|BINDING AND LOOSING - Part 1
HIS GLORY REIGNS
Nov 16, 2007
"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 16:19
The basic teaching on binding and loosing depending upon the church or denomination, generally illustrates the
binding of the devil or evil spirits and the loosing of the Holy Spirit or ministering spirits to go and help a troubled
person or to work in a troubled situation.
In actuality, there is no scriptural record of Jesus ever binding an evil spirit or demon. He either rebuked them or told
them to get out. Binding an evil spirit may restrain that spirit's power, but Jesus knew this was not a resolution of the
root of the problem. That would require a different approach. Jesus was more interested in driving evil spirits away.
He knew there was a far more beneficial use of binding and loosing.
To bind: The Greek word for "bind", deo, means to bind, be in bonds, knit, fasten, tie, and wind. This word is
related to deomai, meaning to petition, beseech, make request, pray. To bind also means to obligate yourself to
someone. The word "bind, " in its various tenses is more complex and meaningful than generally thought.
To loose: The Greek word for "loose," luo, means to loosen, break up, destroy, dissolve, unloose, melt, and put
off. Luo is closely related to rhegnumi and agnumi, which means to break, wreck, crack to sunder by separation of it's
parts, shatter to minute fragments, disrupt, lacerate, convulse, burst, rend, and tear.
What can we bind for ourselves and others.....
..........in the Name of Jesus
What can we Loose for ourselves and others...
..............In the Name of Jesus
To be continued....
Shattering Your Strongholds, by Liberty Savard, Copyright 1992 Bridge-Logos.
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