Matthew 16:19 tell us:
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”” (Matt 16:19 NKJV)
The word “bind” means “to forbid, to stop, and to declare unlawful and improper.” The word “loose” means “to release, to fire, to give free movement, unfettered, lack of restraint, and to declare lawful”. Legally ‘luo’ means to “pronounce or determine that someone or something is no longer bound; to dissolve or void a contract or anything that legally binds”. Physically it means to “dissolve or melt, break or beat something to pieces or untie something that is bound.”
“Through confrontational intercessory prayer we “meet with the powers of darkness, enforcing the victory Christ accomplished when He met them in His work of intercession.” (Sheets, p57)
We ‘bind’ the work of the enemy, declaring it unlawful, and ‘loose’ the person we are praying for from the hold of darkness. We also release and declare over their lives the perfect will of God.