Stronghold could be actual demon possession or merely strong influence or grip, persistent oppression, obsessions, hindrances or harassment.

Satan’s strategy is to disguise his activities so that it appears that someone or something else is to be blamed. He wants us to get our attention on “hindrances” and “wrestle” with them, so that our battle will be directed against “symptoms” instead of the “real source”.

Important it is that we understand that what the real root of the problem is- who our real enemy is. It is Satan, not flesh and blood, not our brothers and sisters in Christ, not our family, not our children, not our husbands or wives, not our employers, not our government! The Devil is the enemy!

Bind the Strongman

Jesus explained that in order to overturn the works and activity of the Devil, we must first bind him. Otherwise how can we enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man? (Matt 12:29)

Authority ova- the Devil

All Christian have authority over the devil. (2 Cor 10:4 & Mark 3:27)

Jesus pointed out that the great marvel of this was that the devils were subject to the disciples because their names were “written in heaven.” In another words, because they were saved — because of their relationship with Christ, they had authority over the Devil in the name of Jesus

Jesus gives all those who know Jesus personally as their Lord and Savior the authority to use His name to expel the forces of evil. (Mark 16:17)

Breaking strongholds and keeping them broken

1. AUTHORITY – Every believer has the right to use the authority of Jesus’ name to bind and take authority over Satan’s activities. “No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house” (Mark 3:27). Issue a spoken command to the devil that he is bound and he must leave the stronghold! Exercising authority in the name of Jesus will expel the Devil’s influence. “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues,;:’(Mark 16:17).

2. INTERCESSION – Come together with other believers to pray and intercede

against strongholds until you get results. There is intensified power in the prayers.

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