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Pulling Down Strongholds Through the Mighty Power of God

Thursday, March 2, 2017 18:56
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By Geri Ungurean

“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” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

As I was researching for a new article, I thought that the Lord wanted me to expose more of the evil which is happening in the shadows.  Barack Obama and his “Organizing for Action” Marxist/Socialist group is coalescing throughout America. BHO considers these people to be his troops – his army, if you will.

Not only is this disconcerting to me, that a former president considers himself to be a catalyst in bringing down Capitalism, and bringing about Socialism in America – but this is unprecedented in the history of our country.  In the past, presidents have served their term(s) and then stepped back to allow the newly elected administration to govern.

Socialism/Communism is a Godless System of Governing

We must understand that a Socialist/Communist government will not stand for allegiance to anyone but the governing authorities.  They refuse to compete with those whose allegiance is to God.

What can we do?

The most important thing to Jesus is to save the lost. He wants none to perish. As I was researching “Organizing for Action” and other groups which Obama has spear headed. I began to think to myself – WAIT!  Our weapons are not carnal – this war is not against flesh and blood. We are fighting a spiritual battle! We serve the King of the Universe! Satan loses – in case you haven’t read the end of the Bible! But again, the souls of those who have been deluded by the enemy – these are precious to our Lord. So, what is our strategy?

PRAYER and being dressed for battle!

We must study the Word of God so that we fully understand that which is happening on this earth. We must pray without ceasing and we must be dressed for battle!

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” (Ephesians 6: 10-18).

From gotquestions.org

Question: “Spiritual strongholds – what is the biblical view?”

Answer: The word strongholds is found once in the New Testament, used metaphorically by Paul in a description of the Christian’s spiritual battle: “Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses [strongholds]” (2 Corinthians 10:3-4, NASB). This passage reveals the following facts about our warfare:

1) Our battle is not planned according to the way this world fights; earthly stratagems are not our concern.

2) Our weapons are not physical, for our warfare is spiritual in nature. Rather than guns and tanks, our weapons are those of the “full armor of God” and consist of “the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:14-17).

3) Our power comes from God alone.

4) God’s plan is to demolish spiritual strongholds.

What are these “strongholds” or “fortifications” we face? In the very next verse, Paul interprets the metaphor: “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 10:5). The “arguments” are the philosophies, reasonings, and schemes of the world. The “pretensions” have to do with anything proud, man-centered, and self-confident.

Here’s the picture: the Christian, wearing his spiritual armor and bearing his spiritual weapons, sets out to “conquer” the world for Christ, but he soon finds obstacles. The enemy has erected strongly fortified garrisons to resist the Truth and thwart God’s plan of redemption. There is the fortress of human reasoning, reinforced with many subtle arguments and the pretense of logic. There is the castle of passion, with flaming battlements defended by lust, pleasure, and greed. And there is the pinnacle of pride, in which the human heart sits enthroned and revels in thoughts of its own excellence and sufficiency.

The enemy is firmly entrenched; these strongholds have been guarded for thousands of years, presenting a great wall of resistance to the Truth. None of this deters the Christian warrior, however. Using the weapons of God’s choosing, he attacks the strongholds, and by the miraculous power of Christ, the walls are breached, and the bastions of sin and error are battered down. The victorious Christian enters the ruins and leads captive, as it were, every false theory and every human philosophy that had once proudly asserted its independence from God.

If this sounds a lot like Joshua fighting the battle of Jericho, you’re right. What a great illustration of spiritual truth that story is (Joshua 6)!

Sharing the gospel is not the only time we see resistance. We can also face demonic strongholds in our own lives, in our families, and even in our churches. Anyone who has fought an addiction, struggled with pride, or had to “flee youthful lusts” knows that sin, a lack of faith, and a worldly outlook on life are indeed “strongholds.”

The Lord is building His Church, and the “gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). What we need are Christian soldiers, totally surrendered to the will of the Lord of Hosts, who will use the spiritual weapons He provides. “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7). [1]

God is our Everything

In the article from gotquestions, this is the very first point made about spiritual strongholds:

“Our battle is not planned according to the way this world fights; earthly stratagems are not our concern.”   What a breakthrough when we finally get this!

Without God, our efforts to bring about change are futile.  We are not here to bring change to governments – we are here to share the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost!  In order to be strong in the Lord, we must dress for battle.

Satan will not sit still when he sees the people of God standing firmly on the promises of God, and boldly sharing the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ. But his flaming darts and his strongholds are only effective against the Christian who is not leaning upon the Lord.

We are defenseless without God and His Word

This revelation has calmed my spirit, emboldened my walk and has thrilled my soul!   We are the children of God Almighty who is King of the Universe!

MARANATHA!

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[1]https://www.gotquestions.org/spiritual-strongholds.html

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  • Man

    so i guess you are Pro-sharia and Jewish law in our government system cause that includes a system by god.

    and when did prayer ever work. if it did, i think he would ignore the US and look at South sudan where there is famine

    • Econobomb

      Damn youre shallow. U gotta tough ride ahead of u there slick.

  • Global Citizen Watch

    You mention the concept of allegiance, and you rightly encourage us to open our eyes and do our best to understand the way this world is being governed right now. For a full understanding, you need to go back in time to the way society was originally organised under the system of covenants. Then you can see how things have changed, and why we must be very careful to whom we lend our allegiance to. Because our leaders and governments are busy preparing a feudalistic nightmare for us.

    It’s a fascinating story: http://globalcitizennews.blogspot.nl/p/the-two-covenants.html

  • patann

    Do You Know Where Your Bible Is?
    http://www.2016onewayprayer.blogspot.com

    -God Has Turn His Back, 1986, Only Jesus Is Left, Day One Hundred and eighty-three 02/27/2017 of the “week,” prophecy 08/18/2016, a week prior to the Syrian Truce, 08/25/2016, the countdown to resurrection and Daniel’s week, see Dan. 9:27, see also, http://www.2016theauthenticparable.blogspot.com
    -Righteously Dividing The Enemy
    http://www.persecutionblog.com

    Prophecy Links

    -Dutchsinse, is the word I woke with, 02/27/17, though it’s been a while, I know him as one who has a youtube channel. A special one where he share sometimes live footage of national to international earthquakes to volcano activity. (see the eruption of Italy’s Mt. Etna since)
         -Remember the dream about the setting of fuel canister all in a ring, a circle, is basically the same warning, as so the pundit, of 99 bowls of molten lava, the song says, God is trying to tell you something, and I agree, master disaster is come, see here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOL2jNFfVRU&t=581s

    -Article.. Socialism/Communism is a Godless System of Governing, Article… And Americanism isn’t? I don’t get the protection of this apparent Satan Seat we call the American Dream, Jesus sent his disciples to Apostle into the world to preach the gospel of blood reconciliation that is Jesus Christ alone for one specific reason, God’s Kingdom is come. None but the repentant, something America isn’t, Obama Admin, Clinton. Bush before him and a very temporary reigning Trump, there is no repentance in the lamenting of “make America great again,” by what amount of blood shed? Apb
    -When Holy Spirits Christmas night 2001, place me on a weigh scale, this weigh station as this now come judgement surrounding not just America but western civilization, even dating back to the Roman Empire, the Miya. I had no ideal that this weight of 190 figure, was the measure of America’s blood guiltiness of the holocaust maker she has become, that every ounce counted in it’s worldwide, even weight of glory now found wanting and sentenced, 2001-2017.
    -The pale horse then reign, after cataclysms set this allegiance of false world peace back these 190 years, a judgment in the form of a towering, infested with fleas pale horse 2001, was then their reward. This very hour, with much concern the very outbreak Bill Gates is right now lamenting and forewarning could take out some 40 million. Though, I heard 50 million, both in 2002, and here as lately as a month ago, 2017, a voice, lamenting, “50 million will die.” and that’s possibly US soil alone. Now I don’t want the supposedly enemy Elite to get too excited, the earth is being replenished, an army of grim reapers sent into them to rid this world of all rebellious of Christ’s Cross, hear this end time Apostle Bradford, that’s all.

    Just This Out Break Of Mortuary, The Nearsightedness Of Normalcy Bias
    http://www.layasiege2016.blogspot.com

    -Hark a voice, “Kill all parents by, I pause here as I don’t remember clearly the date, 2015 is past, we’re in 09/21 of 2016, with something in the form of an E.L.E. US soil, by Oct. 2017, this way coming, (we can only assume the target here is corrupt parents, (Popes, Presidents, Politicians, pastors, preachers, projects and again parents, influencing their evil ways upon their offspring threatening for generations to come, alike abominations, children obey your parents, (overseers), “IN THE LORD).”

    -I’ve told people, the ones who won’t listen, God is more angry than he was doing the days of Noah, well I woke up lately as a few months before the 2016 election I’d been calling into a national day of prayer and repentance similar and greater to Joel 2, into Psalm 51, you see the two beast of Rev. 13, rose just as Obama and Jesus Millennium did follow, Obama’s. That’s repent, the entire country, this world as it’s, it’s lead. I remember being physically impaired having overnight been made a party to this divine manner of census taking, it was undoubtedly as Ezekiel 9, serious.
    -The calling of the six slayers, by God, from the higher gate north, with them was joined this ink horn man. Miraculously all those, like those in Moses day not marked by the blood of this specific Lamb of God (see only Jesus), were doomed to death and hell. You got it, those two mountainous horrors of the pale horse rider, the 4th seal of Revlation, again I witness 2001-2017, be released into these people and a quarter of earth’s inhabitants, including America, The West, is gone. Awake! Be aware as God Himself, Apb, The RAM

  • Buck

    The thorn in Paul’s side was his former brethren who wanted to kill him.
    As opposed to the tares who look like brethren.
    That’s why God could not remove what Satan had put there!
    Do words like, know them by their fruits, have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but expose them, sound familiar?

  • Firmament Does Exist

    Christianity is its own stronghold on people to prevent them from worshipping in Spirit and in Truth. Christianity is built on lies and paganism. YHWHs name is not known, used or respected. They prefer to use alternative pagan names for the Creator saying in their heart ” Oh god knows my heart and what I mean” totally against Original Scripture as YHWH doesn’t want any other name on our lips. They quote and follow a made up name, Hesus Horus Krishna I.H.S. that has replaced the true Messiah YAHUWshua. They quote corrupted translations put out by jesuits so they are ignorant of their true Hebrew heritage. They replace The Kings Covenant of YAHUWshua with the ” new law of Christ” who never existed. They try and teach thru corrupted translations not understanding their true Hebrew roots. They follow Rome in action and deeds, never actually finding “The Way”.

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