CASTING DOWN STRONGHOLDS~ DAY 6 FAST

Jesus did not die on the cross for nothing. The devil would like you to stay in the dark where your appreciation of the complete work of the cross is not fully comprehended even though you are born again.

Matthew 28:18-19 AMP)
Jesus approached and,breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

The disciples were not sure of the direction to take upon the crucification of Christ but according to promise on the 3rd, He rose from the dead! When they were in that place of misunderstanding, Jesus approached and broke the silence! I prophesy today that every area where things were silent, Jesus is breaking that silence. Financial silence, no answers, silence in your health etc. Answers are coming your way and His voice is opening the deaf ears. May He break all form of silence for you.

He said to them ‘All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to me.’ I want you to understand that the devil was holding power of the basis of what Adam had done in the garden through high treason against God. In His death, Jesus stripped the devil of all power of rule in heaven and on earth. This means He has no power at all, all he uses is deception and evil tactics!

When he stripped the devil, at the moment he was still in shock of what he had lost, Jesus passed the power to us His disciples and went and sat at the right hand of the Father.

1 Corinthians 2:7-8 (KJV)
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory,

By a simple error of ignorance, his misrule had come to an end in the same way Adam by a simple error of ignorance he brought great torment to the human race. If the princes of this world had known what the cross was all about, they would not have crucified Christ. His job of deception is now to try and make the work of Calvary of no value in the minds of people through deception. Break down his deception, tell him you are not a fool anymore and you are a fully equipped soldier to deal with his attacks. The power is in your hands to command him to move out of the way!

In the past, those who had no understanding tried to appease these demons and princes with blood. They would ask for goats, cattle, chickens and they would graduate to asking for the blood of people. There are many still living this life in which they appease demons. You don’t need to, come fully to Christ and your can experience freedom and authority over these devils. Strongholds fell already on the cross, what you are facing now are fakes that the devil has built. Change your view and you will witness the hand of God in all things.

Your mission should be making disciples of all nations. Bringing to them the same freedom that you have experienced. Instead of wrestling with flesh and blood, bring the good news to them. Know that in every area you are, the blood of Jesus has brought to you more than you can imagine.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Look at that, whilst eyes and ears were in ignorance of the things God has prepared for those who love Him, the Holy Spirit is on assignment from the Father to reveal these to us. The Spirit searches all things, the deep things of God! There are deep things that you can see when these perceived strongholds fall! There are deep things of God which if the Church beholds, we will focus fully on these deep things and not the confusions the devil tries to cast on us through one confusion after another.

As you pray, search for all the areas where you are deceived and take back your authority. You don’t have to carry that demon of deception, you don’t have to carry that spirit of infirmity, you can command them to go because all power of rule has been given to you!

As you pray,
✔️Claim back your authority in all areas.
✔️The devil has no authority to take you back and forth and feed you on crumbs. You have to sit on that table and feast like the king you are.
✔️Refuse to carry that demon of depression, fear and infirmity, cast it out!
✔️Refuse to be intimidated because there is nothing Christ didn’t pay for on that cross.
✔️The power the devil bragged with for centuries was taken back exactly 2016 years ago. It is not fair for the devil for all these years to continue hiding behind the power he doesn’t have.
✔️Take your stand as a well equipped soldier for Christ, you don’t need to be a pastor, deacon or evangelist, the bulk of the work was done. Just rise in the power of the Holy Spirit and exercise that authority.
✔️Allow the Holy Spirit to seek the deep things of God for you. Decide today that as you go deep into His things, you will witness deeper things and be a blessing to your world despite the fact the devil tries to tell you that you are insignificant.

Those strongholds are down, run into the city and gather the spoil!????????!

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CASTING DOWN STRONGHOLDS ~ DAY 4 FAST

The children of Israel were very busy on the other side of the Jordan. They were able to take over kingdoms of their enemies because the Lord our God was with them. Today I want you to know that with our God, nothing is impossible! As long as we stand with Him on His side, despite every attack the enemy mounts, we are the ones that emerge victorious.

Joshua was now an old man and his personal mission was coming to an end:

Joshua 23:14 (AMP)

And behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. Know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one thing of them has failed.

These words stirred my spirit concerning the faithfulness of God. Joshua says, ‘not ONE thing has failed of all the GOOD things which the Lord your God promised concerning you. ALL have come to pass; not ONE thing of them has failed.’ God’s promises are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. Strongholds will fall because God said so. It doesn’t matter what your enemies are doing to try and bring you down, you will rise again! Your later end will be greater to the embarrassment of those who chant your name for the wrong reasons. See these words from Joshua;

Joshua 23:10 (AMP)
One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

Who fights for you? The Lord your God as He promised. As a result you can chase a thousand! The battle is not yours but the Lord’s! When He fights for you, your enemies are sure to melt. I want you to continually keep in mind Ephesians 6. Our enemies are not physical! We are fighting persons without bodies. Awaken to this reality, the problem is not your wife nor husband, the problem is not your aunt or the in laws. It is demonic forces seeking expression through different individuals. But today hold fort and stand on the promises, let God arise and scatter His enemies!

When they came to arrest Jesus, one of the disciples attacked with a sword. Though in grief Jesus wanted the scriptures to be fulfilled and He spoke to the disciple;

Matthew 26:53 (AMP)

Do you suppose that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will immediately provide Me with more than twelve legions [more than 80,000] of angels?

More than 80,000 angels could have at his disposal at His call but He would not make the call because the mission of moving power from the devil would not be fulfilled. He willingly went through it for scriptures to be fulfilled in your life! I said strongholds must fall today because He went through it so you don’t have to. He wanted these promises to take effect in your life! Strongholds must fall because that spells the fulfillment of scriptures. Every promise must come to pass, everyone of them. Not a single one should fail. The enemy must know today that he has targeted the wrong person! At your call the Father can deploy more than 80,000 angels, just to ensure the scriptures are fulfilled! All of the promises: health, finances, protection, joy, satisfactory life, long life. Not a single one should fall short. Know your rights as a born again child of God!

As you pray;

✔️Claim all promises, non should fail to be fulfilled.

✔️The other side of Jordan must signify the other side of the cross, the side we are and here we see promises fulfilled.

✔️Know that Satan was defeated on the cross and pray with the knowledge that power is in your hands. He gave you power!

✔️God is with you and on your side, He is your Father, claim protection from all evil.

✔️Tell the persons without bodies not to dare touch you because you are under Christ’s covering.

✔️Refuse any form of bargain or compromise the devil wants to give: every stronghold must fall! No keep this and I will take that away or take that and I remove this, every stronghold must fall now!

✔️All the promises are yours and yes just in case the enemy tries to continue harassing you, Jesus gave you access to more than 12 legions of angels, more than 80,000. Don’t be silent call on Him.

 

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CASTING DOWN STRONGHOLDS~ DAY 3 FAST


So here we go again, the walls of Jericho fell through obedience and the power of their voices. Yesterday we saw how we are in a wrestling match against an invisible spiritual world. Some try and negotiate with this world by trying to conform to this world through the occult, appeasing the demon spirits. One must however know that the devil wants your soul in one place and that is hell. He honors no contract and respects no offering made to him.

It is however imperative that you grow up spiritually because the longer you stay a spiritual baby, the longer you keep yourself exposed to attacks of all sorts from the evil kingdom.

1 Corinthians 3:1-2 (KJV)

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

The Apostle here is addressing brethren and not heathens. He says at their age they would have been meat eaters but he kept feeding them milk. They could not bear it. They had not made the move from carnality into spirituality. The one who is grown interprets things spiritually but the one who is a baby sees everything with natural eyes. No discernment on their part of spiritual things!

Brethren, strongholds will not fall for the carnal! The devil and his cohorts will be laughing. Decide today to go to the level of a grown up, a spiritual meat eater! Not a baby needing milk. Envying, strife and divisions are all named under carnality. Are you one who occupies yourself envying what others have, striving with your husband or wife and causing divisions amongst the brethren? You are on milk, examine yourself. Time to move up! Break those internal strongholds first and you will see the outside ones fall!

So one can be in church and be carnally driven opening massive doors to the operation of the devil! Cut ties with carnality. Babies touch anything and they put in their mouth. Take your eyes off ponographic materials, sleeping around even though you call yourself a believer, stealing and many other ways of living. Turn around! Changing girlfriends every month after breaking their hearts and using them, you are on milk. Be careful a demon will hi jack your life style!

As you pray today strongholds must fall. Focus on this:

✔️Leave carnality and choose to grow in the things of God. Milk is fit babies, choose spiritual meat.

✔️Repent for carnality you might have engaged in. Note we are still laying the foundation cause purity is important in this battle.

✔️Without holiness no man can see God, work on your relationship with God.

✔️Continue dealing with the persons without bodies assigned against your life.

✔️Those familiar spirits that have been tracking your life must meet their demise during this fast season. They must and they will fall!

 

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CASTING DOWN STRONGHOLDS ~DAY 2 FAST

Yesterday we laid the foundation of the key things we need to do in casting down strongholds. We realized that obedience and our voice are key to our success in this journey. The book of Joshua stands out for us as part of this great feat. The children of Israel needed no battering rams and natural weapons to bring down the walls of Jericho as they obeyed and acted on the word, using their voices according to God’s word wonderful miracles took place on their behalf.

I mentioned that on this side of the cross, we are dealing with enemies that we can’t see. Let’s go to the book of Ephesians:

Ephesians 6:12 (AMP)
For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

One of the key things to note here is that we are wrestling! This is by any measure one of the most intense fight and Apostle Paul says we are not engaged in this against flesh and blood, not only with physical opponents but a highly organized satanic kingdom which is presiding over this present darkness. He points they are the world rulers. In other words, all those that don’t belong to Christ are under this Kingdom’s control. Let’s look at the Living Bible translation:

Ephesians 6:12Living Bible (TLB)
12 For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies—the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world.
This translation calls the demons persons without bodies. They are seeking expression! When Jesus cast them out of a man, they were willing to go into pigs. You have to stand guard, don’t be impulsive on things as persons are seeking a door through which they can attack you. They have been around many years and know your blood line beyond your own knowledge. Not to ignite fear, we have the Holy Spirit as a Helper. The key is to obey and listen to His leadership!

Most of the problems you are facing originate here (spiritual realm) not in the natural. Before you blame your neighbor for your challenges, deal with the spiritual.

Luke 10:19 (KJV)
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

In closing don’t be afraid, power has been given to you. With the Holy Spirit in you, you are empowered to chase thousands of demons.

As you pray today;

✔️Examine possible points where the enemy might have gained entry and control. Is it a repeated sin despite repentance?

✔️Are you battling an uncontrolled area of your life which seem to refuse your harness? Pray for deliverance from another being finding expression through you.

✔️Denounce the power of the enemy over you as you declare the total Lordship of Jesus Christ over your life.

✔️Renounce any area in which the devil might use to lay claim over your life: the occult comes to mind. Things you were made to do as a child or you did as a grown up i.e going to witch doctors, blood sacrifices, trying to evoke spirits of the dead etc.

✔️Search your home, are there objects linking you to the devil? If any found burn them. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal things to you. Tomorrow we will go deeper as we cast down strongholds!

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CASTING DOWN STRONGHOLDS~ DAY 1

The word strongholds is often used in Christian circles but rarely do we define what we mean by it. I have found the book of Joshua as a great picture of casting down strongholds and hopefully over the next few days, we can break down the word and be able to pray with direction in terms of what we must deal with during this corporate prayer and fasting.

My definition of a stronghold is ‘a defense system that the enemy has put in place to keep the children of God away from their promises.’ Now this might sound simple to the ear but a deeper meditation of the words can reveal a lot of things. The children of Israel dealt with physical strongholds (things they could see) but on this side of the cross, we often deal with spiritual ones (in hiding). We will go deeper on this.

Joshua 6:10 (AMP)
But Joshua commanded the people, You shall not shout or let your voice be heard, nor shall any word proceed out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout!

One of the key things that I need you to grasp today is the word OBEDIENCE and control of your tongue. The words that you speak are powerful beyond measure and have the capacity of bringing your promises to nothing. One might be wondering why their prayers are not receiving answers, examine your words, do you speak in line with God’s word or you just utter things that come into your head?

The walls of Jericho fell because the children of Israel obeyed Joshua who in turn was speaking the word that God had given him. They were quiet when they needed to be quiet and opened their mouths when they shouted upon being asked to. Many lose their blessing through murmuring. Their voices buttered the walls of Jericho and they fell flat. Consider the words of Solomon:

Proverbs 10:19 (AMP)
In a multitude of words transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

It is very important that you control your tongue! There are some things that must not be spoken by your lips as there are spiritual beings ready to act on them, your voice is like a signature. Do you know that your voice is unique as your finger prints? Institutions like banks now are putting systems in place in which they say when you call the systems will recognize your voice and they will not need to do all the checks they used to do in the past. Today as you pray, decide to sign what you must sign with your voice.

Cast away sin! OBEDIENCE to God’s word is key. Obey His voice and His command. Don’t let sin take over your life again otherwise your salvation is just an invalid story. There are things the Holy Spirit will speak in your heart (inner man), don’t delay to obey! Be quick as that will ensure strongholds fall:

As you pray today:

✔️Seek out areas of disobedience and confess and repent over them.

✔️Seek out areas where your mouth was a free agent and decide to harness your tongue, only speak as God speaks.

✔️ Build your faith strong by reading the word, surely a miracle must take place in these 21 days. Your victory is certain.

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