So there’s this thing called deliverance. This is a supernatural approach to overcoming problems and it is often very effective.
Mark 3:27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.
According to the above verse, if we want to overcome a stronghold we have to first bind the strong man. So many people in their rational thinking assume that because a christian has the holy spirit they cannot have a demon. That is definitely incorrect. Now i might agree that a Christian cannot be possesed by a demon but i know first hand that even a spirit filled believer can have a stronghold. A stronghold is a belief that is a result of demonic oppression. Some strongholds that i personally have been delivered from is depression and suicidal ideation in a distant past. The demon of suicide and depression have attached itself to my family for generations. I have many family members who have suffered from depression and even attempted suicide. I had a demon literally cast out of me leading me to stomp my feet and have a temper tantrum (and i was newly baptized with the holy spirit) and at that time all i could think about was how easy it would be to kill myself although i wasnt even depressed then. I was depressed at every other time in my life except then yet one day i woke up with these constant thoughts about killing myself and i couldn’t shake it. At that time a revival came to our church in the form of an evangelist who preached about demons and that night he laid his hands on me and i started screaming, throwing my head back and stomping… actually it wasnt me.. in my mind i was shocked.. literally the devil made me do it then i felt this huge weight lift off of me…. and the evangelist was yelling at it saying “no you will not make her kill herself! “.
Demons are real. Oppression is real. There are seasons in every believer’s life when it is time to be delivered. About a month or so ago i was finally delivered from oppression through the prayers of my friends. I never thought i would be free of depression as ive suffered from it my entire life as long as i can remember and ive taken medication for it.. been to a counselor a time or two in my life.. read self help books…. nothing worked but deliverance. Deliverance is taking care of the root of the problem, it is binding by faith Satan, the demons, the strong man or the source which is the strongman. It is really hard to keep your house clean if you have a strongman who comes alongside you throwing handfulls of dirt on the floor that you are trying to keep clean. And we we struggle with him, wrestle with him. You might have an addiction, a fear, a phobia, a spiritual problem that you are trying and failing to overcome. You might believe that you will never overcome it.. that it will always be with you so you have reluctantly and hopelessly embraced it… that is because the demon is strong and your efforts will not succeed because we are not strong enough in and of ourselves. It is not that you are a failure.. it is that you have strongman who is causing your bondage. First we bind him.. after he is exposed. If my reader is reading this and is beginning to see a stronghold now for what it is.. this means that the strongman is being exposed and now its time for deliverance. Once the strongman is bound up.. done by angels in the supernatural realm when we bind him by our prayer of faith in the natural realm then we can send him out and claim our freedom. This is when all those other things we’ve had tried and failed at will actually be effective now several months ago the Lord taught me that we all need to keep sweeping our house. Cleaning isnt a one time thing. He taught me this when i had a home that required periodic sweeping several times a day to maintain the clean i wanted to keep. I could neglect to sweep and just be lazy, but then the dirt would pile up into a disgusting mess. That is same concept for maintaining victory in life.. we have to keep our house swept on a regular basis.. otherwise the dirt just collects .