2 Corinthians 10:3-5
''For this purpose was the Son of God made manifest, that He might destroy the works of the evil one.'' (1 John 3:8) Ever since the devil himself led a band of rebellious angels to worship him, there has been a war going on -
between good and evil
between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness
between righteousness and sin
between life and death
One of the works of Satan is to deceive man to
a) believe something to be untrue about God or His Word, or
b) believe something to be true that is not true.
He knows if he can get man to believe a lie as if it were the truth, he has won the battle. When man believes the lie and does not recognize it as a lie, a STRONGHOLD is created in his mind.
My heart's desire for you is not only to learn what the Word says about Strongholds, but that the enemy himself would be exposed through this teaching.
Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit* is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
1. What are strongholds?
In the Greek, the word strong hold gives the idea of holding safely;
a. to hold in the hand,
b. to hold possession of the mind (referring to fear or alarm or agitating emotions)
c. to own or possess
d. used of those joined by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or duty or law etc, of attendance or companionship
The definition in the Greek implies that a stronghold:
a. is the place where the devil has you in his hand
b. is something that has captured or captivated the mind, it holds its prisoner in a false sense of security. It could be the place where the enemy gets you to fear something about your life, or your future, or your marriage, or your children, or your fi ...
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