V 10-13 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor 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 armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”. Apostle Paul mentioned the four hierarchical level of the kingdom of darkness and the fourth in particular; spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places! The heavens these spirits dwell in is the skies above the earth and not the heavens where God is seated. These are the forces that control territories and regions.
In the book of Daniel, angel Gabriel was hindered and barred from delivering a message to Daniel by a territorial spirit until an arch angel came to the rescue. Jesus gave us a cue to dealing with these spirits in the heavenly places; Matthew 18:18-20 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them”. With the authority of the risen Christ, we are to bind them, and as we decree their bondage, they will be bound. Additionally, when we join force with other people in faith, it strengthens and establish our authority because the presence of God is in their midst.
There are instances we go for evangelism and the word is resisted by the people to whom we are preaching or ministering to. It might look frustrating but we must understand that it is not the people that are resisting the gospel but the territorial spirits there. The way forward is to agree with partners in prayers and bind the spirits that has closed the heavens over the place. Is it your business that is not moving? Or darkness seems to prevail in your locality? You know what to do; organize prayer team to deal with the situation.
Prayer point: (Agree with someone in prayer) we bind every spirits at work over our family, over our business, in this vicinity etc in Jesus name.