crazy, irate, angry-3126441.jpg

  Deliverance from the Stronghold of Offense.

Deliverance from the Stronghold of Offense: 

      Finding Freedom in Christ

In the journey of life, we often encounter situations that can provoke feelings of hurt, anger, and resentment. These emotions, when left unchecked, can lead to the development of what is known as the stronghold of offense. However, as followers of Christ, we are called to a higher standard. Jesus himself warns us to be cautious of falling into the trap of offense. But what exactly is offense, and why does it hold such power over us? Let us delve deeper into this topic and explore how we can find deliverance from the stronghold of offense through the transformative power of the Holy Spirit.

Understanding Offense:

Offense can be defined as a feeling of resentment or displeasure caused by a perceived insult or wrongdoing. It is a snare that entangles our hearts and minds, poisoning our relationships and hindering our spiritual growth. Jesus, in his teachings, emphasized the importance of guarding our hearts against offense. In Luke 17:1, he says, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!”

The Stronghold of Offense:

A stronghold, in spiritual terms, refers to a place of fortified refuge or a position of power and control. When offense takes root in our hearts, it becomes a stronghold—a stronghold that binds us, distorts our perceptions, and dictates our actions. It festers within us, feeding on bitterness and resentment, until it becomes a barrier between us and God’s love and forgiveness.

The Importance of Letting Go.

Letting go of offense is essential for our spiritual well-being. Holding onto offense not only hinders our relationship with others but also impedes our communion with God. Ephesians 4:31-32 reminds us, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Seeking Help from the Holy Spirit:

We cannot overcome the stronghold of offense on our strength. It is only through the guidance and empowerment of the Holy Spirit that we can experience true freedom. By surrendering our hurts and grievances to God, we allow His transformative power to work within us, cleansing us from all unrighteousness.

Living Above Offense:

Although offense may surround us daily, we can choose to live above it. Through prayer, meditation on God’s Word, and reliance on the Holy Spirit, we can cultivate a heart of forgiveness and compassion. As Romans 12:21 encourages us, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

In conclusion, the stronghold of offense is a formidable foe that seeks to ensnare us in bitterness and resentment. However, as believers in Christ, we have been given the power to break free from its grip. By surrendering ourselves to the Holy Spirit and allowing His transformative work in our lives, we can experience true deliverance and live a life free from offense. Let us, therefore, heed the words of Jesus and guard our hearts against offense, knowing that in Him, we find the strength to overcome.


Heavenly Father,

I come before you, acknowledging the stronghold of offense that has taken root in my heart. I surrender my hurts and grievances to you, asking for your forgiveness and cleansing. Fill me afresh with your Holy Spirit, that I may live a life marked by forgiveness, love, and compassion. Help me to let go of offense and to walk in the freedom that you have promised. In Jesus’ name, I pray.



As we journey through life, may we continually seek deliverance from the stronghold of offense, trusting in the power of Christ to set us free and empower us to love as He loves.

GOD Loves you so much.

At His Feet,


Healing Well Of JESUS Ministries Intl.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top