April 5, 2013
Weapons of Warfare
Adjudicating Justice in the Gates
Binding and Loosing
As a believer, have authority over the power of the enemy of God, Luke 10:19, and as apostolic intercessors you should be walking in that authority to adjudicate justice in the gates on both a personal and corporate basis. Your call to rule and reign with Christ was not for some distant eternal event; He made you His ambassador to enforce His Kingdom principles and precepts today in the Earth. Your worship establishes your personal seat of government, your throne from which Christ reigns in and through you, and your corporate worship establishes a corporate seat of government for overseeing the spheres of influence Father has entrusted to you. By the covenant we have with our land, you also have the opportunity to stand for your Region, State and Nation to establish seats of government from which you can administer the will of God “in Earth as it is in Heaven!”
When you establish your seat of government, and you ask Father to convene the Courts of Heaven and open the books (see Daniel 7:9-10) wait upon Him and listen for what Holy Spirit reveals is written. These are your keys for His “Kingdom to come” and His “will to be done in Earth as it is in Heaven.” Once you have the keys in your heart, how do you use them? My Hero has all the answers!
Matthew 18:15-19 If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven….”
In this passage, typically taught from to show how Jesus gave us the pattern for restoring relationship, we find the context of a judiciary process – much like our courts and appellate courts today. Taking time to look closely at the Greek words in Matthew 18:18 will give us an understanding of how we can apply revelation for effective intercession.
– to bind, to fasten with chains; to put under obligation, of the law, duty etc.,
– to forbid, prohibit, declare to be illicit
– – to loose any person (or thing) tied or fastened; to let, to permit
From this understanding, Jesus might have said to the disciples: “Truly I say to you, whatever you forbid, prohibit and declare to be illicit on Earth shall have already been forbidden, prohibited and declared to be illicit in Heaven; and whatever you permit on Earth shall already have been permitted in Heaven.”
For example, is cancer forbidden in Heaven? Yes! So, when you hear Holy Spirit bring revelation, you can forbid cancer in the Earth; including forbidding the DNA and RNA of cancer cells to replicate in a person’s body! Is lawlessness or rebellion permitted in Heaven? No! Then you might find yourself forbidding them in someone’s family or affairs. Are peace and joy permitted in Heaven? Yes! Then at Holy Spirit’s leading, you might find yourself permitting peace and joy (which releases strength) into a person’s family and affairs, and corporately for your Region, State and Nation.
To Bind or Not To Bind
To summarize, all authority, which is always greater than power, in Heaven and Earth was given to Jesus, and He gave it to you! From your personal and corporate seats of government, ask Father to convene the Courts of Heaven and adjudicate justice based upon what He has already written in the books. As Holy Spirit brings revelation and understanding of Father’s timing, forbid and permit (bind and loose) on Earth as it has been done in Heaven.
We are in a season in which Father is opening portals in Heaven for those aligned with Him; portals of revelation; portals of understanding; and portals of authority. Hear and see what Father is doing in Heaven, and adjudicate justice in the gates He has entrusted to you on Earth!
May your worship release warfare on the enemies of God!