Mat 18:18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever YOU BIND on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever YOU LOOSE on earth will be loosed in heaven.
In the Old Rabbinical teaching, the Rabbi has the power or key to allow (permit) certain things from happening and vice versa, by virtue of the his position; but we are the beneficiary of a more powerful Covenant: the New Covenant of Grace whereby Jesus has the greater key than any Rabbi, and thus Jesus will be in a greater position and authority to allow or disallow certain things to happen. How? Through your authority as His Church.
Whatever you disallow on earth, God will also disallow in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth, God will also allow in Heaven. Note here, that it does not say what God disallow, but what YOU disallow, God will disallow.
Whatever YOU allow, God will also allow. What has been allowed in Heaven, will ultimately happen on earth. The Spiritual world is higher than this physical world on earth. During the Creation time, when God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light on earth. Therefore, God is the respecter of your choice.
Some Christians teach that God sometimes want us sick to teach us a lesson? This is a selfish teaching, they want others to suffer but they will never include themselves and their family in it, because when they are sick or their family is sick, the first thing they do is: Go to a doctor / hospital. Their behavior clearly betrays what they teach. Because If sickness is from God as a lesson to teach you, then Why would they go to the doctor to get them out of God’s lesson? They should have stayed in submission to God’s Lesson!
No my friend, God wants you well, He wants you healed. If you want to know God better, then look at Jesus, Jesus is the manifestation of God on flesh. You see Jesus, you see God. And, what can you see from Jesus during His 3.5 years ministry on earth? He walked around healing the sick, delivered people from demons oppression, fed the multitude with bread and fish and still plenty left-over, and even Raised the dead. Thus, clearly, Sickness is not from God, God wants to Feed you well with abundance, and Death is not from God. Put this in your mind, and you are already putting your first defense against Devils’ lies and oppression on you.
The word of God (God’s agency for healing) is powerful, to effect, to perform, sharper than 2 edged sword.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is LIVING and POWERFUL, and SHARPER than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the DIVISION of SOUL and SPIRIT, and of JOINTS and MARROW, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Living is the opposite of death, it means wherever the word goes, the place will become ALIVE.
Powerful is the opposite of weak, Powerful to effect, Powerful to perform.
Sharper than two-edged sword: During Paul’s time, there was no such sword that is sharper than any two-edged sword that can cut in any directional swing. But today, we know there is the powerful Laser light can cut anything and sharper than any two-edged sword, cut in any directional way we want to cut.
But the word of God is sharper than this!, and it can pierce even to the division of soul and spirit. What is this? SOUL is YOU talking. SPIRIT is GOD talking inside you as God dwells in your spirit. Christian often is baffled with this big question? “Is this thought from me? or from God’s?.” Nothing can divide soul and spirit, except God’s word. Saturate yourself with The word of God will give you the sensitivity to tell you the difference, on this very dividing line.
Penetrate Join and marrow: This comes to the physical body now. Health / healing benefit. Like no other medicines can do. Marrow is where blood being manufactured. Doctor examines your blood to diagnose your disease. The word of God can reach directly to where blood is being manufactured. Thus, God’s word can penetrate and affect directly, cleanse, and purify the blood, and your health is affected too and you are on health recovery now.
Dividing Join & marrow: In some cancers, doctors dare not perform a surgery to cut, the risk is too great and thus, the patient is left counting his days to die. Because the nerve or vessel has interloped each other that is impossible for medical science to cut. But God’s word can go directly where it needs to cut.
So, When your body or mind is not well, When you are sick, what shall you do?
Saturate yourself (spend time) with the word of God. Soak yourself with the word. By hearing the word of God, you are on the way to supernatural recovery. Remember, Sickness doesn’t take a break, it attacks 24 hours a day, so likewise you must be ready and soak yourself with the word as often as possible. Eg. Listening on your ipod to Grace sermons that build your faith. The word of God is the incorruptible seeds. The word is the truth that sets you free.