Episode 124

Prayer 2021 - May 5 - Binding and Loosing pt 1

Scripture For Today:

 

Genesis 32:11


“Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children…”


Binding and Loosing pt 1

Jesus said something in Matthew 18 about prayer that believers need to understand in order to have a more successful prayer life. He said, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 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.”

Here, Jesus is talking about the prayer of agreement and the prayer of binding and loosing. We covered the prayer of agreement previously. I said back then that I would cover binding and loosing separately. And this is the point in our study of prayer, that I think we should go over it.

As I said, Jesus is bringing out the fact that Heaven will back us up in what we pray on earth – IN JESUS NAME. Amen! Remember when we covered the importance of praying in the Name of Jesus?

We have the authority, in the Name of Jesus, to loose the Power of God on this earth and to bind Satan in his operations against us. WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY in the power of agreement, to ASK for what we need, KNOWING it shall be done for us. Amen! 

I’ve already covered the importance of “believing you receive when you pray.” But in Matthew 21, Jesus said something else about prayer. We previously discussed this by looking at Mark 11:23-24, but now, let’s look at Matthew 21:18-22. 

“Now in the morning, as he returned into the city, he hungered.  And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

Jesus is talking about prayer here! Amen! He is talking about faith and prayer. You can’t very well talk about faith without talking about prayer, too. And you can’t talk about prayer without talking about faith, either! The two go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other.

Mark 11 records this same incident. In fact, it is  the only reference to prayer in the Book of Mark. Mark is saying the same thing as recorded in Matthew 21. Matthew just summarized the even in about five verses. He got straight to the point. Amen.

Tomorrow, we will look at this again, but look at it from Mark’s perspective. Amen.

Let’s pray!

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Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

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