Tearing Down Strongholds

What can we do about the demons that are strangling America?  Can we dismantle their ramparts?  They have brought bitter division, mass addiction, and total deception.  Can we stop them?  Not only can we, it is our sworn duty to tear them down.

The Bible says “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…2 Corinthians 10:4,5

The Bible says “cast down every high thing.”  Most preaching and teaching today leaves the impression there is very little we can do.  But that begs a question…

If we can’t tear down strongholds isn’t God is guilty of child abuse on a grand scale?  He is guilty of letting Paul awaken a deep hope that can never be fulfilled.  The whole point of 2 Corinthians 10: 4 and 5 was to provoke the church to take up the mighty weapons of God.


Want to know why there is so little preached about actually taking ground back from the devil?  There are two elements in the modern church that must silence the message of victory over demons to stay in business.  They are the therapeutic church, and the gloom and doom church.

The therapeutic church must focus on happy talk and self-fulfillment.  Shaking up their comfort zones with talk of warfare threatens attendance.  To survive, they must distract Christians to lesser goals and lower living.  They are guilty of unwittingly helping the devil to keep the army of God powerless.

Gloom and doom preachers keep the church on the defensive by telling them to take cover.  Fear sells books, conspiracy theories sell survival, not revival.  Gloom and doom prophets—like good democrats—must cheer on global domination, global warming and global disasters to keep Christians buying.  They do not equip you to confront and conquer evil because they don’t believe it’s possible.

Now I want to make you mad—not just mad—I want you to be infuriated at what Satan has done to America.  He has built a machine—an evil, wicked, massive machine. Facebook, Google, Youtube and Twitter are working parts of this hideous mechanism.  Other components include most of the print press and news media.

Another tentacle of this device is on campus.  It’s there to poison young minds.  The toxic cloud of indoctrination goes all the way down to grammar schools robbing children of their innocence.

The machine hates Christianity.  It hates Israel.  It hates the family and every form of Biblical truth.  All subtly is gone.  The Marxist insanity once whispered in back alleys now struts its stuff on main street.

So many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” While that is a comforting truth it is not the one we need right now.  That has been used to make Christians passive.

But everywhere you look in the Bible it is against passivity and advocates action: “fight the good fight of faith…” “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” “Resist the devil…” “Take the sword of the Spirit…”

God has chosen to act in answer to prayer.  He waits until His people rise and take their rightful place in the arena of battle.  Young David saw the stalemate.  No one challenged Goliath.  David couldn’t stand it. He offered himself to God.  God is looking for someone like that today—someone who can’t live with evil, who can’t stomach the perversion, and is enraged to see God dishonored.  Someone God can use to turn the tide of America.

If there is one question this blog asks it is this:  Are you so filled with holy rage that you are willing to lay down your life in order to provide God with an opportunity to vindicate His name before this blasphemous generation?


Mario what should I do?

-Pray different than you do now.  Stand between heaven and earth as a true intercessor.  Invoke the Name above all Names to get to the very Throne of God with your petition.  Do it the way Moses raised the rod of Aaron over the battle. When you pray, pray violently, pray exactingly, detailing the damage you want done and where you want it done. By the Spirit, speak directly to evil powers. Call them out and cast them down.

-Talk about God different than you do now.  Why should you apologize?  What you have works.  What they have doesn’t work.  Arm yourself with your testimony and the blood of the Lamb.  Challenge the double standard.  Why is Jesus the only thing this supposedly open-minded generation won’t talk about.

-Plan events that the Holy Spirit can use to bring revival.  Azusa Street was a small effort that exploded into unimaginable proportions.  How dare anyone think that your small meeting can’t be used in a massive way?

There are many more things we can do to get out of fear and get into a great victory.  Here is the great promise : When God sees someone take up the mighty weapons of God—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God will muster all of the resources of heaven to bring that someone total victory.

18 thoughts on “Tearing Down Strongholds

  1. Yes, we have laid down like a defeated animal tooo long. Time to use the weapons and the Name Above All Names and take back our country.

    1. In 1 Corinthians 12, and 14 you see the gifts to the Holy Spirit. These are the miracle gifts of power. However, God uses many things as weapons besides those. Love itself destroys the works of the devil. Forgiveness is a powerful force. Worship and even joy are weapons

      1. To the person that does not know what the weapons of God are. Eph 6:10-17 (NIV) …”Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your STAND against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to STAND your ground, and after you have done everything, to STAND, STAND firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”. Lastly, there is a 7th weapon you can use it’s a powerful one… PRAYER! You have already been placed in heavenly places to do battle…Eph 2:4-6 “But, God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the HEAVENLY REALMS in Christ Jesus…” God has given us the power, the resources, and put us on the battleground…war is upon you!

    2. The Word of God and Prayer. There is no greater power in the universe availed to man than the power of unrelenting, persistent prayer. Luke 18. Luke 11:5-13. Ask and keep asking. Sad thing is most people quit. Will the Son of man find faith when he comes to the earth? What kind of faith is Jesus asking for here? It’s obvious. Look at the context. It was this womans faithfulness to keep on coming, to keep on asking, till she got what she came for. Look at the Syrophencian woman and look at Jesus’s response. And how he gives her what she came for. Unrelenting, junkyard dog faith. Don’t bother God with Prayer for revival, if you ain’t willing to pray and keep praying. I don’t care how many years you’ve prayed.

    3. Thanks for the encouragement to pray with power against the devil’s strongholds and invoke the name over every other name.

  2. Dear Mario, when I read and saw your article, the picture of the Knight holding the 2 edged sword and kneeling, struck me!… as I remembered our LORD’S vast power and might and how the Hebrew writer said TODAY if you hear His voice don’t be disobedient. Because the LORD Jesus IS the Son of Man, NO insignificant One toward His enemies;

    Revelation 1: Verse 13-16
    …and in the midst of the seven lamp-stands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and “His voice as the sound of many waters”; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and “His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.”
    Hebrews 4: 12, 13
    For the word (Logos) of God is quick (Alive), and powerful (Active), and sharper than any two-edged sword (Having a double mouth as a river) piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked (Laid bare) and opened (Laid open, as to bend back the neck of a victim to be slain) unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.
    WOW our Savior is Mighty God!♚🦅🌊☀️

  3. Thank you for such a truthful word of exhortation and a reminder! Our God is an awesome God! What you said reminds me of what Jesus said: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”

  4. Thank You!

    I have been calling for war-fare prayer for months if not years…

    I have always thought that it was the Que Sera Sera church who believes in meticulous control as regards predestination.

    For those I don’t know why they even have prayer in their churches if it is all absolutely, meticulously and free-will denying predestinated…

    Then there are those that are prophecy is inviolate and there’s nothing we can do, this is it, we’re in the end times… it’s over.

    First, can anyone say that they know the mind of Jehovah and exactly what He meant when the prophecies were written?

    Secondly, no man knows the day or the hour. BOOM!

    I like to think we were at this place, and then had the Jesus Revival, and Jehovah stayed His hand.

    I see a choice, especially for America… We either put 2 Chronicles 7:14 into ply and then 2 Corintians 4 & 5… And, that Father stays His Hand of Discipline (remember the beginning of sorrows predates the rapture!)

    Or, we stay they way we are and get to the place where father stands and says, “Enough!, bring ’em home Son. That we might find faith on the earth.”

    Sorry for the long windedness, but I have very few pulpits. 🙂

    1. I didn’t think you were long winded Mr Druckenmiller Sr,
      I think you’re making valid points! Who wants to go to a Doris Day church anyway!…Doris Day movies YES, but not churches…Ha Ha!😀

    2. You’re right, we don’t know the day or hour (that’s because of the phases of the moon always changing), but we DO know the season!! He has TOLD us!! And that is why we keep His Feasts & Sabbaths – they are “Appointed Times” i.e. DRESS REHEARSALS! And we know the season of His return for His bride will be during Feast of Trumpets! We don’t know which year, the day or hour, but we DO know the FEAST! That’s why we are COMMANDED to observe them! Yeshua didn’t come to start a new religion! He came to bring Salvation first to the Jew, then the Gentile. It was MAN that created a new religion and it’s FILLED with Paganism! Return to His Torah! You will be FILLED with joy!

  5. Micah 3:5, “But as for me, I am filled with power, and with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, and Israel his sin.” Micah was just like us, an ordinary man, but spiritually he was different from 99.9 per cent of all mankind: he was full of power and of the Spirit of the Lord! How many can truly say, I am full of the Holy Ghost? I am controlled by the Holy Ghost? My passion in life is driven by the Holy Ghost, so I will declare Christ to my sinful culture? Because I am filled with Holy Ghost power and anointing, I cannot and will not be silenced? Jesus said that Holy Ghost power is so important that they were not to move until they received power from on high to be His witnesses. Acts 2 changed the world forever. The coward Peter was transformed to boldly preach Jesus to those he had once feared. “Repent..every one of you!”
    3000 fell to their knees, convicted of sin, and confessed Christ! In Acts 3, they had new vision. They now saw how sin had crippled the world, and that they possessed something to give to reverse it. “Such as I have, give I thee!!” The Name of Jesus, mixed with Holy Ghost anointed power, caused the crippled to rise, to run, and to rejoice! God, send a mighty Holy Ghost revival one more time in our generation!!!! Thanks Mario for your encouragement. As long as we breathe, we will never surrender!

  6. Thank you Brother Mario for sharing with me and everyone else, what God is saying to you. I agree whole heartedly with every post. Don’t be discouraged, continue to stand firm. Continue in your conviction. Love you my brother.

    KEEP IT COMING. The great awaking.

  7. Wonderful insight!

    On Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 2:07 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “What can we do about the demons that are > strangling America? Can we dismantle their ramparts? They have brought > bitter division, mass addiction, and total deception. Can we stop them? > Not only can we, it is our sworn duty to tear them down. The Bib” >

  8. We have the same spirit of the Father and from the Father. What you’re saying is what my heart is saying. I thank God our Father through Christ Jesus for the grace to walk in obedience and faith of the Truth. God bless you abundantly.

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