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Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Wonderful God, we bless and thank You for it is written that the name of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous runneth therein and is safe. Because we have escaped into this Tower and Power, anything pursuing us is just wasting its strength. Accept our thanks, in Jesus’ name. Open our understanding. Paralyse every power and disgrace every spirit that is after us, in Jesus’ name. Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ name.

Matthew 12:29: “Or else how can one enter a strongman’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strongman? and then he will spoil his house.”

Luke 11:21-22: “When a strongman armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger man than he shall come upon him and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.”

Matthew 16:18 –19: “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bind in heaven and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Colossians 2:15: “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

In these passages, three words stand out: ‘bind,’ ‘loose’ and ‘spoil.’ If you are a careful reader and a student of the word of God, you will notice that the phrase ‘to bind’ in the Bible means many things:
a. To stagnate i.e. you can arrest the movement of a thing.
b. To paralyse i.e. you can make evil powers to develop spiritual stroke.
c. To strangulate.
d. To take captive.
e. To entangle.
f. To tie like a goat from hand to feet to keep it from struggling too much.
g. To make movement hard.
h. To have a controlling effect.
i. To choke.


We bind the works of darkness. You can bind demon activities and they won’t move. You can bind evil progress and it will stop. You can bind evil forces, evil thoughts, evil trance, evil imaginations, evil strategies, evil plans, evil authorities, satanic prayers, satanic challenges, satanic desires, satanic exploitations, evil decisions, evil agreements, evil counsels, evil threats, evil attacks, evil programmes, evil debate, evil design, evil intelligence, evil re-enforcement, evil opposition, and dream manipulators.

Who are dream manipulators?

They are the powers that show you your enemies as your friends and your friends as your enemies in the dream. So when you wake up, you start quarreling with your friends and getting friendly with your enemies. They manipulate people’s dreams in order to confuse them. When such people have good dreams bad things will happen to them and when they have bad dreams good things will come their way. It is the work of dream manipulators.

Anytime you pray serious prayers and have attacks in your dream, know that the prayers worked. So what you should do is to continue with the same prayers. But if you get scared and discontinue, your enemy will win against you.

You can bind evil parents; there are some people who have fathers and mothers in the spiritual world. This is why some earthly parents cannot control their children. Such children are being manipulated by their mothers and fathers in the spirit. A brother woke up at 4 a.m. one morning and sat on his bed to start praying, suddenly, he saw his four year old daughter who was sleeping on the mat turn into a big woman, fully dressed with hand bag ready to move out. He was shocked. Instead of using the word of God and prayer, he folded his sleeves and jumped on the girl, but the girl dodged him and he hit the bed and wounded himself. Before he could gather himself together, the girl was back on her mat. In fact he could not touch her again. It dawned on the man that he had a daughter who was older than him. There are many children like that who don’t give a damn to orders of the earthly parents because they know that their satanic parents will punish their earthly parents if they maltreat them.

You can bind spirit husband and wife. We talk a lot about spirit husband but many men have spirit wives. If a man has a spirit wife, his wife at home would be in trouble. The spirit wife will oppress her, cause financial problem in that home, and fighting because the spirit wife considers the physical wife as a competitor.

You can bind satanic spies so that they would not be able to report your progress to their headquarters. You can bind evil equipment and gadgets. Counterfeit angels can also be bound. There was a certain brother who never had sound sleep because every night, something used to press him down on his bed. But one day, he attended a prayer meeting and the topic of the message for that day was “The men who refused to die.” The preacher in his message spoke about the three Hebrew children, Daniel and Hezekiah who refused to die. He also said that all those who refused to die were aggressive men and rounded up with a local proverb which says, “A child who says his mother would not sleep, will not be able to sleep as well.” When the brother heard all these, he was ready to fight. So, he went home that night and started praying. As he prayed deep into the night, all the charms of the next door neighbour whom he did not know was a herbalist started to fall down. The herbalist summoned his demons to go and stop the brother. So, as the brother was praying, somebody in a white garment looking like a an angel of God entered his room and said, “Stop praying. Jesus has answered your prayer. I the Lord will uphold you with my right hand of righteousness.” The brother noticed that the person who said right hand was lifting up his left hand so he took a closer look at him and discovered that his white garment had dirty spots on it. So, it dawned on him that it could not be the angel of the living God. The Scripture says, “Don’t marvel because the devil will transform himself into an angel of light to deceive people,” quickly came to his mind and he called the fire of God on the thing and it somersaulted and went back to the herbalist. So we can bind counterfeit angels.

We can bind evil monitoring agents. Somebody may go to an interview and could be bombarded with embarrassing questions. And only one man in the panel may be asking him hard questions. If you are faced with such a situation as a Christian, you can bind the spirit behind the man. You don’t have to shout. You only say ‘shut up, in Jesus’ name because monitoring agents that do not want you to get the job have entered them.

You can bind eaters of flesh and drinkers of blood. You can bind problem expanders, evil broadcasters, satanic caterers and blood hunters. Sometime ago, as I was travelling to Ife, there was a lorry in our front filled with passengers at the back. Suddenly, it was if as something lifted the lorry up and smashed it on the ground and before you could say Jesus is Lord, blood was flowing on the ground and I was surprised. There was nothing wrong with the tyre and other parts of the vehicle. Then the voice of the Holy Spirit whispered into my ears: eaters of flesh and drinkers of blood.

You can bind evil sexual partners. They have multiplied in the streets now looking for women and men to destroy. You can bind evil messengers carrying evil messages everywhere about you. You can bind evil soldiers, evil advertisers, demon idols, (these are very short evil beings that carry clubs sent to people at night for destruction.) One of such demons was sent to a brother. It came and woke the brother up and called him by the name he was given on his eighth day: nobody has ever used that name to address him. The demon told him that he had been sent to destroy him. But the brother said, “You can’t destroy me for I am a child of God,” and began to utter a battle cry against the demon-idol and things began to happen. A light shone upon the demon-idol and it started growing weak until it ran away. But it is not good for us to allow them to run away for they will come back.

You can bind bondage distributors. There are many of them in our streets today. You can bind the spirit that impersonate the dead and evil pursuers. And most importantly Psalm 149:6 : “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand.” What are they going to do with those things? Verses 7- 8 says, “To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishment upon the people: To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron. To execute upon them the judgment written; this honour have his saints. Praise ye the Lord.”

Anything God says you should destroy, make sure you destroy it utterly and not partially. If God says destroy and you destroy some and leave the rest, He will be angry with you.

A certain woman went to a revival meeting and for the first time in her life she learnt that the Lord our God is a consuming fire. When she got to her shop, she locked herself up and started praying. After sometime, something ministered to her to lay her hands on the wall and pray. So, she laid her hands on the wall and prayed that the walls should receive the fire of the Holy Ghost, in the name of Jesus. Suddenly she heard a sound from the next room. She concentrated her prayers and within a few minutes, her next-door started shouting, “Mama Ibeji stop! Mama Ibeji stop!” But she continued. The neighbour came and started pleading with her to open her door, but she continued praying that the walls should receive fire, in the name of Jesus. By the following week, that her neighbour packed out quickly. So when God says destroy, do that. When He told Saul to destroy, he did half destruction, therefore His anger came upon Saul.


According to the word of God, it can mean eight things:
a. To free somebody from a particular control.
b. To release from captivity.
c. To untie. It is very sad when somebody is under bondage and he does not know.
d. To make free.
e. To cause to become ready for action.
Sometime ago, a sister in our Abuja branch went to the hospital to give birth and the doctors said she would have to undergo a caesarean operation to have the baby. All of a sudden her husband remembered his anointing oil. So he ran home and brought it, put a little bit of the anointing oil in her mouth and went back to the doctor. While they were still discussing, the nurse screamed, “Doctor, come, come, the baby is coming.” There was another woman there whose baby had died in her and they were trying to carefully remove the still baby. The woman said they should please drop of the anointing oil in her mouth and as they did that, her baby began to kick. Those babies were already bound in their mothers’ wombs. All the Lord did was to loose the cord binding the babies.
f. To loose can mean to discharge from prison.
g. To loose can mean to be free from the bondage of disease.
h. It can mean to be loosed from the influence of demonic spirits.

You can loose yourself from demonic subjection. A long time ago, a certain white man who was around forty five years old came to Nigeria to preach. Somebody asked him if he was married and he said, “No. I am still a bachelor.” One Nigeria said to him, “You will just grow old and die like that. At forty something you are still calling yourself a bachelor.” The white man looked at him in the face and said, “Sir, with due respect, I bind your words." They will not happen to me and I loose myself from whatever cage your words has created,” So when people throw curses anyhow, it can cage people. You can loose yourself from cages constructed by curses. You can loose yourself from ungodly soul ties. Sometime ago, a woman came to me complaining that right from the day she got married, her husband had been busy thinking of his former girl friends. He did not even want to touch her. She did not understand that his mind was some where else - an ungodly soul tie.

A lot of sisters were destroyed by their boyfriends when they were in the world. If you have a fiancé who is only after sex, and cares less about prayer, studying the word of God or planning about your future, then know that such a fiancé is not born again, no matter what he calls himself.

If as a married person you are wishing you married someone else apart from your spouse, it means there is a tie between you and that person and the tie must be broken before you can enjoy your marriage.

You can loose yourself from demonic grips and holds. A lot of people are in the grips of demons. You can loose yourself from bondage. Some people are under the bondage of sleep. If you are a Christian and you sleep ten hours a day, you are in bondage and should be released. You can loose yourself from evil habits. There are some nice Christians who still have some bad habits that they need to break.

You can loose yourself from curses and spells. When they cast a spell on somebody, he will be behaving like a drunken fellow until his eyes clears. I know of a boy who had seven girl friends. I was not concerned until I saw the number eight girl whom I know. I asked her what she was doing with the man and she said he was her fiance. Then I said to her, “Do you know that you are the eighth person? I know your parents, nice girls like you don’t come to this place.” She said, “Well that is your own personal opinion, sir. You see, he has promised to marry me.” Not long after that, the girl’s mother started screaming that the boy had made her pregnant and she was only in form four. Another week, two mothers came to scream at the same boy for making their daughters pregnant. These kinds of girls have been caged under a spell. You can release yourself from bewitchment. You can loose yourself from evil monitor. You can loose yourself from evil associations. You can loose yourself from evil remote controlling forces. Do you now know what to loose yourself from?


As far as the Bible is concerned, it can mean six things:

1. To spoil can mean to strip an enemy off his weapons.
2. It can mean to seize something.
3. It can mean to snatch away.
4. To spoil can mean to lead captive, i.e. you can go to the camp of enemy, defeat them and carry their belongings home.
5. To spoil can mean to seize by force.
6. It can mean to strip one’s garment off to the point of complete nakedness. The Scripture in Colossians 2:15 can be translated like this: “Jesus completely striped principalities and powers and left them completely naked with nothing remaining in their possession with which they can fight back.” The word ‘open’ shows that it was not a hidden affair.


You spoil satanic agents and evil weapons. You spoil satanic agents guiding evil banks. You spoil evil crown wearers. There are some people amongst us who don’t belong to the King of kings and the Lords of lords. Some have been crowned from inside the ground, some from inside the trees, and some from the water, and they are proud to call themselves queens and kings. We are to spoil their crowns.

We spoil satanic warehouses, banks, and cages. The devil has harvested so many things. He has come to steal, to kill and to destroy. We spoil satanic fortifications, armour and satanic strong men.


To prevent us from being defeated by the devil. And we either fight or we perish. It is amazing to note that even after Jesus has defeated principalities and power for us, we still have Christians who can be seduced by the spirit of lust. A lot of Christians are being afflicted by a lot of things. Many Christians are being attacked successfully. A lot are still getting depressed and discouraged. I know a sister who was force-fed in her dream and yet she could speak in tongues. This should not be.

Many Christians are being influenced and controlled by the enemy. That is why we say that a true Christian is not known in the church but at home. What a person does when his or her pastor is not there is what matters. It is so easy to pretend to be a Christian with your face shining like that of a holy person. Many people can stand now as Christians but they fall easily under any small pressure crying that they did not know what made them to fall. Will you tell God on the last day that, “O Lord, I am sorry. You know there is limit to human endurance?”


They only answer to that is because they are in bondage to self or flesh. Many Christians are prisoners to themselves. What is bondage? It is the inability to begin what you should begin or stop what you should stop. When a person is in a bondage of self, binding and loosing would be hard or completely impossible. For example if you have anger, in your spirit, then binding, loosing and spoiling would be difficult. If you find it difficult to forgive others, you are playing with your life. Jealousy and envy are problems of self that render one powerless.

Blind argument, procrastination, rebellion and laziness will keep a person away from loosing and binding. Attractions to violence e.g. American wrestling, boxing, etc, uncontrollable temper, constant worry, anxiety, sleeplessness, adultery, compulsion to do evil, masturbation, depression, greed, fear of any kind, (some people are afraid of growing old so they paint every wrinkle on their faces), will keep you from binding, loosing and spoiling.

If you had not given your life to Jesus. You cannot bind, loose or spoil anything. If you want to give your life to Christ now so that you can bind, loose and spoil, say the following prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come before you now. I confess all my sins and I ask you to forgive me. Wash me with your precious blood and come into my life. I surrender all to you and I make you my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord Jesus, in Jesus’ name. Amen.


1. O Lord, do serious damage to my spiritual ignorance today, in the name of Jesus.
2. Holy Spirit, energize me to pray to arrest God’s attention, in Jesus’ name.
3. Holy Spirit, empower me to pray destiny-changing prayers, in the name of Jesus.
4. O Lord, baptize me with fire that will dry the fire of the enemy, in the name of Jesus.
5. I damage the power of prayer resistant demons, in the name of Jesus.
6. You evil strong man remove your evil umbrella from my family, in the name of Jesus.
7. Every satanic spy delegated against my progress, be blinded, in the name of Jesus.