Demolishing Strongholds

A stronghold is a faulty thinking pattern based on lies and deception. Deception is one of the primary weapons of the devil, because it is the building blocks for a stronghold. What strongholds can do is cause us to think in ways which block us from God's best.

Two very destructive and common strongholds:

The first one: You see God incorrectly:
One of the most popular and devastating strongholds to have, is an incorrect image in your mind of who God is, and how He sees us. People who see God as a taskmaster, live their lives with an unhealthy fear of God.

What strongholds can do is cause us to think in ways which block us from God's best.

The first one, where you see God incorrectly: One of the most popular and devastating strongholds to have, is an incorrect image in your mind of who God is, and how He sees us.

People who see God as a taskmaster, live their lives with an unhealthy fear of God.

There's a good kind of fear of God, which is more like a holy respect for Him, but there's another kind of fear that is very unhealthy that the enemy wants us to have, and it's the kind of fear where we see God as a taskmaster, cruel, cold, distant, uncaring and would snap the whip at us the moment we step out of line.

If you feel God is distant and cold, or question if God loves you, then you need to get this stronghold torn down. Strongholds are birthed and dwell in deception, so naturally the cure is to bring the truth in God's Word on the scene.

You debunk the lies of the enemy, with the truth, which is in the Word of God! The Bible says that our weapons are mighty for the tearing down of strongholds.

The second one: You see yourself incorrectly, having a negative self image other than the way God sees you. People who suffer from this have a hard time seeing the new person that they are now in Christ Jesus, and often suffer from low self-esteem. They don't understand
what Christ did for them, and how it applies to their own life.

Common symptoms of this stronghold are guilt feelings (questioning if you've really been forgiven of your sin(s)), low spiritual esteem (feeling like sinners, not saints), lacking the spiritual confidence that we are supposed to have in Christ Jesus, and still struggling with sin. We can see - John 8:31-34 on how to resolve this issue.

Here is a list of Scriptures for forgiveness of sins

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from EVERY lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. Titus 2:14

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalms 103:12

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (The word "riches" in the Greek here means abundance and fullness!!) Ephesians 1:7

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus... Romans 8:1

We can meditate on these verses day and night and with the help of the Holy Spirit demolish such strongholds.

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Copyright: Rev.Bola Animashaun - all rights reserved.
Rev. Animashaun is Pastor/Life Coach/Artist/Poet/Musician
as well as the founder of Christians Victorious Fellowship, Int.,
Christians in Recovery-UK, Nottingham Depression Support Group-UK,
Nottingham Happiness Project Group-UK.
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