Pulling Down Strongholds
July 22, 2020
2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)
5 "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ"
How important is it for us to renew our minds with the Word of God? How many people who are saved, and going to a good Christian church, still think like the world?
The war that confronts us on a daily basis is over worry, (which my father always said that worrying is a sin and that’s what worries him), to doubt, confusion, depression, anger, condemnation. Feelings of negative self-worth can flood your heart leaving you with a total sense of hopelessness.
Listen to what Joyce Meyers said in the introduction of her book "Battlefield of the mind:"
“Many people are in a battle between their head and their heart. This is spiritual warfare, and the Bible says that our weapons are not carnal, or natural. They’re not guns, swords, or even fists. But our weapons are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4).
Paul is referring to “casting down imaginations.” Imaginations can also be translated reasonings, which involve people’s minds.
As long as Satan can hold you in the arena of reason, he’ll defeat you in every battle. But if you hold Satan in the arena of faith, you’ll defeat him in every battle. How do you do that? The Scripture says to “cast down imaginations (reasonings).
Confession: I cast down imaginations and reasonings. I bring every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ. If the thought doesn’t line up with the Word of God, I reject it. I believe and think on only what God’s Word says.”
Father, thank You for giving me Your word that strengthens me to meet the challenges and to overcome them. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.