Tuesday, October 12, 2010
And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:17-18
What "rock" is Jesus talking about? He is talking about the rock of faith. He tells Simon Peter that on the faith he has just displayed He will build His Church, and "...the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". That means that the powers of hell shall not prevail against the person who walks in faith.
We have authority has believers to bring heaven's will to earth by acting in partnership with God. He is in heaven and we are on earth. Because His Spirit is in us, and because we have His Word, we can know what His will is. We have authority on earth to bring heaven's will into action.
What God binds or looses in heaven, what He allows or disallows, is all that we can allow or disallow here in the earth.