Getting Results with the Host Armies of God
Prayer warriors are getting results with the Host Armies of God. Combined with traditional methods of prayer and the expertise of the Hosts’ they are uprooting evil agendas and exposing wickedness in high places. The Host Armies of God are an important part of waging a good warfare against the forces of Satan. Every believer should understand their purpose and how to send them into battle.
The Host Armies are Equipped to Wage Warfare
The Host Armies are equipped to wage a good warfare. They are made to subdue powerful demonic forces and they enter atmospheres or realms not accessible to human beings. They are not encumbered by physics like humans; moreover, humans do not have access to the second heaven where spiritual battles take place.
Believer’s can bind principalities and powers in prayer as described in the Bible, but they cannot physically uproot demons from their seated positions in the second heaven. God has given that specific assignment to the Host Armies. Binding and loosing in prayer is still an excellent strategy for achieving victory over the enemy; but employing the Host Armies of God is taking prayer to the next level. With the help of Heaven’s Army, the children of God are fulfilling critical kingdom mandates and taking back territory from the Devil.
Jesus Understood Spiritual Warfare
Jesus was no stranger to spiritual warfare; he understood its affect on people and earthly systems as evidenced by His encounters with darkness. He demonstrated this understanding as He prayed for the sick and confronted the religious systems of the Pharisees. Jesus understood His authority over the works of darkness and He used that authority to set the captives free. The disciples learned to operate in the same authority; they also ministered to the sick, raised the dead, and delivered the demon-possessed from oppression. Jesus told the disciples they had authority over demons and they used that authority to subdue the enemy.
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19, KJV).
Power over All the Power of the Enemy
Christian’s have power over all the power of the enemy. The word “power” as it’s used here in, “I give you power to tread…” in the Greek means, exousia, which is translated as authority. Believers’ in Jesus have authority over the works of Satan and his minions. In the second half of the verse, “…all the power of the enemy” power means dunamis, which is translated as physical power, force, might, and ability. We use our power [authority] in Jesus Christ to arrest forces of darkness and we have power [force, might and ability] to uproot demonic agendas. Power and authority are applied when we speak to demonic forces and when we send the Host Armies of God on maneuvers.
We have to speak to a thing in order to move it. Jesus said the same when He taught the disciples how to move a mountain:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23,NKJV).
Speaking to mountains is what moves them; the same is said for decrees.
Decrees are used to send the Hosts’
The Bible says, “decree a thing and it will be established” (Job 22:28). Decrees are how we establish the will of God in the earth; they are also used to send the Host Armies of God on kingdom assignments. The decrees come through our mouths as we speak words into the atmosphere. Decrees are also commands; as kingdom ambassadors, we can command the devil to flee. We can also command the Hosts’ to shred demonic platforms and move mountains that hinder the work and will of God. Jesus showed the disciples they could even speak to a tree and decree its outcome with their speech.
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done” (Matthew 21:21,NKJV).
While the Bible doesn’t explain why Jesus expected figs on a tree that wasn’t in season, He used the tree to demonstrate spiritual authority with His speech. He was demonstrating dominion over the tree when He spoke to it. Believers have that same authority; but they have to use it. Dominion cannot be achieved over anything without speaking to it in faith.
Authority over “Legion”
In another example of authority, Jesus was observed speaking to a man possessed by a Legion of demons. Jesus demonstrated power over all the power of the enemy when he ordered the demons to leave the man:
30 Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. 32 Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. 33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned (Luke 8:30-33, NKJV).
In order to move the demons from the man, Jesus demonstrated dominion over the demonic forces oppressing the man. He spoke to them—demonic powers move when we command them to move with our speech. The same can be said for principalities and powers ruling in high places. In the Name of Jesus, we have dominion over darkness and authority over the devil.
Dominion over the Prince of the Power of the Air
The apostle Paul notes in his letter to the Church at Ephesus that Satan is the prince of the power of the air; confirming Satan’s operations in the unseen realm:
“And you were dead in your offenses and sins, 2 in which you previously walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:1-2, NASB).
He also notes in the same letter that spiritual warfare takes place in the heavenly places, pointing to the forces that operate in the second heaven. He states that the real enemy is Satan and the wars we face are against his spiritual forces in the heavenly places—also referred to as ‘high places’.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, [and] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12, NKJV).
According to the examples of Jesus in the Bible, and the writings of the apostle Paul, we have dominion over the air and authority over the prince ruling in it.
Demons Assigned to High Places
Scripture denotes demons attach themselves to people like the man possessed by the Legion, but there are also demons attached to the high places. Today, high places are systems of power or authority—or systems in the earth that allow mankind to function and perform specific operations. Examples of systems can include the systems of education, government, law enforcement, and the courts. Some systems promote the greater good and do not infringe on the work of the kingdom, but other systems promote evil and destruction. All entities have systems in which they function and operate—even cultures within societies themselves have systems.
The assignment of these demons is to destroy the systems that promote what is beneficial to mankind and the kingdom of God. These high level demons occupy territories and regions given over to satanic influence. Demons occupy spheres of influence and systems where the will of God has been rejected. When people give themselves over to wickedness, Satan has a legal right to possess those people and possess a territory. High level demons are located in regions and territories where lawlessness is rampant. They are also situated over spheres of influence where they can control the flow of information; spheres like media, entertainment and politics for example. They work to destroy the strategies of God while lower level demons work to destroy the lives of people. Demons may inhibit the plans and purposes of God, but they can be stopped when we pray according to the Bible.
On Earth as it is in Heaven
In the Bible, Jesus instructed the Church to pray for God’s will to be done ‘on earth as it is in Heaven’. Sending the Host Armies into battle is one way to accomplish this commission. As ambassadors for the kingdom of God, it is our responsibility to tear down demonic platforms and wicked agendas infiltrating the systems of the earth. This is done with our speech and with the Host Armies of God. We give the commands and the Host Armies of God carry out the orders. Territory is gained for the kingdom of God when we consistently send the Host Armies on missions to subdue the forces of darkness. The Armies are activated by faith.
We Activate the Host Armies by Faith
Believers activate the Host Armies by faith. Through faith we tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; and it is by faith we send the Hosts’ to destroy the evil works of darkness. Faith is activated when we believe our words have power.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19, KJV).
“For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20, NASB).
Believers have a variety of tools in their spiritual arsenals that can crush demonic assignments. Fasting, prayer, prophecy, praise, decrees, and angels are some of the tools available to believers; however, these tools must be activated by faith. The same is said for sending the Host Armies into battle. No one can send the armies of God on missions without having faith and believers must have faith that their words hold power.
We Send the Host Armies with Our Words
By faith, we send the Host Armies on maneuvers with our words. We tell them where to go to tear down spiritual wickedness in high places. With our words, we direct them to specific spheres of influence or to specific regions occupied by the Devil’s minions. Their job is to subdue the principalities and powers operating in high places.
In spiritual warfare, we send the Hosts’ on maneuvers through our commands. Maneuvers may include tearing down a child-sex-trafficking ring or sending the Hosts’ to find missing people. The Hosts’ can also tear down destructive forces occupying spheres of influence; like a spirit of tyranny operating inside governments or a spirit of poverty occupying a region. In any case, the Host Armies of God empower us to subdue these dark forces.
Sometimes we may not know where to send the Hosts’ but learning where to send them becomes easier as we engage them in prayer. Holy Spirit can show us where to send them, but it is our responsibility to put them to work. If principalities are occupying spheres within the earth, the people of God have the authority to send the Hosts’ to tear down the demonic powers behind those spheres.
Empowered to Subdue Darkness
Jesus has empowered the Church to subdue darkness. In the Name of Jesus we can take authority over the devil to heal the sick; raise the dead; cast out devils; and shift atmospheres. Using that same authority, we can strip the devil of his powers in high places and over regions. Jesus has given the Church many tools for securing victory; the Host Armies of God are one of those tools. As co-laborers in Christ, we share a responsibility with Jesus to uproot and destroy the powers of the enemy. We have permission to war against the platforms of the devil and we have the tools to win.
Through prayer and decrees we can tear down demonic assignments with the Host Armies of God. The Host Armies of God are here to help us destroy the works of the devil, enabling us to establish the will of God in the earth.
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