The most foundational New Testament principle for the Ekklesia is found the Greek word, “oikos” which means household.
As believers, we are seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:20) and do life from heaven to earth. Jesus said that he only did what he saw His Father in heaven doing (John 5:19).
There are some pretty wild misconceptions and practices when it comes to binding and loosing. When binding and loosing comes up, I’m drawn to images of people shouting, yelling, holding, pacing, pointing, asking names, and spending hours on end with limited results.
Here at Convergence, we have been experiencing the message of Ekklesia growing in our hearts and in each one of us. We keep hearing testimonies of how the message of Ekklesia is revolutionizing our homes and workplaces, and while we are still at the beginning of understanding the fullness of this message, one thing we do know is that the Lord is in it. The signs and wonders and personal transformation many are experiencing are evident that this is the message for the Body of Christ for this hour.
At the birth of Jesus, there were three major institutions: the Temple, the Synagogue, and the Ekklesia. We are familiar with the Temple and aware of the Synagogue, but we know virtually nothing about the Ekklesia, and yet the Ekklesia is the redemptive agency Jesus assigns to us to carry on His mission to disciple nations.