BINDING AND LOOSING
The term "to bind" originates from the Hebrew word asar meaning "to bind, imprison, tie, gird, to harness." The word occurs approximately 70 times in the Hebrew Old Testament and was often used to indicate the tying up of horses and donkeys (II Kings 7:10).
The remarks of Jesus in Matthew 12:28-29 are of great significance.
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Or else how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man?
Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
∙ Define intercessory prayer.
∙ Explain the Biblical basis of the believer's ministry as an intercessor.
∙ Identify Jesus Christ as our model for intercession.
∙ Explain how to intercede.
1. WORSHIP AND PRAISE:
You enter into God's presence with worship and praise:
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His Name. (Psalms 100:4)
Worship is the giving of honor and devotion. Praise is thanksgiving and an expression of gratitude not only for what God has done but for who He is. You are to worship God in spirit and in truth:
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.