P-90X #Prayerfor90Days Keys to the Kingdom: Binding & Loosing Pt.2

Nov 7, 2013   //   by Tina McCrea   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on P-90X #Prayerfor90Days Keys to the Kingdom: Binding & Loosing Pt.2

By Elder Paula Burch & Pastor Tina McCrea


Matthew 16:19 

And 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.

Definitions according to the Greek:


Keys: symbolize authority to open. used to unlock a door or gate, hence the means to entrance, or power to keep in, to denote power and authority of various kinds, close(1), closed(1), closes(1), locked(1), shut(11), shuts(1).


Bindof arrest and imprisonment bind, tie up, “to wrap up” to tie, fasten.  “to forbid” and “to permit.” , to bind, fasten with chains, to throw into chains.


EarthA definite land which is not named, the earth as a standing place,


Boundrestrict, “tie” four times, “knit” once, “be in bonds” once, and “wind” once.  to bind tie, fasten. fasten with chains, to throw into chains, to take possession of, to stop one from being what they should be.


Loose: “unloose,” destroy, dissolve, break down,


Loosed:  destroy, dissolve, break up, to loose one bound, to unbind, release from bonds, set free.


Statement: Jesus passed on to His church His authority or control to bind or loose on earth. Jesus Christ has given us the keys to the kingdom, which means that He has given us His kingdom power to stop evil and release God’s power on different situations in life.  In other words, Peter’s pronouncement of “binding” or “loosing” is dependent upon what heaven has already willed, rather than earth’s giving direction to heaven. “Bind” in this verse is translated from the Greek word deo, (deh’-o), which means also to be in bonds; knit, tie, fasten, confine, join together like husband and wife, wind. “Loose” in this verse is from the Greek word luo, which also means to break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-) loose, melt, put off.


In Biblical times, binding and loosing refers to what was permitted or not permitted. Most Christian interprets the passage to mean we are to bind demons or “negative” things.  I suggest that if we pray this verse according to the Greek language and the original meaning of the word, when we pray I bind poverty and I loose prosperity, we are in essence praying I knit, I tie, I fasten, I confine  poverty and I break up, destroy, dissolve, melt, put off prosperity.  If we pray I bind sickness and disease and I loose healing and wholeness, then we are praying I knit to, I tie, I fasten, I confine, I join together like husband and wife sickness and disease.


As stated above we are to bind what heaven has already willed – therefore I suggest that if the Word of God suggest that Jesus willed that by his stripes we are healed then we should knit, fasten, tie, confine, wind healing to us.  Likewise the Bible clearly indicate that we are to ‘LOOSE” sickness, disease, evil, infirmities because it has already been willed in heaven.  Note:  in Luke 13:12 -Jesus said you are loosed from your infirmity – He did not bind her to the infirmity – He loosed her.


Luke 13:10-12 

And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

 In Job 1: God had a conversation with Satan.  The Bible says that when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan came with them.  Then the Lord asked Satan where did he come from? Satan said from walking up and down in the earth.  Now in this text God did not will Satan to be bond.  He did not say I bind you Satan. Rather he permitted/allowed Satan access to one of his most faithful servants.  According to I Peter 5:8, Satan is still walking around like as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  In this text the Bible did not instruct us to bind the enemy rather according to I Peter 5:9, he states we are to resist him and stay firm in our faith.

 Job 1:6-7: Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.  7And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

I Peter 5:8-9:  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

Again in Mark 1:24-25 when Jesus came into the presence of the man with unclean spirit He did not say I bind you unclean spirit.  Rather he said be quiet and come out.  Jesus did not demonstrate that we should knit, fasten, tie or even confine unclean spirit.  He told the spirits to come out- in other words, Jesus broke (up), destroyed, dissolved, un- loose, put off the hold this un-clean spirit had on this man.


Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.


Matthew 8:28-32 again, we find Jesus in the presence of two people possessed with devils, when the devils ask if they could go into the swine, Jesus “did not” say I bind you devil,  rather Jesus permitted (allowed) the devil to go into the swine.

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.  29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?  30And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.  31So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.  32And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.




I contend that whenever the Bible talked about someone being bound, it was always something negative that had them in bondage and Jesus always loosed them from that which was negative.  Therefore if we pray to bind something — binding should encourage us to draw or tie the wonderful things of God to ourselves in the same manner as God had commanded in Old Testament scriptures.


  • Deut11:18 –     Bind God’s Word upon our hands.
  • Proverbs 3:3    Bind kindness and truth to our necks.
  • Proverbs 7:2-4 Bind  the Commandments and teachings to our fingers


I also contend that whenever the Bible talked about something being loosed, he loosed negative things that had us bound.


  • Isaiah 58:6       Wickedness was loosed.
  • Jeremiah 40:4- Chains are loosed
  • Luke  13:12     Infirmities were loosed.


Matthew 16:19 suggests that those things that have already been willed by God in the kingdom of heaven are imitated by the Church on earth.  “Binding” or “Loosing” is dependent upon what heaven has already willed.   We do not have authority to give direction to heaven Also note in this test there is no reference to the binding or loosing of persons, yet we often say or hear others binding and loosing people.  This passage speaks exclusively of things –ho’sa (3745) in the Greek means whatever not whoever.  Believers can never make conclusive decisions about things, but we can confirm those decisions which have already been made by God Himself in the general context of His kingdom both on earth and in heaven.

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