Destroying strongholds does not happen with fleshly human power. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not the boldest person in the room who wins or even the one with the loudest voice.
The believers at Corinth were chiding Paul for his meekness. Paul was one tough guy. Most likely he was the boldest and loudest voice in the room (at least prior to his conversion).
The Savior did something so dramatic that it literally changed his character (and name) on the road to Damascus. It was there he encountered a blinding light and was saved.
Paul understood the need to be touched at a spiritual level. Jesus was the one who touched him and changed him. What argument or lofty opinion has raised itself up in your life to keep you from the change God has for you?
Paul obeyed Jesus Christ the Lord and became his mouthpiece of peace to both Jews and Gentiles. He helped build the church in Asia Minor and despite the harsh treatment he endured (beatings and prison), he was still able to write the majority of the New Testament. His legacy lives on for us today.
What act of obedience has God called me to? Am I entering into this time with weapons that have divine power to destroy strongholds? #meekness
In order to recognize it, I have to change my mind by joining my steps to the Holy Spirit’s leading. God is in the common places of our lives, we don’t need to search far to find Him. In fact, we may be surprised to know He has been waiting for us to recognize His presence with us even now.- Teresa #knowGod #Holybible #obeyChrist #completeobediencemeanssurrendered.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (ESV)
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.