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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Pulling Down Strongholds July 2014 Loves living Word Ministries

Hello and God bless you,
We are now in JULY 2014
Here is a little teaching on how the Apostle Paul dealt with strongholds.
How do we break strongholds? I see so many people screaming shouting at devils.. and regions and their principalities, But I cant help notice that it doesn't line up with the word of God tells us happened when the disciples or Paul or Jesus came to a region... lets take a deeper look..... What did the apostle Paul do when he travelled? Did Paul try to WAR with strongholds over Cities?

When he travelled and came into contact with strongholds in certain cities, This great man of FAITH wrote much of the NEW TESTAMENT

If pulling down strongholds over cities through warring in tongues and screaming at devils is a scriptural practise surely PAUL said something about it, or he practised it in the cities where he went?

Paul in Damascus

Did Paul try to pull down strongholds over the city of Damascus? No, Immediately after his conversion, Paul began to PREACH about JESUS. Jesus Christ was the focus of Pauls teachings not the devil or strongholds.

Now If you have the office of a prophet then Understand that a Prophet see's in the spirit realm.. in fact they hold Discerning of spirits as one of the gifts...and its their job to EXPOSE and Challenge the devils.. So teachings on such will be evident like my ministry. Hosea says my people are destroyed through lack of Knowledge..

However...see how the APOSTLE Paul worked in Damascus

Acts 9:20 "And straightway he PREACHED CHRIST in the synagogues, that HE IS THE SON OF GOD." 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, PROVING THAT THIS IS THE VERY CHRIST"
27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had PREACHED BODLY preached boldly at Damascus IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST"
29 And he spake BOLDLY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, and disputed against the Grecians:

Notice that Paul magnified and lifted up the name of Jesus Christ. Its the name of JESUS that breaks strongholds in peoples thinking and in their lives. Paul taught people to exalt JESUS POWER and MAJESTY. But when believers teach others to concentrate on pulling down strongholds and warring against the devil the emphasis is on satan and what he is doing, They actually magnify the devil. AND THAT GIVES A OPEN DOOR AND GIVES HIM ACCESS.
But when believers magnify GOD They GIVE HIM ACCESS to their hearts.

As we read the accounts of Paul travelling throughout the cities and villages of that day, the FIRST THING we notice is that he established believer's in FAITH! We see no scripture where Paul made a pint of warring against the devil.

( I have been in prayer meetings where my spirit has been sooo checked and Ive had to zone out because Ive seen people Attempting to PULL down strong holds over cities.. Is this is on the bible? NO Instead the disciples and Paul and JESUS Preached the GOSPEL.. got Faith and TRUTH into Peoples hearts and that Tears down Strongholds in peoples minds... Pointing them to CHRIST,

Lets look at ACTS 16;4,5 And as they( Paul and Timothy) went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.
5 And so were THE CHURCHES WERE ESTABLISHED IN FAITH, and INCREASED IN NUMBER DAILY!!!!! As believer's were established in faith or should be!
Faith only comes by HEARING THE WORD, Where ever the word is preached, theres an increase of souls into the KINGDOM of GOD. That's how to SCRIPTURALLY PULL DOWN STRONGHOLDS
The preaching of the Gospel pulls them down in peoples lives by getting them saved.

Lets take a look at Paul in Ephesus ( how he dealt with a regional stronghold)

Acts 19 shows us Pauls Ministry in Ephesus, the people in Ephesus made images of the goddess Diana and sold them,. When Paul came to town preaching JESUS CHRIST, they felt their livelihood threatened, So they rose against Paul to cause Turmoil and hinder him from preaching the word. Some kind of evils spirit was ruling over that city causing the people to come against Paul. BUT is we read acts its how's PAUL did not launch a spiritual militant attack to pull down the " Diana spirit"
it was Demetrius the silver smith who drew attention to the goddess Diana, not Paul.
Paul was busy drawing attention to JESUS. he was preaching the word so people could come out from satans control.
The city of Ephesus was taken over by the temple cult Diana. Everywhere there were temples to Diana. The whole city given over to idol worship! ( remind you of anything today?)

Paul dealt with the those demonic strongholds by preaching the WORD!!!!! it took him about TWO YEARS but the bible says the WORD GREW AND PREVAILED ACTS 19;1,8,10-20 The WORD is anointed... it is ALIVE Hebrews 4:12 I wonder how long in the day are we spending in this anointed word. This life changing word. I know the Lord has had me in it most days every day for over 10 years, Ive been blessed to spend HOURS and HOURS in it daily sometimes 8-10 hours!....the Lord has had it that way.. I thank Him RICHLY for it!

But I see others not in the word WHO is GOD by the way once a week, let alone two weeks.. they have no Root in them. No real Foundation, only that which has carried them from others...... Working of flesh doesn't take you far!. See John 3:6
We are to be of the spirit and Gods word is SPIRIT... Its ALIVE it is what will transform your mind and your life.... It is what will PULL DOWN STRONGHOLDS over your Life.. Your family, Your work.. Your relationships and your CITY!!!!!

In order to deal with spirits YOU MUST be in the spirit.. you cannot deal with spirits in flesh. It is the anointing of Gods word and the power of the HOLY SPIRIT that breaks the devils bondage. ISA 10:27 The anointing is on the word... so you're not going to have any anointing to deal with the devil UNLESS you have taken TIME to sow the word. WHERE? into your HEART!!!
And you're not going to have the power of God operating in your life unless you are a doer of the word. We can only be carried for sooo long!!!! I just pray people get time in his word.. DAILY>>> his word is SPIRIT and LIFE..... I even have it going on throughout the night..while I sleep. The LORD has had it that way.. Have done for years and years! So my spirit is FED! even as I sleep/ Your spirit doesn't sleep! Unless you are in and Adamic sleep that is!

This MINISTRY was Built on this SCRIPTURE

John 1 King James Version (KJV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus is the LIVING WORD... In order for things to change.. for people to be set free, For people to live a life of the word NOT WORLD we must be in the WORD of GOD every day. PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS in your life, ministry, family, nation, city!
Question is are we too busy doing what we want to do.. and not what God tells us is a MUST!

Where Jesus is PREACHED and TAUGHT people are never the same.

 THE WORD IS ALIVE>>>> once you get in it the more you do the more you want nothing BUT because your spirit takes control not your soul.. and You want more and more and more... Go to the word. 2 Cor 10 says " (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal ( FLESH), but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down vain imaginations and every HIGH THING that EXALTS ITSELF AGAINST the knowledge of God! pulling every thought into captivity of the Obedience of CHRIST
God Bless you today Love Lisa
Question is are you ready for the TRUTH?
1 Corinthians 1;8 "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God".