During the week I met with a group of Pastors to pray. One of the leaders shared something that, as I listened, I sensed the conviction of the Spirit that this was true and that we had been given a key.  I shared this with our leaders this week, and also other Pastors in our local prayer group, and I’d love you to prayerfully consider this also.  We read:

I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  (2 Corinthians 10:2 – 5)

This Pastor had spent time praying and asking the Lord to show him how to pray for our State and our Nation.  The Spirit gave him the name of 10 spirits that are at work in our nation, and as we look at them, you’d have to agree they are at work in the world.  He believes that the order of these is also important.

It stands to reason that our Churches and our families are impacted, both by living in this society right now, but also if we have let our guard down, then it opens the door to our churches, our families and our personal lives.

So I’d like to invite you, encourage you, to take the authority given you by the Lord to stand against these spiritual powers. To bind them in the Name of the Lord Jesus.  Do this for your personal lives, for your families, for our church, for our city and state, the nation and the world.  When you pray, quote Scripture because it is powerful and it is true.  Jesus said:

“I have given you authority to trample on scorpions and snakes and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm you.” (Luke 10:19)

He also said:

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)

Spirits at work in our world – particularly Victoria & Australia

  • A spirit of apathy            
  • A spirit of perversion                 
  • A spirit of deception                   
  • A spirit of lies                  
  • A spirit of confusion
  • A spirit of anger              
  • A spirit of intimidation               
  • A spirit of division           
  • A spirit of fear                 
  • A spirit of death

Some other Scriptures that are helpful:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:10 – 18)

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Colossian 2:15)

The spiritual battle is won by submission to Christ:
And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5: 24)