on the Arab sidehas proven itself time and time again.
As a result, the Israelis construct a “Burma Road” around the bastion, traversing tough terrain.
Until 1967, the Arabs controlled this fortification, which was located just five kilometers from Ben-Gurion Airport.
Nasser dispatched Egyptian troops to Jordanian garrisons shortly before the 1967 conflict.
includes an impressive display of Israeli army tanks that were purchased, manufactured, or captured.
For the past two decades, that location has posed a threat to our people's safety in the heart of the country.
How long has a stronghold in the center of your thinking life jeopardized your safety?
Is it possible?
Hey, David conquered Jerusalem and established it as his capital!
Joab unlocked the citadel's gates by breaking through a tunnel that led to a spring.
“Even if Babylon climbs the sky and fortifies her lofty stronghold,' Jer 51:53 declares.
by diverting the city's river and marching into the city on the riverbank!
God is well-versed in strongholds and understands how to overthrow them and he'll show you how.
Do you ever want to quit up when you come up against a stronghold in your life?
Individuals who are willing to battle, people with courage, capture strongholds!
God will assist you if you ask for it. The Bible and the Holy Spirit will show you how. Amen?
One thing to remember about a stronghold: it's a location, not a person.
The mind is the castle of the soul, and Satan and his henchmen aim to capture people's minds.
“Have nothing to do with the unproductive deeds of darkness,” Ephesians 5:11 exhorts us.
If you wish to allow God's light shine on the darkness, you must have a humble attitude.
“Test me, O LORD, and try me, probe my heart and my intellect,” David begged in Ps 26:2.
After you've identified the stronghold, repentance is the next stage in bringing it down.
Honesty before God is the best policy, and humbly allowing the Spirit to reveal the stronghold in the darkness is the best policy.
It's possible that you'll have to mute the tiny lawyer who emerges from a dark corner of your mind.
A frontal assault on a stronghold doesn't always appear to work.
So, what are your options?
With a frontal attack, Jewish warriors attempted to take the Old City of Jerusalem.
From the east, I've seen a photo of Israeli generals looking down on the Old City!
They were able to cut off supplies and reinforcements after encircling the city.
After that, the Israelis were able to enter the city with little resistance.
What was the game plan? March for seven days around the city, then blow your trumpets!
How can you encircle a fortress of pessimistic thinking and old rumours?
How about some compliments?
32:7 in Psalms. “You are my safe haven; you will keep me safe from harm and surround me.”
Praise God by singing psalms and spiritual hymns around the fortress.
There's a powerful technique to surround every bad stronghold with God's contrary truth.
If you're fighting a stronghold of rejection, surround it with Abba's acceptance.
If you're having trouble dealing with unresolved anger, try surrounding it with forgiveness.
Surround yourself with the knowledge of God's love if you're battling with a stronghold of fear.
If you're fighting a failing fortress, surround it with the triumph of the resurrection!
Once you've recognized a stronghold, go to the Bible and look up the contrary truth that God has revealed.
If rejection is your stronghold, read everything the Bible says about God's acceptance.
His resistance will swiftly wane, and if he isn't already gone, he will be soon!
Please forgive me for making a compromise. Give me the guts to demolish every stronghold I own.
I bind any evil powers within me that were encouraging compromise and sin.
I submit to the light of the Spirit of Truth in order for any sin strongholds in me to be exposed.
I declare that every satanic stronghold is being demolished by the great weapons of the Spirit and the Word!
I intend to envelop this demonic stronghold in praise and affirming truth from God's Word.
I intend to capture every negative thought pattern and bring it into submission to Messiah.
By God's grace, I intend to persevere until even the ruins of this stronghold are razed.
I intend to consider everything that is genuine, noble, right, and pure.
If there is anything charming or admirableif there is anything worthy of praise
By God's grace, I intend to construct one fortress within my mind and heart:
“The LORD's name is a strong fortress; the virtuous will flee to it for safety.”
What does it mean to bind the strong man?
This tale is included in the Beelzebul argument in the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, in which Jesus' opponents accuse him of earning his power to banish demons by collaborating with Satan. The powerful guy is Satan, while the attacker is Jesus, according to one interpretation. However, this is the polar opposite of what Jesus meant. The demon is the one that “binds” the strongman before seizing him in Matthew 12:22-29, as they bring Jesus a man afflicted by a demon. The demon has taken the strongman's life. Because of the possession, the demon had rendered the strongman blind (to the truth) and unable to communicate. For example, if a demon “blinds” a strong man from the truth of the 7th-day Sabbath of mentally resting on Saturday, he will be unable to think properly and logically (not mentally resting at the proper time, just like not sleeping for two or three days, a person will be unable to think straight), making him easier to deceive and influence (possession). Many people misunderstand this to suggest that Jesus binds the strongman, but it is the demon who binds him before possessing him (his now-possessed illogically-thinking mind, as many people, including many Christians and theologians, have).
As a result, Jesus claims that he couldn't perform exorcisms (represented by stealing the strong man's property) unless he was opposed to Satan and had vanquished him (represented by tying up the strong man). R. T. France and others see the tale as echoing the Book of Isaiah: “No one plunders a strong man,” according to Craig S. Keener, while R. T. France and others see the parable as echoing the Book of Isaiah:
What does the Bible say about magnetism?
They were under Satan's control, but as a result of your witnessing your Christian life, a shift has occurred in their lives. But you weren't the only one. It was Jesus' magnetism that drew sinners to him and gave him the power to save anyone.
He saved me, which is why I know. He attracted me to him. Jesus' allure stems not only from his limitless power and ability to save anybody, but also from his speech.
“I am the truth,” Jesus declared on one occasion. He didn't say “I declare the truth,” and he didn't say “I am a path.” “I am the way,” he declared emphatically. That is something that no one can say.
Let us remember what Jesus declared in John 12:32: “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men toward me.” Even today, sinners are drawn to his teachings because of their spiritual magnetic attraction.
Without a doubt, man is on the verge of colliding with himself, yet the Master tells the church, “And I, if I be raised up from the earth, I'll bring all men unto me.”
John the Apostle records the final events of Jesus' public ministry in our chapter. Mary put expensive ointment on his head while he sat in Mark's home in Bethany, representing his death. He began to prepare his disciples for what was about to happen there.
Because the Jews had rejected the Messiah, he turned his focus to the Greek gentiles in verse 20. Their necks were rigid from the law, and their hearts were stout from traditionalism, and they were adamant about not changing.
Without a doubt, man continues to reject Jesus. Nonetheless, he retains the ability to attract all men to himself. Men who are lost need to be drawn to Jesus.
Jesus was referring to his death on the cross when he said these words. Even the most heinous of criminals are drawn to the name of Jesus. He attracts swindlers like Jacob and the all-powerful Pharaoh. His name carries weight (Acts 4:12).
Whatever we undertake, we must remember that mankind must be drawn to Jesus. As a result, no matter what we do, we must continue to lift before men his death on the old rough cross. Men may have doubts, but Jesus was crucified. In these times, the church's message is the magnetism of Jesus. We can have our annual celebrations, but we must remember to lift Jesus.
Something happened at Calvary when Jesus' opponents raised him up. The cross was no longer shameful, and it was reviled, but today it is our hope for an eternal home. “If you want to be my disciple, pick up your cross and follow me every day,” Jesus urged.
“Come unto me,” Jesus continues to implore. His invitation has a magnetic quality to it. “All you who toil and are heavily burdened, come unto me, and I will give you rest.” He welcomes anybody who will allow him to come, as well as anyone who is open to a new course.
In Luke 19:5, Jesus' attraction was evident in his call to Zaccheus. “Come down, for I must dwell in your house,” Jesus said. Men are still being drawn down from the tree of sin to the tree of life by Jesus' attraction. His magnetic attraction hasn't waned.
Jesus' attraction can be observed not only in his invitation but also in his compassion. He is concerned.
Jesus was and continues to be a compassionate man. He was concerned about those who were in distress or in pain. Jesus was concerned. When Jesus stated, “Suffer small children to come unto me, refuse them not, for such is the kingdom of heaven,” he demonstrated his attraction. He is concerned.
Our children would not be dying in the streets if the world saw the church showing the same care and concern for our youth today.
When Jesus healed a woman with a blood condition who had been sick for 12 years, his magnetism was evident in his compassion. She'd been to a number of doctors. When she touched the hem of Jesus' garment as he walked by, he healed her. That was the kind of sympathy Jesus felt for those who were sick and dying.
What about right now? We must not be so preoccupied with our own importance that we neglect to be touched. His compassion is what draws people to him. There are some folks we have never visited, called, or prayed for.
There are no big I's and little u's when it comes to the cross and Calvary. On Calvary, every man is on equal footing. The cross holds the magnetism. When Jesus mentioned being raised up, he realized that his time to die on the cross was approaching. That is why, in verse 27, he pleaded “What shall I say about my disturbed soul? Father, you have rescued me from the hour. But it was for this reason that I arrived at this hour.”
Yes, his humanity was agonizing about it, but his divinity realized that the cross was the only way to magnetize the world. As a result, another hymnist wrote: “The old rough cross, an image of sorrow and disgrace, stood on a distant hill. And I adore that old cross, where the sweetest and best for a lost world of sinners was sacrificed. So I'll treasure the old rustic cross until my trophies are finally laid to rest. I'm going to cling to the old, battered cross. And maybe one day you'll be able to trade it for a crown.”
What does bind mean in Bible?
Binding and loosing is a Jewish Mishnaic phrase that is also found in the New Testament and the Targum. To bind and to loose simply means to be forbidden by an undisputed authority and to be permitted by an indisputable authority, respectively. In Isaiah 58:56, for example, correct fasting is linked to breaking the bonds of injustice.
By virtue of their ordination, the poseks possessed the authority to decide disputes involving Jewish law. As a result, the gap between the two primary schools of thought in early classical Judaism could be summarized by the statement “the school of Shammai ties; the school of Hillel looses.” The authority of the poseks, in theory, came from the Sanhedrin, and there is a Talmudic statement that the lower house of judgment (the Sanhedrin) made three verdicts to which the upper house of judgment (the heavenly one) gave its supreme endorsement. The idea that whatever is tied or loosed on earth will be bound or loosed in heaven, which is attributed to Jesus in Matthew's Gospel and is still utilized in prayer today as an effective approach on account of Christianity.
This is also the meaning of the phrase when it is used in the text to refer to Simon Peter and the other apostles, who are given the authority to tie and loose by Christ.
This also serves as the scriptural and traditional foundation for the Catholic Church's conception of papal authority, which stems from such an investiture of St. Peter, because the Popes are the Successors of St. Peter, according to Catholic doctrine.
What is spiritual warfare in the Bible?
Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept of combating supernatural evil powers at work. It is founded on the biblical belief in evil spirits, often known as demons, who are thought to meddle in human affairs in a variety of ways. Although neo-charismatic churches emphasize spiritual warfare, other Christian denominations and groups have adopted behaviors based on spiritual warfare notions, with Christian demonology frequently playing a crucial role in these practices and beliefs.
Prayer is one of the most prevalent forms of “spiritual warfare” used by these Christians. Exorcism, the laying on of hands, fasting with prayer, praise and worship, and anointing with oil are examples of other practices.
Whats bound on earth is bound in heaven?
“I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth, you will bind in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth, you will loose in heaven.”
How do you break strongholds?
2. INTERCESSION Gather with other believers to pray and intercede against strongholds until results are obtained. The power of the gathering of additional believers is amplified. Fasting and prayer strengthen faith, and faith will break strongholds.” The disciples then approached Jesus privately and pleaded, “Why couldn't we get rid of him? This sort, on the other hand, does not leave the house except via prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:19,21).
3. DISPLACEMENT Create a sense of God's presence. Fill the space where Satan has been told to leave with God's presence. The Devil does not exist when the Lord is present! Satan avoids areas where people are singing and praying in praise of Jesus. The Devil is displaced by the presence of the Lord. “What kind of relationship does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what kind of relationship does light have with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 6:15; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 2
4. RESISTANCE Submit to God and become near to Him. According to the Bible, if we resist Satan in this way, he will flee. The Devil flees from Christians who have surrendered. He is fleeing your life and will flee wherever you go. “As a result, surrender to God. The devil will fly from you if you resist him” (James 4:7).
5. OCCUPATION Don't give the Devil a seat or a vacancy. Fill the vacuum with God now that Satan is gone. Allow righteousness to be the guiding principle and action. There should be no pockets of disobedience, corruption, or immorality where Satan can re-establish his power or influence. The Bible warns against doing so “Make room for the devil” (Eph. 4:27).
6. FORTIFICATION Put on God's armor to protect yourself. Take the complete complement of God's spiritual weapons with you on a regular basis so that you can remain battle-ready. You will be ready to fight any satanic assault and to engage the strongholds in others with the shield of faith, the sword of the Spirit (God's Word), and the other pieces of armor (Eph. 6:13-17). “Put on the complete armor of God so that you can stand against the devil's schemes” (Ephesians 6:11).
How did the magnetite discovered by Magnes?
Magnetism was initially discovered, according to Greek legend, by a shepherd named Megnes, who resided in Megnesia, Greece. Megnes was out in the highlands, herding his sheep. He suddenly realized his stick's ferrule and the nails on his sandals had been stuck to a rock. The magnetic rock had attracted the iron in his stick and nails. The stone was given the name magnetite after the shepherd who discovered it or the country where it was discovered. Because of its appealing characteristics, it was also known as a loadstone.
One of the three naturally occurring iron oxides is magnetite. It is magnetically attracted and may be easily magnetized to create a permanent magnet. Loadstone is a term for naturally magnetized chunks of magnetite.
People in Ancient Egypt began to use magnets to perform pranks, such as having items of worship float in mid-air by strategically placing magnets. According to legend, the Chinese monarch employed magnets to defend his palace by building loadstone gates. Metal amours were drawn to the magnetic gates, preventing them from progressing any farther.
Scientist William Gilbert suggested strategies for artificially generating magnets from steel in his work De Magnete (1600). He used three different methods to permanently magnetize steel:
- Starting at one end and concluding at the other, rub the steel needle with a block of loadstone in a specific direction.
- Allowing a red-hot iron rod to cool for twenty years in the Earth's magnetic field. This approach had merely a theoretical basis and was never put to practice.
Hans Christian Orsted discovered electromagnetism in 1820 when he noticed a deflection in the compass needle from magnetic north when the electric current from the battery he was using to power his setup was turned on and off.