Please note that in Job 40 and 41 both Behemoth and Leviathan are referred together as “water monsters, although Leviathan is more of a marine spirit and behemoth is the equally large, formidable spirit that can be both in water and upon land.”
In scripture, God uses the illustrations to convey the massive size and strength of these powers, and they are often referenced together. Therefore, it indicates a need to address both of them in prayer, similar to dealing with a two headed monster.Behemoth and Leviathan refer to powerful evil forces that represent the strength of Satan himself. They also remind us that God alone is master over all his creation, even that which is created as a destroyer. Read through these chapters and study commentaries of these verses to gain a deeper knowledge.
I do issue a word of caution. Please pray as you are led by Holy Spirit.
Forgive this nation for our sin, for choosing others to be master over us, and for rebelling against You. Forgive us for giving over the dominion that You gave us, and allowing great and terrible evil to come over this land. On behalf of myself, the people in my geographic region and those of this nation, I repent, O Lord. Forgive us for disobedience and allowing such trouble to overtake us and for not taking a stand sooner, to raise Your standard over these great and terrible works of evil.
I recognize and respect that You alone are God. You made the powerful Behemoth. You made the terrible Leviathan. You have created the destroyer for a purpose, but as You also said about an evil pharaoh in Exodus 9:16, it was to show Your glory.
You also made a promise to break the pride of these powers, and the very source of their strength. You alone are Master over these powers, world rulers and evil kings. Your word reminds us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, spiritual hosts of wickedness and rulers in the spiritual realm,but we are not overpowered. We have You! Our all powerful and mighty God.
You alone can put a hook in Leviathan’s nose and force it to go where You instruct it. Only You can crush the heads of Leviathan and the bones of Behemoth. You are Master over your creation. According to Job 41:8-11, everything under heaven is Yours, and these evil tyrants must bow to the name of Jesus Christ. In Romans 14:11 and Philippians 2:10,You said, “Every knee must bow to the name of Jesus Christ and every tongue must confess Him as Lord.”
I respectfully request that You make those aligned with evil works to bow to the name of Jesus and declare You are Lord. I ask You to exercise Your authority over these evil works and break their power to reign and rule as false gods.
Father, Your word tells us not to serve false gods, in Deuteronomy 12:31, and in Exodus 34:14 we are told to tear down their altars and to not make a covenant with false gods. We want to honor You, and we ask that You empower us to tear down and dismantle the principalities and evil authority structures that the enemy has constructed. You know their heart and motive, Father. They are in defiance of Your Lordship and the enemy mocks your authority.
I thank You that though the nations rage, You will be exalted among them and in the earth. For it is written in Psalm 46: 9, “You make wars cease, You break their bows and shatter their spears. You set their shields on fire.”
Father, I come before Your throne of grace to appeal to heaven, not by any righteousness of my own, but because of the blood of Jesus that imputes His righteousness to me. I come because we have a deep and urgent need for Your intervention. I appeal to You based on Your great love and mercy towards mankind.
You are the everlasting Father, the great I AM. You said that You did not wish for any man to perish but for all to come to repentance. I come before you to appeal to You based on the blood of Jesus and the cross of Christ. You, Lord Jesus, triumphed over all the power of evil. Your word in Hebrews 2:14,15 reminds us that, “through death You rendered powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, that through death you might free those who had fear of death and were subject to slavery all their lives.”
In Colossians 2:15, You said You disarmed rulers and authorities and made a public display of them, triumphing over them. You also said in Luke 10:19 that You endowed us, Your people, with all power over the enemy. Your word tells me in Colossians 2:10 that I am complete in You, who triumphed over evil and YOU are the head over every principality and power.
YOU are my head, and I come to remind you of what you have said. You said we are seated in heavenly places next to You and we should subdue the earth and take dominion. You said You watch over your word to perform it, and when we return Your word to you, it will not return to you void. It will accomplish the very purpose for which it is sent. And so, as Your blood bought child, to whom You have given dominion and authority, I beseech You to enforce the victory You won for us all. I appeal to You, Father, because ONLY YOU can enforce the decree against modern day Behemoths, Leviathan, and world rulers that defy Your authority.
I declare the Lord Jesus Christ is Master over all behemoth systems, for it is written, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” It is also written ,”That all the people of the earth may know that there is one God, and there is none else,” according to 1 Kings 8:60 and Isaiah 46:9. And it is also written, O God, that You commanded us to worship and serve only You, in Exodus 20:3. Hear our plea for help, Lord! Help us to destroy the works of evil so that Christ may be glorified in the earth. Give us favor on land and sea, in the airwaves, and throughout heaven and earth. Help us destroy the works of evil and release captives into liberty.
In the name and authority of Jesus Christ I ask You Father to release Your heavenly hosts to bind principalities and powers, demonic rulers and princes and those that they have empowered to carry out evil agendas, to remove all obstructions to prayer over this geographic region, the state of California and our nation, and render them powerless, paralyzed, impotent and silent.
I bind the spirits of pride, lust, hate, anger, fear, rebellion, idolatry, and the perverse spirit, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I loose the power of Holy Spirit, full of forgiveness, mercy, love, grace and humility. Pour yourself out on all flesh as You said that you would in Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17. Father, let Your Holy Spirit convict people of sin and draw them to the Lord Jesus Christ. Reveal Jesus to them and compel them to be saved. For it is written in Isaiah 29:18 and Isaiah 35:5, that the eyes of the blind shall see and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. I declare the lame shall leap like a deer, the tongue of the mute shall shout for joy, and rivers of water will break forth in the wilderness.
I ask You to send your warring angels to the behemoths of Islam, Communism, Religious Witchcraft and Control, Oppressive and Tyrannical Government, corrupt Pharmaceutical Companies, Political and Economic Systems and any other “structures and systems” designed to oppress and control others and dismantle them now in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I pray for all those in positions of authority, that they may be blessed with wisdom and an understanding heart to know how to govern your people, to have hearts full of compassion, and a desire to serve your people with righteousness, truth and equity for all. I pray they would all come to the knowledge of truth and be saved, in Jesus name.
Let the light of Christ shine on those sitting in darkness, and may people be guided in the way of peace, according to Luke 1:79.
Father, I ask You to deliver people out of idolatry, lust, rebellion, corruption, pride, and the power of witchcraft and control that are in these systems. Strengthen those who are being tempted, tried and sifted by the enemy so that they are able to resist doing his will. Give them a change of heart, for it is written in Proverbs 21:1 that You hold the heart of kings in Your hand; like a stream of water, you turn it where ever you will. Arrange the circumstances for their deliverance so that their will aligns with Yours, and pour out conviction that leads them to genuine godly sorrow and repentance, in Jesus name.
Father, I declare mercy with justice for those bound by sin. Cut the cords of their sin and deliver them. Let a spirit of liberty be released to free those caught in the snares of the enemy. Show them the way of escape, and put it in their hearts to cry out to You. Let them call on the name of Jesus and be saved. I ask that mercy triumphs over judgement, but let those that have hardened their hearts against you, those that will never repent and turn to You, be held accountable for their actions and taken into captivity. According to Your word in Revelation 13:10, those who lead others into captivity must be led into captivity themselves.
Let the spirits of pride, rebellion and chaos be bound by Your hand. Release angelic assistance to help open the heavens and clear the airwaves. I call for the wind of God to come mightily and blow away the spiritual cobwebs. Come like a mighty rushing wind and breath on your people, O God! Let all obstructions on earth and in the heavenlies be removed in Jesus name. Let all evil armor bearers that protect the ungodly, perpetuate injustice and oppression, and stand in the way of justice be removed now. Send help from the sanctuaries of heaven and earth. Let the arm of the wicked be broken, according to Psalm 10:15. Let Your divine order be established now, in the heavenlies and in the earthly realm, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ.
Let the sword of the Lord draw these behemoths and Leviathan to come near so that they may be cut down and destroyed, in Jesus name.
I declare You have punished Leviathan with your fierce, great, powerful sword according to Isaiah 27:1, and you have killed the dragon of the sea.
I declare You have broken the heads of the monsters in the waters, according to Psalm 74:13.
I declare that according to Psalm 89:23 that You have crushed Your foes and you have stricken down our enemies. Also according to Psalm 18:40, you have given us the necks of our enemies and their heads (authority) have been removed from them in Jesus name.
Let the power of the wicked be broken, according to Psalm 37:17.
I declare it is written in Ezekiel 38:4 that the Lord says: “I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army, your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with great and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords.” And again in Isaiah 37:29 it is written, “Because you rage against Me and because your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth and I will make you return by the way you came,” says the Lord. It is also written in Isaiah 43:17, that “You drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, extinguished, never to rise again.”
Awake, awake, O arm of the Lord and put on Your strength! Awake as in days of old, the generations of long ago, when you destroyed Rahab and pierced the dragon! Let the unclean spirits from the mouths of false prophets be silenced. Let the breath of the dragon be taken out of his mouth. Let his fire be extinguished, in Jesus name. For it is written in Ezekiel 32:2, “You consider yourself a lion to the nations, but you are like a dragon in the seas; you burst forth in your rivers, trouble the waters with your feet, and foul their rivers. BUT THIS IS WHAT THE SOVEREIGN LORD SAYS:
“With a great throng of people I will cast My net over you;
and they will haul you up in My net.
I will throw you on the land and hurl you in an open field.
I will let all the birds of the sky settle on you
and all the animals of the wild gorge themselves on you.
I will spread your flesh on the mountains
and the ravines will be filled with your flesh.”
I declare the loins of behemoth are sterile and it is impossible for it to reproduce. Abba Father, crush the bones of this monster and let his sinews be ripped from its body and his head crushed, in Jesus name. For it is written in Psalm 74:14 that You break the heads of Leviathan in pieces and give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness. It is also written in Numbers 14:9 that we should, “not fear the people of the land for their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us.”
Your word promises that these giants are to become prey for us. Additionally, Father, it is written in Isaiah 49:25 where You affirmed that, “captives would be taken from warriors and plunder retrieved from the fierce; You said that You would contend with those that contend with us, and our children You would save.”
I declare these evil powers’ ability to multiply, take dominion and subdue others is cut off, for their master has already been defeated. It is written in John 16:11 that the ruler of this world has been judged, and in John 12:31 it is written that the ruler of this world shall be cast out. According to Your word, let him be cast out of these systems now in Jesus name. It is also written in 1 John 2:13, 14 that we have overcome the evil one, and as over-comers in Christ, I ask You to command the evil one’s power, position and influence to be removed out of these massive structures and systems now in Jesus name.
I remind You, Lord Jesus, that You said in John 14:13, 14 that whatever I ask in Your name, You will do it, so that Your Father in heaven is glorified through the Son. You repeated this promise twice, therefore I am asking for you to fulfill these promises. The greatest thing we can do is to pray out of concern for others. Hear my prayer O God, and send Your answers quickly, I pray! The right of inheritance of the earth belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and children of the Most High God. For it is written and You commanded us to “Be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it,” according to Genesis 1:28.
I declare these behemoths no longer possess the ability to increase, spread out or circulate their propaganda. Their ability to recruit others into their cause is cut off, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I declare according to Your word in Psalm 63:11 that the mouth of those that speaks lies has stopped. I declare the ears of those they try to recruit are closed to them from this moment on. For it is written that God’s promise to us and our children is that, “to you and your descendants I will give this land,” according to Genesis 12:1 and again in Exodus 6: 2-8, Father, You have promised this land is our inheritance and You do not lie. I ask You to give Your people this nation and other nations as our inheritance, in Jesus name.
I declare the bones of these behemoths are broken and crushed, and the evil authority structures built by the enemy are crumbling now, in the name of Jesus Christ. For it is written in Psalm 107:16 that, “He has shattered gates of bronze and cut bars of iron asunder.” Again in Isaiah 45:2, it is written that, “I will go before you to level the mountains and cut the bars of iron in two.”
Your promise to us O God, is that You take us by the hand and subdue nations, strip kings of their armor, to open doors so that gates will not be shut to us. Let the gates of the city be opened and expel all evil gatekeepers now, in Jesus name. Let the double doors be opened so that the righteous may enter in. I close and lock the gates and doors to workers of iniquity, evil plots and schemes, in Jesus name.
I thank You, Lord Jesus, that You are my shield and great reward . I thank You for your covenant that provides protection and covering in the day of battle. I thank You that Your word promises me that, “no weapon forged against me shall prosper,” and every lie shall be refuted according to Isaiah 54:17. I also claim the promises in Psalm 91 for me and my family. Hide us under the shadow of Your wings, Lord. Let the enemy be blind and unable to see us in Jesus name. I ask You to watch over Your word to perform it without delay.
Father let Your angels be dispatched to carry out this word, to dismantle evil authority structures, and to give Your people their inheritance. Let a spirit of faith and liberty be released over this land, and may the ears of the lost be opened to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let the breath of God raise people up again and stand them up on their feet. Let the fires of revival burn in their hearts and renew their love for You!
Release the Spirit of Courage and the roar of the Lion of Judah! Help us to stand with You, O God! I ask you to take note of the threats of those that oppose Your servants; grant your bond-servants to speak Your word with all boldness, that we may speak Your word with confidence. Extend Your hand to heal, and let signs and wonders take place through Your Holy servant Jesus Christ. I ask You for an abundance of notable miracles, signs and wonders that give Your people victory. I thank You, Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit, for hearing my petition and granting my request. I love you and I thank You for helping us secure victory after victory, that your name may be glorified in the earth.
I declare this is established now in the name and authority of Jesus Christ.
~ Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon is a woman who has been blessed with the gift of understanding God’s restorative work through her own personal experience. Through her insights and revelation, God has led her to influence many individuals into a restored relationship with Jesus Christ. She is a woman who stands on the promises of God, encouraging others in an elevated expectation of the miraculous and declares the gift of His life. Laura is the author of Healing the Heart of a Woman and writes for her blog, Beyond the Barriers.