of binding evil spirits.
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• 7 Scripture Chapter Citations
• 3 Quoted Testimonies
...(1)Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
(2)The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, (3)Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
(4)He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
(5)Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. (6)Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. (7)I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. (8)Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
(9)Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel...
...(1)Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
(2)Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. (3)Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
(4)For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
(5)Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. (6)Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; (7)To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; (8)To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; (9)To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD...
...(6)Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
(7)Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun. (8)There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
(9)Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. (10)For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. (11)Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
(12)And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken...
...(22)Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. (23)And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
(24)But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
(25)And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: (26)And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? (27)And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. (28)But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
(29)Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. (30)He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad...
...(13)When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? (14)And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
(15)He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
(16)And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (17)And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (18)And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (19)And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
(20)Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ...
...(15)Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (16)But if he will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. (17)And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
(18)Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (19)Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
(20)For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them...
...(22)And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. (23)And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? (24)And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. (25)And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. (26)And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
(27)No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house...
["Binding the Strong Man" (New Wine; April, 1981). An Interview with Mahesh Chavda.]
How Satan works
Satan has placed certain delegated angels over certain geographical areas and over certain kinds of activities such as photography, abortion, and numerous other areas. New Wine once referred to a vision in which a certain area of Nevada was seen to be under a spirit of divorce, and in New Orleans a spirit of witchcraft hung over the city. There are delegated rulers over certain areas who exercise an influence which is very noticeable.
Fortunately, God has given the Church the authority to fight against these powers.
I believe that today God is revealing just how dependent we are on one another, and that only as Christians become united will we be able to confront and defeat these powers.
Even the devil knows that a kingdom divided against itself will fall, but it has taken the Church centuries to realize this truth. The more elders and pastors in cities and states can get together to intercede, pray and take authority over Satan’s efforts, the more we will see these dark powers yield and withdraw from their appointed areas.
I believe in this decade we are to proclaim the gospel to all nations, bringing the Kingdom to every territory of the world.
But we won’t take those territories without first battling and conquering the principalities and powers of darkness that currently rule those areas – "binding the strong man" as it says in Scripture.
To accomplish that, men of God in every nation, state and city need to unite in prayer and intercession against these powers. There is value in individual intercession, but in these last days the Holy Spirit is urgently requiring us to be united in our intercession. Men or God who are under proper authority, when united in prayer with other elders, have a much greater chance of success in pulling down Satan's strongholds.
[Ing, Richard (2008). Waging Spiritual Warfare (p. 139-140; 141-142). Whitaker House.]
CHAPTER SEVEN THE KEY TO REVIVAL: SPIRITUAL WARFARE
BINDING UP THE STRONGMEN
As I explained in my previous book, Spiritual Warfare, Satan has assigned ruler spirits (or strongmen) over every country, area, city, village, neighborhood, family, church, and person. The bigger the area or the more dangerous the area to Satan, the more powerful the ruler spirits he assigns to control that area. In the Philippines, he has assigned spirits of deception, idolatry, thievery, corruption, pride, poverty, greed, antichrist, witchcraft, Jezebel and Ahab, slavery, sexual immorality, violence, murder, hatred, anger, religiosity, and so forth. It varies from area to area. You can discern the spirits by their fruits (See Matthew 7:15-16)
In many parts of America and Europe, witchcraft predominates, as well as formalism, legalism, and tradition. Hatred, racial discrimination, poverty, and crime also rule over these areas.
In the Middle East, sectarianism, racial and tribal hatred, anger, bitterness, murder, and violence rule over the people. Until these spirits are bound, there can never be lasting peace in the Middle East. We will never be able to eliminate or annihilate terrorism without first binding up Satan's nefarious strongmen...
...Jesus said, "[Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house]" (Matthew 12:29; see also Mark 3:27; Luke 11:21-22). We cannot set the captives free until we bind the strongmen over them. Many unbelievers will not accept the gospel until we take the blinders off them by binding up the spirits that are blinding them.
[But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.] (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
...Other prophets and evangelists, such as Ed Silvoso and Cindy Jacobs, advocate a similar process. They will send teams of intercessors who spend weeks fasting and praying against and binding up the strongmen over a city. Once the strongmen are bound, the teams then go in and evangelize the area with great success and with virtually no spiritual interference.
People often ask South Korean pastor David Yonggi Cho how his humble house church movement exploded into the largest church in the world. His answer has always been the same: "We bound up all of the strongmen over South Korea."...
[Holliday, Dr. Pat (2011). The Witchdoctor and the Man (pp. 162-163). Kindle Edition.]
Part II. Chapter 9: Jesus Cleans His Church
HIGHWAY TO FREEDOM
...In Africa, when a person gets saved, we take them away for deliverance. We immediately work to destroy their past. We labor to deliver them from the devils that have guided their lives for years.
It has been my experience that once demons gain entrance to a human body, they are able to establish various strongholds. They are invited into a person but they must be kicked out. To illustrate, a demonic stronghold could be called a spirit of infirmity. This could cause such a victim to be constantly sick and eventually become terminally or drastically ill with many ailments. Another stronghold could cause spirits such as, unforgiveness, rebellion, fear, (these names usually correspond to their functions of jobs) to operate in the same person. The chain of command controls all strongholds and demons can act inside a person's body. These are called ruling spirits. The minister must bind the strongman.
If the minister should fail to do so, then the demons that are being cast out will draw strength and reinforcement from the strongman that resides in the person. However, all the strongholds ultimately take their orders from the strongman (Principalities) in the heavens. A deliverance minister must destroy the stronghold (Principalities) by binding (tying up or not permitting) the power of the strongman. The minister must cut and cast off all cords between the strongman and the spirits that reside inside the person. Then the minister should continue the deliverance. If the minster fails to cut these cords that connect ruling spirits in the heavens, then the spirit that is being cast out will draw strength and reinforcement from the strongman. They are residing as clusters or nests of spirits that are connected to the stronghold (Principalities). These demons dwell flocked together, such as anger, murder, violence, hostility, unforgiveness, perversion, homosexuality and other demons inside people.
[PROF. IYKE NATHAN UZORMA (2013). OCCULT GRAND MASTER NOW IN CHRIST : VOL. 1 (Kindle Locations 2108-2123). Xlibris. Kindle Edition.]
CHAPTER 10 BATTLES CONTINUE
THE BINDING OF DEMONS
There is a brief point I would like to make on the exercise of the Christ Power by believers in binding the powers of darkness, as duly authorized by the Lord:
“Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”- ( Matt. 18:18).
Now, it is very important for believers to, while binding the powers of darkness, mention the specific forces or the areas of their operations. After binding such forces, the believer can as well cast them to specific location. For instance, one can mention and bind the demons of vanity, fear, anger, lust, forgetfulness, etc.
If one is also aware of certain locations of concentrated demons, one can direct prayers to such locations. But one must be a true Christian before he can prevail in doing this. It is dangerous for one living in sin to do this, because the moment the thick smoke of your prayer is noticed in the realm of the forces of darkness, you will become a target of attack.
The situation is like this: if one comes out today to say that “the government of this world is very corrupt”, the officers and agents of state security in different nations may not go after him. But if the same man is in Iraq, for instance, (like when Saddam was in power) make bold to declare there that “the government of President Saddam is very corrupt”, then the government officials and security agents of Iraq as at then may go after him.
Consequently, when you say, “I bind the powers of darkness”, that is good, but it may not accomplish much as when you bind specific spirits and their operations. Above all, the intensity of your holiness in Christ is the force that lifts up your prayer-force in all aspects. Don’t forget this!