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“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.”*
The cycle of sin is constant, repetitive and if you keep an eye out, you’ll notice it the minute the devil takes his aim toward you. But there are some things that WE hold onto thinking that we need to be reminded of our filthy past in order to be considered a good Christian. I agree that we should remember where we came from to learn from it, but we aren’t bound to servitude because of it. That is not of God.
Strongholds are meant to keep us in bondage to the devil and disguise itself and some kind of penance that we have to live with. Nothing can be further from the truth. The Post Abortive Woman deals with the stranglehold of the devil who means to keep us from healing and being an effective child of God.
Strongholds are not necessarily particular sins; some think that it’s alcohol, drugs – things like that, but it’s much deeper. As a child of God, we deal with self-condemnation, fear and lack of Faith. We are over the tangible sins of our past, now we have to deal with what the devil fears most: Being and effective Christian. And with that, he will keep us in a stronghold like Fort Knox.
Think of a stronghold as being in a dark, damp prison with no possibility of parole. The Post Abortive Woman keeps herself there scared to death to try to be a better woman of God because of the self condemnation that she heaps upon herself. And then when fear strikes, we lose our Faith. God has never given us the spirit of fear, ever. He is our Defender, Comforter, our Resource; not some pharisaical finger pointer every time you stumble. Remember to consider the source of your discomfort.
But Praise be to God! “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”**
*2 Corinthians 10:4 (ESV); **2 Corinthians 15:56-57 (ESV)