January 25th, 2017
2 Corinthians 10:1-11
A stronghold is defined as a well-fortified place; a fortress. It can be expressed even more simply as something that has a “strong hold” on us; an addiction, a habit, unbelief, or perhaps a destructive thought pattern. It is something that, on our own, we are unable to escape its grip. What began as an innocent desire or thought now clutches firmly and settles in to occupy space in our heart and mind.
Thankfully, we are not left defenseless to fight this stronghold merely with weapons of this world. Rather, we have divine power to demolish, annihilate, and pulverize where the enemy has dared to encroach. Our divine power comes from God through our relationship with Jesus Christ. He has generously provided us with His strength and power to have bold faith, continual trust, mighty prayer, and His timeless Word. The apostle Paul also tells us to “be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10).
Author: Connie Armstrong