Stronghold or Strong Tower? 7.19.16
As I have been in prayer for America, Europe, Turkey and the world, I have been praying that the Lord of the harvest, would sending workers out into His harvest field (Matthew 9:38) and the Lord spoke to me saying, “Word Warriors are arising”. He said “they have Matthew 28:18 authority; they have put on the Ephesians 6:10-18 armor; and they have been given the assignment to move people from strongholds to the strong tower”. As I meditated on these people that God was raising up, their preparation clear and their assignment was succinct. One of the things about God is He never goes outside His word, but His word is very deep and wide, filled with mysteries many have not seen yet. So, when he speaks something that I think I know about all ready, I don’t assume what He means, but I study what He said. This is what I learned about the assignment of these people.
The war we are in is a war of ideologies as our President says, but what the President has not said, is that we are in a spiritual war, that is why all our human reasoning, political rhetoric and natural means are not working against this enemy. This war, that the nations are engaged in, is a spiritual war, it will take spiritual weapons and the leader of this war is not the President, but the church. That is why God is raising up Word Warriors, for truly our battle is not against flesh and blood, even though it is manifesting in a physical battle, our battle is for people’s mindsets, belief systems, and thought patterns.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”
So, when the Lord told me the assignment for the word warriors is move people from strongholds to the strong tower, I knew we were in a battle for people’s beliefs. The challenge is, a stronghold and the strong tower can feel the same, but the results are very different. In both places you can feel safe, hidden, comfortable, but the results of a stronghold are death, destruction, loss, pain, and soul sickness. While the results of the strong tower is safety, love, joy, peace, prosperity of soul, body and bank account. So, what is a stronghold…
Stronghold: an area where most people have the same beliefs, values, etc. : an area dominated by a particular group (Merriam Webster)
Strongholds are belief systems we hold to that don’t bring about our desired results and actually manifest in a form of destructive behavior. Like attracts like, so when we find others with the same stronghold as us, we are attracted to them and then it strengthens our stronghold or belief system about and issue, idea or experience. When others are living in the same stronghold as us, it can be very difficult to see that we are in a stronghold and not the strong tower. Remember, I am talking about Christians, not those who do not profess this faith. Christians are living in strongholds and they don’t realize it, but the bible says, we will know them by their fruit (Matthew 7:16) and out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45).
So, God in His mercy is sending word warriors into every street and corner, so that He can rescue us from the stronghold and bring us into the strong tower. Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe” and Psalm 61:3 says, “Indeed, you are my shelter, a strong tower that protects me from the enemy”. God is releasing word warriors to change the way you think so He can move you from the stronghold to the strong tower. When you make this move, you will see the results change. If we do nothing different, nothing will change, but if you change the culture, you can change the results. God wants to move you from your stronghold to the strong tower, but you must be open to the new wine that He is pouring out in this hour and the new wine skins He is sending to you, for you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32).
Stronghold or Strong Tower? 7.19.16