The Spirit of God desires each of you to break free from any demonic strongholds that are holding you hostage.
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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 is the biblical definition of stronghold?
A stronghold was a physical location or construction where people could seek sanctuary in the Old Testament. Consider a fortress as a place where someone might seek refuge. God may (and should) be our stronghold, just as he is our “rock.”
Throw the Eye of Ender
To see which way an Eye of Ender goes, first select one from your hotbar and throw it into the air.
The Eye of Ender will float into the air, hover, and finally plummet to the ground. This is the right path for you to take. You can pick up and throw the Eye of Ender again if it does not break.
How do strongholds work?
A stronghold is a natural underground building in the Overworld that is the only place a player can discover an end portal. An eye of ender can be used to locate strongholds.
What is a yoke spiritually?
These passages share more than just the term yoke. The use of a yoke demonstrates that it is a burden that exerts influence. A yoke is influence in leadership terms (and everyone agreed after John Maxwell that “and influence is leadership, nothing more, nothing less.”) In other circumstances, such as when a police officer has influence over a criminal, such influence is quite powerful.
The word yoke carries a meaning that the one who is yoked is the one who serves another and bears their burden.
This is evident throughout the Bible. The word yoke was used in 60 Bible verses to connote slavery, servitude, or influence in familial and religious ties. In other words, “my yoke is light” could signify “my service or weight is light.”
How do you break strongholds in life?
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).
Who is the strongman in the Bible?
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: