Breaking Demonic Strongholds
The spiritual battle of the mind – Breaking Demonic Strongholds by Renewing the Mind
The battlefields of spiritual warfare are not as obvious as we often believe. These two strongholds in particular are deceptively powerful, lies opposite of God’s truth about God, or about yourself. How do these demonic strongholds get formed?
Many times the enemy lies through our mind about something and we believe the lie. Sometimes it comes from parents or what others believe about you opposite of God’s Word.
When you start spouting off in anger or wrath (because of bitterness/unforgiveness), it is a spirit you’ve become one with, so it is not you. It is an evil spirit that has taken you over, you go down, it comes up, and it uses your faculties as a medium of expression and it fulfills its nature. It is very much happy to do so if you give it legal ground. You are very unhappy, and you have become the victim of an evil spirit in your heart. How do you get it out of your life? It is through repentance of that bitterness, and then you cast it out of your life? If you want to punish an evil spirit, cast it out so that it has to go to dry places and manifest all of its personality then it will be in torment. Not you!
deliverance and spiritual warfare breaking demonic strongholds
That is why the bible says to resist the devil, and he shall flee, and that we not to give no place to the devil. That’s why the Bible says to keep ourselves pure from the works of evil. That is why we are supposed to have discernment. It also says to put things under our feet.
What does it mean to be pure spiritually? It means you are acting out of according to the nature of God as he created you from the beginning of the foundation of the world. That is spiritual purity.
Breaking Demonic Strongholds: What is spiritual impurity stronghold?
You are allowing the mentality and mind of the kingdom of Satan to operate through you influencing you, speak through you, act through you and do deeds drastically through you. That is spiritual impurity. You can deal with your emotions all you want, but if you don’t deal with the spirit behind it, it will be a life long struggle to overcome it with your inner man.
spiritual battles of the mind
Jesus said in Mark 7:20-23 20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
What is verses 20-23 saying? What is in the heart of man (your heart is the human spirit), expresses itself out of a man in thought, a word or an action. That is in the spiritual dynamics of a man that manifests and comes up and out through thought, word or deed.
Now when someone stronger than the strongman shall come upon him and overcome him and take away from him all his armor, wherein he trusted and divided his spoils.
What are spoils? It is a term of war. When you go in and overcome an enemy, you get all of his goods. The spoils of bitterness, has seven areas that are important to him (unforgiveness, resentment, retaliation, anger/wrath, murder – they are the underlings to bitterness) it his purpose for being. He’s trusting that when you deal with the root of bitterness he is trusting with all of his might sitting in your house that resentment is as far as you are going to go. Then anger/wrath will want to pump it up and get it back in its life. These are the things he is trusting in that he can keep his position in rulership because he is sitting on his throne in your castle (your house). It is trusting it can control you with its armor, and its armor is what other spirits lesser than itself.
Breaking Demonic Strongholds by removing the Strongman armed is a Principality
Luke 11 the strongman armed is the principality or evil spirit that lives in your palace, and his goods are in peace. What are his goods? Means every bit of his kingdom (underlings or other spirits) that he’s banking on to control you is in place and operating very well. If you are dealing with a root of bitterness, all 7 of these are working somewhere in you (unforgiveness, resentment, retaliation, anger/wrath, murder). Murder can be the murder of the tongue or physical murder. All seven of these are the goods that are in peace. For example, when the principality of the unloving spirit there are good which are for example are self-hatred, self-pity, self-rejection, self-idolatry, selfishness, self-accusation, etc.
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Part 4 – Breaking Demonic Strongholds Prayer – Spiritual Warfare Prayer of Renunciation – Deliverance Prayers for the Mind