Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
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.
John 20:23 – Whose so ever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; [and] whose so ever [sins] ye retain, they are retained.
John 20:23 has been a conundrum to me, especially considering other scriptures.
Was looking at KEYS in relation to binding and loosing.
Matthew 12:29 – Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
I listened to an evangelist from Nigeria tell a story once, about how the Lord led him to marry a woman in a tribe which had killed his parents. There are 15 major tribes in Nigeria if I remember correctly. This tribe worshipped some Idol — and as the man witnessed about Christ, he had limited permission to do so… he got no where. Then he spent about three months fasting and praying to bind the spirit of this Idol that the tribe worshipped, and went back to his preaching, and he started to harvest souls. His point, he had to discern and bind the strong man before a harvest of souls would take place.
QUESTIONS: Who are some of the Strong Idols in California? Or your state? Or country? WHO is praying and fasting to bind these strong men, these Idols? What Idols are worshipped in California? In Washington D.C.? IS there ANY Fear of God in California? Washington D.C. ? Or where You live? ARE there any who preach with POWER in your area? What does it mean, Pray ye therefore that the Lord of the Harvest would send laborers into the field? YESHUA, The Lord Jesus, THE Laborer who was sent into the field. What does that teach us about fields?
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.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. Isaiah 22:22
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
[the binding and loosing apparently have some correlation to opening and shutting] he shall open, and none shall shut; he shall shut, and none shall open
In Rev 3:7 we see YESHUA, the One who is Holy and True and has [possesses] the key of David — now opening and shutting
This seems to culminate near the end of Revelation
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”
The ultimate opening and shutting, loosing and binding
The opening corresponding to Hebrews 9:24, 28
For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
THE ONE with the key of David, binds our sins upon Himself, and then loosing us from our sins
JESUS being the Key where binding and loosing take place….
This is a cup of espresso for those with ears.
May it be helpful.
Scripture footnote: Isaiah 9:6-7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.