Are you looking for a way to get through to your unsaved friend or child or parent, but there seems to be a spiritual block as they just don't see, hear or respond? Well, there probably is a spiritual wall there, and you can impact it through binding and loosing, partnering with the company of heaven.
"Binding" is tying up demonic forces, and "loosing" is commissioning angelic forces and releasing the Holy Spirit to convict one's heart. God always leads us in this process.
Example of God's Leading
I was dealing with a rebellious runaway teenage girl who was living in our home, and I needed to get through to her. I saw rebellion, but when I journaled, God said, it was insecurity in her heart from feeling unloved, and the rebellion was simply a faÃ§ade to protect her insecurities. Rather than dealing with her protective wall of rebellion, she needed to experience love and understanding. So rather than confronting her and laying down the law, I deepened my relationship with her. And rather than binding the demon of rebellion, I bound the demons of rejection, fear and loss. After all, she felt rejected by her parents. The Lord leads in what we bind and what we loose.
So you see, I do need the Lord's leading before I go about binding things. I need to hear what He is doing and what He wants done, meaning I need to be led by His Spirit (Rom. 8:14). Then the Spirit will tell me what to bind and what to loose.
For example, if a loved one is unresponsive to the gospel, I would ask the Lord, "Are there any demons operating in their life that You would have me bind now in Jesus' name?" If He says, "Yes, there are demons of anger, hatred and bitterness which are blocking them and making them unable to come to My table," then I would address the demons out loud or using my intention and say "I bind these demons of anger, hatred and bitterness and command them to cease operating in Jesus' name."
That is going to tie them up for a period of time so the person is able to make wiser decisions, not being influenced by those demons. Binding doesn't cast them out, because the person needs to be willing and ready for the demons to leave in order to cast them out and keep them out. Otherwise seven worse demons come back (Matt. 12:45). I am likely to bind these demons daily until they have come to Christ and are ready to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). This powerful vision offers a glimpse into the spirit realm to see what happens when we pray.
My daughter, Charity Kayembe, has written on how to partner with heaven in loosing angels of protection. We release the Holy Spirit and angels to move freely and we assign the angels activities as we sense a leading to do so by the Spirit. Angels can protect, warn, rescue and enlighten, along with many other things.
The Holy Spirit can convict of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8).
So whenever I bind demons, I always loose heavenly angels and the Holy Spirit to move mightily in the person's life. I would sure do this daily for a loved one who was not yet submitted to the Lord Jesus Christ. These prayers are powerful! They release a loved one temporarily from Satan's grasp as they strengthen them with the Holy Spirit and by His holy angels.
Mark Virkler, Ph.D., has authored more than 50 books in the areas of hearing God's voice and spiritual growth. He is the founder of Communion With God Ministries and Christian Leadership University (cluonline.com), where the voice of God is at the center of every learning experience. Mark has taught on developing intimacy with God and spiritual healing for 30-plus years on six continents. The message has been translated into over 40 languages, and he has helped to establish more than 250 church-centered Bible schools around the world.
This article originally appeared at cwgministries.org.
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