"Verily I say unto you, "Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matt. 18:18).
Many things exist because believers permit them to. They just don't do anything about them. Sometimes believers don't know they can do anything to change these situations.
Years ago, when I was meditating and studying about the authority believers have, I sensed the Lord challenging me. At that time, I had been praying for about 15 years for my older brother to be saved. I had often prayed and fasted three days at a time for his salvation, but he would get worse instead of better.
I'd pray, "God, save him. God, save him." But nothing ever happened. As I lay across the bed studying on this particular day, I heard the Lord in my spirit. He challenged me: "You do something about that situation. You've got the authority. You've got my Name!"
I rose up off that bed and said, "In the Name of Jesus Christ, I break the power of the Devil over Dub's life. And I claim his salvation and deliverance!"
In less than two weeks, I got word that Dub had been born again.
Confession: Jesus said that Heaven backs us up in whatever we believers prohibit or permit. In Jesus' Name, I prohibit, or bind, the work of the enemy. And in Jesus' Name I loose, or permit, the power of God to flow in my realm of operation.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )