Because we get saved does not mean we are completely new. We still have to deal with old mindsets that need to be renewed by pulling down strongholds of the mind. First, the importance of identifying strongholds and then tearing down strongholds. What are strongholds of the mind? Strongholds of the mind are negative thinking patterns of the mind that stop you from moving forward in your life.
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Negative Thinking Definition
What exactly is a stronghold? A stronghold is a fortress in the spiritual dimension of your life from which the enemy (Satan and his demons) operates, undermining God’s good purposes for your life, which then results in unhealthy habits and thought patterns which can be very difficult to break free. Example: a negative thinking could be negative thoughts about self.
How to renew your mind by the washing of the word
How to overcome negative thoughts? You must reprogramming by nenewing your mind by the washing of the Word of God. This tears down strongholds and creates good strongholds by resisting, casting down. This also grows new mems, protein synthesis the memory, RNA, but you can destroy the mems. Watch and learn how thought and how thought goes from the soul, effects the body and the spirit.
The effects of negative self talk
The effects of negative self talks is that it can make you sick.
Pulling down strongholds sermon Videos
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Battlefield of the Mind – Renewing the Mind
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
“ For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
“Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”
How to Maintain Your Deliverance and Keep My Freedom Out after Spiritual Warfare Prayer Breaking Demonic Strongholds
EIGHT STEPS TO 8RS (Renewal of Your Mind) – Breaking Strongholds in your life
How to Maintain your deliverance and keep Healed and Cleansed Heart and the Enemy Out and Walking in Health and Staying Delivered. It is a sanctification process to renew the mind. It is putting the Word of God in practice to keep your healing and deliverance. It is also casting down imaginations that are not from God according to 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ***
“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;”. If you have a thought that does not reflect love, then cast down the vain imagination.***
Recognize – you must recognize the problem and the enemy.
Responsibility – You must take responsibility for what you recognize.
Repent – You must repent to God for participating with what you recognize.
Renounce – You must make what you recognize, your enemy and renounce it.
Remove – Get rid of it once and for all.
Resist – When it tries to come back resist it.
Rejoice – Give God thanks for setting you free.
Restore – Help someone else get free.
Recognize every thought comes to you comes from some kingdom. Is it accusation, guilt, shame, rejection, etc. or is it love.***
We don’t have to remember each and every sin and we don’t have to get back in time to relive each moment to be healed. As the Lord peels our onions, we can recognize them as they come to mind. We just have to recognize the SIN in our lives envy, jealousy, etc. When the Lord reminds us of more of these sins, and then simply repeats the process of the 8 R’s.***
You must have discernment distinguishing good and evil.***
You must not be afraid of evil. Evil is not more powerful than God!***
When breaking strongholds in your life, we must have knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge ties the past to the present but Wisdom take the present and move it into the future.***
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.***
What does it mean bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of christ? It means anything that is not of God’s character, you need to cast that thought down and don’t become one with it. Do not agree with the spirit of darkness.***
We react to every thought that comes into our minds. It changes the chemicals in our mind. We need to learn renewed in my minds and freed from strongholds.***
Taking Responsibility regardless how much abuse you have had you are still responsible for your sin. If someone hurts you, it is your responsibility to forgive him or her. The enemy will try to get you to replay that hurt over and over in your head creating a nasty demonic stronghold. Again don’t replay it and take responsibility and forgive by casting down imaginations of unforgiveness.***
We can change from glory to glory***
No excuse, no denials***
The buck stops here***
There is no way out***
Psalms 51:2-4 2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. 3For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.***
Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.(***
Repent: I recognize sin and taken responsibility for it and I’m choosing to turn from it. I let it go.***
We have to be the one who repents (change of heart) for the sin.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Exekiel 18:30 Theefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, saith the Lord God.
Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins,***
Renounce (he was renouncing it very clearly) Paul did not want to sin.***
Fall Out of agreement Hate the sin, but love the sinner! Even if it is just a mustard seed of love! Again casting down imaginations that do not line up to God’s way.***
There are only 2 worlds “Good and Evil” God will not share us with evil!***
We have to take on the mind of Christ and see ourselves as God see us. We need to have appointed of reference. We must know the love of God for us. If we don’t know, we will self-destruct***
Take the log out of our own eye before we ever attempt to take the stick out of another’s eye.***
We must develop a perfect hatred for the evil on our lives.***
Love ourselves, but hate the evil.***
Love our neighbor, but hate the evil.***
Separate others and ourselves from sin!***
Romans 7:15-25 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.***
I Corinthians 10:20-22 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrificed, they sacrificed to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?***
Remove it: remove the temptation or remove the sin such as rejection, etc.: Casting down arguments. Casting down the demonic spirit of bitterness and choosing to be a doer of the word.***
We must break all soul ties with those who are in bondage with us in order to get rid of the temptation to keep sinning.***
It’s not a game of confession, sin, confession we must be serious about getting rid of the sin in our lives.***
We must avoid and stay away from those places that normally lead to sin bars, shopping areas, – any place that does not help you spiritually.***
We must resolve sin and we aren’t to exist at the same place at the same time We must remove it and it has to go!***
Mathew 4:1-5 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. 4 But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 7 Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the LORD your God. 8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me. 10 Then Jesus said to him, Away with you, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.***
Resist it: – Accusation will try to come back so resist it. That is why we need to discern good and evil. The Devil gives afflictions.***
“Hebrews 5:13-14 “13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Again resist and cast down the thought that is not from God. If it does not speak love then it is a thought projecting in your mind to get you to agree with it.***
The enemy is going to try to get you to replay the bitterness or hurt so that He can come back like a flood. Delivered people are given obligations for their deliverance. They must fill their hearts with the Word of God, must renew their minds, must change their ways. If they do these things – as many do, so relieved are they to be free from the darkness – there is no reason why they can’t stay free. As the Son has made them free.***
Draw neigh to God and He will draw neigh to us.***
We can’t strong arm the enemy***
This is a continuous work, but it is worth it Health and wellness will be normal!***
Obedience is better than sacrifice!
I Peter 5:6-9 6Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.***
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to god. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.***
Luke 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he sayeth, I will return unto my house whence I came out.***
Also see I Samuel 15:22-23***
REJOICE thanksgiving is thanking God for what he has done. Praise is a warfare tool:***
Have an attitude of Gratitude***
Thank Him for every victor***
Keep positive glass half-full thinking***
Take your peace and not Torment***
Isaiah 35:1 Give him thanks that pieces of dust like us can be redeemed for his glory.”***
Psalm 97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the rememberance of his holiness.”***
RESTORE We need to get involved and become proactive. Help someone else get free. Those you love, instructing those sinners that are separated from the refreshing of the Lord.***
Healing will come faster when we take our eyes off ourselves and share what the Lord is doing in your life.***
Isaiah 42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.***
Isaiah 58:7-12 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward. 9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.***
Galatians 6:1-2 1Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.***
1 Corinthians 12:25-26 25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.***
Psalms 15:1-3 1Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 3He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.***
Fruit of Rejection or Different Diseases that Come out of Rejection:***
Being a perfectionist in to performance and works to be accepted by others, God or self.***
False Burden Bearing – helping others to feel better about yourself.***
Loneliness and isolation***
Loniness leads to misery***
Then it leads to self-pity saying “no one understands me.”***
Self-pity leads to depression – Moods of gloominess that settle down all over you. Everything feels dark and heavy.***
Next, it leads to hopelessness – I may as well give up! Nothing is going to work.”***
Hopelessness leads to death or suicide. Our heart can get so heavy that we literally bring on death. Suicide is more radical. It comes with statements like: “I might as well end it all! What’s the use of living? There’s nothing to live for.”***
As you can see, rejection can literally take away your life if you don’t deal with it. It may be a seemingly slow process, but you can’t allow it to progress and take the life you were given to glorify God. Satan wants you to give up so that you are not used by God.***