“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:3-6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Identifying Stronghold

1. Suggestions made by carnality 

2. Thoughts inundating physicality 

3. Positions exalted above spirituality 

4. Responses opposes sovereignty 

Uncovering this Strongholds

Fear –  Greek “Phobos” or “Delia” coward- being afraid of something, someone, somewhere. Anxiety caused by impending danger. A coward not willing work or advance. It denies God’s perfection, sovereignty and holiness. 

1. Fear fights faith

2. Fear inhibits productivity

3. Fear paralyzes people

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

4. Fear stifles love

“God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life— fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Overcoming Strongholds

1. Renewing the mind

2. Walking in the spirit 

3. Obedience to Christ 

4. Formed in love

5. Power and discipline