Isaiah 55:9 – The Bible (KJV) – For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 – (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God…
Stronghold (definition) – an area where most people have the same beliefs, values – Miriam Webster Dictionary online –
The natural realm in which we live belongs to the god of this world. Satan, who is the god of this world, builds strongholds contradicting the Word of God. The Holy Spirit in us is greater than all the spirits of darkness.
1 John 4:4 – …greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
2 Corinthians 4:3 – But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
I’ve been reading a book authored by T.L. Osborn, entitled Biblical Healing. The first time I read it, I knew I’d found a gold mine of learning. The second time reading it I learned even more. I’m reading it for the third time.
The success of this book lies in this one all-important feature: Verse after verse of the Word of God concerning the gospel and healing are there to read and believe. I don’t just read the verses. I go to them in the Bible, read the context around them, and study those verses. Strongholds in my mind are being shattered! I want to learn the ways of the Lord. We are set in our ways, but the Word of God can break strongholds.