Usually an essential means of changing the spiritual atmosphere of a city (especially an ancient city like Sofia) is to speak to the foundation of the city. This is one thing we did today. We went to the place in the subway where the ancient foundation of the city had been exposed when the subway was excavated. There were 12 in our group, 3 of whom are Bulgarians. The number 12 is important because it means government. Three of course is the number of the Trinity, so signifies God’s presence in the government. Half of us were men and the other half women.
First we prayed above at the place of the statue of the goddess of wisdom, Sofia, and then we formed a line, the men facing the statue and the women each with a man at her back, facing the Parliament building. Then we switched places and the women prayed facing the statue and the men facing the Parliament building. Thus an important demonic powerline was broken. And that was important for what came next.
Then we prayed at the foundation of the Eastern Gate and then spoke to the foundation and to the gate. Speaking to the foundation involved proclaiming that the city, originally founded on human wisdom, is now founded on the true cornerstone, Jesus Christ. We also made proclamations that the people of Sofia and of Bulgaria are now free in Jesus Christ. We proclaimed:
Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Psalm 24:7-8
These kinds of prayers and proclamations may seem strange, but they are Scriptural. In fact, any time that you use Bible forms, and especially words and phrases from the Bible to speak to a troubled place or situation, it brings all the power of Heaven into that place or situation. This is why memorizing Bible verses is so important: they will be there when you need them, like money in your pocket or arrows in your quiver.
Tonight the pastor told us that because of past deceptions, he is not at all trusting of new people who come into his church. But he said that because the government resigned on the day we arrived, it was a message to him that we had come in the power and authority of God Almighty.
Tomorrow we will go to the mountains just outside of town to speak to the mountains. For this Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you,” (Matthew 17:20, emphasis mine). You don’t merely pray about a mountain, but you’ve got to speak to it before it will move.
God is good!