When Jesus Christ arose from the dead He gave to every believer a new key ring and a set of keys. He gave you and me the power and authority to bind and loose with this new set of keys.

"I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind that is, declare to be improper and unlawful on earth, must be already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth declare lawful, must be what is already loosed in heaven" (Matthew 16:19 Amp Bible).

The Holy spirit wants every believer to understand this passage and to know how to use these keys of the kingdom. If you need more understanding about the powerful truth in this verse, and ask the Spirit to be your teacher and to lead you into His truth.  

You have power as a believer to bind the devil and to resist the spirits of strife and sin coming against your home. Jesus said in James 4:8 to "submit yourself to God" and then you are strong enough to resist the devil. He says you are to command Satan to leave your family members, friends, finances, job situation, home, and your church, etc.

You can also use the name of Jesus Christ and loose good things to come into the lives of people. As you pray for others, you can begin to speak words such as "In Jesus' name, I loose peace and healing to my son."

Regarding the keys of binding and loosing, whenever you refuse to forgive someone, then all forgiveness is bound in heaven toward you. You can also bind up blessings from coming your way when you choose not to forgive. But when you choose to forgive and to love, then you open the windows of heaven for God's forgiveness and love to flow freely to you and your family.

Dear Friends, I encourage you to be bold as a lion and to recognize where many of your problems are coming from. Ephesians 6:12 states we are not fighting against people, but rather, here is the list:

Evil spirits which are organized and operate in groups and ranks such as:

1. Principalities - Chief rulers of the highest order

2. Power - Authorities under chief rulers to execute their will

3. Rulers of darkness of this world 

4. Wicked angels in the heavenlies

God's Good Word to You:

Remember the story from Luke 10:17-20, Jesus gave His apostles and disciples authority over all the power of the enemy. Since this is true and His power is greater than all satanic power, why do many Christians feel weak and helpless?

Here is the Good News:

Ephesians 6:11,13 states Christians are to put on the whole armour of God, so they can stand against the tricks of the devil. The armour is the presence of Christ filling and ruling your life.

This will only become operative as you receive the mighty baptism of the Holy Spirit (verse 10). Without this strength, you are limited in your awareness of the workings of Satan given in verse 12.

Take Three BIG Steps:

Here is why many Spirit-filled believers miss their victory. They do not consistently use the three big steps given in verses 17 and 18. Verse 17 says to take the helmet of deliverance and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God (your Bible).

The helmet of deliverance (full salvation) is your protection over your mind. If you don't keep the spirit of the world out of your mind you will seldom win the big battles. 

Your mind will be so indoctrinated with fear, worry, and sin, your faith level will diminish. When you are up against big problems, verse 17 says to use your scripture verses as a sword and cut the life of the enemy to pieces.

1. By applying the Word to the problem

2. By praying the Word over the problem

3. By speaking the Word to God, to the devil and to yourself

Hebrews 4:12, Proverbs 4:20-22, Joshua 1:8

The Bible states it is proper to remind God of His promises.

The last step in verse 18 is powerful, yet neglected by many. We are told to pray with all prayer in the Spirit. Develop our relationship with our Father God and take time to know the Lord in times and seasons of prayer. James 4:7 gives us a great word of instruction and hope, "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."

Please don't neglect the three BIG steps. Keep your mind and heart filled with the Word, so you will know God always wants you to win. Time spent in prayer with Him keeps your armour in place!

What are acts of righteousness Jesus gave much importance to? Why did He say they should be done in secrecy?

Matthew 6:1-18 gives an informative teaching for good habits of Kingdom life. Jesus talks about giving, praying, and fasting. He said when you give to the poor, you should not blow a trumpet and call attention to the poor, so you can make a show of your giving.

Rather, Jesus said, if your charitable deeds are done in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. We are told not to be a hypocrite or play actor when it comes to giving.

Jewish tradition said there was in the temple a "chamber of secrets" into which the devout people used to put their gifts in secret, so the poor could also receive support in secret. God certainly looks at the motive for our giving.

What kingdom principals and rules bring positive rewards? We have definite steps to effective prayer given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 6:6.

1.  Go into your room

2.  Shut the door

3.  Pray to the Father in secret

The Lord wants us to periodically shut the door on activity and interaction with others. He wants to spend private quiet time with us. He desires our full attention in times of prayer, so we can share our heart with Him.

Can you get alone with God? He got alone with you in the very beginning of your existence.

Psalm 139:13-15 states:  "For you formed me and made me in my mother's womb. You saw me as I was being formed in secret (in utter seclusion) as I was woven together in the dark (in my mother's womb).

He is the Master designer and creator of life. Are you up to date in your contact with God? Do you have the highest level of direct contact with Him? We have been promised complete and daily direction for our lives as we remain in high level communion with Father God.

Proverbs 3:6 "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." The word acknowledge is Hebrew, yada'.  

It can mean:

1.  To know by observation

2.  Investigation

3.  Firsthand experience

From time to time, we need to look at all of our ways to see if we measure up to His Kingdom standards. He is often waiting in the wings, so to speak, to spend time with us.

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