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Binding And Loosening

I never hear anything about binding and loosening being preached from the pulpit and I never hear anything about "Behold I've given you authority to trample upon serpents and scorpions, etc., being preached. Why is this?

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 ---Donna9759 on 1/9/07
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Maybe you should ask your pastor directly...if he wants to be a shepherd, he better feed the sheep! He should be teaching the whole word of God, not just bits and pieces. But dont forget, pastors aren't there to spoon feed us everything, we need to take responsibility and study for ourselves.
---Todd1 on 5/22/08

Fear is the reason! Doubt is another reason.
---Ruthie on 5/22/08

one reason you don't hear about it. many people would know they were being deceived by men. "whatsover ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven." if you marry someone on earth by someone holding authority, you are married to them in eternity. too bad many here often overlook simple things. most hate to admit when they are wrong. If you live righteously, you are able to re-enter God's kingdom. Satan and man do not want you to know that. they rejoice by keeping things from you.
---Dave on 2/21/07

I think our focus is spreading the Gospel and harvesting ripe fruit. Therefore, why do we need to bind and loose. What do you think?
---Ben on 2/21/07

I agree with you Leslie it is for today, for us AMEN!!
---mary on 1/22/07

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

If you believe Jesus is the Son of God you can operate in the same ministry but if you do not speak his word and that word abide in you he will not confirm his word, he only confirms his word with signs and wonders and miracles.
---exzucuh on 1/22/07

Donna, only the apostles were given the authority to bind and loose. If you'd like to do some further reading on this, Hebrew scholar David Biven does a good job of explaining it his book 'Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus' (he's a Baptist btw).
---augua9846 on 1/21/07

Donna9759: Because , God gives His ministers what He (God) wants said from the pulpit . Contrary to what some think, it's never about what we want the preacher to say .
---Leon on 1/14/07

Some preachers believe that this was only for the disciples of Jesus' day, and does not apply for today. They are decieved, this IS about us too, and does apply today. God has given us that authority through Jesus Christ to do these things.
---Leslie on 1/14/07

Because men don't have enough faith to experience it, and if no experience no comment.

Who likes being revealed as ignorant?
---Pharisee on 1/10/07

#1 I don't believe many preach this because they don't understand it. Matt. 16:19: The keys of the Kingdom are in the hands of His servants. Peter, representing them all, uses them first, He opens the door of the Kingdom to the Jew on the day of Pentecost; and to the Gentile in the house of Cornelius some years later. It was Paul and his associates who continued using the key which gave further access to the Gentiles. The key had to be used again and again.
---Debbie on 1/10/07

#2 The administration of the Kingdom, which these keys represent, has not yet passed. Men are still opening the door and admitting others into the Kingdom and will continue doing so until the King comes back again. We have also a further proof that Peter, in this instance, is simply a typical man, during these years of Christ's absence. These same words, giving authority to Peter, as to the "binding or loosing of men," is later given to the two or three gathered together in Christ's Name.
---Debbie on 1/10/07

#3 Matt. 18:18,19 - In these verses, He has given absolute authority to the body of people who are acting in dependence upon Him. "The power of God is here seen as allying itself with human weakness. What a weapon against sickness, as well as sin and everything that is of the enemy. His disciples are acting for Him, whether in the Kingdom or the Church. They are an executive body, not making decrees, but carrying out those already laid down.
---Debbie on 1/10/07

#4 There is one thing necessary to exercise this authority, a sense of weakness. "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." This is the way they may count upon Him. Many say, that He cannot intend it just as it reads. They would take away from its fullness. The grace of this boundless promise is too much to expect; they must belittle it according to the carnal reason of man.
---Debbie on 1/10/07

#5 But here the check on the bank of heaven stands, signed with the King's Name, waiting the two, the least possible number of fellowship, to cash it in. Let us not limit His promise.
---Debbie on 1/10/07

2. Lu 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,..."
The power he gave was the authority of jurisdiction. The power of judicial decision. Man was created with this authority, but they've forgotten to believe it.
"...and over all the power of the enemy:..."
This power is the power of might. The enemies strength is his hatred to cause machinations and peril to thrawt the preaching of the gospel. Serpents and scorpeans are being cast out.
---jhonny on 1/9/07

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I agree with the previous post.

The things you have mentioned has been so abused by applied misinterpretations & association with the cultic that pastors has shunned away from the subject. This is unfortunate, as the true applications are vital to the victorious "christian" walk. A God given understanding of principles & how they are properly applied is also vital & error concerning it is dangerous.
---joseph on 1/10/07

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