What is “binding” and “loosing?” Webster’s dictionary defines the word “bind” as “to make secure by tying; to confine, restrain, or restrict as if with bonds; to constrain with legal authority; to exert a restraining or compelling effect. It also means to arrest, apprehend, handcuff, lead captive, take charge of, lock up, restrain, check, or put a stop to. Binding is done by legal authority. As a child of God, you have the legal authority in the name of Jesus to bind the works of darkness from operating in your life. (Matt. 18:18)
The works of darkness encompass sin, iniquity, perversion, sickness, disease, infirmity, death, destruction, curses, witchcraft, sorcery, divination, poverty, lack, strife, lust, pride, rebellion, fear, torment, and confusion. You have the legal right to put a stop to all of these things in your life and in the lives of those you minister to.
To “loose” means to untie, to free from restraint, to detach, to disjoin, divorce, separate, unhitch, get free, get loose, escape, break away, unbind, unchain, unfetter, free, release, unlock, liberate, disconnect, or forgive.
You can be “loosed” from curses, evil inheritance, familiar spirits, sin, guilt, shame, condemnation, control of others, domination, manipulation, sexual perversion, homosexuality, intimidation, mind control, religious control, sickness, disease, deception, false teaching, habits, worldliness, carnality, ungodly soul ties, demons, jinxes, pledges, tradition, hexes, vexes, trauma, and cults.
Deliverance is the children’s bread. Every child of God has a right to enjoy the benefits of deliverance. Deliverance brings joy and freedom. During deliverance from the works of darkness, patience is very necessary to see breakthrough. God promised Israel that He would drive out the enemy little by little. (Duet. 7:22; Ex. 23:29-30)
Do not become discouraged if you do not instantly see results sometimes deliverance is progressive. Take spiritual responsibility for your life. Don’t depend on everyone else for your spiritual well-being. Confess the Word of God over your own life. Pray strong prayers that rout the enemy. Stir yourself up to prayer. It all begins with a decision, your deliverance is as close as your mouth, decide that today is the day I will receive my deliverance, I will no longer live in bondage to the works of darkness!
“Binding” and “Loosing”
I have the keys of the kingdom, and whatever I “bind” on earth is bound in heaven, and whatever I “loose” on earth is loosed in heaven. (Matt. 16:19)
I “bind” the kings in chains and the nobles with fetters of iron. (Ps. 149:8)
I “bind” the strongman and spoil his goods. (Matt. 12:29)
I “bind” leviathan (spirit of pride) and all proud spirits arrayed against my life. (Job 41:5)
I “bind” the principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6-12)
Let the exiles be “loosed”. (Isa. 51:14)
Let the prisoners be “loosed”. (Ps. 146:7)
I “loose” my neck from all bands. (Isa. 52:2)
I “loose” myself from all bands of wickedness. (Isa. 58:6)
I “loose” my mind, will, and emotions from every assignment and spirit of darkness in the name of Jesus.
I “loose” my finances from every spirit of poverty, debt, and lack.
I “loose” myself from all generational curses and hereditary spirits. (Gal. 3:13)
I “loose” myself from every assignment of witchcraft, sorcery, and divination.
I “loose” myself from every spoken curse and negative word spoken over my life in Jesus Name.
“You Can Be Free Today”
All excerpts are from “Prayers that Rout Demons” by John Eckhardt