“Those who own the airways control the atmosphere.” I was sitting across the table from a young woman who was working with the widows and orphans of Sudan. Both my husband and I were in a room filled with incredible missionaries from all around the world; the sacrifices that these people had made was stunning. This particular woman was living in a war zone, and, when she spoke those words to me, it hit my spirit.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 in the Passion Translation says this:
For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.
In this moment in time, God is wanting us to partner with Him to bring an awakening to this world. Because we have the Holy Spirit in us, we have the authority and the right to do just that. My favorite part of this scripture is where it says that we are to capture anything that opposes the Kingdom and “insist that it bow in obedience.” I personally have been walking around praying, “I insist that this spirit of rebellion bow down.”
Points for Prayer:
As we are joining together for these days of prayer, I would encourage you to:
Prayer walk, knowing that there are spiritual airways that we can own and bring under the authority of the Kingdom.
Know that we are standing in God’s authority for the freedom of our nation.
Know that God wants us to insist with all confidence that everything that is not of God bow to His authority.
Let this scripture in 2 Corinthians 10 be a guide. Allow God to give you revelation to see more ways to pray on target.
By Beni Johnson
Senior Pastor, Bethel Church