THIS IS A REALLY POWERFUL SCRIPTURE AND SAYS A GREAT DEAL. WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN A WAR WITH SATAN; HOWEVER, OUR WEAPONS HAVE TO BE SPIRITUAL AND TO USE THEM WE MUST RELY ON HOLY SPIRIT. THEN, AND ONLY THEN, CAN WE PULL DOWN SATAN'S STRONGHOLDS. THOSE STRONGHOLDS MIGHT BE HIM HINDERING ONE, OR MORE, OF YOUR CHILDREN FROM BEING SAVED. IT COULD BE YOU NOT RECEIVING YOUR HEALING, OR HELP WITH YOUR FINANCES OR EVEN KEEPING YOU FROM HAVING PEACE. WE CAN DEFEAT SATAN BUT WE JUST HAVE TO USE THE RIGHT WEAPONS.
SINCE THE BIBLE, GOD'S WORD, IS INSPIRED BY HOLY SPIRIT, IT IS A POWERFUL WEAPON TO USE. JESUS USED IT IN DEFEATING SATAN WHEN HE WAS BEING TEMPTED. WHEN SATAN WOULD TEMPT HIM, JESUS WOULD SAY "IT IS WRITTEN" AND WOULD QUOTE THE SCRIPTURE THAT APPLIED. THAT WOULD STOP SATAN IN HIS TRACKS. WE CAN DO THE SAME THING IF WE STUDY GOD'S WORD. WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH THAT GOD'S WORD IS TRUE AND WILL WORK FOR US. THEN IS WHEN IT BECOMES A WEAPON FOR US.
WE MUST CAST DOWN ALL IMAGINATIONS THAT EXALTS ITSELF AGAINST GOD'S KNOWLEDGE. THIS IS IN THE MIND. SATAN WILL PUT THINGS IN FRONT OF US TO TEMPT US AND THOUGHTS WILL COME INTO OUR MINDS THAT SHOULDN'T BE THERE. WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THOSE THOUGHTS BEFORE THEY TAKE ROOT AND WE SIN. I KNOW YOU ALL GET TIRED OF ME SAYING THIS BUT IT IS SO TRUE. YOU CAN'T BE TEMPTED BY SOMETHING YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT.
PHILIPPIANS 4:8 GIVES US SOME GREAT INSTRUCTIONS AND I QUOTE IT HERE "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." THINKING ON THESE WILL NOT ALLOW US TO THINK OF THINGS THAT ARE BAD. I LIKE THE NEXT VERSE ALSO AND I WILL QUOTE IT ALSO, "Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you." I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I WANT THE GOD OF PEACE TO BE WITH ME.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.