Victory over Strongholds

2 Corinthians 10: 3-6, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”

Strongholds is the main way the enemy keeps us from reaching our destiny. Strongholds act like a glass ceiling, we think we are making headway and then we get pulled back into our old ways. The world calls this addiction, and there is truth to that, but the truth is that is a stronghold. The verse above illustrates to us how to bring down these strongholds. It tells us to use the word of God.

Jesus told a parable that if you want the spoils of a stronghold, go into the stronghold defeat the leader and take all his spoils. In the parable Jesus is talking about what He will do to the enemy while He is on the cross. And He did do that, and we are the spoils. But that same strategy can be used in our lives. We look at the stronghold leader face to face and defeat it and take back our spoils. The spoils in this case is our freedom.

Going back to our text, it states the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. The first thing we must know is our weapon. In Ephesians when Holy Spirit was listing our armor, He mentioned the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. That is our weapon. The word of God is our weapon. Corinthians goes on to say that our weapon is mighty through God. In other words, the Word of God is mighty through Him. That means that He must quicken that word and make it alive to you. The only way that happens is when we meditate on the word of God.

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