What is a stronghold? According to the English dictionary, a ‘stronghold’ is a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack, examples could be; a fortress, fort, castle, citadel, garrison, tower or bunker.
As a Christian my definition of a stronghold when looked at spiritually is a fence that the enemy has placed around an individual in order to keep them in oppressed, restrained, subdued or under bondage.
The bible clearly states in the book of Ephesians 6:12 that our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principality, and powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against stronghold of spiritual wickedness in high places however, in order for one to fight and win in this fight you have to make sure that the enemy has no legal grounds to gain access in your life.
This was the case with Job, in every area of his life the enemy could find no fault therefore he could not gain any access to attack until God permitted it.
John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you for the prince of this world comes and has nothing in me.
What is a legal ground? It’s the basis or foundation reason sufficient in law to justify relief. Being born again is very good but it not enough. You most cut off the umbilical cord off the placenta i.e. past lifestyle, past unholy relationships, accentual covenant, ungodly soul ties, ungodly things modelled to you by your parents or culture, basically andy and everything that goes against the will and word of God.
1 Peter 1:18 ‘Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers’.
If the cut is not made you will still be attached to the placenta of your problem. As it is in the natural, when a baby is born the midwife cuts the umbilical cord so we need to cut off all the old ungodly ways and things. If they are not dealt with, you can pray in the spirit for hours on end and see no supernatural breakthrough.
You might experience some mercy drops but not the shower of deliverance that you require.
In Zechariah 3: 1-3 because of the filthy clothes on Joshua the priest, satan had sufficient grounds to stand and oppose.
How can i deal with a situation like this you may ask? Let’s look no further than the word of God.
Matthew 17:19 – 21 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.By listening carefully and paying close attention to the word of God.
I really hope that I have been able to point you in the right direction in regards to breaking any stronghold in your life, remember God’s word can never return back to Him void!
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Until next time, stay blessed and authorize your authority In Christ Jesus to be free of all oppression from the enemy.