Jesus said, “If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God bas come upon you” (Matt 12:28). Äny time the Spirit of God’s Kingdom is truly manifested in the earth, it will ultimately confront the strongholds of hell. Indeed, wherever evil spirits have either a foothold or a stronghold, you can expect that the Overcoming Church will be engaged in warfare; and expect also that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church that Jesus builds.
This book explores the three arenas of spiritual warfare which the maturing Christian will face: the mind, the church and the heavenly places. lt provides a foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to victory. Here are some quotes from the book:
“Victory begins with the name of Jesus on our lips. It is consummated by the nature of Jesus in our hearts” (pg 34).
“There are satanic strongholds over countries and communities, and there are strongholds which injluence churches and individuals. Wherever a stronghold exists, it is ademonically induced pattern of thinking. Specifically, it is a ‘house of thoughts’ which has become a dwelling place for satanic activity” (pg 20).
“Is your love growing and becoming softer, brighter, more daring and more visible? Or is it becoming more discriminating, more calculating, less vulnerable and less available? This is a very important issue, for your Christianity is onlyasreal as your love is. A measurable decrease in your ability to love is evidence that a stronghold of cold love is developing within you” (pg 49).
“There isa tension underlyingfalsediscernment, an anxiety that pressures the mind to make ajudgment. True discernment emerges out of a tranquil and pure heart, one that is almost surprised by the wisdom and grace in the voice of God” (pg 61).
“There is a war, a very ancient war, between the spirit of Elijah and the spirit of Jezebel. In this age-old battle, Elijah represents the interests of Heaven: the call to repentance and the return to God. Jezebel, on the other hand, represents that unique principality whose purpose is to hinder and defeat the work of repentance” (pg 104).
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