In a dream last weekend I was standing outside of a church looking in. I saw a huge creature walking through the church building.It was over eight feet tall and very huge. It was a dark creature, it had the appearance of a bear. Holy Spirit revealed it to me as a principality, a principal demon that was ruling over that region. I wanted to enter the building and confront the demon but I didn’t have a key to get in. I started beating on the glass door of the building trying to get the attention of the demon but he wouldn’t turn around. He walked very slowly but he was walking forward.
When I woke up I immediately started to seek the Lord for the understanding of this dream and I sought counsel from apostles and prophets. This is what the Lord revealed to me:
1. This principal demons is ruling over many church buildings, it will never rule over the ecclesia of Jesus but many congregations and leaders have given reign over their buildings to principalities because they have entered into agreement with the kingdom of satan. When a local congregation agrees with the spirit of this world it agrees with the god of this world satan. Satan assigns territory to his principal demons, they are the princes of the kingdom of satan. A principal demon rules over a principality which is territory assigned to one to be king over.
2. I couldn’t get in the building because I didn’t have keys to enter. The Lord showed me that this is the picture of the church of Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-22). The people had turned their assembly, their gathering together over to the principal demon of that region when they came into agreement with the self-sufficient spirit of their region. Principal demons rules over men when men live in agreement the spirit of that region. Jesus was standing outside at the door because He was no longer the Lord over that church. But His love for them compelled Him to not walk away but seek to reenter their lives and so He stands at the door knocking.
Paul said that we wrestled against principalities (Ephesians 6:12) Principalities active in their regions establishing satan’s cause.
The Lord has given you power over principalities. Colossian 2:15 says, “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” At the cross Jesus defeated every principality and every power of hell. Jesus spoiled them. He stripped them, He disarmed them. He took away all their power.
Give the buildings back to Jesus and the principalities will be dethroned. .