CASTING DOWN STRONGHOLDS (Gleanings From Derek Prince)

stronghold

1 : a fortified place
2a : a place of security or survival; 2b: a place dominated by a particular group or marked by a particular characteristic

First we have to understand that there are two kingdoms at war: God’s Kingdom and Satan’s Kingdom. There are some who are not aware that Satan has an invisible kingdom and that’s the way he wants it.

Satan fears Deliverance Ministry because it exposes his kingdom and it reveals the victory and supremacy that God’s Kingdom has over his kingdom.
Every moment of every day, there are battles going on in the heavenly realm between God’s armies of angels and the devil’s army. Unfortunately too many Believers are completely unaware of the reality of the spirit realm and all of the activity that goes on there.

So I have been very aware recently of the heightened demonic activities and attacks on the people of God. There is an urgency in the spirit that I sense is increasing on both sides (good & evil) because the Day of the Lord is very close now. I also see demonic strongholds everywhere, but there’s not much concern among Believers regarding this.
While watching Derek Prince’s video “Casting Down Strongholds”, he mentions certain strongholds that seem to have dominion over specific areas or regions of nations (it can be seen in cities and even neighborhoods as well). So he named a few strongholds that he has observed in certain countries and he mentioned one in particular in regards to New Zealand which is the stronghold of indifference. The definition of indifference is: lack of interest in or concern about something. Indifference is very dangerous because it will allow anything to happen with no opposition or concern for the consequences. Jesus addressed the indifferent people in the Church of Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-18, “These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of My mouth.

He indicated that the United States of America is dominated by the stronghold of rebellion, which can be seen everywhere in this country, even among the youngest of children. As you may know, rebellion is likened to witchcraft as indicated in 1 Samuel 15:23 – For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.
However, any of these strongholds can manifest anywhere among any group of peoples. One only needs to look at the rampant sin and wickedness that has taken hold of our nation, and look also at the concerted efforts being made to take God out of our country and rid the world of Jesus the Christ! It is evil and it is demonic, and yet there is very little concern or urgency among the people of God. I conclude that there is a stronghold of indifference among many Believers which has given Satan and his demons a foothold to dominate this country and this world.

Derek Prince goes on to state that “domination is satanic; Satan seeks to dominate the whole world” so that he can destroy as many people as he can and take them captive into his kingdom. Just as God has a heavenly kingdom, Satan’s kingdom is in the heavens above us as well and he continues to influenced millions of people; Ephesians 2:2 – “Wherein times past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience”.
So how do we cast down or pull down these strongholds? Derek Prince states that “God has given us (Christians) alone the weapons for spiritual warfare” with which we are to use in casting down strongholds.

A stronghold is deception that’s taken hold in a person’s mind. It’s an incorrect thinking pattern based on a believed lie. People can get incorrect perceptions of God by listening to Satan as he tells them how God doesn’t love them, etc. People can feel like dirty old sinners when they believe Satan’s accusations as he continually reminds them of their past (which has been washed away!). Strongholds are based on lies from the devil. They can come in the form of deception or accusations. Accusations always lead to guilt and the feeling of unworthiness, which weighs you down and tears you apart spiritually. Since strongholds are built upon lies that we have been fed, the way we tear down strongholds is by feeding on the truth (in God’s Word), which is the opposite of what the enemy has been feeding us. If the enemy has been feeding us a lie, we need to stop eating the lie and start feeding ourselves the truth. The weapon we use to tear down strongholds is found in Ephesians 6:17, “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” A sword is an offensive weapon and is meant to tear down and kill the enemy’s troops. Strongholds are the devil’s assets in war, and he uses them against us. Take up the sword of the Spirit (God’s Word) today, and start slaughtering the enemy’s assets that he’s been using against you!

We are involved in this spiritual war whether we want to be or not! So we must prepare for battle. Prayer assails Satan’s Kingdom (assail means to violently attack); no wonder the enemy causes so many of us to be lax in our prayer times; and we need to learn how to pray!

So here’s what we need to pull down/cast down strongholds: Prayer & Fasting; the whole armor of God as outlined in Ephesians 6:10-17: the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness; the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace; the Shield of Faith; the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit (which is the Word of God!). Praying always with ALL prayer and supplication in the Spirit.

God Bless You!
Elder Glenda Jackson

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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The world really downplays the importance of the role fathers play in the lives of their children; and we wonder why so many father’s have abandoned their place in the family dynamic.

I gave Father’s Day sermon 2 years ago in which I quoted from the late Art Katz the following statement: “The reason there are so many derelict fathers is because there is no understanding of God as Father” I’m paraphrasing but I thought that was such a profound statement.

I applaud fathers who are actively involved in their children’s lives, but I give a standing ovation to godly father’s who seek to know God in Heaven as father and model that relationship for their families.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Minister Glenda

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WHAT IS THE GREATER LOSS?

I was thinking about the recent tragedies in Orlando, FL where over 100 people were killed or critically injured in the gay nightclub Pulse and also about the little child who was dragged into the water by an alligator and died.

Both of these events are tragic, even horrific; why? because of the violent ways that the victims died in both cases. It boggles the mind when so many people are killed or injured in mass violence but it’s just as mind boggling the way that this small innocent child died; both these events are nightmarish and both cause people to cry out for justice for the lives that were lost.

I want to say however, that there is so much more here than meets the eye and we need to understand what is the real tragedy.

In the case of the small toddler, this child was innocent and had little or no opportunity to know or accept Jesus the Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was, in a sense, a victim of poor decision or action of one or both parents because he was not closely monitored or supervised at that moment.

I don’t know what distracted these parents at that time….I pray that it wasn’t a cellphone texting distraction, but it gave the enemy a foothold, an open door to wreak havoc in their lives. All the enemy needs is tiny opening of the door and he will rush in and cause horrific events to occur in our lives.

What happened to this family could shake a believers faith to the core, even cause them to blame and turn away from God. Because one of the first thoughts people have is….why did God allow it.

In the case of the nightclub massacre incident, you have a massive loss of life and injury to so many at one time and at the hand of someone who was clearly disturbed.

These were adults who may or may not have heard the message of Jesus Christ or who may have heard it and lived in it, but rejected it so as to live life on their own terms. So there is the real possibility that most or many of these people had the opportunity to choose; and they chose to go with their own way of life living by the world’s wisdom and standard and rejecting God’s Truths and commands.

I have no doubt that they firmly believe that they are who God created them to be and that they have every right to live their lives contrary to what is taught in the Bible….which is the Word of God, which is Jesus the Christ.

They subscribe to the wisdom of the world (which is controlled by Satan himself) rather than the Holy and Life-giving Word of God which is the “Power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes…”; so the world grieves for the loss of physical life not understanding that the greater loss for these people is Eternal Life with Jesus the Christ.

The baby who died had no chance to make choices good or bad that would affect his eternal life….his parents paid the ultimate price for a moment of inattentiveness and I can only pray that they will not blame God. I believe this baby is with the Lord Jesus in heaven because he was innocent.

The people at the nightclub and even the man who killed and injured them all were at an age that they could seek God in His Word, or listened to someone who may have given them the message of salvation but they chose, at that time, to identify with who they are in the flesh rather than identify with who they could’ve been in Christ Jesus.

Sadly, if there was no repentance or crying out the Lord Jesus before they perished, they will spend eternity in hell. I know that many of you will reject what I’m saying, but I must tell the Truth according to God’s Word….I believe God’s Word above all else.

I pray for the family and friends of the deceased and injured in that terrible nightclub attack, that they will be comforted and find peace in Jesus Christ. I pray for the family of the baby boy who died, that they too will turn to the Lord Jesus for peace and comfort and that they will continue to trust Him in all things.

THE GREATER LOSS IS ETERNAL LIFE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST….Amen!

Minister Glenda M. Jackson

GOD’S MESSAGE FOR 2016 GIVE HEED TO THE BLAMELESS WAY

I wrote a message and posted it to Facebook on December 30th at 3am which started out with “I’ve been thinking about all of my brothers and sisters in Christ. Thinking about the way so many of you carry yourselves….you walk the way of the world and not Christ….that’s shameful.”  The Lord put something in my heart that He wants to share with His people, and which is also a further expansion of that message, so He showed me

Psalm 101:1-8
1 I will sing of mercy and loving-kindness and justice; to You, O Lord, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely and give heed to the blameless way—O when will You come to me? I will walk within my house in integrity and with a blameless heart.
3 I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of them who turn aside [from the right path]; it shall not grasp hold of me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil person or thing.
5 Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off [from me]; he who has a haughty look and a proud and arrogant heart I cannot and I will not tolerate.
6 My eyes shall [look with favor] upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks blamelessly, he shall minister to me.
7 He who works deceit shall not dwell in my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
8 Morning after morning I will root up all the wicked in the land, that I may eliminate all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.

So to make a long story short: Way too many Believers are living in sin, fornicating, turning up, supporting abortions, watching all kinds of filthy TV shows and movies, supporting gay marriage, not taking good care of your children because if they see you living this way you are not presenting a good witness to them or anyone else.

According to verses 2-3 in this psalm we should “behave wisely and give heed to the blameless way; walk with integrity (even) within your house and with a blameless heart; set no base or wicked thing before your eyes! And go down to verse 6: “he who walks blamelessly, he shall minister to me.”

We are entering a pivotal time for the Church and Believers as we enter 2016. I was shown something very interesting about 2016 according to God’s Numbering system:    2016: 2+0=2, 2+1=3, 3+6=9

The number nine has great significance for the Church and all Believers in Yeshua Ha’Mashiach so after doing some more investigating I found an interesting article on God’s Biblical #9:

Now it was the third hour [9:00 a.m.], and they crucified Him. (Mark 15:25) And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34)

Nine is the number of judgment and finality.
It is the last of the digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant of the conclusion of a matter. What time was Jesus nailed to the cross? The Bible says the third hour. That’s 9:00 in the morning. How long did He hang on the cross? The Bible says He dismissed His spirit at 3:00 in the afternoon. That’s the ninth hour of the day. Jesus’ work on earth was finished.

A cycle of finality is indicated in the nine generations from Adam to Noah. Then the flood was the judgment.

Noah’s generation was the ninth from Adam, and Abraham’s generation was the ninth from Noah. Representing finality and judgment.

The Bible has nine records of stoning; nine records of blindness and nine records of leprosy.

According to Galatians 5:22-23, there are nine fruit of the Spirit. There is no “s” on “fruit of the Spirit” because the individual fruits work together as a final unit of the heart: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. Notice the first one is “love” and the final one is “temperance” or “self-control.”

Begin with love and your final result will be temperance. According to I Corinthians 12:8-10, there are nine gifts of the Spirit: wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, speaking in tongues, and interpretation of tongues.

So How Must We Enter 2016?

First we need to enter with a Repentant heart….repenting for our own sins and the sins of our nation. We must turn back to God – Fully!

We must enter with the knowledge that the time of judgment is upon us, the revelation of the man of sin is near and that Yeshua/Jesus is coming soon!

We must be clothed in Righteousness and Holiness;

we must live blameless lives before God and man;

We must enter into this year 2016, with our faces set like a flint towards God’s Holy Hill.

GET YOUR EYES OUT OF THIS WORLD AND SET YOUR GAZE UPON JESUS THE CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!

We have no more time to waste in our traditions, works and carnal (worldly) wisdom.

We must enter 2016 choosing to walk blamelessly, to walk in Righteousness and Holiness in these last days….it’s the only way to become the Bride of Christ (the church without spot or wrinkle).

The Lord Bless and Keep you and make His Face shine upon you in 2016!

Glenda Gardner-Jackson

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Check out my song Revive America and homemade video with me and my grandchildren…I’d like to raise money to have a professional video made.

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Thank you and God Bless!

Glenda Jackson

I AM CONVINCED

This is a message I shared on my Facebook page:

I am convinced that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the only true and living God.

I am convinced that God gave the world His only begotten son Yeshua/Jesus Christ to shed His precious blood and die for our sin (of Unbelief) so that we could once again have relationship with the Father in Heaven and Eternal Life.

I am convinced that God’s Word is True and gives life to those who diligently seek Him; and the lies of this world are from the devil who hates all men and is “hell bent” on destroying us.

I am convinced that if every man, woman and child would turn their eyes (attention) away from this world and look towards heaven seeking God with all of their hearts and minds that they would no longer be bound in the sin and darkness of this world.

I am convinced that you believe what the world says about you because you are not “born again”.

I am convinced that until we receive the Agape Love of Yeshua/Jesus in our hearts, we are unable to shed abroad the kind of love that men so desperately need.

I am convinced that God’s people should examine themselves “often” to see whether you are in the Faith. If nothing else it will show you how you measure up to God’s Standard.

I am convinced that God’s people must not straddle the fence, rather choose this day whom you will serve!

Well, there is so much more concerning God and His Word that I am absolutely convinced of and I try to share as often as I can. Meanwhile, ask yourself what you are convinced of or not convinced of in God’s Word and if there’s any question….ask God….He’ll show you.

Minister Glenda