Sandy Warner ~ ~ swauthor@usa.net ~ ~ www.thequickenedword.com


PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS

 

[Overcoming Mind-Sets Against His Word of Truth]

 

WAYNE'S VISION: He saw a bunch of smilie face balloons. Only instead of being made with mylar like balloons, they were made of leather. We each had weapons in our hands and we were popping the balloons with the weapons.

 

The weapon the Lord gave me was a feather pen. I laughed when I thought of it, because a feather is so soft, weak, vulnerable and touchy /feely. It can also be used for laughter, as in tickling the soul. It is quite hilarious to me that He uses such as a "weapon!" His loving ways are most amazing.

 

INTERP: Leather is skin, which represents the flesh. The smilie faces represents bloated heads that are old wine skins of flesh filled with air. He is going to deflate our opinions which keep us from receiving the freedom that comes from accepting His truth.

 

2 Cor 10:2-6 NKJV

But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

 

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WORD STUDY

 

WEAPONS

NT:3696

hoplon (hop'-lon); probably from a primary hepo (to be busy about); an implement or utensil or tool (literally or figuratively, especially offensive for war):

KJV - armour, instrument, weapon.

 

WAR

NT:4752

strateia (strat-i'-ah); from NT:4754; military service, i.e. (figuratively) the apostolic career (as one of hardship and danger):

KJV - warfare.

 

MIGHTY

NT:1415

dunatos (doo-nat-os'); from NT:1410; powerful or capable (literally or figuratively); neuter possible:

KJV - able, could, (that is) mighty (man), possible, power, strong.

 

PULLING DOWN

NT:2506

kathairesis (kath-ah'-ee-res-is); from NT:2507; demolition; figuratively, extinction:

KJV - destruction, pulling down.

 

NT:2507

kathaireo (kath-ahee-reh'-o); from NT:2596 and NT:138 (including its alternate); to lower (or with violence) demolish (literally or figuratively):

KJV - cast (pull, put, take) down, destroy.

 

STRONGHOLDS

NT:3794

ochuroma (okh-oo'-ro-mah); from a remote derivative of NT:2192 (meaning to fortify, through the idea of holding safely); a castle (figuratively, argument):

KJV - stronghold.

 

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VISION: As I was thinking about that scripture, I saw the picture of the wild, black, kicking stallion in the movie Return to Snowy River. He was raised up on his back legs.

 

HEARD: I have set your forehead like flint against those who kick against My Word.

 

Isa 50:4-9 NKJV

"The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. "For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the Lord GOD will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me?

 

ANOINTED HANDS: As I was pondering this, I turned to the following verse and I had the sudden connecting download of revelation that when we have strongholds or opinions in our minds, it fortifies us like castles against hearing His voice. He is melting through our castles so we can breakthrough and hear Him! He is doing this with His love!

 

Isa 50:4-5 NKJV

He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away.

 

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CONCLUSION

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{Words to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}

 

ROADBLOCK TO HEARING MY VOICE

My child, I have been relentless in sending you My message through My weakest of messengers. Always remember the reason I send you a message to which you kick strongly against, is because I AM sending an offensive weapon to pull down your mind-set and opinions. Because of My love for you I have kept on sending these messages even though you kick against the pricks. You have kicked like a strong and mighty wild stallion. You have not understood that the greatest strength yet lies within the weakest of vessels. These rely upon Me to help them pull down the strongholds. These weak vessels do not seek their own way or agenda, they bow low to please Me.

 

The strongholds in your mind kick strongly against these weak vessels, but I have fortified these messengers with foreheads set as flint and they shall remain relentless until you finally understand. You cry to hear My voice, to open your ears, to open your eyes, to break the famine of hearing, and yet the rebellion of your opinions have fortified your heart from receiving the voice of My Word and My ways. I long to embrace and answer your prayers, but the strongholds in your opinions must fall first. Love will find a way to penetrate the walls you have fortified around your heart. Love will find a way.

 

Isa 50:4-5 NKJV

He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away

 

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:
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