by Yvonne Perkins
Are you a Christian struggling with strongholds in your life? Don’t give up and don’t give in. There is hope for you. The price for your victory has already been paid. Jesus died for your hang-ups and guarantees your total victory in every area of your life.
Strongholds can be viewed as something that is strong and has a hold or control on your life. It is an area where you are weaker than the thing i.e. habit, situation, circumstance that has rule over you. Stronghold defined as: 1 A fortified place or a fortress.2. a. A place of survival or refuge: one of the last strongholds of an age-old tradition. An area dominated or occupied by a special group or distinguished by a special quality: a feminist stronghold; a stronghold of democracy. (Free line Dictionary)
Take inventory of your life. Is there any sin in your life that you have not repented ? Is there anyone that you have not forgiven? Is there any past involvement in the drugs, occult, witchcraft? Is there a history of generational curse in this area? What is the temptation? Do you really want to be free of the temptation in other words is there anything that you are still trying to hold on? Ask the Holy Ghost to reveal to you what the enemy does not want you to see. It is better to repent and ask forgiveness even if you are not sure about the exact area that you need to repent for than to Not repent and need to repent. Renounce all the works of the enemy, all soul ties, all areas that may given Satan a legal right to be involved in your life.
All right, let move forward. You must know your legal rights. Jesus paid it all. Satan has no right, no authority to anything that concern you. Jesus has set you free to walk in liberty. Learn what weapons are included in your arsenal and how to use them.
Weapons: word of God, Blood of Jesus, armour of God, name of Jesus, power of binding and loosing, prayer and fasting. now faith and confession of your mouth, praise and worship, ministering and warring angels.
Identify the enemy. Lust, habits i.e. Drugs, alcohol, lying, manipulation, sexual appetite, thought life, unholy desires, jealousy, rebellion, and resentment. It is no one business but yours. Be careful when coming into agreement with someone to pray with you. Yes, the word says confess your faults to one another but you do not need to share every detail. People tend to have long memories of faults of others. Some may not be strong enough to handle the information you would share.
Check your armour. Are you walking in sanctification? You cannot be back and forth, in and out of God. Remember you cannot give Satan any legal ground. Apply the Blood of Jesus to your mind, will, emotions and body daily and as often as needed.
THE ANSWER IS IN THE BIBLE. Search the word for the scripture that applies to your situation. IT IS IN THERE. Find as many scriptures that you can. Read, write and post them where you can see it. Confess them throughout the day as if you were taking natural medicine.
Surrender it to the father. Release it to him. You cannot overcome this by your own will or strength. It is through the power of the Holy Ghost. Pray, fast, call upon the name of Jesus, trust and stand on the word. For every area that you bind, you must loose something in its place i.e. bind up lust and loose purity, bind up appetite for drugs and loose appetite for the word of God. Do not forget to praise and worship God for giving you victory. Call upon the warring angels to assist you and the ministering angels to minister to your needs.
POWER VERSES: Psalms 119:05,124:7, 50:14-15, Psalms 51, 34, 91,Psalms 37:3-9,Exodus 12:13,23,Lev 26:19, Isaiah 10:27,45:2, 2 Cor 10:4-5 1 Chron 7:14, Job 22:28, Matt 17:20-21, 18:18-22, Luke 10:19,1 John 1:7-9, Rom 10:8-13, Heb 1:14,Zech 4:6, Rev 12:11
SPEAK THE ANSWER NOT THE PROBLEM. THE ANSWER IS THE WORD OF GOD. Heavenly father, we come in the name of Jesus applying your blood over every stronghold that the enemy desire to bind us with. By your word, we bind plans; snares of Satan loose your word a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. By the authority of your word and shed blood we pull down strongholds, we repent of anything that would give Satan legal ground & we surrender every area of our lives completely to you, trusting U 2 make the crooked places straight,2 break in pieces the gates of brass,& cut N sunder bars of iron. Our souls escape as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken & we are escaped. We bind the strongman & take back his spoils & all that is ours; we overcome by the Blood of the lamb & the word of our testimony. Through prayer & fasting, we receive the yoke breaking anointing, decree & declare that it is by your spirit God that you allow us to daily overcome every stronghold. Now therefore God we give you thanks, thine of Lord is the greatness, power, glory, majesty, victory. Your word guides us, your blood delivers us & so we bow down & worship you, our God, king, strong deliverer.