The Command prayer is the most frequent type of healing prayer in the Gospels and Acts, so expect the Lord to lead you to use the prayer of command a lot in healing prayer.
We use Commanding prayers to speak directly to the problem. Commanding prayers are different to petitioning prayers that we ask of God. Commanding means we ourselves are decreeing something to happen in Jesus’ name. We have power to command any problem to go when we pray in Jesus’ name. Jesus tells us to “resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). He told us to resist the devil ourselves. He already defeated the devil at the cross 2,000 years ago and when we command the devil to be gone in Jesus’ name, we’re enforcing the victory that Jesus already won. We simply take our authority over the devil and when we command him to go in Jesus’ name he has to go – “he will flee from you”.
After Jesus left this earth, He sent His Holy Spirit in order to fully equip us spiritually to perform miraculous manifestations of His power. Mark 16:17,18 says His followers have full authority and power over the devil. And by using the name of Jesus, we can heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons. This power works for all problems: spiritual, emotional or physical. We are no longer bound by sin and sickness. Stand in the power of what is rightfully yours and cast that sin, oppression, or sickness OUT, in Jesus name!
Through Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice at the cross, mankind can live freely in this life, and forever enjoy Heaven hereafter! When Jesus died and rose again, He defeated death and the devil forever. He took the burden of every sin you or I will ever commit, and every oppression you will ever feel. Don’t let sin or anything weigh on your heart. Jesus has already forgiven you.
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Example of a Commanding Prayer
By K. E. Hagin
I had been praying for my brother’s salvation for many years. He was what you would call the “black sheep” of the family. In spite of my prayers, he seemed to get worse instead of better. I always had prayed, “God save him.” I’d even fasted. I was prone to slip back into praying this way, pleading with God, but after the Lord challenged me to do something about it—after He told me I had the authority—I said, “Satan, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I break your power over my brother’s life, and I claim his deliverance and salvation!” I gave the order. I didn’t keep saying it or praying it. When a king gives an order, he knows it’s going to be carried out. (Rom 5:17 “shall reign in life”)
In approximately two weeks he was saved. I had been trying to get him saved for 15 years, but nothing had ever worked. When I took this stand and exercised my spiritual authority as a believer, it worked. (As long as Satan can keep you in unbelief or hold you in the arena of reason, he’ll whip you in every battle. But if you’ll hold him in the arena of faith and the Spirit, you’ll whip him every time. He won’t argue with you about the Name of Jesus—he’s afraid of that Name.
I have found that the most effective way to pray can be when you demand your rights. That’s the way I pray: “I demand my rights!” (Believers) shall reign in life.
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Mark 11:23 “For truly I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says.”
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions (demons), and over all the power of the enemy.”
Mat 28:18 “All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”
Rev 1:18 “I am alive for evermore, amen, and l have the keys of hell and of death.”
Mark 16:17 & 18 “These signs shall follow them that believe (means to all believers, not just a few). In My (Jesus’) name they shall cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues, they shall take up serpents and if they shall drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.”
1 John 4:17 As He (Jesus) is, so are we in this world” (on earth).
1 John 3:8; Col 1:13; Romans 8:11; Isa 53:5.