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April 19, 2014

Matthew 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

In the above scriptures, Jesus instructs Peter and his other disciples that through the authority that has been given to them and their knowledge of God’s will and order they could bind and loose on earth with the corresponding action being done in heaven. With authority comes responsibility, thus, continual communication with the one in charge (God) will result in success and shortening of the battle. For whether you go into enemy territory or the enemy infiltrates your territory, the weapon of binding and loosing is an essential part of your arsenal.

The dictionary meanings for these terms are:

1. Bind = to knit, fasten, tie, weave together, wound around, to make rigid, firm, clamp, confine, tighten, stop, put an end to, unmovable, shackle, fetter, slow down.

2. Loose = unfasten, unbind, untie, release, lift of barriers, break up, dissolve, unloose, melt, put off, wreck, crack, to sunder by separation of parts, shatter into minute fragments, disrupt, lacerate, bust, rend and tear.

More insight is giving on the act of binding in Matthew 12:22-30 and Mark 3:22- 27. These scriptures share the account of Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees and scribes after healing a blind, dumb man who was also demonically possessed. They suggested Jesus was aligned with Satan and therefore was able to cast out demons by the power He obtained from him. Jesus denied their claim by explaining Satan would be working against himself and dividing his kingdom if he allowed those aligned with him to cast out one of their associates. Jesus explained internal cooperation is needed for harmony and productivity.

Jesus also gives a vital warfare strategy in this discourse. When fighting the enemy first, you bind (knit, fasten, tie, wind around, clamp, confine, tighten, and put an end to) the spirit in-charge (head spirit), then you can complete another task.

In Luke 13:11-16 Jesus loosed (unfasten, untied, released) a woman that was bowed down from a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years. He acknowledged that Satan had bound her, and He used His power to lose her. With His actions, He was able to differentiate when to bind and when to lose. The scriptures reveal you bind demons, and you lose the captives.

In previous blogs, I have established the fact: we are in God’s military, and we must use military strategies. It behooves us to be like the natural military and have knowledge of the enemy and what weapons are needed before waging war. Thus, knowledge of the strong spirit must be known first. This means, we believers must take time to acquaint ourselves with the forces of our enemy. Also, an understanding of when to bind and when to lose is essential.

Jesus told his disciples that believers would cast out devils in His name (Mark 16:17); therefore, He expects us to do it. ” I believe as we pray and seek God for help in discerning the enemy and what action to utilize, He will inform and instruct us. Also, for those that need it, the list of the strong demonic spirits can be found in my blog titled “Handling Demon Encounters.” My prayers are for your growth and development, but you must do the work for this to happen.

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  3. Roz Parchment permalink

    Awesome explanation of binding and knowing when to loose. There is a clearer understanding of Gids w

    • Roz Parchment permalink

      I wasn’t finished above and I made an error. I have a clearer understanding of gods instructions after reading this blog. And today I believe I can loose n bind some things in my own life THIS day because of the anointed Author of this lesson. God bless and thank you

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