No Work, All Pray

And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
— Mark 16:15-18

Demonic Strongholds. I’ve heard those words thrown around by Christians since  I first gave my heart to Jesus. “There is a demonic stronghold in this region. Can you feel it? It’s what's holding back revival!” Hogwash.

I hate to break it to you but if you’re praying against spirits in the air and binding the demonic strongholds in an area you’re wasting your time. If you want to see God’s glory come, you need to cultivate it and do what Jesus did! People have traded the Word of God for some ethereal belief that if we pray against strongholds in our area, God will come down from the throne and bring revival. That ain’t happening! 

Don’t ignore the Word of God. Quit praying against the devil and begin to do something about it! If you want revival, lead someone to Jesus! If you want to see your area changed, tell people about Jesus! Work the works He instructed us to do! 

Those who “believe” are you and me! We have to declare the Good News to the world. We need to cast out demons, speak in new tongues and heal the sick!  Do you know what we do instead? We pray and have intercession that God would do those things instead. It sounds nice to “break the strongman” from a city but it’s a cop out. People want to sing songs to break people free from sin without preaching the Word. People want to pray all night for the Sodom and Gomorrah spirit to be bound from America without leading one family members to Jesus. No work, all pray!

Tell people about Jesus, It’s your job! Will people reject you? Sure! Who cares!? Move on to the next! You're being faithful to the Word of God and that's what matters most!  There is no greater joy than leading someone to Jesus! TRY IT OUT!