||BINDING AND LOOSING
BINDING AND LOOSING
Agree - Bind - Loose (Main Scripture)
Mt. 18:18-20.....Agree will be Done, Bind will be Bound, Loose will be Loosed.
Agree - Agreed - Agreement
Is. 28:15..............Have made covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.
Amos 3: 3............Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Mt. 5:25..............Agree with thine adversary quickly.
Mt. 18:19............Two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything.
Mk. 14:56...........But their witness agreed not together.
II Co. 6:16.........And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
I Jo. 5:8.............And these three agree in one.
Requirements to Agree - Bind - Loose
Ps. 34:15...........The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous.
Ps. 145:18.........To all that call upon him in truth.
Ps. 145:19.........He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him.
Pr. 15:29...........But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Is. 1:15..............I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Mt. 5:24............First be reconciled to thy brother, then come and offer thy gift.
Mt. 8:22............Follow me: and let the dead bury their dead.
John 9:31..........Now we know that God heareth not sinners.
John 15:7..........If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you.
John 20:23.......Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them.
I Ti. 2:8............Lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
James 2:20.......O vain man, that faith without works is dead.
James 5:16.......Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another.
I Pe. 3:7...........That your prayers be not hindered.
I Jo. 3:22.........We keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing.
I Jo. 5:14.........If we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.
Bind - Binding
Nu. 30:2..........Swear oath to bind his soul with a bond; shall not break his word.
De. 6:8............And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand.
Job 38:31........Canst thou bind or loose?
Pr. 3:3.............Bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.
Is. 61:1...........Bind up the brokenhearted - open the prison to them that are bound.
Mt. 12:29.......Except he first bind strong man and then he will spoil his house.
Mt. 16:19.......And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven.
Mt. 18:18.......Verily I say unto you, bind and loose.
Mk. 3:27........No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods.
Bound - Bounds
Ge. 44:30.......Seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life.
Nu. 30:4.........And every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
De. 32:8.........He set the bounds of the people according to the number.
I Sam. 25:29......But the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life.
Job 14:5.........Thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass.
Job 38:20.......That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof.
Ps. 107:10......Being bound in affliction and iron.
Pr. 22:15........Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child.
Pr. 30:4..........Who hath bound the waters in a garment?
Lam. 1:14......The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand.
Ho. 5:10.........The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound.
Lk. 13:16........Whom Satan hath bound lo, these eighteen years, be loosed?
Acts 20:22......And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem.
Acts 23:14......We have bound ourselves under a great curse.
Ro. 7:2............For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law.
II Th. 1:3........We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren.
Loose - Loosed
Job 30:11.......Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me.
Ec. 12:6..........Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken.
Is. 58:6...........To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens.
Agree - Agreed - Agreement means to be into or for, in good mind, the same, like or similar, persuade, prevail upon, make one opinion, sound or speak together, put together, be met together, a putting down together.
Bind - Binding means to bind, gird, wrap round, fetter, tie, press, compress, bind a conspirator, entangle, yoke, fasten, stretch out before, bind around, bind under, bind up, straiten, bind fast, bind along with, obliging.
Bound - Bounds means to be bound, enclosed place, statute, limit, bent, bending, bowed down, thread, cord, bound to, bind, tie, fetter, press, be twisted together, owe, one bound, be wrapped around, press, bind around, be laid round about, bound with, mark, limit, set limit, make an enclosure.
Loose - Loosed means to draw off, cast off, loose, shake off, open, loose off or away, make inactive, send again or up, let go, lift up, lead forth, shake off, send forth or away, open for one's self, be loosed, be melted, be spread out, be opened, a loosening.
Agreeing - We can make covenants with God or Satan which will result in blessings or cursings. If we walk together in the spirit, we must be agreed in our hearts not just in our heads or mouths. It is better to agree with your enemy than to suffer the consequences. Husband and wife make a strong team before God when they can truly agree and seek Him. Witnesses will not agree when they are false. We should not agree to subject our bodies, the temples of God, to fornicate with idols. Father, Son and Holy Ghost agree as one.
Requirements - God says in the Bible that He will listen to the righteous, who speak the truth, fear Him, offer-up their prayers, are reconciled to their brothers, follow the Lord, abide in Him, His Word abides in them, remit the sins of those who sin against them, have holy hands, confess their faults, pray for one another, have faith with works, keep His Commandments, and ask according to His Will.
The contrary is also true. He will not listen to you if your hands are full of blood, you are a sinner, have wrath and doubting, are vain, and follow the dead in CHRIST. This applies if you are unrighteous, untruthful, do not respect God, have unforgiveness against your brother and will not repent, follow man, do not read the Bible, do not release others from their sins, have unclean hands, do not repent, have no works in the Lord, do not obey the Bible, and pray according to your will. In other words, if you do not follow God, don't expect God to follow you!
Binding - We can bind (or bound) our soul with our words. We can bind the Word of God on our hearts. We can not bind or loose the things that God controls. We can bind up the brokenhearted and set at liberty those that are in spiritual prisons. We can bind Satan, the strong man, and tear up his playhouse in this world and in Christians. God gave us the Keys of Heaven to do His Work here on earth. We are commanded to bind the forces of evil from ourselves and others. We can not destroy the works of Satan unless we use the weapons of God: binding, loosing and agreeing (for this lesson).
Our life can be bound up in others. God sets bounds on the earth, nations and people. He has set a bound on our life span. We can be bound in affliction and other yokes of bondage. A child is born with the sin nature in its heart. It is fruitless to try to remove the boundaries placed by God unless they are there because of sin. Satan and his forces of evil can place boundaries on us such as sickness, etc. We can be bound by our spirits. We can be bound with curses we have placed on ourselves. We are bound by marriage before God and man. We are bound to give thanks.
God can bind or loose cords on us of affliction or death. We are to help others loose the bands of wickedness and get rid of the heavy burdens. We are commanded to loose the forces of evil from ourselves and others.
Agreeing - Binding - Loosing
First, we are to agree on earth to overcome the forces of evil. Second, we are to bind the forces of evil here on earth. God will then bind the forces of evil in Heaven that affect us here on earth.
Third, we are to loose the forces of evil here on earth. God will then loose the forces of evil in Heaven that affect us here on earth.
There are times when we only want to agree with another Christian (in the Name of JESUS CHRIST) about some matter. There are times when we only want to bind the forces of evil and leave the evil forces in place. There are rarely times when we only want to loose the forces of evil to do their dirty work.
Generally, we want to complete the job and eliminate the source of the problem when we can. This means that we agree on the job to be done, bind the forces of the enemy, and finally loose the forces of evil from the person.
In DELIVERANCE, we agree to get rid of the demons in a person's body: flesh and soul. Then, we bind up the forces of the demons so that they can not manifest or harm anyone. Finally, we cast out the demons in JESUS' Name out of the person's body into dry places. Now the demons are on the outside of the body and the person must guard against letting the demons come back into his/her body by wrong actions.
We will use Marie, our daughter, as an example of agreeing - binding -loosing. She is pregnant and getting ready to have a child. We agree with the Bible and with each other for Marie to have a natural birth, and for both, Marie and the child, to be in good health. We bind the forces of evil against them and loose the them from any demonic activity. We ask these things in the Name of JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
MISTAKES IN TACTICS
Christians make many mistakes in tactics when dealing with the Devil especially in the area of DELIVERANCE. Agreement will work in any area of the Christian life when applied properly. It is not just for DELIVERANCE. If agreement is done improperly, then it won't work.
Most of the carnal and Christian world is ignorant of Satan, fallen angels and demon spirits. Most of the traditional and full-gospel Christian world knows little on what the Bible teaches about evil. Satan and his forces are foreign to their way of thinking. Most of the full-gospel Christian world believes that Satan can not harm them and that a Christian can not have a demon within their body. They believe that if the person has a demon, they are not saved.
I would estimate that of the approximately five billion people in the world, only about 2.5% (Howard Pittman's death experience in the heavenlies) truly know JESUS CHRIST as their Savior (or 25% of those in church). Of this 2.5%, only about one in a hundred know JESUS as the Baptizer of the Holy Spirit, Healer of Our Bodies and Deliver from Demons, or about 0.25%. If these figures are correct, then only about 1,250,000 in the world really know about baptism, healing and DELIVERANCE. Whatever the figures are, there are not many who have come into true DELIVERANCE. If you are one of these people, then you need to be very thankful to God for bringing you in to this realm of the spirit world. From the reports we are getting from around the world, more and more people are coming into DELIVERANCE.
When the Christians finally start binding Satan, they think the job is finished after binding. Binding is a temporary measure and must be repeated probably daily. When you bind a demon, you paralyze it temporarily. The demon does not leave but remains dormant for an unknown period of time. If you don't cast the demon out, you will be daily binding it for the rest of your life. It is better to go ahead and cast the demon out. When the demon is within you, it has the upper hand. When the demon is outside of you, then you have the upper hand. It is easier to live with your demons on the outside than with your demons on the inside.
CAN SATAN MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING?
You have heard the statement many times, The Devil made me do it. Can Satan, his fallen angels or his demons make you do anything? The answer is a resounding no; they can not make you do anything!
You have to be in agreement with evil before you do evil. First, the enemy places an evil thought in your mind. At this point you have not sinned. You can reject the thoughts in the Name of JESUS CHRIST. Second, you can relish the thoughts over and over again until you feel that they are your thoughts. Then you want to do the act. Third, your body won't do the act until you tell your muscles to go into action. The evil act is then committed with your agreement. In summary, the thought comes to you, you like the thought, you decide to act on the thought and the evil deed is committed.
We have worked with thousands of people in DELIVERANCE. As far as we can determine, we have never worked with a person that was totally demon possessed. A person that is totally demon possessed would have absolutely no control over his/her spirit, soul and body. We have worked with some people that were in very bad shape but they still had some ability to control their behavior.
We have frequently worked with people that were demon possessed in one or more areas of their lives. Examples would be people that are addicted to some thing that they have no control over. If they can not control their actions in this area, then who is controlling their actions? The answer is a demon in their body is controlling their actions. The solution to their problem is to get rid of the demon and sin no more.
We deliberately only cast demons out of Christians. If you cast a demon out of an unsaved person, the last state of that person can be worse than the first state, if the person does not get saved. You have no guarantee that the person will get saved when the demon is cast out. It may be that the person just wants to do their thing and really does not want to follow CHRIST.
If Satan can not make you do anything, then why are people controlled by demons in some areas of their lives? The answer is that their ancestors or themselves have yielded to the Devil in these areas enough times that the demons have a strong affect in these areas on the people's lives.
For instance, suppose that you are a glutton, someone who's god is their belly. You are driven by demons to overeat. However, can a demon force you to have the third piece of pie?
WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY!
We have just discussed that Satan and his forces can not make you do anything unless you and/or your ancestors have yielded in this area of sin enough times for the enemy to get a foothold. Even then, it is your choice to obey the demons.
Is Satan responsible for all of your mistakes? No, you are responsible for most of the mistakes! We can not blame the Devil for our mistakes; he is not a scapegoat for us to conveniently use to escape our responsibility. Is Satan greater than God? Not hardly.
We make mistakes in every area of our lives. The main areas are mental, physical, spiritual and material. Another way of saying this is the areas of spirit, soul, body and our environment. Or you could use the words: salvation, baptism, healing, DELIVERANCE and prosperity.
We make many mistakes in mental matters. These mistakes are caused by ignorance, not seeking the Leadership of the Holy Spirit, false teaching, etc. The mistakes in judgement cause us many problems in our business, ministry and personal lives. We have mental and emotional problems, and will to do the wrongs things.
We make many mistakes in physical matters. We don't know how to take care of our bodies or we don't care about the consequences of our actions. We abuse our bodies and then expect God to instantaneously heal us or rid us of the physical problem.
We make many mistakes in spiritual matters. There are many reasons why we are unlearned in the Ways of God. The church allowed Satan through the centuries to take away many of the true teachings of God. God may be bringing the teachings back in the end times.
We make many mistakes in material matters. We don't know how to handle the material goods that God gives us such as money, property, etc. We are not good stewards of what God has trusted us with. We do not tithe and give offerings, and God curses us with poverty and want.
If you make a mistake of not following the Bible, Leadership of the Holy Spirit or Perfect Will of God, then God can not bless you. He must turn you over to Satan to curse you. Satan will attack you until you seek God, repent, break curses, break demonic ties, cast out demons, and finally start following the Lord.
"Father, forgive me where I have misunderstood and misapplied Your Word. Help me to truly understand the Principles of the Bible especially in the areas of Agreeing, Binding and Loosing. Help me to meet Your Requirements so that I will have Your Power to destroy the works of the enemy. Forgive me where I have made mistakes in tactics in the war against Satan. Forgive me when I said "The Devil made me do it". Help me not to be my own worst enemy.
Lord, I now pray for myself, this DELIVERANCE service and this camp meeting. Please have your way in my life and the lives of others so that we can be set free. I agree with all provisions in the Bible. I agree with God, with those present and with those who pray for the Camp.
We agree to DELIVERANCE from the demons in those present. We bind the forces of demons inside and outside of anyone present. We loose ourselves from the demons and command that they come out of our bodies and souls. We ask these things in the Name of JESUS CHRIST, our Lord, Master and Savior. Amen."
The true story above is taken from Dr. A. O. Itiola’s
book Delivered from Evil. To buy a copy,