Demolish The Strongholds

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God is the creator of everything that has ever existed, love, and our protector
against all things evil. 1 Corinthians 15:57 says “But thanks be to God, who gives us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I know some days, it just doesn’t feel like that.

A secret tip about spiritual warfare is knowing one of Satan’s easiest tricks. He is not the
creator, therefore he cannot create anything new. He uses what is already there and
manipulates it. He knows how to turn your insecurities, anxieties, and depression.. But
God promises to be our strength and protector.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from
the evil one.”

1 Peter 5:8-9 “Stay Alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around
like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be
strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going
through the same kind of suffering you are.”

The key weapon in spiritual warfare is to accept Jesus and then to receive the Holy
Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your direct communication with God. The Holy Spirit will give
you a spiritual eye into the world that cannot be seen.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 “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 potential that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take
captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish
every act of disobedience, one your obedience is complete.”

Strongholds are the very things that can wreck your whole day. It is something that
has affected your way of thinking..negatively. They can be getting stuck in traffic when
you are in a hurry, alcohol, food, or insults. The devil uses whatever stronghold you
have to manipulate your way of thinking. He has studied you knowing exactly what he
needs to do to make you unravel.

But, Oh my Goodness…God is so good!! In that verse He tells exactly how to demolish Satan’s evil schemes. He says to take captive what Jesus thinks of you. Believe only that!! Then be obedient to God’s word. We need to read God’s word about what He believes us to be then do as He says and resist what the devil is trying to do.

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Psalm 136:26 “O, give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy endures for ever.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that
loves is born of God and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.”

The Bible tells us who Christ is, who we are, and what we are to do. I challenge you
to look into the mirror. But, don’t look at the messy hair or the zit on the tip of your
nose. Look into your own eyes. Ask God to show you how He sees you. When you can
see the love God has for you…the devil will have nothing. In that love, there is authority
that comes with it. This is where you turn into one of God’s warriors as He has called
you to be. But, armor up!

God has given us the authority to cast out demons. And I promise you that the devil
doesn’t like it that I just told you that. Therefore, I now declare that (Isaiah 54:17) no
weapon that is formed against you will prevail…

Matthew 10:8 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons.
Free you received freely give.”

Matthew 10:1 “Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over
unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of
sickness.”

Mark 6:13 “And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many
sick people and treating them.”

We need to be Bold Warriors and stand firm in God’s word because with this type of
authority comes an attack. When you are walking right on Gods path, the devil tries to
derail you and make you want to not keep going. Don’t let it happen. Stay strong!
Understand it’s emotions and this too shall pass! Nothing the devil can do is worth God’s
eternal promise for you.

2 Chronicles 20:17 “You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your
position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf. O Judah and Jerusalem. Do
not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will
be with you.”

The devil will tell you that nobody cares. Bind that and throw it away…cast it out. You
have that authority because Christ said to do it. Find your tribe, they are sitting next to
you. Find God’s word, it is in printed out in black and white. Sing God’s praises. And
pray…above all God wants to hear you. These are the things the devil cannot defeat
and although he may try…he must leave and be demolished.

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Kellie has been married for 16 years to her husband, Kevin. Together they have three children and she has a step-son (who lives with his mom). They have moved around the country many times and are finally growing their roots in their small town.

Kellie’s faith in God is extremely important to her. She has been through many mountains and valleys and the Lord has gotten her through. She loves to ride her bike, write, watch movies, and is very involved in her children’s lives. Being a Mom is her favorite role in life. She values her faith, family, love, and friendships.

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