For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces
of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Eph 6:12
Our battle is not with people.
The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy; Jesus came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly. John 10:10
Warfare prayer is holding the power and authority of Jesus Christ over the hosts of evil forces until the attacker is defeated.
The body of Christ is to enforce the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. The beginning of the Lord's prayer starts out as follows
in Matt 6:5-13.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
God's people are to execute vengeance on the enemy by releasing the judgments written. Ps 149:5-9
The heritage of the servants of the Lord is that no weapon formed against us shall prosper and that every tongue that accuses
us in judgment will be condemned. Is 54:17
Biblical examples of warfare prayer
Resistance to Daniel's prayer - Dan 9:3,20-23; 10:1-13, 20-21
Peter in prison - prayer made by the church Acts 12:1-19, specifically vs 5
How to enter into warfare prayer
We must be in proper relationship with God.
Be right with God. Deal with our hearts first.
Submit to God. Resist the devil. Jam 4:1-8
7 sons of Sceva - wrong motives, no relationship. Acts 19:11-16
Receive and rely on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. He is God's empowerment.
Acts 13:1-4, 16:16-21
Put on the full armor of God. Eph 6:13-17
There is no protection for the back. Stand and fight. Don't turn back.
The Lord will be our rear guard. Is 58:8, 52:12
Practice of warfare
Destroy strongholds 2 Cor 10:3-6
Bind the strong man. Matt 12:29, 18:18
Disarm the enemy and plunder the strong man. Luke 11:21-22
How to strongholds get built up in our lives? By continually walking in areas of unconfessed sin, generational curses, soul ties,
results of events and circumstances.
We must cast down speculations (logic/reasonings) and lofty things (high places) that are raised up against the knowledge of God.
Take thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ and the word of God.
Bind the word of God to our minds and hearts.
We do not have to walk in sin. Rom 6:14 says, "For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace."
Weapons of warfare
1. the name of Jesus
use His authority Acts 16:16-21, 1 Sam 17:45
2. the blood of Christ
plead the blood, passover Is 31:15, Ex 12:12-13
3. the judgments written
pray the word Ps 149:5-9, Acts 19:20
4. the help of angels
performing and obeying God's word Ps 103:20, Acts 12:1-11, Dan 10:12,13,20,21; 12:1
praise God for who He is and what He has done Ps 149:6, Acts 16:25-26
Read the judgements written and release them, pray the word of God, attack the enemy, use authority, be consistent, give praise to God.