This, in my opinion, is the #1 secret for being able to get more of your personal prayers answered by God the Father. This particular secret is the first step you will need to take before you can expect to have any kind of major success in your prayer life with God the Father.
Here is the Scripture verse that will give us this first major prayer secret from the Lord:
“IF YOU ABIDE IN ME, AND MY WORDS ABIDE IN YOU, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” (John 15:7)
Look very, very carefully at this verse to see exactly what Jesus is trying to tell you. He is giving you two powerful pieces of revelation in which to grasp if you want to be able to get God the Father to answer more of your specific prayers.
Here are the two main pieces of revelation.
Table of contents
- 1 1. Establish a Good, Personal Relationship With the Lord
- 2 2. The Bible
- 3 Bottom Line
- 4 1. Analyze Your Prayer Request
- 5 2. The Holy Spirit
- 6 Three Stories
- 7 Conclusion
- 8 1. The Full Surrender
- 9 2. Confess Each One of Your Sins Before the Lord
- 10 3. Renounce Each One of Your Sins Before the Lord
- 11 4. Break the Legal Rights of the Demons
- 12 5. Verbally Command the Demons to Now Leave You in the Name of Jesus Christ
- 13 The Battle Prayer
- 14 Remarks
- 15 Conclusion
1. Establish a Good, Personal Relationship With the Lord
The first part of the first sentence – “If you abide in Me” – is telling you that the very first thing that God is wanting from you in order to be able to properly approach Him for prayer is for you to establish a very strong personal relationship with Him!
Jesus is using the word “abide.” The word abide means to “continue in a state or place, to endure.” What Jesus wants from us is that we be willing to abide in Him, that we be willing to live in Him. Being willing to abide in Jesus means that we have established a very good, intimate, personal relationship with Him.
The #1 reason God created the human race was for intimate fellowship. God has this incredible love for the human race, and He wants more than anything else that we approach Him and enter into this one-on-one, intimate, personal relationship with Him.
If you really stop and think about this, what is one of the greatest joys that a person can have this side of heaven? What is the one thing that most people long for? What is the one thing that will make you cry when you see this portrayed at the movie theaters?
It is the longing for a personal, intimate, love relationship with a person of the opposite sex, the longing for a true soul mate. Why? Because that one person, more than any other person, is the one person who can really get to know you. It is the one person who can become your best friend. It is the one person who you can tell anything and everything to.
It is the most unique of all human relationships. Some have found this one true love in this life and others have not. Those of you who have found this one true love know exactly what I am talking about. Those of you who have not found this one true love at this time know the longing that you have to find this one special person.
This same longing that we have to meet this one true soulmate is the same longing that God has for all us. Except with God, this longing for us is much more intense. The fact that God would send down His one and only Son to our earth in the flesh to physically die on a cross in order to bring us back to Himself shows us more than anything else how much He really does love all of us.
The best analogy that I can give you on this is the “best friend analogy.” God wants to become your best friend, over your soulmate and over any other best friends you may have in this life. He wants to be #1 in your life and He will not settle for anything less. The Bible says that God the Father is a jealous God, a consuming fire.
Some Christians believe that if they go to church once a week, sing a few songs in church, and pay their tithe, that they are “in relationship” with God. However, God wants more than this. He wants you 7 days of the week, not just one time a week in a church service.
He wants to be able to freely communicate with you 24/7. He wants you to talk with Him just like you would talk to your best friend. He wants dynamic free flowing conversation with you on anything you want to personally discuss with Him, no matter how small or trivial it may seem to you. And He then wants you to be open to listening to anything that He may have to say to you.
What happens to some Christians is that they have not established this kind of close personal relationship with the Lord, and then when a crisis or emergency presents itself, it is already too late to try to get God to answer their prayer.
Notice that Jesus starts the first sentence out with the word “IF.” IF you have established a good, personal relationship with God, THEN you can approach Him with your prayer requests, and THEN He will answer them.
Too many Christians attempt to use God. The only time they ever approach God is when they need something specific from Him. God thus has no natural desire to answer any prayer request they may have because they have never established any kind of true personal relationship with Him.
One of the things I felt like the Holy Spirit has conveyed to me is that if you really want to be able to get God to answer more of your prayers, then you have to create a desire in God to want to answer more of your prayers.
And the #1 way that you create a desire in God to get Him to want to answer more of your prayer requests is by establishing a good, intimate, personal relationship with Him.
The Parent-Child Analogy
The analogy the Holy Spirit gave me to understand all of this was the “Parent-Child Analogy.” Imagine you are the parent and you have two small children. The one boy really loves you. He has established a true, loving, personal relationship with you.
He wants to hang out with you. He comes home from school and tells you everything that happened to him that day. He tells you all the little things that may have gone right or wrong during the day. He values your opinion.
When he gets older and more mature, all of sudden he wants to hear more about you, your life, and your problems. He wants to know more about you, your past, why you do what you do and why you think the way that you do. This child is truly abiding in you, truly living in you. You feel like you and him are “one in spirit.” As you grow older, your personal relationship deepens and keeps getting better and better.
Then you have the other child. He could care less about you and your personality. The only time he will ever approach you is when he needs something specific from you. He will even go as far as to act like he cares about you, but once he gets what he wants from you, he is back to ignoring you until the next time he needs something from you.
As he grows older, you grow farther and farther apart. When he is finally able to leave home on his own, you never hear from him unless he once again needs something specific from you. He hardly ever calls or comes over.
Now if you are the loving father over these two children, which of the two will you have a strong, natural desire to help out when they may need your help on something? You will have no natural desire to help the one who has been using you over all of those years.
However, with the child who has established a true, loving, personal relationship with you, you will bend over backwards to give that child anything and everything that he may need. Why? Because he loves you for you! He does not love you for what you can do for him. He loves you for the person that you are and for the friend that you have become for him over all those years.
In fact, your love for this loving son will be so great, many of the times you will give him what he will need before he will even ask you for it. Why? Because you are so in tune with him, you will know what he will need sometimes before he will even know what he will need.
Then you will want to give it to him before he will even ask you for it because your love for him is so great. You have a very strong natural desire to want to make him happy, all because of the good personal relationship that he has established with you over all those years.
It is the exact same way with God the Father! Establish a true, loving, intimate, personal relationship with God the Father and see if your whole life does not do a complete 180! Nothing will touch the heart of God more than you attempting to establish a good, close, personal relationship with Him – with you truly wanting Him for who He is, not for what He can do for you by way of material blessings.
Again – as a word of caution – God cannot be tricked or duped.
You cannot try and enter into this kind of personal relationship with God in order to try and get Him to give you all of your wants and desires.
Your motives must be pure!
You enter into a good personal relationship with the Lord because you want to get to know Him personally!
You do not enter into this kind of a personal relationship with Him to see how much He can give you.
You have to want God for who He is – not for what He can do for you. The Bible tells us to seek the face of God – not His hand.
For those of you who have truly established this kind of close, intimate, personal relationship with God, I am sure you can testify that this is truly the greatest experience that anyone of us can have this side of heaven – that this one and only true God in the entire universe can actually make direct contact with you, communicate and talk directly with you, and establish a real, intimate, personal relationship with you.
For those of you who have not really established this kind of close personal relationship with God, the one thing that I can tell you is that there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of.
God will handle and relate to you on the level that you are currently operating at with Him. This kind of intimate personal relationship with the Lord is not built up overnight, but over time.
God can satisfy and meet the deeper longings of your soul and spirit that no human could ever reach! He can truly give you a perfect, pure, and unconditional love that no other person will be able to give you in this life.
He will be able to love you better and deeper than anyone else in your life – including the good natural love that you can get from your parents, your children, your marriage mates, and some of your better friends.
You can totally trust God because He is totally and completely perfect in all of His ways. He will not hurt you or harm you in any way. God has no dark side to His personality, so He is completely trustworthy. He is totally incapable of hurting you in any way.
Some Christians are afraid to go deeper with God in their own personal relationship with Him because they have been terribly hurt in other relationships, whether it be from their parents, their lovers, or some of their friends.
All humans are imperfect and they are thus not capable of giving you any kind of perfect true love.
Since God is completely and totally perfect in His very nature and in all of His ways – then He, and only He, is the only One who can give you that perfect, pure, true, and unconditional love that you are really looking for in this life.
2. The Bible
Now we come to the second secret that is in the above verse. Note the second part of the first sentence then says, “My words abide in you.” I believe Jesus is telling us two things in this sentence.
His “Words” are literally meaning His Words. If you have established a good, loving, personal relationship with God, then He will talk to you just like you will talk to Him.
And if He is talking to you, then His words will be abiding in you! This will be as a direct result of the free flowing dialogue that you will have with God as a result of having established a close, intimate, personal relationship with Him.
The other meaning to His words abiding in you is that He is referring to the Bible. If you really want to enter into a close personal relationship with God, then you have to be willing to spend some type of regular quality time reading the Bible. The Bible is the only one true source that we have down here on this earth where we can really learn all about God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
When you first enter into a true, personal, love relationship with someone, the very first natural desire you will have is that you will want to get to know everything you can about this person. You will want to know about all of their likes, their dislikes, where they have come from, and what they have been through. And the only way that you can find all of this out about them is by asking a lot of questions.
With God, the #1 way that you will learn all about Him is to read the Bible, because the Bible will tell you everything that you will need to know about Him, His Son Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit.
You have to seek after knowledge about the Lord – and the Bible is the #1 main source that we have on this earth that can teach us about God and all of His ways.
To summarize the revelation in the above Scripture verse in one bottom line statement:
God is looking to establish a close, intimate, personal relationship with each one of us. This is done in two ways:
- By establishing a direct, free-flowing, and spontaneous best friend relationship with God where you commune and talk with Him on a regular and frequent basis in the exact same way you would with a best friend.
- And by seeking after the knowledge of God – trying to get to know all you can about Him by studying and meditating on what is written in the Holy Bible.
I guarantee you that if you are willing to enter into both of these realms with the Lord, your life will never be the same again. This close, intimate, personal relationship that you can enter into with the Lord will be the door opener that will change the course of your entire life forever. The journey is there for all who are willing to step into it!
Prayer Secret #1 – establishing a good, personal, intimate relationship with God the Father will now get you into the door with Him. It will get you to the point where God will now listen and consider each of your prayer requests.
Prayer Secret #2 is the next step when approaching God with a specific prayer request. This one seems to be so easy to grasp, but many Christians keep violating this basic common sense principle. Prayer Secret #2 is making sure that your prayer request always lines up with the will of God for your life.
I have a pet saying when it comes to this principle. The saying is, “Father always knows best.“ God always knows what is best for you in all situations – you do not! God’s knowledge and wisdom is always perfect – yours is not! God knows what all of your future will hold for you – you do not! Too many Christians are constantly asking God for things that He does not really want them to have.
Here is the main Scripture verse where this basic revelation is being given to us by the Lord:
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14)
Interpretation – God hears your prayer only if the prayer request is in His perfect will for you and your life. If it is not, then the above verse is implying that He will not hear your prayer, and thus will not grant the prayer request.
This is where each Christian has to really get a grip on any specific prayer requests they are presenting to God. If God comes back letting you know that what you are asking for is not in His perfect will for you and your life, then you have to let it go, trust that God knows best, and move on.
When you approach God the Father with a specific prayer request – this is very serious business. You are asking God to bring something to you that normally would not be coming your way. You are asking God to supernaturally bring or allow this request to come your way through Him.
So the first thing you have to do before approaching God with your specific prayer request is to make sure that your prayer request is in His perfect will for you and your life. There are several ways you can do this.
1. Analyze Your Prayer Request
Sometimes it is quite obvious that the request is needed and will be in God’s perfect will for you and your life. You do not even need to pray about whether or not it will be in His will for you and your life. The answer is already obvious and you can go ahead and shoot your prayer through.
A good example would be is that maybe you have just lost your job. You will now have to go to God and ask Him to lead you to the next new job He will want you to have. You already know this request will be in His perfect will for your life because you now need a new job to survive and put food on the table. This is quite obvious, and you can now go ahead and start pressing in and praying to God that He lead you to the next new job that He will want you to have.
Sometimes the request is not so obvious as to whether or not it will be in God’s will for you. Maybe you are dating someone and you would really like to marry this person. However, God has not voiced His opinion on the issue yet.
The way to properly handle this is to go to God and ask for His perfect will on the situation – whether or not you should marry this person. If you really love this person and really want to marry them, the best way to word your prayer is to tell God you would really like to marry this person, but you will only marry this person only if it will be in His perfect will for you to do so.
This way you are on safe ground with God in the way that you have worded the request. You have voiced your opinion on the matter, but you have also let Him know that He knows better than you do as to who you should be marrying in this life, and that you will not marry this person unless it will be in His perfect will for you to do so.
2. The Holy Spirit
The other way to approach this is to simply ask the Holy Spirit if you should be approaching God the Father with the specific prayer request. I believe that the Holy Spirit knows most, if not all of the time, whether or not God will answer your specific prayer request. You can save yourself a lot of travailing and praying by getting the Holy Spirit’s answer before you waste your time and God’s time by praying on a certain issue.
For those of you who have established a good inside connection with the Holy Spirit, the above is rather easy to do. You simply tap into Him, ask His opinion, and most of the time you will pick it up with an “inner knowing” from Him as to whether or not you should proceed any further in approaching God with the specific prayer request.
For those of you who have not yet established this kind of inner connection with the Holy Spirit, you can still go ahead and ask Him, and He will somehow get through to you as to whether or not you should be praying to God on a particular issue.
Now here are 3 short powerful stories that will really illustrate the importance of making sure that all of your prayer requests always line up with the perfect will of God for your life.
1. STORY #1 – About 10 years ago, a friend of mine told me this story and I will never forget it. One of her girlfriends had been dating a man for about two years. Everything was going great. She got to the point where she was now wanting to marry the man. She went before God and started praying, asking God if she should marry him. God came back with a one-line answer and the answer was, “He is sufficient for now.”
This type of an answer obviously was not good enough for her, so she kept pressing God for an answer as to whether or not she should marry this man. God came back with no further answers every time she asked. After about 6 months of continuing to ask God for His opinion on this matter and not getting any additional answers, she decided to make her own decision and marry the man without waiting for God’s confirmation or approval.
Six months into the marriage relationship, this man’s dark side all of a sudden started to emerge. He started to physically abuse her. The beatings got so bad that she had no other alternative but to divorce the man for fear he was going to end up killing her.
I have found from personal experience that whenever God is silent on a specific prayer request, this means to hold your position and do nothing until you receive further word from Him as to whether or not you should move in the direction that you are looking to move into.
2. STORY #2 – Here is another perfect example on this. Another one of my friends was dating a man for about 1 year. She too started asking God if she should marry him. She got no answer from God for at least 3 months. Again, she got impatient waiting for God to answer her. She went ahead and married the man without any leading from the Holy Spirit to do so, and no confirming activity from the Lord that she should marry the man.
One year into the marriage, she found out that her husband had been having an affair behind her back with one of his secretaries during the entire year that they had been married! They were divorced shortly thereafter.
Do you see what happens when you go against the perfect will of God on a specific request? Total death can result. In these two cases, both girls saw their marriages end up in divorce because they were not patient enough to wait for God’s answer on their specific requests! They were both praying for marriages that obviously were not in the perfect will of God for their lives. This is why I say God always knows best.
God knew the one man had a dark side that was going to emerge once he married the girl. He knew the other man would not stay faithful once he got married to the second girl. Neither girl could have known these things were going to occur. But God does know all these things and what our futures will hold for us – and this is why your prayer requests have always got to be within His perfect will for your life or the consequences could be disastrous like they were in these two stories!
3. STORY #3 – The third story is my own personal story. About 20 years ago, I was dating a girl for about one year when she got diagnosed with cancer. The doctors told her she had a 50/50 chance of making it. She immediately started chemo and the rest of the appropriate cancer treatments. I took her to see Joyce Meyer for a healing, along with some of the other ministers in our area who were supposed to have the gift of healing operating through their ministries.
None of the ministers were able to bring any type of healing to my girlfriend. I then started to try and pray myself to see if I could get God to heal her. I will never forget what happened when I did. As I approached God the Father with the request, I felt the Holy Spirit put up a shield between me and God the Father. I initially ignored the shield and continued to try and pray through to God for this request.
As I started praying the appropriate words, I saw my words travel about two feet in front of my mouth and then drop straight to the ground. I could tell my words were not “hitting” God. I then felt the Holy Spirit start to literally pull back on my words as I was trying to release them to God. There was no anointing on my words. I had no wind at my back from the Holy Spirit to be approaching God with this specific request. I was really straining in trying to get my words to reach God the Father.
After about the 5th or 6th time when trying to pray to God for her healing, I immediately stopped and asked God if I should even bother to continue to pray on this issue due to the resistance I seemed to be picking up from the Holy Spirit.
I then received an immediate answer. I was given a strong knowing that God did not want to heal her and that it was His perfect will that she be brought home to Him – and if I continued to try and pray for this healing against His will, that I would just be expending useless energy. He made it loud and clear that His mind was already made up on the issue and that I was to let it go.
He then conveyed to me as to why He was not going to consider healing her. Long story short, my girlfriend was 40 years old when she came down with the cancer. 8 years prior to this, she got diagnosed with the beginning stages of emphysema. The doctors told her that if she did not quit smoking, that she would end up in a wheelchair and on an oxygen tent on a permanent basis.
For whatever reason, she would not quit smoking and she continued to smoke for another 8 years. The emphysema was starting to break into the next level and she still would not quit. She then broke out with the cancer. God made it very clear to me that He gave her 8 years to clean up her act, to heed the warnings from the doctors and to quit smoking.
Our bodies are a direct gift from God, and He expects all of us to do the best we can with them – especially in the area of taking proper care of them. When she refused to take proper care of her body by giving up smoking, God decided He was not going to heal her and that she would have to be brought home much earlier than He would have really liked.
I believe to this day that had my girlfriend quit smoking 8 years before coming down with this cancer, that there would have been a very good chance that God would have healed her of the cancer. But because she did not take proper care of her body, God had no natural desire to want to heal her when this emergency presented itself. And God gave her plenty of time to get her act together before this cancer hit – 8 years!
I did not tell my girlfriend what I felt God had conveyed to me. I did not want to cause her to lose hope in the event I had not properly heard from God on this issue. She tried several other healing ministries, along with continuing all of the cancer treatments, but nothing worked. She died one year later after getting diagnosed with the cancer.
1. As you can see from the above three stories, you can save yourself a lot of blood, sweat, and tears when praying to God if you can pick it up ahead of time whether or not your specific prayer requests should be brought before Him for His consideration. This is the beauty of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. One of His jobs is to help us in our prayer life with God the Father.
The Holy Spirit will always know whether or not God will want to answer our specific prayer request. By connecting up with the Holy Spirit on a specific prayer request, you will go a long way in being able to decide when to approach God in prayer and when not to.
For those of you who have not got this far in your own personal relationship with the Holy Spirit in order to be able to pick Him up and read His movements, you can still approach both Him and God the Father before you attempt to pray and just simply ask God if it will be in His perfect will that a specific prayer request be put before Him.
I have found that God will always come through loud and clear on this issue. Remember, God wants to establish a loving personal relationship with you – and in this personal relationship will be the benefit of being able to approach Him with your specific prayer requests.
2. God really wants to show you how to play the prayer game with Him. It is prayer that will pull down major miracles from God. You just have to learn what the ground rules are and how to play the game with Him. The Bible lays down all the ground rules that you will need to know in order to become a very effective and powerful prayer warrior for the Lord.
For whatever reason, God has the big picture set up in that He will not move many of the times on a certain situation unless we first go into serious prayer with Him. The art of prayer is a powerful tool in the hands of a Spirit-filled believer. God can be moved to answer prayer no matter how dire the circumstances. You just need the knowledge on how to properly approach the Lord in order to get Him to move on certain situations.
I think you will find the remaining prayer secrets very interesting, as they will all give you several different options and strategies in which to approach God with on your specific prayer requests. I believe with knowledge comes power. With knowledge will come the ability to know how to properly play the prayer game with the Lord.
I will leave you with one last thought. One of the benefits of having established a true personal relationship with God the Father is the ability to be able to approach Him with your specific prayer requests. Think of the consequences and the possibilities of this privilege that we now have with God the Father.
God the Father has the full supernatural power to do or accomplish whatever He should so desire. The Bible says that “With God NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.”
God loves to answer prayers. Prayers to God can save lives, change circumstances, and prevent catastrophes. The Bible says that God is looking to “show Himself strong” on behalf of those who have established a true, loving, personal relationship with Him. However, many Christians do not fully realize the power and potential they have if they would simply learn how to properly pray to God to get Him to move on certain situations.
Many people are so wrapped up in themselves and their own lives, they fail to see how their own prayers to God can help someone else out who may be in a dire situation. One of the prayer secrets I will be discussing shortly is the power of intercession – the ability to stand in the gap for someone else, approach God as his advocate, and pray to God to help them out of a dire situation.
Many people do not really know how to properly approach and pray to God the Father. As a result, people are either dying early before their time is really up, or they are forced to live under tragic circumstances due to no fault of their own. Accidents can happen. Bad things can happen. But prayers to God the Father can either prevent the bad things from happening before they happen, or they change the situation for the better once the bad thing has happened.
Remember, our God is in the life-saving business! Our God is a God of miracles. He is just looking for true prayer warriors to pull down these miracles that He is only to anxious to release!
Think of the possibilities that we all have with this privilege that we have with God the Father – to be able to boldly approach His throne for prayer anytime, anywhere, and for any situation – to be able to save the day for someone who may be at death’s door!
This is the call of the Eagle. A true Eagle of God is a “master prayer.” He has learned the fine art of being able to properly and effectively pray to God the Father in order to literally move mountains when needed. Nothing is impossible for a true Eagle of God because he knows nothing is impossible with the God he serves.
Mark my words! God will be raising up an army of Eagles in the coming years that will fly with the power and anointing of God such as the world has never seen before or will ever see again. The Bible says in the latter days just before Jesus comes back, that an army will raised up. The verse is Joel 2:2. It reads:
“A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there be any such after them, even for many successive generations.”
The rest of the verses then go into how powerful this army will be and the exploits they will do under God’s anointing and power.
For more information on this coming army – see my article titled “Prophecy from Jesus to Mary Baxter on Joel’s Army to Come” under the “Prophecies” section. A woman by the name of Mary Baxter received a direct Word from Jesus about this army and who He will be calling to be a part of it.
This was a very powerful Word given to this woman, and I believe there is a strong possibility that this army will be coming out of this generation!
This next prayer secret is another real powerful one to add to your arsenal of the different types of prayer strategies that you can take with the Lord. This is another one that is coming direct from Jesus Christ Himself.
This next prayer secret is telling us that if two or three believers can come together in agreement in their prayer to the Lord, that God the Father will move to answer the prayer.
Here is the verse where this powerful piece of revelation is being given to us by the Lord:
“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.” (Matthew 18:19)
Notice several things:
1. The reason that this type of prayer is called the prayer of agreement is due to the specific wording being used by the Lord. Notice in the very first sentence it says that if two people can “AGREE on earth concerning anything that they ask.”
In other words, two people have to be in perfect agreement with one another on the specific prayer request they are wanting to put before the Lord. This means that two people are now approaching the throne of God and they are praying for the exact same thing.
2. The second thing to pick up from this verse is the very last sentence where Jesus says that He will personally be in the midst of two or three believers who are coming together in His name to pray about a particular matter.
If Jesus Himself will actually be in the midst of two or three believers who are praying in agreement and in unison with one another to God the Father, then this means Jesus is hearing their prayer loud and clear. And if Jesus is hearing their prayer loud and clear, then those two or three believers will have a very good chance on getting their prayer answered by God the Father.
What I believe God and Jesus are trying to tell us with the specific wording in this verse is that there is extreme power in united group prayer – where a group of believers all join together in unison, in harmony, and in agreement with one another on what they are going to pray about before the Lord.
If God can be moved to want to answer an individual believer’s prayer if that individual believer is approaching Him with a lot of intensity, passion, and sincerity – can you imagine how much more God may be able to be moved if a group of sincere, passionate, and intense believers all approach Him with the exact same prayer request all at the same time?
This is not to say that one-on-one, individual prayer to the Lord is not powerful and effective. I personally believe that God wants you coming to Him most of the time on a one-on-one basis in your own personal prayer life to Him.
As I have stated numerous times in many of our other articles, God wants more than anything else that you seek to establish a one-on-one, intimate, close, personal relationship with Him.
And in that personal, one-on-one relationship with Him will be the benefit and blessing to be able to pray directly to Him and present any special prayer requests you may have.
However, there will be other times that He will want you to group together and unite with a few other believers in your specific prayer requests to Him.
Again, this is another piece of revelation that is like looking at a two sided coin. On the one side of the coin is where you just pray direct to God all on your own.
You won’t need to pray with anyone else or ask anyone else to pray for you or with you. However, on the other side of the coin is where you will want to join together from time to time with other believers and approach the throne of God with the same prayer request.
And how do you know when to take which approach with God the Father? For those of you who have established a good inside connection with the Holy Spirit, many of the times you will be able to pick it up directly from Him which approach you should be taking with God the Father on a particular prayer request you may have.
You simply tap in, and you should be able feel or sense in your spirit as to which way to go with God on a particular issue.
For those of you who have not got that far with the Holy Spirit where you can pick up those kinds of reads from Him, what you will then have to do is analyze your prayer request. Many of the times, just plain, good, common sense will tell you which approach will be best suited for the specific prayer request you would like to put before the Lord.
Here is what I have personally found out on this particular prayer secret in my own personal walk with the Lord.
1. Due to the extreme power that is on this particular prayer secret, I believe that you really have to be guided by the Holy Spirit as to when to use this particular secret and when not to use it.
Our God is a very jealous and possessive God. Due to the very extreme, passionate, jealous, and all-consuming type of fire love that He has for each and everyone of us on an individual basis, it is my own personal belief that many of the times He wants us approaching Him on a one-on-one basis in our own personal prayer life with Him.
He wants your prayer life to be something very special between you and Him, and He will not want anyone else getting in the middle of it.
This will be your special, secret place between you and God. This is why you will hear some people use the word “prayer closet” to describe that special secret place that they, and only they will have with the Lord.
As a result of this very special and personal space that will be established between you and the Lord, many of the times He will answer your personal prayers if you just simply approach Him all by yourself.
You will not need to call 25 other people to pray with you. If you are asking for God’s help in being able to organize your days better, or asking for His help to handle a minor problem at work, you will not need to call on any other prayer warriors to help you out with minor and smaller matters such as these.
Prayer is serious business with the Lord, and you do not want to be bothering other mighty, prayer warriors with minor and trivial matters that can be handled solely between you and God. Again, you have to use good common sense on deciding when to call in the other troops and when not too.
Many of the everyday problems, issues, and obstacles that you are forced to face can be easily handled between you and the Lord on an one-on-one basis. You will not need to involve anyone else on these kinds of smaller matters and issues.
What I have personally found with either baby, immature, or lazy Christians – is that after they get a hold of the revelation that is in the above verse about how much power there really is in united group prayer, they will then start to try and take advantage of it with God and whoever else they can get to pray with them.
Realizing that God may be able to be moved with united group prayer, they will start searching for other Christians who will be willing to pray with them, and before they know it, they are asking these other Christians to pray for them for every single minor and trivial issue they can think of.
As a result of asking too many Christians to pray with them on issues they should have never asked for any prayer help to begin with, they then start to get lazy and weak in their own personal prayer life with the Lord.
Instead of learning how to storm the throne of God with their own passion and intensity, they start asking and relying on other Christians to do their praying for them, hoping that their efforts will get God to answer their prayer for them rather than they putting in their own prayer efforts to try and get God to answer their prayer. I can tell you from first hand experience that the Lord gets very perturbed when He sees other Christians trying to take advantage of other Christians on the power of united group prayer.
What these people do not realize is that the true seasoned and experienced prayer warriors will know when to join forces with another believer and when not too.
These powerful, prayer warriors are so Spirit-connected and so in tune with the Lord, they will know when to join forces with someone else and when not too. These people will not be easily duped into being pulled into minor and trivial prayer matters that have no business coming their way in the first place.
So not only will you be wasting some of these other prayer warriors’ times in trying to manipulate them for your own personal gain with the Lord, but you will also be angering the Lord Himself with this immature and manipulative behavior – and as a result, you could end up lessening your own chances on getting God to want to answer your prayer.
Many powerful miracles can be brought down from heaven by individual believers who know how to go one-on-one with the Lord in their own personal prayer life with Him. You do not always have to be calling on other Christians every single time you have something to pray about.
2. However, as great and as powerful as individual prayer is with the Lord, there is also a definite time and place for united group prayer. There will be times that you will want to pull out all of the stops and call on other troops to storm the gates of heaven with you to try and get God to want to answer your prayer in a mighty and powerful way.
Where this united group prayer will really come into play is on the more serious types of issues or problems that could come your way.
If your 6 year old son has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, you will want to do everything you can to try and increase your chances of getting God to heal your son. And one of the ways that you can dramatically increase your chances is to call on other mighty prayer warriors to go in the gap with you, and pray in unison, harmony, and agreement with you before the Lord.
You will literally feel your spirit cry out to want to call on other mighty prayer warriors to storm the throne of God with you in an effort to try and move God to heal your son.
If you get hit with this kind of vicious torpedo shot, you will also want to call your pastor if you belong to a church, and ask him to ask the whole church to pray for your son.
This is where you literally will want to pull out all of the stops with the Lord – and by going to these types of extreme lengths, you will be showing the Lord the extreme desire and intensity you will have to want to get your son healed – and this type of extreme desire and intensity may be the thing that will get God to want to move on you and your son’s behalf.
This is how powerful miracles are sometimes brought down from heaven – by powerful, focused, heavily concentrated, and heavily targeted prayers direct to God the Father, with everyone praying in unison, harmony, and agreement with one another.
When Jesus Himself says in the above verse that He will literally be in the midst of any two or three believers who are praying in unison and agreement with one another – then you know we are talking about a major and powerful, prayer secret with the Lord!
This is why every single Bible-based, Spirit-filled, Christian Church should have intercessory prayer teams who are filled with mighty and powerful prayer warriors who know how to powerfully and effectively pray to God the Father.
These kinds of mighty prayer warriors can pull down major miracles from heaven, and every church should be finding out who these mighty prayer warriors are.
If one of these types of special, intercessory, prayer warriors can pull down major miracles from heaven, can you imagine what a group of them can do together if they all joined forces with one another for one common purpose and one common cause?
I will leave you with one last thought on seeking after other prayer warriors in order to be able to join forces with them from time to time when you have a major mountain to try and overcome.
1. As I said at the top of this article, there will be many times that you will be able to pull down your own miracles from heaven all by yourself in your own personal prayer life with the Lord.
If you are walking in a good full surrender with the Lord and you have established a good, personal, working relationship with Him, you will be having major successes in your prayer life with Him. Not only will you be pulling down miracles for yourself, but you will also be pulling down miracles for the other people that God will have you pray for from time to time.
2. However, as great and as powerful as an individual prayer life can be with the Lord, there will always be the other side to this prayer coin – and that other side is that from time to time the Lord will want you to join forces with other believers so you can approach His throne on an united group basis.
As you grow and mature in your walk with the Lord, you will be able to get to the point where you will know when to call in the other troops and when not too. This is something that you will have to learn by trial and error. It will be the job of the Holy Spirit to help guide you on this. Just learn how to become more sensitive to His leadings, His promptings, and His knowings on what to do and how to do it.
3. Now I will leave you with one little secret. This little secret is for all pastors, and for anyone else in the flock who wants to learn how to become a mighty prayer warrior in their walk with the Lord.
If God is going to want to team you up with other believers from time to time, this means that you will need other good Christian friends who you can call up at a moment’s notice and ask them to pray with you in unison and agreement. Many of you already have some good prayer partners that you can do this with.
But for those of you who do not, simply ask God to lead you to several good Christian friends He would like you to connect with so you can work with them as an united team from time to time.
But here is the secret for those of you who may not be aware of this. God has raised up many people who are specially anointed and gifted in the area of intercessory prayer.
These people are your real mighty prayer warriors. These are the types of people who have dramatic and powerful successes in their prayer life with the Lord. These are the kinds of people that you would want to team up with from time to time if God would want the connection and friendship to be made with any one of them.
As a result of these specially, anointed, prayer warriors being so successful and so powerful in their own personal prayer lives with the Lord, many of these people are not known – not only by most of the flock in the church they may belong to, but they are not even known by their own pastors or the other ministers of their church. God has many of these mighty prayer warriors being held in secret.
The reason God has so many of these mighty prayer warriors being held in secret is that if word ever got out as to who these people were and how powerful and successful they really were in their own prayer lives with the Lord – many people would seek to use and abuse them, including many of the pastors and assistants of their own churches.
God the Father will not have any of these specially, anointed, prayer warriors messed with or tampered with. These people are on holy ground with the Lord due to the very close personal relationships they have established with Him.
You do not get to this kind of success in your prayer life with the Lord unless you have established a very good, close, intimate, personal relationship with Him. God the Father very jealously guards and watches over these people, and woe to anyone who would ever try and mess with any of them for their own personal gain or profit.
To any pastor who truly wants the power of God to come into the prayer life of their church – and to any member of the flock who wants to find a true, powerful, intercessory prayer warrior who they can team up with from time to time – go to God the Father in very sincere prayer and ask Him to show you and lead you as to who some of these anointed prayer warriors are.
If it is in God’s will that you be hooked up with several of these people, then He will show you who some of these people are, and then lead you to be able to be hooked up with them so that you can then develop a good, trustworthy, personal relationship with each one of them. If God should ever allow this to happen to you, you will have been given a very special treasure and a very powerful prayer partner and ally.
If you are the pastor of a church – one, two, or three of these specially, anointed, prayer warriors could cause some major dramatic changes and events to occur in your church due to the favor and power that these people have with God the Father.
I do not think I have to tell you what could happen to your church if these kinds of people were given very specific and very targeted prayer assignments.
These people are like the special forces of our military. These are the types of people that will not only get the job done, but they will get the job done in a very mighty and powerful way.
If God the Father should deem you trustworthy enough to hook up with one or several of these people, you will have been given not only a very special God-friend, but you will also have been given a very powerful prayer partner and ally who could help make the difference as to whether or not you end up pulling down that bigger miracle that you may need somewhere down the road.
I know some of the higher ranking leaders of the Body know who some of these people are, but they have been instructed by God not to tell the rest of the world who they are and where they live. Some of these relationships are kept very personal and very confidential.
Some of these high ranking leaders will actually go to them and call on them from time to time when they really need a major miracle or a major breakthrough in their ministries.
In other words, some of these people have more prayer power with the Lord than some of the highest ranking leaders in the Body will have.
This is why it would be considered a blessing of the highest order if God would ever allow you to not only meet one or two of them, but to actually be able to hook up with some of them from time to time to take on a heavier prayer assignment.
Once again, Jesus has given us a very powerful piece of revelation with what He has told us in the above verse. If you want to become a well-rounded, mighty prayer warrior in your walk with the Lord, make sure that you try and develop both sides of this coin with the Lord.
On the one side will be your own one-on-one, personal, prayer life that you will develop with the Lord. On the other side will be you teaming up with some of the mightiest and best prayer warriors that you can find so that you can be fully ready should God ever call you to approach Him with this prayer of agreement.
This is powerful stuff!
In the article we have in the Spiritual Warfare section of our site titled, “4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits,” I gave you the 4 basic levels in which demonic spirits can attack people – which includes all Christians.
This specific article will be dealing with the second level – which is when demons are allowed to attack as a result of a legal right given to them by the person they have targeted.
If by chance you have come across this article and have not read the above article on the 4 levels in which demonic spirits can move in for an attack – it would be my recommendation that you first read that article so that you can have a good, basic understanding of what these 4 levels are all about and how this second level fits into the big picture.
In this second level, demons will move in for an attack once they see a person committing a door-opening, hedge-breaking sin and transgression against the Lord. In this second level, it does not make any difference if this person is a Christian or nonbeliever. There are rules to the spiritual war games that are going on behind the scenes in the battle between God and the devil for all of our souls – and demons themselves have to abide by these rules.
In the above article, I gave you the verse from the Book of Job which shows that we apparently have some type of protective spiritual hedge surrounding us or else demons would be constantly attacking everyone and we would all be in a state of constant warfare with them.
What happens in the spiritual realm is that this hedge can be broken by a person if this person commits a heavier type of sin and transgression against the Lord. In that article, I gave you some of the heavier sins and transgressions against the Lord that could possibly break this hedge, thereby causing a hole to occur in it – thus giving the demons the opening and legal right to be able to start to come directly after you. For the purposes of this article, I will go ahead and re-state what some of those heavier sins and transgressions are.
As Christians, we can have absolutely nothing to do with any of the following areas:
- The occult
- False religions and cults
- Any part of the New Age Movement
- Any type of Satan worshipping group
- Any involvement with abortion or the abortion industry
- Abusing alcohol
- Doing any type of drugs – including pot
- Any type of extreme verbal and/or physical abuse on your mate or children
- Any type of promiscuous sexual lifestyle
- Any type of criminal activity
- Bringing a cursed object into your home
All of the above areas are extreme forbidden areas with our Lord. He will not be putting up with any of His own entering in and engaging in some of these heavier sin areas.
If you do, and you do not pull out of it within a reasonable length of time, then God could pull back His hand of protection on you and your life, and you thus could end up with a big hole occurring in your protective hedge, thereby giving the demons the opening and legal right to be able to come directly after you.
All of the above activities are major door openers to the dark side, and demons just wait for people, especially Christians, to cross over into some of these realms – knowing full well that they will have the appropriate legal rights to move in for an all out attack if that person does not pull out of it within a reasonable period of time.
If you are a Christian, and you have fallen into some of these heavier, dark side areas and have drawn demonic spirits into your life as a result – there is deliverance for you if you are willing to admit that you have sinned and transgressed against your Lord and Savior.
If you are willing to see the errors of your ways and are ready to renounce and pull out of the demonic areas that you have fallen into – then God can work with you to set you completely free from these demons and drive them out of your life for good.
But you are first going to have to admit to God that you have sinned directly against Him by crossing over into some of these heavier forbidden areas to begin with.
If you can’t see and admit that you have been sinning directly against the Lord, and that you have been wrong by crossing over into some of these forbidden areas to begin with – then there will be no deliverance for you, and the demons will continue to have the appropriate legal rights to be able to stay attached to you, and they will then continue to tear you and your life to pieces.
To any of you who may have fallen into one or more of the above dark side areas and have drawn demons into your life as a result, and are really looking to be delivered from the bondage you now find yourself caught up in – this article will give you a good, basic, 5 step process on how to go about properly breaking the legal rights of the demons so that God can fully deliver you from their evil grip.
I will then give you a battle prayer that I had given to another woman who had drawn heavy demonic activity in her life as a result of crossing over into some of the above areas. This battle prayer will have all 5 of these steps properly incorporated into the prayer.
At the outset – you have one of two choices. You can either try the 5 steps I will give you below and attempt to do a self-deliverance on your own – or you can seek out the help and guidance from someone who is experienced with delivering people from demons.
God is raising up more people at this time who know how to do deliverances, so you might be able to find someone close to where you live at who can help you with this if you are too scared to try it on your own.
From the personal experiences I have had with this kind of deliverance, many of these deliverances can be done as a self-deliverance – where you go before God the Father on your own, follow the 5 steps I will give you below, and then verbally engage with the demons, telling them that they now have to leave you in the name of Jesus Christ once you have properly broken all of their legal rights before God the Father.
However, if after reading what these steps will entail, you still feel reluctant or too afraid to try this on your own, then the first thing that I would recommend is that you try and talk to your pastor if you belong to a church. Tell him what your problems are and see if he would be willing to work with you to get you delivered from these demons.
If he can’t or won’t help you for whatever his personal reasons may be, then ask him if there is anyone else in his church who is experienced and anointed to be able to handle this kind of deeper problem for you.
If there is no one at your church who is experienced and anointed to do deliverances, then I would ask your pastor if he knows anyone else from any of the other churches in your area who can do a deliverance. If no luck with this option, then I would get into the yellow pages and start calling all of the main Christian churches in your area, and ask if they have someone who knows how to do deliverances.
You may have to go into a seeking mode to find someone who will know how to do this. But do not give up on this, as God will guide you on this if you ask Him to help you find the right person who can get the job done for you.
For those of you who would like to try and handle this on your own as a self-deliverance – especially if you cannot find anyone locally to help you out – here are the 5 basic main steps that you will need to take in order to be able to get complete deliverance from these demons.
I will first list each one of these steps, one right after the other, so you can see exactly what you will have to do. Here are the 5 steps.
- The full surrender
- Confess each one of your sins before the Lord
- Renounce each one of your sins before the Lord
- Break the legal rights of the demons
- Verbally command the demons to now leave you in the name of Jesus Christ
Now I will go into further detail on what you will need to do with each one of these specific steps so you can get yourself set fully free from these demons.
1. The Full Surrender
The very first thing you are going to have to do is to be willing to come into a full surrender with the Lord. We have another article in our site in the Bible Basics section titled, “The Full Surrender.”
In this article, I explain to you exactly what this full surrender is all about, give you all of the verses from Scripture to back up what God is looking for in this full surrender, and then give you a good, simple, full surrender prayer that you can actually use to go before the God the Father to make this full surrender with Him.
The very first rule in spiritual warfare, before you can even begin to do battle with demonic spirits, is that you have to be walking and operating in a full surrender with the Lord. If you are not willing to come into this full surrender with the Lord where He will now be the One to take over the reigns of your life and lead your life into the direction that He will now want it to go in – then there will be no help and no deliverance from these demons.
You have been running your own show over all of the years and now you are in a big mess as a result of drawing these demons into your life. The only way out of it now is going to be God’s way – not your way! You will now have to fully surrender every single part of your life over to the Lord for His direction and handling. God will now be running your entire life from here on in, not you or anyone else in your life.
Here is the verse from the Bible that gives us this specific revelation:
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
Notice the first four words – “Therefore submit to God” – and notice that this verse starts out with this command. What this means is that you first have to be willing to fully submit to God before you can even begin to resist and fight against the devil and his demons to make them flee from you.
Submitting to God means you have entered into this full surrender with Him. You have to be willing to fully surrender every part of your being to Him – body, soul, and spirit, along with your entire life over to Him. Again, all of this is fully explained to you in our article titled, “The Full Surrender” in the Bible Basics Section of our site.
If you are willing to make this full surrender with the Lord where He will now be the One who will be in total control of your life and lead it in the direction that He will now want it to go in, then you will now be ready for step 2.
2. Confess Each One of Your Sins Before the Lord
The next step to be able to receive total deliverance from these demons is that you are going to have to be willing to admit that what you were involved in were sins and transgressions against the Lord in the first place. And then you will have to be willing to fully confess each one of these transgressions out as actual sins before the Lord.
If you can’t or won’t admit that you have been sinning against the Lord with your involvement in some of the above areas – then again, there will be no help and deliverance from these demons. As a result, the demons will continue to hold you captive until you can agree to see and do things God’s way.
It’s either God’s way or the highway. There is no negotiating or trying to compromise your way out of this with the Lord. Sin is sin, and any involvement in any of the above areas are direct sins before the Lord, no matter what your excuse may have been for falling into some of these areas to begin with.
If you are willing to admit that what you have been involved in was wrong and sinful before the eyes of God, and then you are willing to fully confess each one of these sins as actual sins before the Lord in the prayer I will give you below – then you will now be ready for step 3.
3. Renounce Each One of Your Sins Before the Lord
The next step, in addition to being willing to fully confess out each one of these transgressions as sins, is that you will now have to be willing to fully renounce each one of these sins before the Lord. When you renounce each one of these sins before the Lord – what you will now be telling God is that you will never, ever go back into any of these heavy sin areas again.
Before you decide to go before the Lord for your deliverance, you will first have to make sure that you really want to be set free from your sinful past – and that you will do everything you possibly can in your own natural will power not to go back into any of these heavy sin areas ever again.
If you have fallen prey to some of the different drug addictions, ask God, through the power of His Holy Spirit, to help set you completely free from the addictions of whatever drugs you may have been hooked on.
The Holy Spirit is there to help you out with His power if you are really wanting His help. There is nothing that the power of God cannot totally defeat and overcome in your life, no matter how hopeless or bleak the situation may look to you in the natural.
One word of caution in this area! Once you make up your mind to fully renounce any of these types of heavier sins before the Lord – you will have to make sure that you never, ever fall back into these same areas again.
What will happen if you do, is that not only will you give these demons another legal right to be able to come back after you again – but these demons who will be coming back after you for a second time will be demons that will be 7 times more wicked and evil than what the original demons were that had attached to you in the first place.
For more information on this kind of possibility – we have another article in our site titled, “Interpretation of Matthew 12:45 – Demons” in the Spiritual Warfare section of our site.
In this article, I give you the main verse from Scripture where this revelation is being given to us by the Lord, and the appropriate interpretation and commentary on what this verse is trying to tell us. It would be my strong recommendation that you also read this article as part of your education on this topic.
4. Break the Legal Rights of the Demons
Once you have fully confessed and fully renounced each one of these heavier sins before God the Father – then you have just taken away all of the legal rights that the demons had to stay attached to you. Now you are ready to break those legal rights.
I will show you how to properly do this in the battle prayer I will give you below and how to properly word out this part of the prayer. Basically what you will be doing is verbally breaking the legal rights of the demons operating under God the Father’s authority, power, and anointing to be able to do so.
After you break the legal rights of these demons before God the Father, then you will be ready for the last and final step.
5. Verbally Command the Demons to Now Leave You in the Name of Jesus Christ
Once you have fully confessed and fully renounced each one of the sin areas you had been involved in, and then have fully broken the legal rights of the demons before God the Father – then the last thing that will remain will be you turning around and verbally engaging with the demons – telling them that they no longer have any more valid legal rights to stay attached to you, and that they will now have to leave you in the name of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
You will have to verbally do this. Demons cannot read your mind or your thoughts – so you will have to verbally, out loud, command them to now leave you in the name of Jesus Christ. Again, I will show you how to word out this part of the prayer in the battle prayer I will give you below.
The Battle Prayer
I am going to give you an exact battle prayer that I drew up for a woman who had drawn heavy demonic activity into her life as a result of falling into some very heavy dark side areas. This woman has given me permission to release the exact battle prayer that I had drawn up for her.
However, it was agreed that I would leave her name out of it due to the very personal nature of some of the things she was involved in. I will substitute another name in her place so as to keep the flow of the prayer intact.
As you will see when I list out the legal rights the demons had to come into her life in the first place – many of these sins were very severe transgressions against the Lord, and these demons had more than enough legal rights to launch an all-out, full scale attack on her and her life.
This battle prayer is divided into two parts. The first part will be her confessing and renouncing each one of her sins before the Lord, and then breaking the legal rights of the demons once those sins had been properly confessed and renounced before the Lord. The second part of the prayer will be when she then turns around and verbally commands the demons to now leave her in the name of Jesus Christ.
Here are both parts of the exact prayer. I will then add some additional commentary after I give you this battle prayer so I can point out several things to you as to why I worded certain parts of the prayer as I did.
1. Prayer to Break the Legal Rights of the Demons
In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, I now approach Your throne in a time of great need, in time of an extreme emergency.
Father, as You already know, I have demons attacking me from the outside, and possibly from the inside of my being. I know why they are in my life. I have done some really bad and evil things in my life. I have horribly transgressed against both You and all of Your basic laws and commandments with the sins that I have personally committed against You.
Father, I first want to say to You that I am really sorry for doing all of these bad and evil things against You. There is no excuse for the kind of behavior that I have exhibited over the years. But Father, I now want to take a strong stand. I do not want any more part of this kind of evil and wicked lifestyle.
I know now that You are My only hope and My only salvation to be able to deliver me from the demonic bondage I now find myself enslaved in as a result of crossing over into these kinds of heavier sins.
Father, I ask that You please have mercy on my soul, and that You please forgive me for all of the sins and atrocities that I have personally committed against You under the blood that Your one and only Son Jesus Christ has personally shed for me on the cross.
1. Father, in the name of Jesus, I now want to formally confess out all of the bad, evil, and sinful things I have personally done against You. Father, I now confess to you the following things as being sins and extreme abominations in Your sight:
- My involvement in drugs.
- My involvement unnatural and unholy sex acts.
- My use of all kinds of pornography.
- My past adulterous affairs and activities.
- All of my past thefts and covetousness.
- All of my envy and jealousy that I have ever shown against anyone, and all of my lying and deceit that I have ever been involved in.
- All of the pride, impatience, hate and rage that I have ever shown or manifested over the years.
- All of my involvement in some of the occult arts such as witchcraft, invocation of demon spirits, and tarot cards.
- All of the times that I have personally cursed You and prayed to other false gods.
- Breaking most of Your 10 commandments to one degree or another.
Father, I now know, without any shadow of a doubt, that all of the above activities were evil, heinous sins and abominations in your sight. I am so sorry for going this far against You.
Father, I know that Your Son Jesus Christ has died for all of my sins. Father, in the name of Jesus, I now ask that You please forgive me for every single one of the these sins and transgressions that I have personally committed against You. Let the Blood of Your Most Holy Son Jesus Christ completely wash away every ounce of stench, every ounce of each one of these sins that have been committed against You.
Father, you tell me in Your Word, that if I am willing to confess my sins and agree to repent, that You will fully forgive me of my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Father, I now ask that You please forgive me for of all of my sins that I have personally committed against You through the blood that Your Son Jesus Christ has personally shed for me on the cross. I now believe that all of my sins have been completely forgiven and completely washed away by the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2. Father, I now want to agree to also renounce every single one of the above sins. You have my word that I will never, ever attempt to go back into any area having to do with the occult, any area having to do with sexual fornication, or any involvement in any kind of drug use whatsoever.
Father, in Jesus name, I now officially renounce every single one of the above sins and transgressions that have been committed against You.
3. Father, the next thing I need to take care of is when my father raped me when I was a young child. I now know that what he did was evil and wrong in Your sight. However, I will choose not to hold any unforgiveness towards him.
Father, I choose with my own free will to fully forgive him for what he did to me when I was a young child. My father and the judgment on his life will now fall into Your hands, not mine. I hold no hate or animosity towards him. I ask that you please have mercy on his soul when he has to face You for his own personal judgment. I now fully forgive him for what he has done to me.
4. Father, I now believe that all of my sins, transgressions, and abominations against You have been fully forgiven by You under the shed blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. Father, I thank You for having this kind of mercy on my soul and that You have made a way of forgiveness for me through the Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ.
Father, with all of my sins and transgressions against You now being fully forgiven – I now want to once and for all break the legal rights these demons have had over me over all of these years.
Father, in Jesus name, I now ask that You fully break the legal rights of these demons. I now ask that You completely break and completely sever every single one of their legal rights that has arisen as a result of my involvement in all of the above sin areas.
Father, in Jesus name, I now want to personally come against each one of these legal rights myself – operating under Your authority and Your anointing to be able to do so.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ – I now fully break and fully sever each one of these legal rights. Father, I repeat, in the name of Jesus Christ, I now command that every single inch and every single part of this legal right line be completely broken, completely severed, and completely demolished in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I now plead the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ against each and every single part of this legal right line and command it to be completely broken right now in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
5. Father, I also want to reaffirm with you as I have done the other day, that I have now fully surrendered my body, my soul, my spirit, and my entire life into Your hands. I now ask that You place me into Your perfect will for my life.
I am now willing to fully follow You all the rest of the days of my life. I will now be guided by Your Holy Spirit from this moment on – and I will never, ever cross back over into the sin-filled life I used to live in.
Father, I now belong to You, and You alone. You, and You alone, are my Rock and my Salvation. I will look to no other. My life is now totally in Your hands. Father, from this moment on, I will fully follow You and fully serve You for the rest of my eternal life.
Thank You Father.
Thank You Jesus.
2. Battle Prayer to Cast Out the Demons
You have now broken all of the legal rights of the demons on the above prayer that I gave you. They are now ready to be cast out with the battle prayer I will now give you.
I would wait until everyone is out of the house and do this in private between you, God, and the demons.
1. The 1st part of the prayer will be you going to God the Father asking Him to anoint you with His power to cast these demons out and off you for good. You will also be asking God to take this battle up for you and to have His power come through the Holy Spirit to drive these demons off you.
2. The 2nd part of the prayer will be when you will then turn around and verbally engage with the demons to now leave you in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Say both parts of these prayers out loud so the demons can hear you loud and clear. Also, on the 2nd part of this prayer – hold out your right hand as you are telling the demons to now leave you. The right hand of God the Father is His hand of power and deliverance. As His born-again child, you now have the legal right to be able to do this.
I would say this prayer out loud 3x-4x over the next couple of days.
In the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I now boldly approach Your throne of grace and mercy. Father, I now come before You to once and for all to take these demons out of my life for good.
Father, I have already come before You confessing all of the bad and sinful things I have ever done to You throughout most of my life. I have also renounced my past activities and have told You that I will never, ever go back into those heavier sin areas again. Father, I have horribly wronged You with some of those past transgressions, and I am so sorry that I have ever gone against You and deliberately disobeyed You so many times.
But Father, now is the time to pick myself back up off the mat. Now is the time to make a brand new start with a brand new direction. I have already fully surrendered my body, my soul, my spirit, and my entire life into Your hands. I have now entered into Your perfect will for my life. I am now all Yours. I now belong to You and no one else – and I will now fully serve You and fully follow You for the rest of my eternal life.
Father, now is the time to clean up one last loose end. As a result of my past involvement in some of these horrible transgressions against You, I have drawn demons into my life. I know that I have given these demons full legal right to come into my life and attack me like they have been doing with everything that I have done against You.
Father, but now is the time to take a final stand against these demons! Now is the time to vanquish them out of my life for good! Now is the time to stand up and fight and directly engage with them – operating under Your full power and anointing to be able to do so!
Father, You have said in Your Word that “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out all of their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17)
You have said in Your Word that “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.” (Psalm 138:7)
Father, in Jesus name, I now ask that You send me into battle to cast these demons out of my life for good. You say in Your Word that You can “make me bold with strength in my soul” (Psalm 138:3) and that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Father, since I have now fully surrendered every part of my life into Your hands – I now want to take a hold of the verse that says to “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
Since I am now fully submitted to You, I am now ready to resist Satan and his demons who have been attacking and tormenting me over all of these years. Your Word tells me that Satan and his demons will now flee if I pick up my sword, which is Your Word, and directly engage with them.
Father, in the mighty name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I now ask that You stir Yourself up as a Man of War and go before me to take out this defeated foe. Your Word tells me that “The Lord is a man of war.” (Exodus 15:3)
Your Word tells me that “The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war … He shall prevail against His enemies.” (Isaiah 42:13)
Father, in Jesus name, I now ask that You stir up Your zeal like a mighty Man of War off the wording of this verse.
Father, I now ask that You go before me as a consuming fire. Your Word tells me that “The Lord your God is He who goes over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; You shall drive them out and DESTROY THEM QUICKLY …” (Deuteronomy 9:3)
Father, Your Word tells me that You will go before me and “make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.” (Isaiah 45:2)
Father, these demons have kept me prisoner long enough. I now ask that You go before me to make this crooked path totally straight again and that you break the bars that have been holding me captive over all of these years. I now ask that You completely cut and completely sever the cords of these wicked and evil spirits.
In Deuteronomy 33:27, it says that You “will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!”
Father, I now ask that you anoint me from head to foot with Your anointing, with Your power, and with Your authority to take these demons head on. You have already told us in Your word that “in my name they will cast out demons,” (Mark 16:15) and that You gave the early apostles the “power over unclean spirits” and that “they cast out many demons.” (Mark 6:7)
Father, not by my might, but by Your Holy Spirit I will engage with and defeat these demons once and for all!
Father, Your Word tells me that no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Your Word tells me that I have been given “the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt me” (Luke 10:19) and that “Through You we will push down our enemies, through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.” (Psalm 44:5)
Father, now is the time! Now is the time to drive this enemy out of my life once and for all!
Father, Your Word tells me that the Sword of the Holy Spirit is Your Word. Father, in Jesus name, let your Word be my Sword! Father, I repeat, let Your Word be my Sword!
B) (Say all of this prayer out loud and hold out your right hand when saying it)
“In the name of My Lord and Savior and my deliverer Jesus Christ – I am now speaking to every single demon that is on the outside of me and to every single demon who may be on the inside of me.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ, I now come against each and everyone of you. I know that you have all been in my life for many years. I also know why you have been allowed to enter into my life and attack me like you have been doing over all of these years.
I now know what all of your legal rights have been over all of these years that allowed you to attack me as you have been doing.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – all of your legal rights have now been totally and completely broken before my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and my heavenly Father, God the Father.
I have now fully submitted and fully surrendered my entire body, my entire soul, my entire spirit, and my entire life into the hands of God the Father. I now belong to God the Father and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I now belong to Them, and to Them alone in this life.
You no longer own me. You no longer have any more legal rights to stay attached to me. All of your legal rights and demonic strongholds have now been completely broken and completely demolished under the shed Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I have now fully confessed my sin of using drugs over the course of my entire life. I have now fully confessed my sins of fornication and having sex with multiple lovers and partners over the years. I have now fully confessed my sin of watching any kind of pornography. I have now fully confessed my sins of past thefts and covetousness.
I have now fully confessed my sins of breaking most of 10 of God’s commandments to one degree or another during the course of my life. I have now fully confessed my sins of delving into parts of the occult that I had no business treading into. I have now fully confessed all of my sins having to do with my jealousy, rage and anger.
All of my sins have now been fully confessed and fully renounced before God the Father. All of my sins have now been fully forgiven. My slate has now been made perfectly and completely clean. My sins and transgressions against the Lord are no longer remembered in His eyes. I am now a new creation in Jesus Christ.
I am now totally committed to serving Him, and Him alone in this life. Never again will I go back into the sin-filled life that gave you the legal right to be able to come into my life in the first place.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ:
I now plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over every inch of spirit.
I now plead the Blood of Jesus over every inch of my soul.
I now plead the Blood of Jesus over every inch of my body.
I now plead the blood of Jesus over every inch of this entire house.
Demons, the Word of God is now my Sword! I repeat, the Word of God is now my Sword!
I am now taking up my sword, which is the Word of my God, which is the word of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – and I am now coming against each and everyone of you – whether you be on the outside of me or whether you be on the inside of me.
Demons, all of your legal rights have now been completely and totally broken – completely and totally demolished – completely and totally severed. I repeat – all of your legal rights have now been completely broken. Your time is up! You will all have to go now! I repeat – you will all have to go now!
To every single demon who is living and operating on the inside of me – I am now coming against each and everyone of you. I now plead the Blood of my Lord and Master Jesus Christ against each and everyone of you. I repeat – I am now pleading the Blood of Jesus Christ against each and everyone of you.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ, I now command all of you to come out of me right now and to leave me and this house – and you are to never, ever come back on me again. I repeat – every single one of you that may be on the inside of me is to come out of me right now in the name of Jesus Christ – and you are to leave my body, my soul, and this entire house immediately! Go now, in the name of Jesus Christ! I repeat, go now in the name of Jesus Christ!
To every single demon who may be attacking me from the outside, or who has been living in this house as a result of the legal rights I had earlier given to you, I am now coming against each and everyone of you. You too have had all of your legal rights totally broken.
Not one of you has any more legal right to be able to stay attached to me in any way, shape, or form. You will all now have to go.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – I now plead the Blood of Jesus against each and everyone of you! I repeat – I now plead the Blood of Jesus Christ against each and everyone of you!
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – I now command you to leave myself and my house – and you are to never, ever come back on me again. I repeat, you are to leave me and my house for good, and you are to never, ever come back on me again!
Go now, in the name of Jesus! I repeat – go now in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and do not ever come back into my life or in this house ever again!
Father, I have full faith and belief that You have now driven all of these demons out of my body, out of my soul, out of my house, and out of my life for good by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Father, I now ask that You protect both me and my family from this moment on, and that You never allow these demons to come back on us ever again.
Father, to You be all of the glory. To You be all of the praise, glory and honor that is only due to You. Father, thank You for this deliverance. Father, thank You for this new life.
Father, I now ask that You take complete control of my life from this moment on and that You lead me into Your perfect will for my life. Father, guide me by Your Holy Spirit into the direction and path that You will want me to take in this life. My life is no longer my own. I now belong to You, and You alone.
Thank You Father.
Thank You Jesus.
Thank You Holy Spirit.”
Note the following in the way this prayer was worded:
1. This battle prayer is divided into two main parts. The first part of the prayer is where you go one-on-one with God the Father to fully confess and fully renounce each one of the specific sins that you have committed against Him that have given the demons the legal right to be able to come directly against you.
Also note that I had this woman apologize to the Lord for this kind of extreme activity. Many of her sins were heavy and extreme, and I felt she also needed to apologize to the Lord, as she knew that what she was doing was wrong and sinful in His sight.
If you have engaged in some of these heavier types of sins against the Lord, it would be my recommendation that you also apologize to the Lord from your heart for committing these types of heavier sins and transgressions against Him in the first place.
2. Also note that her natural father had raped her when she was younger. As I stated in my article in “4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits” – if anyone has severely abused you, you will have to be willing to fully forgive that person in the eyes of God.
This could have been another possible entry point with these demons, so she had to close that door by telling God that she would be willing to fully forgive him for what he had done to her at such a young age.
3. When you get into the second part of the prayer where she is going to go toe-to-toe with these demons to drive them off her – first note that I had her go before God the Father to ask Him for His power and His anointing to be able to defeat and drive these demons off her.
She could have just skipped this part of the prayer and just started to command the demons to now leave her in the name of Jesus since all of their legal rights had been broken earlier in the first part of this prayer. However, what you have to realize was that this was a more serious type of case.
When someone has been beat up for so long from this kind of demonic attack, their faith and strength levels are not going to be operating at the same levels of what a normal Christian may be be operating at.
As a result, you first have to have them go before God the Father and ask Him for His power, authority, and anointing to be able to drive these demons off them. You also need to quote some good battle verses back to God the Father, asking Him to take this battle up for them, since they have been beat up from so many years of constant abuse and torment from these demons.
In the Spiritual Warfare section of our site, we have another article titled, “Battle Verses of the Bible.” In this article, I give you 100 of the very best battle verses from the Bible. You thus have a whole range of different types of battle verses to pick and choose from to put into your own personal battle prayer. The battle verses I picked for this particular case were the ones I thought were best suited for what I was dealing with.
4. Then notice as you get into the part where she starts to verbally engage with the demons. Instead of just starting out by commanding the demons to now leave her – I have her confront the demons and tell them that they have now been fully exposed, that all of her sins have been fully confessed and fully renounced before God the Father, and that all of their legal rights have now been fully broken and completely taken away from them.
Once the demons know and understand what has just happened between this woman and God the Father – they will know they have all been put on final notice that all of their legal rights are now gone. They will know that she now knows who she is in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that they will now be no match for her – since God will now be anointing her with His power to be able to cast all of them out of her for good.
5. As she starts to come against them – also notice that I have her speak directly to any demons who may be living and operating on the inside of her, and any demons who may be attacking her from an outside position, which would be on the outside of her body.
When you come across someone who has crossed over into these kinds of heavier sins and transgressions – there is always a very good chance that some of the demons may have been allowed to literally enter in on the inside of that person’s body and soul.
As I have stated in my article on the “4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits” – Christians can draw demons into their bodies and souls if they cross over into some of these heavier types of sins. However, the demons will not be able to enter into that person’s human spirit since the Holy Spirit is already living there.
This woman had been saved for about 5 years before I met her, but the attacks from the demons never did stop.
The reason the attacks had never stopped was due to the fact she had never properly broken all of the demon’s legal rights and thus did not have the legal authority to be able to cast them out. Once she had fully confessed and fully renounced all of these heavier sins before God the Father – then the demons no longer had any more legal rights to be able to stay attached to her and they are now ready to be cast out.
Since I did not know what demons were operating on the inside of her or what demons were operating on the outside of her – I had her speak directly to both of them. This way she would be covering both of her bases.
6. Also note that right in the middle of the battle I had her plead the Blood of Jesus over her entire spirit, over her entire soul, and over her entire body. If any demons were trying to hold on to her during this battle – pleading the Blood of Jesus right in the middle of this kind of battle should break them loose since they are obviously no match for the power that is in Blood of Jesus Christ.
7. I then had her finish out the battle command by pleading the Blood of Jesus directly against all of the demons, and then telling them that they now have to leave her since there is now nothing left for any of them to be able to hold onto. This is the part where you now tell them to leave you in the name of Jesus Christ and that they are to never, ever come back on you again.
The prayer is then ended with her telling both God and Jesus that she now believes that God has given her total victory and deliverance from these demons, that she is now willing to fully follow God in the direction that He will now want to take her life in, and then thanking Him for the victory and giving Him all the praise, honor, and glory that is only due to Him for this kind of an extreme deliverance.
I know many Christians will read this kind of extreme testimony and really have a hard time believing that this kind of extreme activity really does occur in our walk with the Lord.
Many of these people who have been under heavy demonic attack for any period of time are very reluctant to tell anyone for fear of people thinking they are going nuts or that they are just imagining all of this. As a result of this kind of fear and paranoia, many of these people keep a lot of this kind of activity to themselves.
Many of the Churches still do not like to talk about this kind of heavier activity for fear of giving the devil his due, or for fear that people will start seeing demons around every possible corner. As a result, you have some in the flock who are literally getting their heads knocked off by these demons – and everyone around them is completely oblivious as to what is really going on.
I really feel that was why Jesus Himself listed the command to cast out demons in every single one of the verses that I listed at the beginning of my article on the 4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits. Every single time that Jesus told His apostles to go out and walk with His anointing to save the lost and heal the sick – He always told them to also cast out demons where and when needed.
This specific command is in every single one of those verses! If God the Father is making sure that His Son had this kind of command in every single one of those verses – then you know that God is really trying to tell all of us something with this kind of an intense statement.
Bottom line – demons are real, and they are still allowed to roam in the air on this earth seeking who they are going to try and devour next. As a result, some Christians will come under direct demonic attack from time to time from some of these demons.
As I have said before, the apostle Paul could not have said it any better when he said our real battle in this life is not with flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers – which are demons and demon powers who are still allowed to roam this earth and interact with some of us until Jesus returns back to us in His second coming and then casts Satan into the Bottomless Pit.
Until that glorious, final event actually occurs, this world will always have to put up with a certain amount of attacks from demonic spirits. As Christians, this leaves us with one of two alternatives.
We can either choose to hide our head in the sands, hoping that Satan and his demons will never personally attack either us or those who may be close to us.
Or we can choose to rise up – be vigilant, alert, and sober for any type of demonic activity that could set in on either us or our close friends and loved ones – and then be ready to go into immediate combat and take their heads off with the Word of God as our Sword like the Bible is telling all of us to do as good soldiers of Jesus Christ.
For what is worth, we will continue to add more articles on this subject so this kind of information is available to anyone who may actually need it.
We have received numerous emails from people all around the world who have had to engage with some demonic spirits who were attacking them for various reasons – and some of them have been able to receive complete and total deliverance from the demonic attack they were facing with some of the basic 101 information and knowledge that we have released in these kinds of articles.
God says in His Word that His people will perish and go into captivity for having lack of knowledge. If you look closely at these two verses where God is making these two statements – I also believe that the reverse is true – that having the appropriate knowledge from God can help set you free and deliver you from any type of captivity that you may have already fallen into.
And when demons launch an all-out, full scale attack on someone – that person will go into spiritual captivity until they can get themselves delivered from their evil grip by the power of God.
As Jesus has already told us – there is deliverance from any type of demonic bondage you may have fallen into. If Jesus was telling the early apostles that we are to cast out demons and that we will have His power and authority to trample over all the power of our enemies – then people can be set free from these kinds of extreme cases.
Once again, God the Father could not make things any more clear on these kinds of issues and topics with all of the revelation and knowledge that He has given to us in His Word. This knowledge and revelation is all there for the taking for the seekers who are willing to grab a hold of it, study it, and then seek to implement it into their daily walk with our Lord and Savior.
And to think that all of this revelation and knowledge is all contained in just one glorious Holy Book – unbelievable!