The Root of a Stronghold

The Root of a Stronghold

A stronghold is a tree. What we see is the canopy—the angry outburst, depression, addiction, jealousy, dishonesty, impurity, and fear. What we can’t see are the roots.  Because of that we spend time and energy pruning what can be seen without digging up the root. We cut off leaves and branches. But they grow back. […]

How to destroy a spiritual stronghold

How to destroy a spiritual stronghold

Every spiritual stronghold is built on a lie. With that in mind, the key to destroying a stronghold is to expose and reject the lie. Notice I said the lie. At a point in time you believed THE lie. A single untruth. Something like, “Once won’t hurt.” “It’s no big deal.” “Nobody would care.” “God […]

How we build strongholds

How we build strongholds

The enemy builds a stronghold in our life when we give him a foothold—a secure position from which he can and will make further progress. The word “foothold” is only used once in the New Testament. In Ephesians 4:26-27 the Apostle Paul said, “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go […]

What’s a spiritual stronghold?

What’s a spiritual stronghold?

A spiritual stronghold is a fortress of lies built in the soul. Stone by stone, lie by lie, the fortress takes shape until it seems impregnable. Behind its walls, shame, anger, lust, greed, malice and a host of evil finds refuge. The only ones allowed through its gate are more lies and lying spirits. This […]

How do demons get in?

How do demons get in?

After watching a demonized boy roll around on the ground while foaming at the mouth, Jesus asked his father, “’How long has this been happening to him?’ “‘From his childhood,’ his father said” (Mark 9:21). The Greek word used by the father for “childhood” indicated the boy had been inhabited by a demon since he […]