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Overcoming supernatural strongholds
Gillian Mc Donald
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The spiritual battles you face are not a figment of your imagination, they are real. You are wrestling against unseen spiritual forces of darkness. The evil forces of fallen angels headed by Satan.They are organized demonic forces and they are everywhere. Where do you think the man that had the legion of demons in the country of t Gadara got his superhuman strength? Supernatural power is needed to defeat supernatural strongholds and God has provided that power.
Ephesians 6:12 says, For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world and against evil spirits in heavenly places.(NLT)
The agenda of the enemy is destruction, to stop you from growing up in the Lord, to stop you from doing God's will, to destroy your confidence in God and steal your joy,to get you to turn your back on God, to divide families, the Body of Christ or any other area, the idea is to stop you period, it doesn't matter the enemy wants to destroy. That's his mission to steal, kill and destroy.
If you think about the battles you are facing right now, they are many, the different areas that the enemy is attacking, whether your health, finances, family or you job.You have prayed and done everything that is possible but their is no breakthrough. You have to remember that you are not fighting a physical battle but a spiritual one and the enemy has put up a barrier to stop you from getting the answers to your prayers. But Luke 10:19, says,He has given you power to thread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm you.
The reason why many Christians are not seeing breakthrough in overcoming these supernatural strongholds is because they are still relying on their strength, they are using carnal weapons instead of the weapons of prayer and fasting they have been given. Jesus said, This kind cometh out only by prayer and fasting. Its the only weapon you can use to penetrate and go beyond the surface into the spiritual realm. The key to overcoming supernatural strongholds is prayer and fasting, the weapon of power
Through prayer and fasting, the faith that moves mountains is released and nothing shall be impossible for you.
Jesus lived in a realm where nothing was impossible, and that came from the times that he withdrew himself to pray. Through prayer the power of God was released in his life and he was able to speak to circumstances in people's lives and see them healed, delivered and set free. This prayer I am talking about is not your regular ten minute prayer, its a prayer where you are agonizing and travailing before God, where you are engaging the enemy one on one and not letting go until the enemy is defeated
Out among the people Jesus did not pray for the sick or ask the Father to heal anyone, he spoke the word with power and authority and it was done. How was that possible, because he did his homework, he was prayed up, he spent time with the Father before he went out to minister to the people. So if you are going to overcome the supernatural strongholds, you have to take your pattern from Jesus and spend time with God and see the victory even before you go out there, then and only then you will see victory.
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