One city of mystery is mentioned from Genesis to Revelation and various places in between. The name of that city is Babylon. It is first mentioned in Genesis 11 by the name the Tower of Babel. The word Babylon is usually associated with confusion by mixing because God said in Genesis 11:7 “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, sot that they will not understand one another’s speech.” They built the city, they built the tower, but God named it Babel, confusion. Even the most wicked things man does, God is still in control, He is still sovereign, which is why we never need to fear. Back to Babylon.
I am reading Matthew 1 this morning and even though I knew Babylon was in the book of Revelation, I did not remember it being in Matthew 1, in the very genealogy of Jesus. Here is what verse 17 says, “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.” When I looked at what Babylon means here in this passage, I was shocked, it means “Gate of gods.” Of course that sends me to Matthew 16 where Jesus says, “And the gates of Hades shall not prevail against the ekklesia.” Hades is the abode of the dead or of departed spirits. Hades is the gate of gods and they cannot prevail against the ekklesia, the church.
My friends, we have been given keys (power and authority) to bind the spirits that are trying to rule in the earth and loose the kingdom of God on earth. What we are going through is nothing new to history, but Who is in you is new. Christ in you is power and authority, not you individually only but you corporately. We as the ekklesia must stand up, identify the god or spirit that is seeking control on earth, bind them and loose the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. We must excercise the power and authority we have been given over the gate of the gods (Babylon). Jesus sent them to Hades, then planted His church at the gate of the gods so we can bind their words at inception. This is huge! Stand up Ekklesia, stand up!
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Great post. I have recently been praying and declaring divine reversal and binding of the following targeted principalities & powers/demonic spirits while in conjunction calling on the release and loosing of the divine spirits of God per the scriptures associated to them:
Principality & Power of Darkness Light-Bearing Spirits of God Associated Scriptures
Division Unity Col 3:14, Rom 12:16
Death Life John 1:4, 5:24, 6:63,
Destruction Creation Gen 1:1, Heb 3:4
Violence Peace John 14:27, Phil 4:7,
2 Thes 3:16
Attack Self-Control/Sound Mind Proverbs 25:28, 2 Tim 1:7
Bloodlust The Blood of Jesus Heb 12:24, 13:12
Religious Zeal Shalom Psalm 119:165
Incitement Blessing Num 6:24-26
Spirit of the antichrist Character of Christ Heb 10:1-18
You are right. We have been given the exousia (G1849), the authority b/c we are in Him and He in us “For with authority (exousia) and power (dynamis) He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” [Luke 4:36]