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Three Weapons to Help You Pull Down Strongholds

A “stronghold” is a fortified structure, which is able to resist the assault of enemy forces.
An army invading enemy territory needs to take down the strongholds to hold the land.
If strongholds remain, they will become a continual threat to the army and citizens in the land.

As Christians we must understand that we are engaged in warfare; not one physically, but one spiritually. We have an enemy, and he is described as a roaring lion going about seeking whom he may devour. This enemy is the devil and he desires to steal, kill, and destroy us. Being aware of this should prompt us as Christians to be on our guard against the enemy, and the only way to do that is to be knowledgeable of the weapons that we have at our disposal. Today, we’re going to share with you 3 spiritual weapons that’s going to assure you victory in the war against your soul.

1) The first weapon is the Holy Ghost. Jesus promised to give us “power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy…” this power is embodied in the Holy Ghost given to the church after the Ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven. Many are experiencing failure in their lives trying to wage war against the devil without the power of the Holy Ghost. It doesn’t matter how much olive oil is purchased and prayed over, without the power of Holy Ghost active in your life, you lack the main ingredient that’s needed to engage in spiritual warfare. Acts 1:8 declares, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you. ” Yes, you must be baptized with the Holy Ghost if you expect to be any threat against your opponent. For God’s power is the only thing that the devil recognizes for it is the only power capable of defeating him and bringing him under subjection. This point cannot be overemphasized because many people are going bankrupt buying books on spiritual warfare, containers of oil, special cloths and prayer handkerchiefs when they only need to ask God for the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Bible declares that “the heavenly Father gives the Holy Spirit to them that ask”.

2) Secondly, Jesus Christ stated “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God,” which gives us to know that the Word of the God, the Bible, the Holy Scriptures are vitally important if we are to live for God. So many want to bypass the scriptures, and put their trust in man or their own resources, but the Apostle Paul lets us know that the Word of God is the “sword of the Spirit”. So, if we are to be armed, properly, we have to learn to study and stand on the Holy, infallible, Word of God. Jesus declares in Matt. 22:29 that “ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” Many are duped and deceived by the devil because they fail to consult the scriptures, instead they lean on man to tell them what they should and should not believe; however the Bible teaches us to “study and to shew ourselves approved unto God rightly dividing the word of truth”.

3) The last weapon that should be in our arsenal is our faith in God. A person may speak with tongues of
angels, quote the Bible backwards and forwards, and speak positively every day, but if that person fails
to put their trust in God for their lives it will be for nothing. The Apostle Paul encourages us to “fight
the good fight of faith”, because he knew that the adversary would attempt to cause us to lose faith in God due to bad or adverse situations. Many of us would love for our lives to go perfectly without any problems but the truth is that life happens to all of us. Man that is born of a woman is of a few days and those days are full of trouble, so it takes faith to trust God for the direction of our lives knowing that all things work together for our good, and ultimately for God’s glory.

These weapons carefully applied and used skillfully give you the ability to pull down strongholds that the
enemy may have built in your life. Isaiah 54:17 proclaims “No weapon that is formed against thee shall
prosper.” By using these mighty weapons we can be more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.