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Strongholds

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15
The strongholds sermon outline, Bible study lesson is from a solid Biblical perspective that recognizes strongholds, not being about random thoughts or occasional sins, but rather areas in your life that you are in bondage to and are having a hard time breaking loose from.
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Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and is one of the staff pastors at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functions as an elder.  Ken has been a part of The Rock of Roseville Church since its inception in 1997. Before becoming a part of The Rock of Roseville, Ken was the Sr. Pastor of Golden Valley Chrstian Center in Roseville, CA. He has been a born again Christian for over 35 years.

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Dealing With Strongholds - Breaking Free

Francis Frangipane writes in one of his books, "What men call "salvation" is simply the first stage of God's plan for our lives, which is to conform us in character and power to the image of Jesus Christ. If we fail to see our relationship to God as such, we will allow too many areas within us to remain unchanged. Pulling down strongholds is the demolition and removal of these old ways of thinking so that the actual Presence of Jesus Christ can be manifested through us."

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What Are Strongholds

A stronghold can be a source of protection for us from the devil, as is the case when the Lord becomes our stronghold as it did for David. Or conversely, a stronghold can be a source of defense for the devil's influence in our lives, where demonic or sinful activity is actually defended within our sympathetic thoughts toward evil.

The apostle Paul defines strongholds as speculations or lofty things raised up against the knowledge of God. It is any type of thinking that exalts itself above the knowledge of God, thereby giving the devil a secure place of influence in an individual's thought-life.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ...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...


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Ed Silvoso defines a stronghold as a mindset impregnated with hopelessness that causes us to accept something that we know is contrary to the will of God.

It is important to recognize that when we speak of strongholds, we are not talking about random thoughts or occasional sins. We are talking about areas in your life that you are in bondage to and are having a hard time breaking loose from.

Strongholds Come From Worldly Influence -1 John 5:19.

Many strongholds are a result of an accumulation of uncrucified thoughts and unsanctified attitudes that have ruled our lives during our formative years. As children growing up in a world that is under the influence and the sway of the enemy we received a steady stream of information and experiences that continually shaped our childhood perceptions. This is why the Bible says our minds need to be renewed once we are born again of God's Spirit.

Common Strongholds Many Deal With.

Just because we are Christians does not exempt us from having strongholds that must be dealt with. There are still many strongholds within us. I have listed a few strongholds that are common to most Christians.

  • Fear
  • Resentment
  • Bitterness
  • Unforgiveness
  • Apathy
  • Unbelief
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lukewarmness
  • Sinful thoughts
  • Lust
  • Pride
  • Greed
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Pornography

When identifying your strongholds, survey or examine the attitudes in your heart, every area in your thinking that glistens with hope in God is an area which is being liberated by Christ. Any system of thinking that does not have hope, which feels hopelessness, is a stronghold, which must be pulled down.

Faith Principles For Pulling Down Strongholds.
  1. We Bring Our Thoughts Into Captivity To Christ's.
  2. Obedience Brings Us Into the Stronghold Of Christ's Likeness.
  3. Building A Stronghold Of Christlikeness Involves A Struggle.

1 Peter 5:9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

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