Last time we talked about what strongholds are, today let's look at where they start. Before we do through, I want to recap what strongholds are. "A stronghold is anything that exalts itself in our minds."
Yes. The battle begins in our minds first. In Beth's book, she talks about the goal of warfare as laid out in 2 Corinthians 10:5. The goal is to steal back our thought life and take it captive to Christ instead.
The reason Satan wants to attack our minds is because it is the most effective way to influence our behavior and our thinking.
HOW DO WE COMBAT THIS?
As believers we must learn to use what God has given us: our weapons, read Ephesians 6:10-18 to learn about the Christian's weapons.
Beth says, "When seeking to demolish a specific stronghold, don't just pray through the list of Scriptures once, unless you experience the rarity of immediate release without sensing any threat of relapse. Pray the Scriptures over and over until you experience lasting freedom."
Even after freedom comes, you are to pray occasionally the Scriptures that God seemed to use most powerfully.
And even more importantly, never take for granted that you are beyond a return to captivity, but do not live in inappropriate fear either.
2014 is the year that we are 'making it happen,' but before we can make anything happen we have to get rid of somethings first.
Lastly, here are some signs I've been working on. Besides 'making it happen,' in my spiritual walk. I'm trying to connect back with my creative side and make things happen in that arena too. Here is what I've been working on:
My first wood sign. I love doing these and have lots of ideas!
My water color painting: Life is a balance of holding on & letting go.
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