Category: Strongholds

Strongholds

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Understanding demonic oppression 

There is a general disbelief that Christians can be captured, oppressed and controlled by demons. It seems hard to imagine how believers who have the Holy Spirit in them can also “host” demons at the same time. Isn’t faith in Jesus enough to stay free from demonisation? As the testimonies in this...

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How Satan camouflages his deceptions

Deception is subtle and can even comprise 95% truth. When we are not alert, Satan will cunningly slip in a little lie in the midst of truth and cause us to stray from our loving Father in heaven. The Bible warns us to be alert. How does Satan camouflage his...

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Basic steps in identifying spiritual deceptions

Satan sets himself against the knowledge of God. He will confuse, entice, tempt, deceive and discourage Christians in their walk with God. A defeated enemy cannot defeat us. We can only be deceived into thinking that he can. Here are some basic steps in identifying spiritual deceptions.   It is important that...

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Common themes in spiritual deceptions

Satan couldn’t command Adam and Eve to do anything. He simply used subtle suggestions and half-truths, to manipulate their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The enemy can only resort to subliminal suggestions and manipulation to deceive us today. Here are some common themes.   Genesis 3:1-5 ESV  Now the serpent was...

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Stumbling blocks to breaking sinful patterns

Jesus came to set us free from bondage to sin. To break free from cycles of sinful patterns, we first need to remove the stumbling blocks in our minds that prevent us from walking in spiritual freedom. What are some typical spiritual stumbling blocks?   The powerful Holy Spirit that raised Jesus...

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Satan’s dangerous web of “advice”

We will live with more joy and fulfilment if we are able to discern the lies that the devil lays in front of us. The world is full of life “advice” that teaches us to idolise ourselves. Such idolatry will eventually lead to our spiritual death. How do we ensure...

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The spiritual adultery that blocks us from God

No one likes to be accused of being an adulterer. Yet God loves us so much that when we are unfaithful and love other things more than Him, He sees us as spiritual adulterers. To understand this, we need to flip sides and view adultery from God’s point of view.  ...

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Symptoms of mental strongholds

We are called to live holy and blameless lives. How do we recognise our own mental strongholds that leave us stuck in ungodly thinking and behaviour patterns? What are some ways we can test ourselves?   God has provided everything for us to experience a life of victory, freedom and...