Saturday, August 29, 2009

You Hold The Keys

by Kenneth Copeland

"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 16:19

The Greek text of that scripture would literally read, "I give you the keys of the kingdom. Whatever you declare locked on earth is locked in heaven and whatever you declare unlocked on earth is unlocked in the heavenlies."

The heaven Jesus was talking about there isn't the heaven where God resides. He was talking about the battle zone, about the heaven where Satan's forces are operating.

He was telling us that God has given us power to bind the wicked spirits in heavenly places and to loose the angelic powers of God to work in our behalf.

Philippians 2:9-10 says, "We have been given a Name which is above every name, and at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow!" Where? In heaven, in earth and under the earth. That covers it all!

As believers, we have total authority over the powers of Satan. We can take authority over the evil spirits that are trying to destroy this nation. We can take authority over them in the Name of Jesus and pull down their strongholds.

t is time we began to realize how important we are to world affairs. Since the day Jesus gave us the Great Commission, the life or death of the world has been in the hands of the Church. We are the ones who have the mighty Name of Jesus and the awesome strength of the gospel to bring life and abundance to every creature. We are the ones whose prayers can change every office of authority in this land.

It's up to you and me to begin to intercede right now and use the power God has given us. We may come from different lands with different backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common--Jesus Christ is our Lord. And that alone is enough to alter the spiritual complexion of this earth.

Scripture Study: Acts 4:1-14


Rose said...

Thank you for that wonderful post! For most of my life I have prayed this prayer "By the power of the Holy Spirit and the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ I bind the spirit of fear, anxiety, envy etc. from getting a stronghold in my life." Or else I will use that same prayer and put my husbands safety in it. Prayer is very powerful~we all pray for our President everyday for our Lord to give him the discernment he needs in running our country. I am really enjoying reading your other posts! God bless, Rose

momstheword said...

Isn't it amazing how the Lord just brings us all together as brothers and sisters in Christ! Perfect strangers who suddenly have a bond in the Lord!

Yes, we need to stand firm in Christ!

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

These last four posts are OUTSTANDING! Thanks for sharing God's Word, your heart and the liquid dish soap recipe.