I have been reading a really good book, and took some powerful notes on Spiritul Warfare, this information is too good to not share. The book “Prayers that Rout Demons.” written by John Eckhardt is a powerful book for those wanting to pray powerful prayers.
Prayer and confession of the Word are two of the most powerful weapons we have. You will see a great release of God’s power when they are combined.
The Lord taught me the importance of praying the Word to overcome spiritual resistance to the plan of God for my life. The Word of God inspires us to pray. It is through faith and promises we inherit the promises. (Hebrew 6:12)
We are told to pray with all kinds of prayers. (Eph 6:8)
Prayer is one of the ways we release the will of God upon the Earth. We must study the Word of God in order to know the will of God. This is why prayer and the Word must be combined.
We should pray with understanding. ( 1 Cor. 14:15). Understanding the will of God helps us pray correctly. The Word of God is the will of God.
We are not to be unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is. (Eph 5:17).
Prayer also helps us walk perfectly and completely in all the will of God. (Col. 4:12)
Life and death are in the power of the tongue. (Prov 18:21). Right words are forcible (Job 6; 25)
The words we speak are spirit and life. (John 6:63). We need to articulate the thoughts of God by praying and confessing His Word. (Isa. 55:8).
God’s Word released through our tongue will cause His Power to manifest in our lives.
The thoughts of God are peace and prosperity. (Jer. 29:11)
Jesus taught us that our faith is released through our Words. (Mark 11:23). Our faith filled words can move mountains.
Our faith is a key to seeing miracles and breakthrough on a consistent basis. Whatever we ask in prayer, believing, we will received. (Matt 21:22)
The Word is near us (Rom 10:8). The Word is in our mouth and heart. This is the Word of Faith. The mouth and the heart are connected. We speak from the abundance of the heart. The Word of God in our heart will come through our mouth. Faith in the heart will be released through our mouth. God watches over His Word to perform it. (Jer 1:12)
We are encouraged to call upon the Lord. He has promised to show us great and mighty things. (Jer. 33:3). The Lord delights in our prayers. He delights in answering them. Before we call, He will answer. (Isa 65:24). The Lord’s ears are open upon the prayers of a righteous. (1 Pet 3:12)
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16). We are told to pray without ceasing. (1 Thes. 5:17)
He is near to all who call upon Him. (Ps. 145:19) God will not turn away your prayer. (Ps. 66:20)
We have been given the keys of the Kingdom. (Matt. 16:19). This gives us authority to bind and loose. Bind means to restrict, stop or hinder. Loose means to untie, unbind, unlock, liberate, release.
Keys represent the authority to lock (bind) or unlock (loose). Prayer and confession are two of the ways we use this authority.
We can bind the works of darkness. This will help in area of deliverance. Believers must know and operate with authority. Jesus gave His disciples power and authority over all devils. (Matt 10:1). Use by prayer and confession. Jesus promised that nothing would hurt us, (Luke 10:19).
Bind the works of darkness which include sickness, disease, hurt, witchcraft, poverty, death, destruction, confusion, defeat and discouragement. We can loose others by prayers. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. We can loose ourselves and others from many things by using our authority through prayer and confession.
Satan has been defeated through the cross. Principalities and powers have been spoiled. (Col 2:15). The saints have possessed the kingdom. (Dan 7:18). This means we have authority with the King to advance the reign of Christ over the nations.
We must take the sword of the Spirit and pray with all prayer. (Eph. 6:12-18)..
Section 4: Destroying the Enemy’s Forces.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
Satan’s kingdom consists of principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places. There are different kinds of demons and different levels of wickedness. We can destroy the wicked early (Ps. 101:8).
We can destroy them that hate us. (Ps. 18:40).
Satan is rendered helpless when his forces are destroyed. We have authority to bind the strongman and strip him of his armour.
Israel was sent into Canaan to destroy different nations, which are pictures of kingdoms that possessed the land. Each kingdom represented a different type of stronghold God wanted His people to destroy.
Demons are represented by different creatures. The diversity in the animal kingdom is a picture of the diversity in the kingdom of darkness. The Bible talks about serpents, scorpions, lions, jackals, bulls, foxes, owls, sea serpents, flies, and dogs. These represent different kinds of evil spirits that operate to destroy mankind. They are invisible to the natural eye. They are just as real, as natural creatures.
We must remember there are more of us, than of them. The forces of light are far superior to the forces of darkness. Jesus is the Lord of the Armies. The armies of heaven are fighting with the armies of Earth. Releasing the angelic armies of heaven is an important strategy in warfare.
We can destroy and rout the forces of darkness in the heavens, the earth, the sea, and under the earth. These forces can operate through people, governments, economic systems, educational systems, and different structures set up by men. They can operate from different locations and in different territories.
The idols that men worship are made in the image of men, four-footed beasts, birds, and creeping things. Behind these idols are demons. These are evil spirits the manifest in the natural through idols. They are both male and female. Jezebel is an example.
Section 5: Experiencing Deliverance and Release
Israel experienced much deliverance in its history. The nation of Israel began with a mighty deliverance, David the king who called upon the Lord received many deliverances. He called upon the Lord and was heard. (Ps. 34:4)
God answers the cries of his people. God’s deliverance is always a sign of his Grace and Mercy.
One of the greatest revelations is the revelations of is the revelation of self-deliverance. We can loose ourselves from any control in darkness. (Isa. 52:2).
We can exercise power and authority for our own lives. Jesus told us to cast out the beam from our own eye. (Luke 6:42). The term cast out is the same word used in reference to casting out demons. (ekballo).
Confess the Word over your life. Pray strong prayers that rout the enemy. Do not allow self pity to hold you back. Stir yourself up in prayer. This is the key to overcoming life.
Those who experienced deliverance either came or were brought to Jesus. Someone had to take the initiative. It begins with a decision. You must open your mouth. Your deliverance is as close as your mouth.
Deliverance is the children’s bread. Every child of God has a right to enjoy the benefits of deliverance. Deliverance brings freedom and joy. Thousands have been set free from demons through authoritative prayer. Deliverance is a miracle ministry. You will see multiplied miracles through warfare prayer.
Your words and prayers have tremendous power to destroy the works of darkness.
You have the authority to bind and loose (Matt 18:18).
The works of darkness encompass sin, iniquity, perversion, sickness, death, destruction, curses, witchcraft, sorcery, divination, poverty, lack, strife, lust, pride, rebellion, fear, torment, and confusion. We have legal authority to put a stop to these things in our lives, and in the lives of those we minister too.
People need to be loosed from curses, evil inheritance, familiar spirits, sin, guilt, shame, condemnation, control, domination, manipulation, intimidation, mind control, religious control, sickness, disease, deception, false teaching , sin, habits, worldliness, carnality, demons, tradition, ungodly soul ties, ungodly pledges, ungodly vows, spoken words, hexes, vexes, jinxes, trauma, and cults. WE have the legal authority in the name of Jesus to loose ourselves and others to whom we minister from these destroying influences.