A killing Force


Strongholds of the climbing vine-plant are long, slender, “growing” like shoots rely on their victim as objects for their support. In addition to winding or twining around supporting structures, strongholds may use thorns, tendrils, or hooks to climb and anchor to its victim

and maximize exposure to “light” taking away expending energy light and air from its supporting victim.
At times they seem to be non-active (retaining real throughout the lives of its victim) but it shows as results his “fruits”! Strongholds are as lianas woody parasite with ropelike stems that climb high into “tree crowns” (deep inside human spiritual live) where they cover and overwhelm their victim and produce their kind of “fruit”.
Strongholds also spread over the “ground” until they find a suitable supporting victim. Creeping strongholds lie on the ground, often layering sending roots into the soil (Worldly origin) and spreading slowly. At the end strongholds may form an impenetrable thicket known popularly as jungle. Once into the upper canopy, they may spread “horizontally”, maximizing precious “light” and weaving together the tops and take away all the light that still remains!

Cruel strategy


The  Jewish people in the ancient times (Old Covenant/Testament) have common things in the Scriptures to refer for illustrations to their occupation, environment and to the scenes with which the Jewish people in ancient times are familiar!  Even Messiah Yeshua's teaching's were based mostly on this way! Also this teaching is based on the common things that surrounded us. My designs in these teaching's is to make it simple and in an easy way of understanding!



Strongholds are growing into your life. They are worldly-connected, long, slender, “growing” like shoots rely on their victim as objects for "their" support. In addition to winding or twining around your inner life. Strongholds may use "thorns", "tendrils", or "hooks" (These are the tricks satan use for his deceiving and cruel strategy, which he can connect with your life) to climb and anchor to its victim and maximize exposure to “Light of G-d” taking away expending energy light and air from its supporting victim. At the end the "Light of G-d" will vanish and you will find only darkness instead!
At times they seem to be "non-active", (trying to hide their origin, which is strait from the pit of hell!!!) but slowly and surely they work as a "killing force", that will kill your spiritual life. Steeling, robbing, soaking every life out of you. Like a wronging serpent, it will show as results his “poisining fruits”! (
wrong attitudes, thoughts, old & wrong pattern of thinking, idea, desire, beliefs, habits, behavior and all kind of diseases & sickness) Strongholds are  like parasite with ropelike stems that enter deep inside human spiritual live where they covered and overwhelming their victim.
At the end Strongholds, which have their Worldly origin, may form an impenetrable thicket known popularly like a "jungle" in your life covering you from the remaining precious “
Light” by weaving together "the tops"!

 Our strategy


We have to bind and to take a stand against all kinds of strongholds; workings of satan, his principalities, powers, and demons that would hinder us, in the Name of Yeshua Messiah. We need to take our place with Yeshua and recognize, by faith that all wicked strongholds and satan himself are under our feet as a subject to the L-rd Jesus Christ. Repenting of having wrong attitudes, thoughts, old & wrong pattern of thinking, idea, desire, beliefs, habits, and behavior that may still be working in our “old nature”! Tearing down, crushing, smashing, and destroying of every stronghold that is parasite with ropelike stems that was climbing deep into our lives and taking away all the Light that was still there! So that we can surrender our self to the attitudes and patterns of Yeshua Messiah or Jesus the Christ; to the overcoming behavior and spiritual desires that line up with the fruit of the Holy Spirit!


Any strongholds in our life protecting wrong feelings we have against anyone. Forgiving us as we have to forgive those who have caused us pain, loss, or grief, so that the strongholds of bitterness can not overwhelmed us! Loosing all kinds of bondages and strongholds by resisting the enemy and so he will flee from us! Every disease known to man is under the curse and we need to be set free from this curse or strongholds! Putting off the fleshly works of the “old Nature”!


Putting on the new man and stand in all the victory of the resurrection and the provisions the L-rd has made for us to live above sin. Choosing not to be conformed to this world, (Romans 12:2) but to be transformed by the renewing of my mind! Our warfare is mighty through the pulling down of strongholds, to the casting down of imaginations and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of G-d. Binding the strongholds that satan planned and formed against my mind, my emotions, my will, my body and surrendering your mind to  the  L-rd G-d


Putting off all fleshly works of the “old Nature”!
Putting off all strongholds of selfishness and putting on the new nature with its love!
Putting off all strongholds of fear and putting on the new nature with its courage.
Putting off all strongholds of weakness and putting on the new nature with its strength.
Putting off all strongholds of lust and putting in the new nature with its righteousness, purity, & honesty.
Putting off all strongholds of every idol and putting in the new nature with a radical worship for the L-rd!


Lifting up the shield of Faith against all the fiery darts of the enemy and its strongholds!
Putting on the Girdle of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the sandals of Peace, and the Helmet of Salvation!

Claiming our place in
Yeshua, the Messiah (Jesus Christ) as victorious with Him over all the enemies and taking the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of G-d!


There is a place; there is a way; there is a key!



There is a place prepared for you, a place for the chosen of G-d! You can enter it right NOW! You can dwell in the GLORY of the L-rd Most High! It is prepared for you, a long time ago! It belongs to you and it is the will of God to show you how to dwell there! It is the room in the Heavenly places, which will break your heavy yoke! (Isaiah 10:27)
There is a place, a higher place for a higher call!
There is a place where Ever-changing Heavenly musical melodies in endless scales of indescribable beauty are like a Spontaneous Well of Living Waters gushing forth from His Throne that will flow for your refreshment! Where you can receive victory and liberty! Where the weight of the burden of the strongholds will fall from you!
There is a place where the strongholds of depression will be cut off and you will be transformed into an expression of great joy!
Come on into this place, His courtyard of His Temple, His sanctuary, where the ground under your feet is Holy!
There is a place that Angelic beings have just come from the Shekinah-Presence of Almighty G-d, and are singing beautiful songs before the Throne of G-d! "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lamb of G-d!"
There is a place where a Divine Sound comes from Heaven! Too awesome to describe! An unutterable ecstasy!
There is a place where Angelic symphonies play continuously free-flowing music! There is no metaphor or words in earthly language to describe all this... armies of millions of angels who worship (before) His Holy face with never silent singing!
There is a place where we can worship together with the millions of angelic symphonies
It is the place where the Glory of the omnipotent Eternal G-d (YHVH - Adonai) is dazzling beyond description. For with the angel’s song we also can see His Throne.



The key is that we will worship Him and we sing and praise to the L-rd of Host together with the Millions of angelic voices! So He will fight our battle!
And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but G-d's. (2 Chronicles. 20:15)

Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the L-rd with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the L-rd will be with you. And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the L-rd. And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the L-rd G-d of Israel with a loud voice on high. (2 Chronicles. 20:17-19)

And when they began to sing and to praise, the L-rd set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. (2 Chronicles 20:22)



When we are left to worship G-d in our own way, we simply will NOT worship Him! For our flesh will not allow us to worship Him in the Spirit! We are people of unclean lips, and we are dwelling in the midst of a people of unclean lips: Our eyes can see the KING of GLORY, the L-RD of HOSTS! People are now to bring themselves to G-d instead of sacrifices to the altar as of old.  They are now to be wholly the L-rd's as were the former sacrifices! …When we enter worthily the place of Radical Worship! Let’s boldly go before the Throne for an impartation of G-d’s grace! We can choose to align our sound with the sound of Heaven! It is so amazing to think that there is nothing that does not catch the ear of G-d, Whether it is a small voice or a big bang.


Transformed by a supernatural change, as in Matthew 17:2; Mark 9:2; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18.  This change is by a renewing of the mind or spirit (Titus 3:5; cp. 2 Corinthian. 4:16; Col. 3:10; Hebrews 6:6; Ephesians 4:23).

This is what the Bible tells about "the old man"


Two Old Things that Pass Away:

1. The spirit, nature, and power of sin the old man, which is nothing more nor less than the spirit, nature, and power of the devil working in men of disobedience (John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 3:8; 1 John 5:18)
2. Outward sin or transgression of the law (1 John 3:4; Romans 4:15; James 1:13-15)


(1)The old man (Romans 6:6; Ephesians 4:22; Col. 3:9)
(John 1:29; John 8:34; Romans 6:4-8:2)
(3)The body of sin
(Romans 6:6)
(4)The power of
(Acts 26:18)
(5)The body of this
(Romans 7:24)
(6)The lusts of the flesh
(Ephesians 2:3)
(7)The lust of the eyes
(1 John 2:15-17)
(8)The pride of life
(1 John 2:15-17)
(9)The works of the flesh
(Galatians 5:19)
(10)The world
(1 John 2:15-17; James 4:4)
(11)Vile affections
(Romans 1:26, 29)
(12)The lusts of the mind (Ephesians 2:3)

(13)The lusts of sin (Romans 6:11-12)
(14)The motions of sins (Romans 7:5)
(15)The law of sin and death (Romans 7:7-8:2)
(16)The carnal mind (Romans 8:1-13)
(17)The "god" of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)
(18)Spiritual wickedness in high places...rulers of darkness (Ephesians 6:12)
(19)The lusts of your father (John 8:44)
(20)Sin that dwelled in me (Romans 7:17)
(21)The course of this world (world system) (Ephesians 2:2)
(22)The body of the sins of the flesh
(Colossians 2:11; Galatians 5:24; Romans 8)



G-d of my Fathers (the L-rd G-d, of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob; YHVH), I am grateful that the L-rd Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah spoiled all the principalities and powers and made a show of them openly and triumphed over them in Himself. I am thankful for the Armor You have provided. I choose to use Your Word against all the forces of evil in my life. I put on this Armor. I claim all the victory for my life, my house, and my family today in the Name of Yeshua, the Messiah. I reject all the strongholds of insinuations, accusations, and temptations of satan. I affirm that the Word of God is true and I choose to live today in the light of G-d’s Word!


Satan, I command you, in the Name of the L-rd Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah, to leave my presence with all your principalities, powers and demons! I bring the Blood of the L-rd Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah and the Angelic Host between us in the Name of Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah.

L-rd, I repent of having wrong attitudes and thoughts. I renounce them now and ask Your forgiveness. I loose every old, wrong pattern of thinking, attitude idea, desire, belief, habit, and behavior that may still be working in me in the Name of Jesus/Yeshua Messiah. I tear down, crush, smash, and destroy every stronghold I have erected to protect them. I bind myself to the attitudes and patterns of Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah.
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