WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE – Part 3
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Casting down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God: Another thing that our weapons can do is that it has the ability to cast down anything that tries to take the place of God in your life. This is another form of stronghold that also come inform of idea, thoughts or suggestion that lifts itself above what the word of God says. For example if you tolerate in your heart the thought that you are sick and can never get well because of a medical report, then that is a stronghold because it is completely contrary to the word of God that says by His stripes you were healed. Such thoughts make the word of God of no effect and will make the recipient totally alienated from the promise of God. Whatever thought you hold on to that is contrary to what the word of God says, is a strong hold. Whatever tradition that is strong in your heart and does not allow you to give consideration to what the word of God is saying for now is a stronghold. Whatever doctrine you adopt and do not give room for you to exercise your dominion according to the word of God, is a stronghold. Whoever person or persons that holds a more exalted position in your life than the word of God has become a stronghold and must be pulled down for God will never subscribe to second place in anything. He must have pre-eminence in all things. Colossians 1:18
Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ: our weapons of warfare have the capacity to incapacitate any thought and bring such a thought under the dominion of the word of God. When you allow the word of God to infiltrate you mind, it will choke out every negative thoughts and suggestions of the devil; it will subdue any wrong imagination and bring them to the point where they will submit to the authority of the word or God.
Friend, anytime you are bombarded with a barrage of evil thoughts and wrong mind set, anytime you feel caged in your own erected stronghold of ideologies or principles, remember you have the weapons of warfare that are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. All you need is to first begin to rebuke those thoughts in the name of Jesus, plead the blood of Jesus over your mind and expose yourself to the word of God, by reading, meditating and confessing the word of God that is contrary to the thoughts in your mind. Before you know it, you will be delivered and completely set free from the stronghold. After this you will experience a lift in Jesus name. Amen!
For further study:
Isaiah 53:4, Colossians 1:18
Personal declaration for the day:
I will expose my thoughts to God’s thoughts through his word.
Questions for you to reflect on
Are you selective of your thoughts?
How do you do it?