While reviewing the Full Armor of God, and the weapons of our warfare, I came across other scriptures that refer to fortresses–also known as strongholds.
I know that the shield of faith “quenches all the fiery darts of the enemy.” But I always thought of it in present tense. Meaning I now have weapons to fight against the wrong thoughts coming at me on a daily basis.
But what about the old stuff, the wrong thoughts that were put in my brain years ago; lies that I still believe? Those are strongholds, or fortresses in my head. For some reason, I just accepted it as “the way things are.” I can go forward, but there are some things I can’t get past, or so I believed.
I started finding scriptures that gave me hope, that the old fortresses can come down too.
2 Corinthians 10:4 is a good example:
The weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds.
Here’s another translation:
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
So although I have fortresses in my mind, God’s weapons are stronger.
This is just the first baby-step for me. It’s scary and confusing. It’s a deeper revelation for me of ideas that I thought I understood, but now I see there is so much more.
I’ll be working on correcting the fortress issue!