d. carnal [4559 * sarkikos] fleshor as the equivalent of human with the added idea of weakness.
e. The weapons of our military service are not weak, merely human, i.e. self effort.
2. "but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)
a. pulling down [2506 * kathairesis] [Zodhiates: Demolition, destruction of a fortress.]
b. strongholds [3794 * [ochuroma] [Zodhiates: A stronghold, fortification, fortress.]
c. I will be shown that Paul is talking about thought processes, long held beliefs that are entrenched in our minds that the enemy uses to hinder or stop spiritual growth in a particular area, or even to cause us to sin.
d. Jeremiah 51:20 "Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms."
My name is Don Costello. Ever since I received Christ in November of 1976 I have had a passion to study and know God's word.My wife Melissa and I have 5 children.