Pulling Down Strongholds
I encourage each of you to begin the battle for your city by pulling down the strongholds in your home. Bring your family into prayer and, through prayer, bring healing and order. If you fail in this preparation, the enemy will always have open doors to counterattack and undermine your credibility. (See 1 Timothy 3:5.)
It is important to note that pulling down a stronghold is only half the battle—on that very site we must now build an altar to the Lord. For example, if the stronghold was fear, it must be replaced with an altar of faith. If bitterness existed, love must take its place.