Topic: Satan’s Strongholds
Scripture: For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:4 (AMPC)
Message: A stronghold is an area in which we are held in bondage—any part of our lives in which Satan imprisons us. He does this by causing us to think a certain way—a way that is based on lies we have been told. As long as we believe things that are not true, we will remain imprisoned by those strongholds. To enjoy freedom, we must learn to use God’s mighty weapons.
We must learn what Paul meant by “the weapons of our warfare.” The Word of God is the weapon that sets us free. That weapon became effective through preaching, teaching, books, tapes seminars, Bible study groups, and our own private studies. We also need to turn to other spiritual weapons such as praise and prayer. When we genuinely praise God from our hearts, we defeat the devil quicker than by using any other battle plan.
Praise and prayer are great weapons that God’s people should use in overcoming the power of the evil one. Praise helps us keep our minds on God, His power and the good things that are taking place in our lives. It’s proof that we believe He can and will help us.
As we truly understand that we are God’s children, we will gain confidence to use the weapons of our warfare. The weapons are there. We just need instruction on how to use them and encouragement not to give up. Jesus has promised to be with us always (see Matthew 28:20). We can win with our weapons because they are spiritual weapons. The devil fights a carnal, fleshly warfare, but we can win because we have the power of God on our side.
Prayer Starter: Father, teach me to understand that the weapons of our warfare are spiritual and that we can win against every attack of the devil. As Your child we can win the battles in our life by using Your weapons’. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer 5th January 2021 Devotional Message. Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries.Message. Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries.