Sunday, August 9, 2020
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” (2nd Corinthians 10:4-6)
This word “obedience” signifies attentive hearing, to listen with compliant submission, assent, and agreement.It is used for obedience in general, for obedience to God’s commands, and for Christ’s obedience.
“Strongholds” are first established in the mind; that is why we are to take every thought captive. Behind a stronghold is also a lie – a place of personal bondage where God’s Word has been subjugated to any unscriptural idea or personally confused belief that is held to be true.
Behind every lie is a fear and behind every fear is an idol. Idols are established whenever there exists a failure to trust in the provisions of God that are to trust in the provisions of God that are ours through Jesus Christ.
Some of the weapons that pull down these stronghold are: God’s Word (Heb. 4:12,13), the blood of the Cross (Rev. 12:11), and the name of Jesus (Mark 16:17). Strongholds are pulled down and confronted bondage is broken as these spiritual weapons of our warfare are employed (Eph. 6:13-18).
You are Loved, Pastor Don