Phos: Three aspects in strongholds
‘for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing to captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ’ [2Corinthians 10: 4-5]
For now I will explain these: Arguments; this simply is to reason against the knowledge and the things of God. Many of us when we fall sick we tend to reason and conclude that it should be an ‘it’(drugs) to heal us and not a ‘who’ (God). And when there is no ‘it’ (drugs) for example in the case of HIV, we then settle for death. Our reasoning has led us to come against the promise of God that ‘…..by his stripes we are healed.’ Is 53:5. You cannot come out of poverty because reasoning is telling you that in order to start a business you need capital and your education has told you that capital is money. Therefore because you do not have money you give up even trying. Not knowing that the word ‘capital’ comes from a Greek word ‘kapitas’ translated ‘brains’. Your reasoning is telling you that you have no brains yet you are using it to reason against the knowledge of God. How sad! My friend change now! Wake up! Make it now, not tomorrow. You cannot serve God enough with only your intellect and reasoning. This is what is called carnality. This reasoning only comes from the devil. Resist him and he will flee away from you.
Every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God- pretension; Pretensions are unsupported claims, a false show or simply a make belief against the knowledge of God. Things such as, Jesus is not the Son of God. Doctrines not in line with the bible are also perfect examples of high things exalting themselves against God. These high things must be pulled down. Child of God, do not take the Glory of God when he uses you in a mighty way and do not build your own kingdom from what he has blessed you with. Statements such as ‘my church’ and ‘my sheep’. Surely you did not die for anyone and I know you are not planning on doing it. Give God all his Glory and Honor.
Thoughts: These are what you perceive in your mind about the things of God (negative in this case). This is simply your thinking about God, his laws and principles. Negative thinking has to be pulled down and brought to the subjection of Christ. Thinking such as God can not heal HIV but can heal other diseases is a stronghold. Watch out my friends, your own thoughts are hindering your breaking forth. If you think your sin is greater than your God like Judas who betrayed Jesus and could not repent, then you are in bondage and that is a strong hold; a mental wilderness. In all these you are asked to renew your mind through bible teaching and counseling. [Rom 12:2] Amen.
Strongholds are no more. You have elevated them above all. In Jesus Name