"In this way, God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities. 
He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross of Christ."  (Colossians 2:15)


How To Exercise Spiritual Authority

Part 2
(Click here for part one)


"But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly  ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten."  
(Jeremiah 20:11)

This prayer of spiritual warfare is a tool.  It has no power of itself.  Its power is the power given to the believer by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the power that comes from God through the blood of Jesus.  Canceling the attacks of the devil is merely an ongoing act of spiritual housekeeping, like washing the dishes or flushing the toilet.

This is a general outline.  It is thorough, but is not all-inclusive.  Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit as it applies to your individual walk with Christ.  Add to it or subtract from it, as the Holy Spirit leads you.  This teaching is lengthy but its application is not.  Knowledge is necessary to proceed in faith but possessing knowledge is not effectual unless we have practical understanding of how to implement it.  The fifteen minutes it takes to implement this teaching will be a powerful, worthwhile investment in your daily walk with Christ.

Click here to see a sample Warfare Leaflet on "How To Exercise Spiritual Authority."  


Spiritual Warfare Prayer

Click on for supporting detailed information on these subjects. 

Preparation: This is a time to examine yourself.  Listen intently to the Holy Spirit as he addresses areas in your life which require confession for forgiveness or the submission of your will. This is the time to place all your sins under the blood of Jesus.  

In the name of Jesus and by the power of His blood:

bullet

Confess, repent and renounce your sins.

Positioning: This is the time to take your righteous position as a child of God.  Take your rightful place by faith, in the authority of the blood of Jesus and the work of the cross.

 

bullet

Enter into your gates with thanksgiving and your courts with praise.

bullet

Enter into the holy of holies by the blood of Jesus.

bullet

Enter into the throne room and sit at the right hand of the Father together with Jesus, far above all principalities 
and powers and the enemy is under your feet.

bullet

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Encase yourself in Him) to:         

bullet

Think with His mind (wisdom).

bullet

See through His eyes (discernment).

bullet

Hear with His ears (supernatural perception).

bullet

Speak with His mouth (truth in love).

bullet

Feel with His heart (compassion).

bullet

Move with His body (physical strength).

bullet

Touch with His nail scarred hands (power).

bullet

Walk in His strength, to walk as He walked (holiness).

bullet

Establish yourself in the heavenlies: spirit, soul and body.

bullet

Close your sense gates to temptation from the enemy, pleasures of this world and people pleasing.

bullet

Bind your feet to the path of righteousness.

bullet

Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God.

bullet

Consider yourself to be crucified with Christ.

bullet

Present your body a living sacrifice.

bullet

Reckon yourself to be dead to sin, poverty, sickness.

Bring before the Lord, _________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
(family, home, ministry, cars, work areas, finances, identity and all that belongs to you).

Covering: This is our armor and our protection.  The enemy cannot see you inside this armor for you are hidden inside God.  All he can see is Jesus covering on you.  If the enemy cannot see you, he cannot hurt you.  

Cover yourself and put around you:

bullet

The Blood of Jesus.

bullet

The Armor of Light.

bullet

The whole Armor of God.                                                                                                             

bullet

Belt of truth around our loins.

bullet

Breastplate of righteousness.

bullet

Gospel of peace on our feet.

bullet

Shield of faith to quench the fiery darts of the wicked.

bullet

Helmet of salvation.

bullet

Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

bullet

Armor of righteousness, on the right hand and on the left.

bullet

The Shield of the Lord about you.

bullet

A Hedge of Thorns.

bullet

A Pillar of Cloud and a Wall of Fire.

bullet

A Banner of Love over you.

bullet

A Standard.

bullet

The Name of Jesus.

bullet

The Garment of Praise.

bullet

A Fortress of High Mountains (Psalm 125:2).

bullet

Your Rear Guard (Isaiah 52:12).

bullet

Your Fortress (Psalm 144:2).

bullet

Your Rock of Defense (Psalm 18:2).

bullet

Your Hiding Place (Psalm 31:20).

bullet

Your Place of Refuge (Psalm 46:1).

bullet

Your Wall of protection.  

Release and commission your angels:

bullet

The Warring angels to fight for you and for others.

bullet

The Ministering angels to heal and comfort you with the Word.

bullet

The Guardian angels as your protection and your shield.

bullet

And the Covenant Enforcing angels to provide all you are entitled to by the blood of Jesus.

Send them forth to gather unto you from the north, south, east and west your portion (Psalm 142:5) of all the blessings and the provision that God has set aside for you and that rightfully belongs to you (Psalm 104:27, Genesis 24:40).

Commission your angels to protect your car from tire and mechanical failures, and clear the roads before you (Exodus 23:20-22) as you travel (Joshua 24:17).  Claim your right to divine protection on the road (Psalm 34:7).

Binding: Do not war against powers and principalities.  Bind them and their assignment against you by the authority of the Name of Jesus and the work of the cross.  

Bind with shackles of iron dipped in the blood of Jesus and with Jesusí cords (Psalm 118:27) that cannot be destroyed all evil governments of:

bullet

Satan 

bullet

Principalities

bullet

Powers

bullet

Evil rulers of darkness of this world

bullet

All spiritual wickedness in high places

bullet

All wicked demons in places of authority

bullet

Strongmen

bullet

Guardians (hooded beings)

bullet

Demonic powers

bullet

Evil angels and demons

bullet

Evil influences

bullet

Familiar spirits

bullet

Every spirit that is not the Spirit of God

 

Bind: Read through the lists of common groupings and choose the demonic forces that harass you.  The bold and underlined are the strongmen with their earthly workers underneath.  Bind them by the authority of the Name of Jesus.

Common groupings of spirits.  Just a sample list, not all-inclusive.  Please add or take away to fit your need.

Antichrist: (1 John 2:22)

bulletDishonesty
bulletDoubt
bulletHindrance
bulletHumanism
bulletImmaturity
bulletIntimidation
bulletObscenity
bulletOver-bearance
bulletProfanity
bulletRebellion
bulletResistance
bulletRigidity
bulletSelf Will
bulletSkepticism
bulletStubbornness
bulletUnbelief
bulletUn-teachableness

Bondage: (Galatians 5:1)

bulletAny addiction or craving
bulletAlcohol
bulletCaffeine
bulletDiet Pills
bulletIllegal Drugs
bulletJunk food
bulletNicotine
bulletOther people
bulletPrescription Drugs
bulletSex
bulletSugar
bulletTranquilizers
bulletWork
bulletBingeing
bulletBoredom
bulletCo-dependency
bulletCompulsiveness
bulletExcess
bulletFear of being cheated
bulletFear of gaining weight
bulletFear of hunger
bulletFear of lack
bulletGluttony
bulletGreed
bulletMaterial lust
bulletMoodiness
bulletNervousness
bulletObsession
bulletOvereating
bulletSelf-pity

Perversion: (Isaiah 19:14)

bulletAdultery
bulletCarnality
bulletChild molestation
bulletDefilement
bulletDegradation
bulletEnticement
bulletFilthy dreams
bulletFlirting
bulletFornication
bulletHomosexuality
bulletImmorality
bulletImpotence
bulletIncest
bulletIncubus
bulletLust
bulletMasochism
bulletMasturbation
bulletNymphomania
bulletPornography
bulletSuccubus
bulletSensuality
bulletSexual/romantic fantasies
bulletSexual impurity

Slumber: (Isaiah 56:10)

bulletAbandonment
bulletAhab spirit
bulletAntisocial behavior
bulletApathy
bulletBlame shifting
bulletComplacency
bulletDisorganization
bulletEscape
bulletFantasy
bulletFatigue
bulletForgetfulness
bulletInactivity
bulletIncoherence
bulletInertia
bulletIrresponsibility
bulletIsolation
bulletLaziness
bulletLethargy
bulletPassivity
bulletRepression
bulletSilence
bulletSleepiness
bulletSloth
bulletSlowness
bulletStoicism
bulletStupidity
bulletSullenness
bulletTrance
bulletUnreality
bulletWithdrawal

Fear: (2 Timothy 1:7)

bulletAgitation
bulletAnxiety
bulletAny fear or phobia
bulletApprehension
bulletCompromise
bulletCowardice
bulletDistress
bulletDistrust
bulletDread
bulletFailure
bulletFalse father figure
bulletFear of:
accusation     authority          condemnation
death 
disapproval 
embarrassment
failure
intimacy 
judgment
rejection
reproof 
sickness
bulletFretting
bulletFutility
bulletHarassment
bulletHumiliation
bulletInadequacy
bulletIndecision
bulletIndifference
bulletInferiority
bulletInsecurity
bulletMental torment
bulletNervousness
bulletNight sweats
bulletNightmares
bulletParanoia
bulletPeople pleasing
bulletPersecution
bulletProcrastination
bulletStress
bulletSuspicion
bulletTension
bulletTerror
bulletTimidity
bulletUndependability
bulletUnfairness
bulletUnreliability
bulletWavering
bulletWeakness to temptation
bulletWorry

Self- Accusation: (Romans 8:1)

bulletSelf-analysis
bulletSelf-condemnation
bulletSelf-destruction
bulletSelf hatred
bulletSelf-mutilation

Religious and Error: (1 John 4:6)

bulletCreation worship
bulletCounterfeit gifts
bulletCults
bulletDenominational spirits
bulletDoctrinal error
bulletDoctrinal obsession
bulletEnslavement
bulletFalse religions
bulletFalse anointing
bulletFalse gifts
bulletFear of hell 
 losing salvation
bulletFormalism
bulletGod of luck
bulletGod of Mammom
bulletHypocrisy
bulletIdolatry
bulletInordinate affections
bulletLasciviousness
bulletLegalism
bulletMartial Arts
bulletMind binding
bulletProstitution
bulletReligion
bulletReligious spirits
bulletRitualism
bulletRomanticism
bulletSeduction
bulletSpiritual blindness
bulletTraditions
bulletWantonness
bulletWorshipping anything other than God

Haughtiness: (Proverbs 16:18)

bulletArgument
bulletArrogance
bulletBoasting
bulletConceit
bulletCynicism
bulletDerision
bulletEgotism
bulletExtravagance
bulletHeadstrong
bulletIntellectualism
bulletIrritability
bulletPerfectionism
bulletPhilosophy
bulletPrejudice
bulletPride
bulletRationalization
bulletScheming
bulletSelf-aggrandizement
bulletSelf-centeredness
bulletSelf-importance
bulletSelf-reliance
bulletSelf-righteousness
bulletSelf-sufficiency
bulletSelf-will
bulletSuperiority
bulletVanity

Heaviness: (Isaiah 61:3)

bulletAimlessness
bulletAnguish
bulletBad luck
bulletBleakness
bulletCalamity
bulletChronic weariness
bulletCrushed heart
bulletCrying
bulletDark foreboding
bulletDeath wish
bulletDeep hurt
bulletDefeat
bulletDepression
bulletDespair
bulletDesperation
bulletDespondency
bulletDestruction
bulletDisappointment
bulletDiscouragement
bulletDisillusionment
bulletDistortion
bulletEmbarrassment
bulletEmotional neglect
bulletFinancial reverses
bulletGloom
bulletGrief
bulletGuilt
bulletHeartbreak
bulletHelplessness
bulletHopelessness
bulletIneptness
bulletInsomnia
bulletLoneliness
bulletLoss
bulletMelancholy
bulletMisery
bulletMourning
bulletOppression
bulletPessimism
bulletPhysical and mental exhaustion
bulletPowerlessness
bulletRegret
bulletRidicule
bulletSelf-defeat
bulletShame
bulletSloppiness
bulletSorrow
bulletSuicide
bulletTorment
bulletTorture
bulletUnworthiness
bulletUselessness
bulletWounded Spirit

Deaf-Dumb Spirit: (Mark 9:24-26)

bulletChild abuse
bulletCondemnation
bulletConfusion
bulletConvulsions
bulletDelusions
bulletDouble-mindedness
bulletHallucinations
bulletHypochondria
bulletHysteria
bulletInattention
bulletInability to focus
bulletInsanity
bulletMadness
bulletMental dullness
bulletMemory lapses
bulletObsessive/Compulsive behavior
bulletOver-generosity
bulletPoor retention
bulletPressure
bulletRejection
bulletRestlessness
bulletSadism/Masochism
bulletSelf-consciousness
bulletSelfishness
bulletSelf-pity
bulletSelf-rejection
bulletShyness

Lying Spirits: (John 8:44)

bulletBeguilement
bulletConfusion
bulletCounterfeit or false love, hope, fun, peace, security, joy, fulfillment, purpose, guidance, compassion, burden and prophecies
bulletDeception
bulletDelusion
bulletDistractions
bulletExaggeration
bulletFalsehood
bulletFlattery
bulletMisconception
bulletPretense
bulletSeducing spirits

Look up physical and mental illness, occult practices and anything you do not see listed.

Disobedience: (Ephesians 2:2)

bulletBackbiting
bulletBelittling
bulletBullheadedness
bulletCheating
bulletCoarse jesting
bulletCraftiness
bulletCunning
bulletCursing
bulletDefiance
bulletDishonesty
bulletDishonoring parents
bulletDisputing
bulletDisrespect
bulletFalse accusations
bulletImmoderation
bulletMeanness
bulletMocking
bulletObstinacy
bulletOpposition
bulletRudeness
bulletStealing
bulletVulgarity

Jealousy: (Proverbs 6:34)

bulletAgitation
bulletAggression
bulletArguing
bulletAnnoyance
bulletBickering
bulletBitterness
bulletContempt
bulletContention
bulletControlling powers
bulletCovetousness
bulletCriticism
bulletCruelty
bulletDisagreeableness
bulletDiscontent
bulletDiscord
bulletDisharmony
bulletDistrust
bulletDomination
bulletEnvy
bulletFighting
bulletFrustration
bulletFury
bulletGrumbling
bulletMurmuring
bulletGossip
bulletHatred of God, authority figures, self, men, women
bulletHostility
bulletImpatience
bulletIntimidation
bulletIntolerance
bulletIrritation
bulletControl
bulletCruelty
bulletMalice
bulletManipulation
bulletMurderous rage
bulletNegative attitude
bulletQuarreling
bulletPossessiveness
bulletResentment
bulletRetaliation
bulletRevenge
bulletRumor
bulletSadism
bulletSarcasm
bulletSelfishness
bulletSlander
bulletSpite
bulletStrife
bulletSuspicion
bulletTeasing
bulletTemper, anger
bulletTreachery
bulletUn-forgiveness
bulletViolence
bulletWrath

Witchcraft: (Nahum 3:4)

bulletAstrology
bulletBewitchments
bulletCharms
bulletCounterfeit gifts
bulletCrystals
bulletDivination
bulletHexes
bulletHoroscope
bulletHypnosis
bulletIncantations
bulletJinxes
bulletMind control
bulletMind binding
bulletNew Age
bulletOccult
bulletPsychic powers
bulletSanteria
bulletSatanism
bulletSorcery
bulletSpiritism
bulletVexes
bulletVoodoo

Whoredoms and Error: (Hosea 4:12)

bulletCults
bulletDoctrinal error
bulletDoctrinal obsession
bulletEnslavement
bulletFear of hell
bulletFear of losing salvation
bulletHypocrisy
bulletIdolatry
bulletInordinate affections
bulletLasciviousness
bulletLegalism
bulletMartial Arts
bulletMind over matter
bulletProstitution
bulletReligion
bulletReligious spirits
bulletRitualism
bulletRomanticism
bulletSeduction
bulletSpiritual blindness
bulletTraditions
bulletWantonness
bulletWorshipping anything or anyone instead of God

Jezebel: (1 Kings 21:25)

bulletControl
bulletDeception, trickery
bulletFalse faced, flattery
bulletFalse gifts, anointing
bulletHates repentance
bulletIntimidation
bulletLeads to addiction
bulletLoud, brazen, brash
bulletManipulation
bulletMocks, vindictive
bulletNever admits to wrong
bulletNo humility, not kneel
bulletPrideful
bulletRebellion to authority
bulletRefuses correction
bulletReligious (false)
bulletSeducing
bulletSelf reliant
bulletSows division, gossip
bulletUndermine authority

Sensitiveness: (Romans 15:3)

bulletSeeking validation
bulletSelf awareness
bulletSelf-centeredness
bulletSelf-consumed

 Hyperactivity: (Proverbs 14:32)
bulletDriving
bulletRestlessness
bulletStress

Declare:

"I strike these spirits with the resurrection power of Jesus and pierce them with the truth that Jesus came in the flesh to destroy Satanís works (1 John 3:8).  I relieve all demonic entities from their charge against us, disconnect them from their kingdom of darkness, sever their connection to their earthly ranks, and send confusion to their lines of interaction in heavenly and earthly positions.   I render them ineffective, without instruction and direction.  I crush the enemy under my feet.  I call on the warring angels to sweep our environment clean, to remove these beings from our presence and make them part of the footstool of Jesus, under my feet."

Break the power and cancel the force of: Several important topics (self explanatory).

Break the power of any:

bulletAssignments, attacks, deeds, plans, schemes, thoughts, and prayers of the enemy over you.  Render them null and void, ineffective and powerless against your life, your family and your entire blood line.
bulletCurses caused by sin.  Close the door open to Satan through sin and take back all the ground yielded to Satan through sin.
bulletDivisions in your family line, marriages and the Body of Christ.
bulletSeeds planted against you by word or deed.  Command the seeds to wither and die.
bulletBreak the power of any curses operating through any kind of witchcraft or witchcraft prayers (Genesis 12:3).

 Cancel the force of any:

bulletPredictions, judgments, pronouncements, claims, vows, or any negative utterance spoken by yourself, authority figures or anyone else, for any reason whatsoever.
bulletSoulish prayers or any prayer contrary to Godís promised blessing.
bulletRestrictions placed on you by othersí low level of understanding of your calling from God.  Pray for enlightenment for their spirits and favor in their eyes.
bulletLineal sins and generational curses.

Cast out all disease, sickness and infirmities out of your body (Jeremiah 33:6).

Release upon you: Release upon you all that is good and wonderful from God.

Release upon you:

bullet The anointing of God.
bullet The presence of God.
bullet The goodness of God.
bullet The glory, grace, love and mercy of God.
bullet The provision and protection of God.
bullet The fullness of the Power of the Holy Spirit.
bullet The fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Command divine health, strength and energy to enter and saturate every cell, organ, muscle, bone, and system in your body (3 John 1:2).

Bind to you:  From the list below, choose the specific items you would like to release and bind to you.

Bind to you:

bulletA sound mind
bulletAbundance
bulletAcceptance of ourselves and each other
bulletAccomplishment
bulletAccountability
bulletAchievement
bulletAdequacy
bulletAdministration
bulletAdoption
bulletAlertness
bulletApproval
bulletBoldness
bulletBravery
bulletBurden for souls and other Christians
bulletCalmness
bulletCharity
bulletChastity
bulletChrist-likeness
bulletCleansing
bulletClear thinking
bulletCommon sense
bulletCompassion
bulletCompetence
bulletCompliance
bulletComprehension
bulletConcentration
bulletConfidence
bulletContentment
bulletCooperation
bulletCounsel
bulletCourage
bulletCourtesy
bulletCreativity
bulletDelight
bulletDeliverance
bulletDetermination
bulletDignity
bulletDiligence
bulletDirection
bulletDiscernment
bulletDiscipline
bulletDominion
bulletEagerness
bulletEndurance
bulletEnergy
bulletEnthusiasm
bulletExcellent spirit
bulletFairness
bulletFaith
bulletFaithfulness
bulletFavor
bulletFear of the Lord
bulletFinancial stability
bulletFlexibility
bulletFocus
bulletForgiveness
bulletFreedom
bulletFulfillment
bulletGenerosity
bulletGoals
bulletGodliness
bulletGood health
bulletGood judgment
bulletGood memory
bulletGood nature
bulletGraciousness
bulletGratitude
bulletGreat worth
bulletGuidance
bulletHarmony
bulletHealing
bulletHelp
bulletHoliness
bulletHonesty
bulletHonor
bulletHope
bulletHumility
bulletHunger and thirst for righteousness
bulletInitiative
bulletInspiration
bulletIntegrity
bulletIntelligence
bulletJustice
bulletKindness
bulletKnowledge
bulletLove
bulletLoyalty
bulletMental acuity
bulletMercy
bulletMight
bulletModesty
bulletObedience
bulletOrganization
bulletPersistence
bulletPower
bulletProductivity
bulletPromotions
bulletProphecies
bulletProsperity
bulletProvision
bulletPurity
bulletPurpose
bulletQuick understanding
bulletQuietness of spirit
bulletRationality
bulletReady answer
bulletRedemption
bulletRefreshing
bulletRenewal
bulletResourcefulness
bulletRespectability
bulletResponsibility
bulletResponsiveness
bulletRest
bulletRestoration
bulletRevelation
bulletReverence
bulletRevival
bulletSalvation
bulletSanctification
bulletSatisfaction
bulletSecurity
bulletSelflessness
bulletSelf-control
bulletStability
bulletSteadfastness
bulletStrength
bulletSubmission
bulletSuccess
bulletSurrender
bulletSweet sleep
bulletTenacity
bulletTender-heartedness
bulletThankfulness
bulletTrust
bulletTrustworthiness
bulletTruthfulness
bulletUnderstanding
bulletUnity
bulletUprightness
bulletVictory
bulletVision
bulletVitality
bulletWinning spirit
bulletWisdom
bulletWorshipping spirit

Thank God that it is His will that you receive:

bulletKnowledge of Godís will for your life and His power to carry it out.
bulletRevelation of His Word and Life implanted in your heart and spirit as you confess and profess the Spiritís promise.
bulletThe Power of the Holy Spirit as it was delivered to believers in the First Century Church at Pentecost.
bulletVictory over sickness, poverty, and freedom from fear through the Blood of Jesus and the Covenant of His Promise to you who believe. (Author unknown)

Pray:

    
"... that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation 
     in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope 
     of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness
     of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when 
     He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and 
     power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to 
     come."   (Ephesians 1:17-21)

 "Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; 
they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.  You shall seek those who contend with you but 
shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all."  
(Isaiah 41:11-12)

Click here to see the beginning of this teaching. 
Click here to see the
Warfare Leaflet on "How to Exercise Spiritual Authority."

                   

Copyright © 2003  [Holy And Acceptable Ministries]. All rights reserved.
Revised: October 16, 2006

All material contained in this website is the intellectual property of Holy And Acceptable Ministries.   
© Copyright 2003-2006, holyandacceptableministries.org  All rights reserved.