The Pulling Down of Strongholds


For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

When you are meditating on Bible promises that proclaim God’s truth over your life, you are already beginning to win the battle for your mind. It’s not a coincidence that Jesus was crucified on Golgotha, which actually means “Place of the Skull” (Matthew 27:33). Your breakthrough has to begin in your mind first.

The battle for your mind is not fought on the outside. Our weapons in this battle are not physical or tangible. Our weapons are the weapons of RIGHT BELIEVING and they are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds that have kept us bound. These are strongholds that can only be torn down by rightly believing in the truth of God’s Word.

The enemy can only produce wrong thoughts in your mind but he cannot control what we believe. When you start to believe right, every lie and wrong thought begins to melt away. Lies can imprison and defeat you only to the degree that you don’t allow God’s truth to come into your situation to liberate you.

Notice what Jesus said, “If you continue in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). What this means is that whatever stronghold you are trapped in today, truth from Jesus will set you free. Strongholds are wrong thoughts and lies that have lingered in your mind over weeks, months, or even years. These deep-seated wrong beliefs cause you to live in bondage to addictions and in a state of fear, guilt, anxiety, or depression.

God’s Word tells us in no uncertain terms that the warfare takes place in our minds and is won by us “pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

The place where the enemy launches his attacks against you is in your thoughts and imaginations. I believe that once you are aware that there is a war for your mind, and that it is between wrong beliefs and right beliefs, you have already won half the battle.

Keep hearing, keep believing, and keep renewing your mind with the truth of God’s Word, grace and love for you. And whatever stronghold you may be trapped in today, the truth from His Word will absolutely set you FREE. Glory to God.

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