When we are praying for breakthrough in given area, one of the primary keys to seeing the answer we cry out for is a deeper yieldedness with God. If He can secure our hearts, the victory is simply a matter of time.
In war, power displaces while authority replaces. This is also true of spiritual warfare on an individual, corporate and even regional level. The power of God displaces the enemy for a season, but what keeps him out of a heart, relationship or region is renewed obedience to God’s authority.