Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Thursday, September 3rd, 2020.
Topic: WAR AGAINST STRONGHOLDS
Text: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
📖3….”For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
📖4….(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
📖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;”
🔥Except we Christians know the strongholds of our enemies, we will always fight in vain. A stronghold is a major area of predominance by the devil over a community, family, household or an individual. This is the weak point through which the enemy defeats his victim. It could be a type of terminal disease, behavioural tendencies, or a destructive addiction. There are family strongholds which are patterned life of struggling in suffering and sorrow, that run through the family line. Once such life is transferred to future children, it becomes generational. Only the power of the gospel can dispel and break such strongholds.
🔥🔥Hence, though the family takes after the flesh, we shouldn’t war fleshly in the family…2 Cor 10:3. As good things are inherited in a family, so are bad things. There are strongholds of pride, cultural imprisonment, religious incarceration, and tribal quagmire. Family ties of premature death is another stronghold that must be warred against. If we allow it to become generational, it repeatedly cuts family members’ lives to death in their prime.
🔥🔥🔥Before God called Abraham, he had suffered from barrenness for a long time. Even though he managed to have Isaac by his unwavering faith, Isaac suffered same fate for twenty years after marriage (Gen 25:20, 26), before he had Jacob and Esau. After Jacob used trick to have 12 sons, different forms of strongholds began to manifest in their lineages. Reuben slept with his father’s wife, Simeon and Levi killed Dinah’s husband and had bad temper transferred to Moses, while Judah slept with his son’s wife. Beloveth, this catalogue of woes and generational depravities can be overcome if we walk by faith, apply the weapons of our warfare, cast down imaginations and bring into captivity every evil thought to the obedience of Christ.
🙏My father my father, I declare war against every patterned disease, death, and poverty running in my family in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Oh Lord, deliver me from the marriage failure and breakage ravaging my family in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Heavenly father, hide me from the power of generational strongholds dominating my family in Jesus’ name.
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