February 27, 2012

Demolish Strongholds

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- February 27, 2012

“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.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Strongholds are Satan’s attempt to strangle spiritual life out of the saints of God. The enemy is not slack in his attacks; indeed he is always on the prowl to pronounce judgment and dispense shame. Some of his strategic strongholds are pride, addiction, and self-absorption. He sucks in a susceptible heart and a wandering mind with alluring sin. The devil builds a faithless fortress and launches missiles of doubt with false ideologies.

How do strongholds take hold and grow in our life? Ironically, a strength can become a stronghold. Healthy confidence drifts into arrogance. The gift of discernment grows into a judgmental attitude. The discipline to work out regularly and eat right becomes an obsession that consumes every minute of our discretionary time. The goal to get ahead financially grows into greed and a sense of superiority. A strength can be a stronghold.

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2

The Lord is good—Satan is bad. The Lord clarifies—Satan confuses. The Lord offers freedom—Satan enlists bondage. The Lord gives grace—Satan pours on guilt. The Lord forgives—Satan shames. The Lord creates contentment—Satan drives for more. The Lord loves people—Satan hates people. The Lord wants what’s best for you—Satan wants what’s worse for you. The Lord gives—Satan takes.

It takes divine power to pull down and demolish strongholds. Your savior Jesus has overcome and destroyed Satan’s strongholds. Start by faith to replace any destructive strongholds with the Lord as your stronghold. Replace the stronghold of alcohol abuse with the stronghold of the Lord’s sobriety. Substitute the stronghold of anger with Almighty God’s stronghold of patient forgiveness. Divine strongholds defeat Satan’s. Trust in the Lord tears down demonic strongholds and erects His faithful fortress.

“The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7, NKJV

What single stronghold do I need to demolish by faith and replace with the Lord’s?

Related Readings: Psalm 9:9; 27:1; 37:39; Lamentations 2:2-5

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  1. Yvonne Mooney via Facebook says:

    good word

  2. Ann Thompson Coggins via Facebook says:

    This is valuable. It happens without you even being aware. Satan is a determined force but no match for the Lord.

  3. Billy says:

    Thank you for helping me during this time of separation from my wife. I’m believing Jesus bring us back together and your words are very encouraging to that end. Gods word points only to reconciliation and forgiveness. Thank you.

  4. Sylvie Mimi says:

    Thank you for speaking in to my life in such a time as this, Satan is fighting with my health, It has been said by him that i will die but i thank God for His faithfullness and His word of encouragement fron you. My faith has been lifted high, I know now that i am hiden in Christ Jesus, He is my stronghold,fortress and refuge.
    May richly Bless you

  5. surfercajun says:

    @ Syvie Oh you are wise to say what you did and I admire you for it! how blessed you are in faith! It will be sad to leave family and friends but to have a perfect body made by our perfect Father and his son is almost to much to comprehend. Fight the good fight, Sylvie and keep us posted!

    I heard an old preacher say for strong holds one is fighting
    1. Repent of the sin
    2. Ask for it to be washed in the blood of Jesus
    3. Ask God to take back the ground that was taken.

    This has helped me so much in my faith walk it just seem like it would be do selfish not to share it. I hope it blessed others they way it has blessed me. Satan still likes to remind me of my past at times… and I take that route above. As I understand it is hard for some people to ask God to take back the ground because they want to be able to go back to it. What selfish creatures we are at times (yes, and I am laughing and poking myself as well) When the next time someone offends us, we should think of all the times we offend our Father.

    God bless you for having this commenting area and God bless you Sylvie!!!

  6. Don says:

    This was meant for me this morning. I have an anger control issue and God is moving as I am writing this. Just a few days ago I thought I had lost everything that I care about because of my anger. But God has began to restore to me peace and joy in my life. I have learned thru this to NEVER doubt God cause He knows exactly what He is doing. Just last night he let me witness a wonderful and refreshing miracle. Always put your COMPLETE trust and faith in Him. He truly wants you to be happy. I’m so thankful that I am saved.

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