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A stronghold is a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack. As a Christian, did you know that God is your stronghold? Are you aware that you have been fortified by His indwelling presence? Let's find out more.

Reference: Psalm 27:1 New International Version (NIV) "The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?"

The above Scripture is King David's ultimate declaration of belief in the supernatural ability of God and trust in the protection He provides. As a Christian, if you are still entertaining fearful words in your vocabulary, you are not living by your identity in Christ! If you truly have Christ in you and you are still talking like this, 'I'm afraid they are going to hurt me' or 'I'm scared', and you even polish it with Queen's English to sound attractive, then you are making void the word of God by human means of expression and we do many such things knowingly and unknowingly (see Mark 7:13 ESV).

David did not have Christ in him. He only had God with him. They are two different things. Today you have God with you and in you. That is, Christ in you and the Holy Spirit as your guide and helper, yet you express fears and give voice to discouraging words. You ought to be fearless in all your dealings on earth. The Psalmist said, 'The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid.' This is a man surrounded by enemies and attackers. Yet in the next verse, He said, 'When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.' In other words, He was so sure they would stumble and fall (see Psalm 27:2-3). What does this mean to you? If you are not sure of your identity in Christ, how can you be sure that greater is He that's in you than anyone or anything against you in the world? (1 John 4:4 NLT).

For your information, in Christ Jesus, we are superior to King David. David said, 'The Lord is the stronghold of his life', which means he had a life of his own. In Christ, we don't have a life of our own. Christ is our stronghold, not the stronghold of our life. He is our light and salvation, not the light and salvation of our life. This is what Paul knew by revelation. As a result, he said, 'I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me' (Galatians 2:20 ESV). The great Apostle admitted that He had no life but Christ that lives in him.

Simply put, a born again Christian surrendered his life at the altar of Calvary. Then Colossians 3:4 (NIV) says that, 'you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.' Did you notice the phrase, 'Christ, who is your life'? A serious life transaction took place at the altar of Calvary. When Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, you lost your life and was raised with Him. This is because, when an inferior meets His superior, the inferior bows. Ephesians 2:5-6 says that God made us alive...He raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Now we have the life of Christ. You can see why a dead man can never be afraid of anything or talk fears. It's that simple: When the Lord is your light and salvation, whom shall you fear? When the Lord is your stronghold, of whom shall you be afraid?

This is why we talk differently. It's all about the revelation we live by. This revelation is sourced from the dominion branch of divine knowledge, rooted in Biblical principles. It also sponsors the size and level of the lexicon we often express, as a result of knowing who we are in Christ. For instance, some Christians still say, 'Lord please be my light and save me', while those who are grounded in their identity in Christ always declare with confidence, 'the Lord is my light and salvation.' Stop begging for what is already your reality in Christ. Your nativity is divine. Start speaking according to your divine reality so that the outcomes surrounding your existence will change. Once you grasp this timeless truth, your vocabulary will take a new dimension. You will begin to say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" (Hebrews 13:6 NIV). Hallelujah!

Scripture Reading - Exodus 15:2; Psalm 28:2; Isaiah 12:2; Habakkuk 3:19; Philippians 4:13.

Exuberant Declaration: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my light; my God is my strength and my strong tower. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation; my stronghold forever. I honour the Lord daily, who is worthy of praise, and I'm fortified by His presence. When my God rises from His throne, the earth trembles and quakes, and the foundations of the mountains shake. When He speaks mysteries, smoke rises from His nostrils; consuming fire is unleashed from His mouth, and burning coals blaze out of it. He separates the light from darkness; dark clouds are under His feet. I'm forever grateful that the power of His Spirit is fully operational in me, and I get the power working, to live the supernatural in Christ. Glory to God!


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