Stronghold’s Are Still The Focus

The Tecarta verse for today is to not be “brought under the power of any”. That is even things that are lawful, not only sinful things. Even things like a hobby, recreatational activity, if not kept in the right perspective can become an obsession and even an idol. When it is placed above time, devotion to and in the place of God and you become driven by it, a stronghold has been formed or is being established.

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This is the first part of today, December 24, 2018, My Daily Bible devotional reading. Again today, it is about “Strongholds”, the Godly kind we should desire and build upon.

Psalm 144 My Rock and My Fortress Of David.

144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock,
who trains my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle;
2 he is my steadfast love and my fortress,
My STRONGHOLD and my deliverer,
my shield and he in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples under me.

Bible Verse
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Yesterday was no different, again on the subject of spiritual warfare and spiritual strongholds in a message by Pastor Charles Lawson.

We read or hear preaching on a single scripture many times, from every angle and think we “KNOW” what that one means, but God’s word is alive and brings life into His body of believers. It IS “Our Daily Bread”

Acts 19:13-16 KJV
13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I KNOW, and Paul I Know; but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

I don’t want to sound like Bill Clinton but “Knowing what the meaning of ‘Know’ is, is essential to Know what’s being said”

Acts 19:15
And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I KNOW, and Paul I Know; but who are ye?

Jesus I KNOW – G1097, Greek -ginōskō,
Strongs Definition – to know (absolutely)
Thayer’s Definition – Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman,
In other words “intimately”

Paul I Know – G1987, Greek – epistamai, “our word epistle”
Strongs Definition – to put the mind upon that is comprehend or be “acquainted”
Being acquainted is far removed from “intimacy” with someone

This understanding in God’s Word is from Pastor Charles Lawson. I regularly listen to his sermons. Don’t let his looks deceive you. He stays on the cutting edge of world events and applies them to our lives in context of the Word of God.

The trend in Pastor Wanda’s, Bishop Drew, my SOC studies, recent blog topics and here in Pastor Lawson’s message is again Spiritual Strongholds.

A Heavy Satanic Spirit

Pastor Lawson describes a recent event when he was under spiritual oppression by the enemy and how he battled it.

Pastor Larson, “Jesus, I Know, and Paul, I Know”

The more intimately you “Know” Jesus and His Word the Stronger your Stronghold will be to Resist, Fight and “Overcome” the plots, pits and snares of the enemy.

Revelation 3:20-22 KJVS
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

1 John 5:2-5 KJVS
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God OVERCOMETH the world: and this is the victory that OVERCOMETH the world, even our faith. 5 Who is he that OVERCOMETH the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

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