The older I get, the more I realize that certain areas, places or regions are under some sort of spell. Whether you’re easily agitated, frustrated or oppressed, demonic strongholds can elicit various emotions like a feeding frenzy. The hardest part of diagnosing this situation is that its invisible, protected by an animus history. Like an episode from Paranormal Survivor, these conditions call for a prayer-vo-lution.
Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia, Acts 16:6.
Christian historians have developed what is known as spiritual mapping. Based upon previous leaders, residents or significant events, the spiritual atmosphere of territories can be altered. For example, a church in Chicago once faced a string of bad luck. These unusual occurrences continued for years until one member discovered their church was built in a neighborhood filled with witchcraft. After a time of prayer-vo-lution, the curses were reversed, opening the door for blessings in the future.
And do not give the devil a foothold, Ephesians 4:27.
I’m not an expert in this field, but I have seen how prayer can transform an entire campus. During my semester as a teacher in West Virginia, I felt a need to start praying in the building where I taught. This took place for about a month, when a spiritual hunger developed within several students. By the end of the school year, a prayer-vo-lution began to permeate the hearts and minds of teenagers. If you appear to be facing a spirit of resistance, perhaps a prayer-vo-lution will remove the barriers currently blocking your way.
by Jay Mankus