Updated: Sep 4
Removing Strongholds - When one of the goods or underlings is manifesting, such as self-pity, the kingdom of self is promoted, not God's kingdom. You are introspecting. Self-pity is a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings in the past or present. It is self-exalting your problems. It is time to break demonic strongholds.
How can you get past your past pain when in self-pity? You cannot see when you are manifesting self-pity. It is people who habitually indulge in self-pity–it’s an “injustice collector.” These folks constantly dwell on their hurts and hardships–whether real or imagined–and enjoy thinking about and talking about them. That is why it is the kingdom of self. A person in self-pity is keeping a record of wrong. God’s way instructs us to walk in the God kind of love, which is “not self-seeking” and “keeps no record of wrongs.”
Pulling Down and Breaking Demonic Strongholds
That is why it is essential to repent, pull down the thought that is not of love or cast it out; otherwise, if it stays and becomes habitual, it is a stronghold. That person is in chronic self-pity and cannot seem to get free.
So, when you act out in anger, you sin. When you feel rejected, it is a sin. When you are in fear, it is a sin, and sin is a being. When you look at 2 Timothy 1:7 it says For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound mind. So, we see that fear is a spirit. A spirit that is opposite of God are demons that influence us.
Breaking Demonic Strongholds by Renewing the Mind
Any sin will lead to a stronghold (spiritual bondage) if not dealt with. That is what Jesus did on the cross for us, giving us a way to deal with our sins. In the old testament, they had to wait an entire year and make sacrifices on animals for blood to cover sin. It was not forgotten like what Jesus did for us on the cross when we repent; it is forgiven and forgotten.
Recognizing Demonic Strongholds
Once a stronghold is established, the enemy influences our attitudes and actions and distorts our perception of God, other people, and situations, causing us to misperceive situations to the detriment of relationships.