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Jesse's 1 John Chapter 3 comment on 11/06/2022, 1:36pm...

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So what gives us that authority? It's because it is something that has already been established in heaven.

Thou shalt bind that which has been bound already in heaven. It is a condition. And thou shall loose on earth things that shall have been loosed in heaven already.

So the church is here to declare that which has already been determined in heaven. We are only proclaimers!

What right do we have to tell anybody that they need to receive Christ and His death for them on the cross to be saved?

We have the authority to tell people that we've got the key. We have got the key that unlocks the door. His name is Jesus!

If you receive Him, I have the authority to tell you that you have been loosed from your sins. If you refuse Him, I have the authority to tell you that if you continue to reject Him throughout your whole life, you'll be bound to your sins and you will die in your sins.

That is pretty authoritative! But I didn't make that up. That is the authority God has given to the church, you and I.

I hope what I along with T Levis has share helps you out in your study on binding and loosing.

Blessings in Christ Jesus!


Jesse's 1 John Chapter 3 comment on 11/06/2022, 1:29pm...


If I might piggyback off what T Levis has shared, in Matthew Chapter 16 it says, "and I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven:" Here it is singular. But in Chapter 18 it is plural. So it is not just Peter, it is all of them!

Now, "keys" is a Hebrew symbol of authority. A person that had the keys was in charge.

You can go back to some of the earlier documents in the Old Testament and see that the person that had the keys was in charge.

And some of the kings would get a little frustrated because whoever had the keys was in charge, and if you can't find him, of course you make the king mad, and they would have a new key bearer pretty soon!

He says I'll give you the keys. I'll give you the authority. We know that keys unlock things for entrance.

It says, and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Let me share with you what it is literally saying from the Greek:

"Whatsoever thou shall bind on earth, shall have been bound in heaven."

Please know that this is very important to understand, and I'll give it to you again. It reads "And whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall (have been) bound in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall (have been) loosed in heaven."

Here's the importance of those Perfect Tense verbs in the Greek text:

Jesus is not giving them and the church the authority to go around binding and loosing. We see this in Chapter 18, and Matthew tells us that it has do with sin.

In 1 John 3:8, the word "loosed" is used for how Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. It is the word loosed.

When a person gets saved, they are loosed from Satan. So the church has authority to either bind someone to their sins or loose them from their sins.

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