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TO BIND THE STRONGMAN

David Nix

Friday, 4/26/2013

To Bind the Strongman

October 29, 2012

 

Matthew 12:29, "Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house?”

 

Matthew 17:19-21, "Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and   said, why could not we cast him out?  (20)  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.  (21) Howbeit this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting.”

 

Psalms 67:6-7, "Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.  (7) God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.”

 

"I am the Lord Jesus, your Messiah and gentle shepherd. I bless you this day with words held in store for you. To win victory in the lives of those deeply rooted in darkness there are times when you must first bind the strongman to spoil his house. Satan and his demons bind many people unto chains of darkness and oppression and keep many upon the path of sin, for the evil ones need the breath of men trapped in muted light and darkness. Some demons are only cast out by the power of my name when spoken by people deep in the light. The reason that prayer and fasting are needed is due to your position in the light. You cannot set others free if you yourself are still captive. As I instructed you in the message given on digging a well, you must at times bind the evil ones before you can win victory in the lives of others. So many upon the earth are held captive, and there is power in prayer and in our hedges of the spirit and in our blast of light and mercy, but there are times when you must first bind the evil ones who have hold over men. If men do not leave the path of evil it is hard to bring them into the light of heaven. You must first bind the strongman to be able to use the power of light. Once the strongman is gone, your prayers, words, and actions will penetrate the darkness that is within the hearts of many. All demons are warrior angels but not all are the same in power. As with men, some are more powerful than others. I gave you the verses on belief and on prayer and fasting for binding an evil one who is strong requires the power of light.

 

Binding is not the same as casting out. Binding the evil ones is similar to hedging up the path of a man. Some are not easily bound so you need the power of our presence, and this grows in fasting and prayer, and you need the power of belief and the power of my name. Most demons are not cast forth from a distance and you must be present so they can hear you speak my name, but you can bind some evil ones through prayers of light without being in the presence of the one you are seeking to rescue. You seek to remove the evil spirit unto a new place and to bind them to prevent them from returning. Binding only works when the evil ones are oppressing the ones you seek to rescue. If a man or woman is possessed by a demon, or demons, they must be cast forth by the power of my name and you need to be nigh unto the one you seek to rescue. Spirits of oppression are demons who enter in at times but do not remain, or they simply stay nigh and whisper and discourage or lead unto evil. You can bind them with prayer so that they will stay away from those who need to be rescued, but as was given, some men return unto the pattern of sin even when the evil ones are not nigh so you must hedge up their way.  I gave you the verses in Psalms 67 to show you the power of blessings built upon praise. Verse 5 deals with praise, and you grow stronger in praise but our blessings are given out of love and mercy. Psalms 67:5, "Let the people praise you, O God; let all the people praise you.” It is time to yield increase in the harvest of mercy so you must go forth in light and use the tools given. If behavior seems to not change in the lives of others you need to first bind the strongman who guards their house. If the evil is within, then to bind you must first cast them out. Believe and have faith and nothing shall be impossible unto you. More shall be given.” 

 

1. Points about "To Bind the Strongman”

· The strongman refers to Satan or one of his evil demons. There are times when we must bind the evil that holds someone captive in order to set them free.

· Jesus refers to the message entitled, "To Dig a Well” and that is in the October 2012 issue, and it also makes reference to the blast of light and would be a good review.

· Lasting change is much more difficult when the chains that bind someone are still upon them so the strongman at times must be bound or cast forth.

· Once the strongman is gone, our prayers, words, and actions will penetrate the darkness that is within the hearts of many.

· Binding is not the same as casting out. Binding the evil ones is similar to hedging up the path of a man. Some are not easily bound so you need the power of the presence of God and Jesus and this grows in fasting and prayer, and we need the power of belief and the power of Jesus’s name.

· To cast out a demon normally requires you to be present with the one being afflicted by the demon, but some demons can be bound through prayers of light without being in the presence of the one who needs to be rescued.

· Binding only works when the evil ones are oppressing the ones we seek to rescue. If a man or woman is possessed by a demon, or demons, they must be cast forth by the power of Jesus’ name and we need to be nigh unto the one we seek to rescue.

 

 

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