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13
2009
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Jesus Has Given Us the KEYS to the Kingdom

A couple days ago… I did a post on ‘How to Take a Strong Man DOWN!‘ and in it… I detailed how Jesus told Peter he would give him the ‘keys to the kingdom’… and then proceeded to give Peter the authority to ‘bind & loose’ things on earth… and it would also be done in heaven.

A friend, who is a reader of the blog asked me a few days ago in so many words or less…. “What does it mean to loose and bind things on earth? Can you give me an example?”

I believe this is a good topic… so let’s dig further. Below, I have the response that I e-mailed back to her (with her name removed for privacy purposes)

Hi xxxxxx,

In reading the whole chapter in context… what Jesus was telling Peter was that, I’m going to give you a way to open up the door & gain access to the POWER that is in the Kingdom of Heaven (I will give you keys 2 the kingdom).

Jesus had told Peter he was going to use like a rock, or foundation… and build his church (God’s People) on Peter.

In order for Jesus to use Peter, the apostles, or any of us for that matter… to a great extent… we MUST be able to walk in power on this earth.

A major thing that Jesus said to people, who doubted that he was God, was the miracles & healing he did. Only God, or someone being used of God… can command the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak, etc.

When it comes to ‘binding’ & ‘loosing’… we have to understand that there are demons on this earth that operate. Sickness & disease… is an example of an unclean spirit. Lust is another example of an unclean spirit.

A clean spirit would include joy, love, peace, mercy, forgiveness, etc.

The Bible tells us that ‘The power of life & death is in our tongue’… and also to ‘Speak those things that be not, as though they are’.

What Jesus is telling us is that we can command spirits (whether they are good or bad) to be BOUND, or to be locked up… or we can command them to be LOOSED, or set free.

Then Jesus takes it one step further by literally saying, that whatever we bind (or loose) here on this earth… HAS ALREADY been bound (or loosed) in heaven.

A good analogy of this would be during a war…. when ground troops (us) go into an enemy war zone and begin fighting, sometimes they cannot clear out the enemy with their guns, tanks, & artillery… so what do they do?

They call for air support (heaven). The air support comes in… drops a bunch of 2-ton bombs on the enemy’s head… and TOTALLY annihilates the enemy.

But the air support only comes… when the ground troops radio in for them, and give them the coordinates of where to drop the bombs.

In that same way… when we are in prayer… and we see things that are amiss such as sickness or unforgiveness, we can bind (or loose) it here on earth… and call for our air support to back us up!

Hope this helps!

Daniel

Let me know what you guys think! Comments are always appreciated



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Aug
11
2009
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How to Take a Strong Man DOWN!

Dont let the strong man steal your possessions! You have EVERY right to bind him & take back what is rightfully yours!

Don't let the strong man steal your possessions! You have EVERY right to bind him & take back what is rightfully yours!

For many of us who are male (and possibly even female)… we grew up rough, tough and tumbling everywhere… and it was always a matter of a time in our youth, before someone would challenge you to a friendly (sometimes unfriendly) wrestling match.

While I never wrestled for school… the one thing that I learned is that if you can (1) Take your adversary down to the ground, (2) Be on top, and (3) Lock their arms, legs, and head so they couldn’t move… you would win!

Yes I know… I should’ve been a professional WWF wrestler (lol).

So consider this Scripture:

“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house!”  (Matthew 12:29)

and…

“I [Jesus] will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)

You see my friend, no matter what you’ve been told or what you believe… Satan is just as real and as present as God is…. and many well-meaning Christian brothers & sisters are leading meager & beaten existences because of this ignorance.

What Jesus is telling us is that you have an enemy whose mission is to ‘steal, kill, and destroy’ and his name is Satan (the strong man).

Now when this strong man comes and strong arms you… and steals your possessions (your joy, your peace, your health, your family, your faith, your finances, etc.)… are you just going to sit there like a punk, and let him walk away with what is yours?

…or are you going to go down to his house, kick down the strong man’s door, slap him around, and take back what is God given and rightfully yours?

Sometimes, we must get out of the role of being too passive… and get a ‘holy anger’ when we see our things getting stolen from us… and right under our noses.

After all, if someone broke into your car and stole your stereo… or if someone broke into your house in the middle of the night and kidnapped your child… are you just going to sit there quietly & sing a nice hymn?

No, by all means you’re going to get up & take action!

…and God tells us that the only way to “rob the strong man” is to tie him up, or bind him. Aren’t you glad that Jesus tells us that “whatsoever we BIND on earth, has already been BOUND in heaven”?

I believe what that means to us, is that just like the local police… we have an authority from our superiors up high (Heaven)… to slap handcuffs on any demon or spirit that breaks the law.

So this week, when (or if) you see things being stolen from you, whether they are tangible or intangible… go ahead and bind up the thief with the words of your mouth… and declare those things that are not, as though they are!

Get on top of Satan this week, and bind him up in a spiritual headlock, and throw him on the ground. He’s been beating up on you… so it’s only right that you turn the tables on him every once in awhile!

Let me know what you think… I love all your comments….



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