Prayer Still Changes Things

Prayer Still Changes Things

The earth is groaning for change from heaven. Conditions often appear overwhelming and even dangerous, but that doesn’t change the fact that prayer changes things. You and I have authority from above to take our stand and bring change to this earth!

One type of prayer that does this is called the prayer of binding and loosing. We find it in Matthew chapter 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. … For where two or three are gathered together in my name there I am in the midst of them. (verses 18, 20)

I want to call your attention to that phrase “in my name.” Jesus is talking about His name. Instead of using the authority in the name of Jesus, many born-again, Spirit-filled Christians have let the enemy bind them—but we’re supposed to be binding the devil.

Take a look at Jesus’ words in Mark chapter 16:

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. … And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (verses 15, 17–18)

These signs shall follow them when they operate “in my name.” We have been given the authority in the name of Jesus to take care of the devil and all of his cohorts. Every evil foe that would come against us must bow to the authority of the name of Jesus.

God has already done everything He’s going to do about the devil. He’s given us the authority in the name of Jesus to take our place and do what we’re supposed to do. So let’s stand up and use our God-given authority!

That’s not the time to stop though; this is a two-part prayer. That word “loosing” is important to notice.  I believe God wants us to loose angels on our behalf. In the book of Psalms we read that angels hearken to the voice of God’s Word. How do they hear the voice of God’s Word? Through us! They don’t hearken unless we speak. We’re the ones who speak the Word. As we speak the Word of God, the angels hearken to the Word of God. Then they move on our behalf.

Hebrews 1:14 asks, “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Angels are available to minister to us, heirs of salvation. You can stand up boldly and declare God’s Word as direction to them and know God’s heavenly hosts will respond!

So speak the Word in faith and believe that both God and our ministering angels are listening. Keep the words from your mouth lined up with God’s Word, step out in boldness, and be fully confident that you are standing in your God-given authority. You will see mountains begin to move.

Comments

  1. Shelly Hansen :

    Goodmorning Pastor Lynn and prayers,
    I have had an attack of Satan for over a week in my back, neck and down my left arm. I have been to the Chiropractor 4 times and the doctor once in the past week. Medication as well as acupuncture.
    I was just reading Mathew 18 praying for relief. Through this time I have forgotten to ask and release Angeles on my behalf. I Thank you for this prayer and reminder today.
    Pastor Mac prayed over me yesterday for increase. I was just in the Business Fare for my new business, Sowing in the Spirit. Sewing is my new business.
    I know this is an attack from Satan to hinder me from moving forward in my new adventure to further the Kingdom of Christ Jesus.
    Just a reminder, I am the one who gave Pastor Mac the gift of the little suit in the shadow box a couple years ago. It was from a reading of Kenneth and Gloria’s Daily Devotional that birthed the idea from Smith Wiggelsworth reading.
    Thank you for this prayer reminder today. It brought much insight and comfort to fight the devil.
    May you both be Blessed as you take the next couple of months to be re charged through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen
    God Bless you both as well as your family.
    Love Shelly Hansen

  2. Meghana Laumeyer :

    This morning I began out of the blue humming and singing that song: “Jesus, Jesus. Jesus, the sweetest name I know…” It had been a long long time I’ve sang that tune then all of a sudden I read your message on the power of Jesus name. It’s going to be on my mouth more these days and my quoting His Word out loud so the Angels heard about my faith. I’m rejoicing now this morning for your gift and the hearing of truth in Jesus nane!

  3. Kati-Reet Oja :

    Dear Lynne and prayers,
    we have been years under the devils attacks and usually it happens when you got very right place to go to get higher in God. Thanks to be God that thru prayer I can stand against evil and use the right scriptures, which is very important. 🙂
    Thank you very much Lynne for your prayers, couple years ago when we visited your church in the morning prayer meeting you looked at me and declared loosing weight in one day, it really happened, not really good ways, but I’m really happy, very pleased!!! More healthy and even my prayer life is more effective. Thank you so much and I do love your books and thru this teachings is more easily to teach people here in Scotland that they could be more effective in prayer life. 1John 5:14 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him:[we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.
    Thank you very much!!!
    May God Bless you and your lovely family abundantly!!!

  4. Dearest Lynn and pray-ers, thank you so much for this timely post! I have been taking Authority for many years, but currently my daughter has went off course. (She’s a Christian, she’s 35), and now we’re not speaking. I know, as God showed me exactly what is going on with her spiritually. So many lies, so many strongholds formed from those lies, bondage, confusion and deception. All of those things the devil has a hold of I’ve been binding for the last month, but what I was not doing is taking authority and sending out the ministering angels with Scripture that loosens the good things that I replace the binding. I did that this morning after reading this post and it was so powerful and I am so expectant! Thank you so much for your obedience and faithfulness in these postings!!!

  5. Previous post has many missed spelling. Sorry and I hope you can figure it out as it won’t let me edit after post. I did not see all that when I reread it before posting maybe it happened when I sent it

  6. I see now it does happen when I send it

  7. Great teaching! Accurate and easy to understand. I pray the body of Christ will rise up, walk in their authority praying always in the spirit. Thank you for your dedication not only to teach us these things but be our example.

  8. Thank you! Your words always edify and feed us!

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