Day 15: Bind the works of the enemy
“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”
We wrestle not against flesh and blood but spiritual wickedness. Just like the army of Heaven, there is an army of darkness that has set itself up against the knowledge of God. Our city is particularly bound up with the spirit of wickedness and consequently is causing spiritual blindness.
There is good biblical reason for thinking that there are powerful evil spirits with special appointments from Satan over kingdoms like Persia and Greece. In Luke 4:6 the devil took Jesus up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and then tempts him with these words: “To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.” He has an inflated notion of his power in relation to the sovereignty of God. But under God it is true that Satan is “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). And it is probably true that he gives his power to those who worship him (cf. Revelation 13:2). He is the “prince of demons” (Mark 3:22).
We want to push back the darkness and demonic influence and ask the Lord to shine the Presence of God to fill those places.
“Father God, today I ask that you will bind up the demonic spirits that have taken up residence in our area. We ask that you would bind up any demonic activity that has been welcomed in our city. We plead the blood of Jesus over every street, every home, and every business. We renounce the enemy’s power over our city and ask that you, Holy Spirit, would be loosed in our streets with your Presence. Close every business that deals in the demonic from Astrologers and Psychics to Planned ParentHood and anything alike. I pray also for every sex shop, sex trafficking ring, or brothel to be closed down. Open the hearts of these business owners to see your Glory and repent of their sins so they too may be born again in Jesus name, Amen.”