KEY SCRIPTURE :2 Corinthians 10:4 KJV “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”
The devil has another way of attacking the minds of men. This is what the Bible calls a strong hold. A stronghold is like a cave in a mountain that becomes a secured place for a person or group of persons. In this instant it is a lie that the enemy introduces into the mind. This lie may come as a result of an event that took place in the individual’s life. It may also be an event or experience of another person, whereby a demon misinterprets it by a lie. The individual believes that lie and it becomes a concept firmly established in the mind.
Another way of building such strongholds in the minds of certain individuals is wrong teachings that one may receive over a period, or just at one moment that he or she might have heard that teaching. Mark 4:24 KJV “And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given”. Satan’s main target idea of lies is mainly about God. If he succeeds in making a person to believe a wrong thing about God, then he has destroyed the strongest foundation in that person’s life.
The serious aspect of these wrong believes is that, a demon would easily hide in the mind of that individual. That wrong believe or lie which has been accepted become darkness in the person’s life. Demons will quickly access any place of darkness in this world. It is a legal ground for them to take advantage of according to Jude 1:6. This wrong believe or lie becomes a strong hold for the demon and he causes a great havoc to the individual’s life. In such a case no amount of casting away of the demon would succeed, until the lie or wrong believe is rejected. The demon will naturally vacate his residence and the individual would be freed.
It is only the truth of God’s word that liberates. I diligently hold on to the truth of the word, which enlightens my mind. I give no place to any devil. Indeed, the devil has nothing in me and therefore cannot control my life in any way.
John 8:31-32. KJV” Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.
2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV” Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”