Spiritual Warfare Lessons Learned

We charismatics are known for our binding prayers. “I bind you, Satan in the name of Jesus.” (Spoken loudly with an angry face.) Jesus clearly tells us we have the authority to forbid anything that opposes He’s will. So we bind sickness, lack, hopelessness, and worry as we should.

But we often forget the second half. To loose. When my nephew was little, one day he kept saying, “I is”. The first time we heard it we thought it was cute. But after about a day, my mom had enough and she said, (spoken loudly with an angry face) “boy, will you please stop saying ‘I is’!” He paused for a second and wanting to please his grandma he said, “I are grandma, I are.” She had bound incorrect grammar but had not released correct grammar.


So as we bind the works of the enemy, we need to release the works of heaven.

We bind sickness, but we release divine health
We bind lack, but we release abundance
We bind hopelessness, but we release hope
We bind worry and anxiety, but we release peace
We bind fear, but we release the Love of the Father
We bind unbelief, but we release faith

Our job is not to simply thwart the woks of the enemy. Our job is to release the resources of heaven into earth! You have been given the keys. You have been given authority. Giddy up!

And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19 NLT)