Spiritual warfare is fought in the spirit. That’s why it’s called spiritual warfare. Scripture declares, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). High places are ruling places. Often Apostle Paul uses terms such as soldier, fight, weapons, and armor. He made it clear that your struggle is not against people, but the spirits that motivate people to do what they do. This is why we pray spiritual warfare prayers.
Warfare prayer is using your delegated spiritual authority to bind and loose through prayer. You have been authorized to bind demonic attacks and to loose the favor of God. Warfare is armed conflict against an enemy. Christians arm themselves spiritually with the Word of God. They study, for example, to show themselves approved, workmen that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). They take up the shield of faith that stops all the fiery darts of the wicked one. They also wield the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
There are many spiritual enemies to arm against such as sickness, divination, and demonic strategies that try to steal, kill, or destroy your faith in Christ. Nevertheless, your battle is not against flesh and blood. Your warfare is a battle in the spirit. Win spiritually and things get better naturally. Lose spiritually and things get worse naturally. This is where the Word of God and battling prayer become vital to the Disciple of Christ.
There are many different types of prayer. Different types of prayer have different kinds of results. Scripture says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). Mature in the Word and learn how to pray. Start with binding and loosing in the Name of Jesus.
Christ gave you the keys to the Kingdom. Those are your victory keys. He said, “I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19).
©Apostle Jonas Clark