MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY, MAY 22, 2023
PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLD
MAIN TEXT: 1 PETER 5:8. “Be alert, be on the watch! Your enemy the devil, roams round like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour”.
2 CORINTHIANS 10:4 – For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
Stronghold here is referred to as any spiritual or physical fortified home of evil powers. These evil powers operate in vain attempt to thwart God’s purpose. In Ephesians 6:11-12 these evil powers are called the devil and spiritual wickedness in the high places. They oppress, suppress and possess human beings, animals and plants. They manifest in elements of fire, water and air. They also consist of fallen angles, demons, evil spirits and human agents. This is why Eph; 6:12 says that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against these forces of evil powers.
To defeat your enemy, you must identify him, know his background and the source of his power. The Bible says that he comes to steal, to kill and to destroy but Jesus Christ disorganized him and gave mankind life in its fullness. In Matthew 16:18, Jesus affirmed his power and authority in heaven and on earth having defeated the devil by his death at the cross of Calvary.
As believers, we do not fight with worldly weapons for our wapons of warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of stronghold – 2 Corinthians 10:4. Believers achieve victory through prayer and praise with faith in Christ Jesus.
YOU ARE THE VICTOR, ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS TRUTH
PRAYER: I pull down every evil stronghold attacking me, I set them on fire and I am delivered from their oppression in the mighty name of Jesus’ Christ, Amen.
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