Imaginations Strongholds from Hell
Nothing works havoc in human lives more quickly and more devastatingly than dark "Imaginations." It could well be the front line and major attack in almost every battle we experience from Satan. Some twisted idea, sharp criticism, or a well meaning but unscriptural view of any circumstance in our lives can become a mental imagination that puts us in bondage to that thought. Imaginations can be mildly agitating or they can progress to being a total bondage. Almost every mental or emotional breakdown begins and is a progress of "Imaginations." The best Christian among us may experience an imagination attack, sometimes in the middle of the night, that really makes no sense in our wiser moments.
When an imagination becomes a "spiritual stronghold", the individual is almost never satisfied unless it is told to others. One dark imagination in one person has the potential of destroying numbers of people. Satan uses two primary powers to destroy: "mind thoughts" and "emotional feelings" are his front line into human lives. The emotions usually arise out of the mental imaginations. When imaginations get a good hold on you, they create emotions that are almost more real than true and wholesome emotions. All because an imagination, either out of your own mind or dropped into your life by a gossiper, has gripped your mind with a negative thought. The seed of every bad imagination is negative thinking and the seed of a pure imagination is Biblical and positive thinking.
It is impossible to live without something constantly filling our minds. Our minds or thought lives are a wonderful part of our lives. Animals are controlled by instincts but we are controlled by our minds. God created us to think and reason. Our imaginations, good or bad, are the results of thinking and reasoning. If we fill our mind with the Bible and pure mature thoughts, we grow mentally; we get wiser and wiser, and we learn to be creative and a blessing to our families, others and ourselves. A person with a strong disciplined mind will learn to quickly change negative thoughts and replace them with powerful thoughts of truth and wisdom. The moment we let negative thoughts linger in our minds, dark imaginations will begin to grow. Many homes, churches and communities have been ripped apart by unchecked imaginations.
Thank God that His Bible has provided a wonderful solution to wild imaginations. Apostle Paul received from the Holy Ghost God’s answer to this potential problem. "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled"(II Cor. 10:3-6). The Spirit of God abides in every believer and desires to manifest His baptism and His gifts of supernatural powers. They are available when we depend upon them. "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard [a barrier or bulwark] against him" (Isaiah 59:19b). Do not fight against "Imaginations" with tools of the flesh, but call upon your Heavenly Father to move by His mighty Spirit.
This subject is breathtaking and must be understood Biblically. Great destruction is being wrought in our world by an endless invasion of dark destructive spirits. Our world of humanism has no answer for this invasion. Public schools and the modern media have become nothing but tools to Satan’s many schemes of evil imaginations. The only people who have the answer are "Bible believing" people with a "radical" experience of this "Born Again" life. Cling to His cross of the Blood sacrifice and believe every word of Holy Scripture. You are safe only in his "Truth" revealed in His Holy Bible.