We need to be observant of chaos to recognize our need to pray against demonic principalities in Jesus' name, says Pastor Joshua Reyes. The unseen spiritual realm is the root of a lot of evil we see in this world.
Reyes' wife is a kindergarten teacher, and she noticed that teachers kept quitting because the children behaved so badly. He explains that not only did his wife experience breakthrough when she prayed against the demonic spirits behind the rowdy children's behavior, but Reyes also successfully cast demons out of his workplace:
"After rebuking spirits of chaos and rebellion and anointing every area of the classroom and inviting the Holy Spirit to reside and take dominion in the spirit realm, the students calmed down, and the atmosphere in the classroom changed and remained different for the rest of the year. ...
"When I took authority over my old workplace, a demon actually manifested in front of another manager, and was furious that it had to leave and it cussed me out as it left."
Pastor Joshua Reyes breaks down for us the meaning of "principalities," a term used in Ephesians 6:12, on the "Legacy" podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network.
"So a principality here is a host of wickedness in heavenly places. Now, it doesn't mean that wickedness resides in heaven—here, heavenly places means that they are overseen or are above a specific area. So they are a high-ranking spiritual entity. ...
"The higher the rank of the angel or demon, the more authority and power they have over an area. They can be over a person, a household, a family bloodline, a neighborhood, a city, a region and more. ... But Jesus is more powerful than Satan, and every demonic principality, which means that even those that follow Satan are subject to the name of Jesus."
To listen to more about engaging in spiritual warfare via prayer, listen to the rest of the episode titled "Unmasking Principalities."
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