Breaking Demonic Strongholds that Are Controlling You in Some Area – Part 1
Thoughts can be a demonic stronghold in a person’s life controlling you for example pornography, alcoholism, etc. It takes breaking the demonic strongholds through spiritual warfare prayer. This is a curse and a curse is a demonic spirit controlling you.
20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Who delivers – Matthew 12:28
But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Devils are cast out by the spirit and not by power. When you use the term strongman, it is a term that is to indicate a control or rulership on authority over us. For example, a strongman or burglar taking control of a store and robbing it. A stronghold has been made.
Breaking Demonic Strongholds: What is a demonic stronghold?
vs. 21 – it is the control by the ruling principality (evil spirit) over a person’s life. God created you with a sovereignty it doesn’t man the rulership of any principality over you. You have been created to be spiritually free.
When these evil spirits come into your life then the rule over your life and you submit to them and their authority. You submit to their design and intent. You become under their authority and control. The strongman armed would be an evil spirit, principality, taking your house (your palace) over.
The stronghold is a demonic spirit is controlling you. His goods would be the armor that is in peace. For example: Bitterness is ruling principality for the devil. When bitterness is armed keepeth your palace his good (or underlings) are at peace (unforgiveness, resentment, retaliation, anger/wrath, hatred, violence and murder in action or with the tongue). These are now in peace under his authority. That is not your peace that is the strongman’s peace. When the evil spirit is within you, he is at peace and you are in torment. When he is gone, he is in torment and you are in peace.
Vs. 24-26 it means when the evil spirit is cast out, it goes into torment, that dry place of the second heaven, invisible where evil spirits are when they don’t inhabit a human being is a dry place. Why is it a place of torment for them, it’s a place of torment because they have all these feelings. They have all these urges. They have all the manifestations of their nature roaring through their consciousness. Evil spirits are disembodied beings. They are as real as you or I except they don’t have a physical body and are bound to the spirit dimension of spirit. They are not either in the earth visible nor are they in heaven spiritually. Jesus said this, I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven.
When the evil spirit is in you, it wants to manifest himself by its nature. If it is bitterness, it wants to use you as a medium of expression and when you allow it that becomes your sin. You need to repent for allowing it to become part of your life. You need to repent to God for allowing an evil spirit or principality or spiritual wickedness in high places and not be controlled by the Holy Spirit in your life otherwise you cannot be used as an oracle for God. You become an oracle for the devil through his kingdom. Example, has anyone ever rejected you and you lashed out in anger at them? Then you just participated in their sin. It was not love and you were not in the spirit but in the flesh manifesting anger at the other person.