Mark 11:20 The next morning as they passed by the fig tree he had cursed, the disciples noticed it had withered from the roots up.

Everything we see has a spiritual root. The troubles we experience, from cancer, racism, poverty, a troubled marriage, and fear, are all based in the unseen realm. The unseen or the spiritual realm is more real than the natural realm.

So anytime we’re facing a problem or situation we can see in the natural, we need to attack it from its spiritual root. For instance, if someone is having a troubled marriage, most people want to “fix” their spouse. That person is attacking the problem from the leaves (the things we can see). Eventually, the problem will rise again. Let’s discover the unseen culprit behind a troubled marriage. John 10:10 says, the thief (Satan) comes to steal, kill, and destroy. The root of a decaying or troubled marriage is Satan. Using our authority over him, we bind and rebuke his presence from our marriage.

We have the same authority over other unseen troubles. We can speak to poverty, cancer, or fear and they must obey our faith. Begin attacking the troubles in your lives from the root and all the developments from that root will eventually disappear.