Tearing Down Strongholds

2 Corinthians 10:4, demolishing strongholds, divine weapons of God
Do you know what it means to have a stronghold in your life?

The word "stronghold" * in 2 Corinthians 10:4 means a strong-walled military fort or prison. Armies would use powerful weapons and well-equipped soldiers to destroy them.

But God's weapons are different. He once destroyed such a stronghold (Jericho) by blowing trumpets and marching peacefully (Joshua 6).


When people form strongholds in their lives, they imprison their thoughts with error, confusion, bitterness, pride, and false philosophies. Even Christians can build such strongholds.

Human reasoning rarely prevails against strongholds.

But God has divine weapons for destroying strongholds including:

1. Love (1 Peter 4:8; James 5:20

2. The full armor (Ephesians 6:10-18

Truth, Righteousness, Gospel Peace, Faith, Salvation, God's Word 

3. Prayer (Ephesians 6:18)

Whether we find strongholds in our own lives or in the lives of others, let's be careful to use God's divine weapons to destroy them.

* ochuróma

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for all the great word to reflect on Gail. Your good work is appreciated.

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    1. I'm blessed to know this was helpful! I know I need these reminders myself.
      Gail

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