A few thoughts:

I have never in my life bound Satan in the name of Jesus. There are two reasons I have never done this: first, the Holy Spirit won’t allow me to do it, and second, I have never had a reason to do it. I believe that Jesus Christ has overcome the world. I also believe that whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and the victory that has overcome the world is our faith. And I have faith in the Son of God, and I have been born of God, and He who is in me is greater than him who is in the world. Why would I bind a defeated foe?


Michael the archangel didn’t dare bring a railing accusation against the devil, he didn’t dare rebuke him, yet I hear Christians today rebuking the devil and bringing  railing accusations against him quite a bit. Dear friends, don’t follow men; read the Word yourself, and lay aside the opinions and practices of men, preachers or otherwise. 

Don’t go off on the silly tangents you hear people spouting today. Judge everything you hear by the Word of God. Read the Word, walk by the Spirit and obey the Spirit, and you won’t fall into the practice of these haughty doctrines that are flying around.


2 Peter 2:9-11 …then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. Jude 9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”


Several times I have joined others in laying hands on someone and praying for him, or her. Many of those times I have had to withdraw my hand and back away because of someone saying things that should not be said, such as, claiming a promise, rebuking the devil, binding the devil, etc. The Holy Spirit will not allow me to involve myself in such ramblings. And I submit to you, that if you walk by the Spirit, He won’t allow you to involve yourself in these, or any other man-made ramblings either.

“Do not add to His words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar,” Proverbs 30:6. It is a very dangerous thing to follow the teachings of man, for the one who follows these teachings is as guilty as the one speaking the words that have been added to the Word of God. 

“Do not add to His words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar,” Proverbs 30:6. 

This verse is also dangerously akin to those who claim to have the authority of Christ and are not even able to make it rain, much less raise the dead and heal the sick. 

They are reproved, judged, and found to be liars by their own words each time they speak in their supposed authority and nothing happens. 

“For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned,” Matthew 12:37.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant