The Spirit of God desires each of you to break free from any demonic strongholds that are holding you hostage.
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They talk about weaponry, strongholds, high things, and capturing people.
I believe it would be beneficial to think about the metaphor's metaphorical element a little further.
&nbs The LORD is a stronghold in times of adversity for the oppressed.
In the history of Israel's conflicts, you can learn about the strategic value of strongholds.
My family and I went to a place named Latrun in Israel a year ago.
It is located just off the main highway leading up to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and the airport.
That was the issue with this location: it was a fortress right on the main roadway.
When the War of Independence broke out, the Arab Legion held the bastion of Latrun.
They could pick off the caravans delivering supplies up to the Jews in Jerusalem from this vantage point.
This was a stronghold that had 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 Legion, the best British-trained warriors on the Arab side, has proven themselves time and time again.
As a result, the Israelis construct a “Burma Road” around the stronghold, 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 war.
Featuring an impressive exhibition 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 mental life jeopardized your security?
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.
As a result, he dispatched Cyrus and the Medo-Persians to capture the citadel.
by diverting the city's river and marching in on the riverbank!
God knows everything there is to know about strongholds and how to take them down, 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 eager to battle, people with courage, are the ones who 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 is that it is a location, not a person.
The mind is the castle of the soul, and Satan and his henchmen aim to capture people's minds.
However, mental fortresses can be disguised; wicked things lurk in the shadows.
“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.
If you don't want God to disclose any strongholds in your life, don't do it.
Satan's armor is pride, which he uses to conceal demonic strongholds.
Pride prevents individuals from seeing they are enslaved by evil forces.
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.
You might need to put a stop to the tiny lawyer who emerges from a dark part 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.
However, as soon as they reached the Old City's gates, they were forced back.
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.
When the Jordanian general in the Old City discovered he was being pursued, he retreated.
“Resistance is pointless,” he knew, so he cut his losses and fled 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!
As a result, they cut the city off from its supplies and the domain of darkness.
What do you do when you're surrounded by a stronghold of negative thinking and awful old speculations?
How about some compliments?
Psalms 32:7 “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 is a powerful approach to surround every bad stronghold with God's contrary truth.
Surround yourself with hope if you're battling with a stronghold of depression.
If you're having trouble with a stronghold of rejection, surround it with Abba's acceptance.
If you're having trouble dealing with unresolved anger, try surrounding it with forgiveness.
If you're fighting a fearful stronghold, surround it with the truth of God's love.
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.
With God's word, his resistance will swiftly wane, and if he isn't already gone, he will be soon!
(If you can think of any area of chronic sin that is exacerbated by negative thinking, let me know.)
Please forgive me for making a compromise. Give me the guts to demolish every stronghold I own.
I bind any evil forces in my life 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 evil stronghold is being demolished by the tremendous weapons of the Spirit and the Word!
I intend to envelop this demonic stronghold in praise and affirming truth from God's Word.
My goal is to capture every negative thought pattern and bring it to Messiah's obedience.
By God's grace, I intend to persevere until even the remnants of this stronghold are destroyed.
My intention is to think on what is real, noble, right, and pure.
whatsoever is gorgeous, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy
I intend, by God's grace, to construct one fortress within my mind and heart:
“The LORD's name is a sturdy tower; the righteous will go to it for safety.”
What are the Christian's weapons of warfare?
Because our battle is spiritual, Jesus Christ told the disciples, “I am sending you out as sheep among wolves.”
Our victory is certain in Jesus Christ. The Scriptures further identified these weapons in the sixth chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians, after noting the nature and potency of our weapons of combat.
It's worth noting that the first five are for defense and the last two are for offense.
The fact that five of the seven weapons outlined in this chapter are for defense demonstrates the seriousness of the attacks that the devil mounts against us on a regular basis. These are the weapons of war, or the entire Armour of God:
How do you break a stronghold?
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).
What happens when you have a spiritual awakening?
As Kaiser argues, this is the start of your spiritual journey, as you begin to doubt everything you previously believed. You begin to purge certain aspects of your life (habits, relationships, and outdated belief systems) in order to make room for new, more meaningful experiences. You may sense that something is lacking, but you aren't sure what it is. It's common to feel disoriented, confused, and down during this time.
How do you pray against the enemy?
I command the storm of destruction to gather upon every satanic power that is against my health IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS! I decree and declare great casualty upon witches and wizards operating in my neighborhood, the judgment of God shall torment the powers of darkness working against me both at night and in the morning, the night shall carry terror and anger against all satanic powers that are standing against me, the night shall carry terror and anger against all satanic powers that
RIGHT NOW, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, my prayers have become earthquakes and storms in the devil's camp that is against my life; the Lord shall gather his armor against powers that are against my intellectual growth; all sickness in my life, known or unknown, receives heavenly storm; all conspiracy against any part of my body receives destruction now!
I order the deep wells inside me to be freed and broken forth in the name of JESUS!
What is Psalm 109 used for?
This psalm is one of the Imprecatory Psalms against deceitful enemy, according to the New Oxford Annotated Bible, and is titled “Prayer for rescue from enemies.” It begins with the psalmist's plea in verses 15, then moves on to a lengthy imprecation (verses 619, concluding or summarizing in verse 20). The resumed pleading in verse 21 includes appeals to Yahweh's steadfast love, specifics of the psalmist's own misery, and a prayer for revenge against the adversaries, but the lament concludes with the promise to praise (verses 3031), which is so typical in this style of psalm. The psalmist's curse ‘extends through three generations' in verses 814: on the person (verse 8), the person's children (verses 913), and the person's parents (verse 14). Psalm 55 reflects the shift from many foes (verses 25) to a single individual (verses 619).
In verse 4, evil is provided ‘in exchange for my affection.' The curses in this chapter are in line with Proverbs 17.13, which states that “if evil is given for good, evil will not depart from their house.” Returning evil for good is also found in other Psalms, such as 41, 69, and here in 109, as portending Judas as a ‘anti-friend' character who returns evil for good or even friendship.
In contrast to the introduction of Psalm 110, when God calls a man to sit at his right hand, made eternally like the priest king Melchizedek, the end of Psalm 109 shows God at the right hand of the impoverished man.
How do you pray for protection from evil?
As I begin this day, I pray for Your protection. You are my safe haven, and I can always find sanctuary under Your wings. Keep me safe from harm wherever I go, and keep evil at bay. I shall look to You as my Protector, the one who battles for me every day, no matter where I am.
Your love and constancy, as well as Your goodness and mercy, surround me on a daily basis, so I will not be afraid of anything. God, I put my trust in You and thank You for Your kindness and protection.