I was surprised when I looked up the word strongholds in the bible and found it is in the New Testament once and all others are in the Old Testament. In the Old Testament it refers to physical places. In the New Testament it refers to the spiritual battle in our mind.
There are books, gatherings, teachings, and sermons on the subject of spiritual warfare against strongholds, however they seem to miss a believers warfare is caused by people teaching false doctrine. It is the weapons that are spiritual. Not to say Satan, who is a created spiritual being, does not rule the world system at this time, because he does. But the warfare is Satan’s attack on the Word of God, Jesus Christ, and the Truth.
Our True Enemy
1 Peter 5:8 ESV Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Satan is everyone’s enemy. However, it is when you stop being lead by him and live lead by Christ submitted to the control and power of the Holy Spirit, that this becomes a reality…. read more