Thursday, 29th December 2016
PULL DOWN STRONGHOLDS! – Use God’s Word And The Power Of His Spirit
TO THE BIBLE;
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
There are laws of nature constantly at work, whether or not we’re conscious of their existence. Gravity, for example, will work for or against you, depending on how you apply or relate to it. In the same vein, there are laws in the realm of the spirit from where human life is controlled, and to be ignorant of their reality is to fool oneself.
The Bible says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds…” (2 Corinthians 10:4). “Strongholds” as described above aren’t physical barriers or walls; they’re ideas in people’s heads—theories they’ve accepted in life that have kept them from moving in the direction of God’s dream and destiny for them. Those ideas were built into their minds by satanic forces. This is the reason why some people would refuse to give offerings in church or pay tithes though they’ve heard about the blessings of God for the one who does. It can only take the Word of God and the power of His Spirit to pull down such strongholds.
This is why it’s important for you to make a rich deposit of God’s Word in your spirit through study and meditation as we see in Colossians 3:16: “Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness…”(AMP). This is a necessity if you must live successfully, and navigate your way gloriously through life.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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,
Hebrews 4:12-13 AMP
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature] exposing and sifting and analyzingand judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are openand exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.
The Word of God is my light and my life. Through the Word, I live successfully and navigate through life victoriously. I’m set on the course of glory and excellence, and I make progress by the power of the Spirit! Glory to God!
DAILY BIBLE READING
Revelation 20:1-15, Zechariah 12-14
Acts 5:1-11, Ezra 8
Memorise Colossians 3:16 today. Read it over and over again until you can say it to yourself without looking in your Bible!