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.
When we understand that Jesus wants to build His Ekklesia, and its assignment is to penetrate the gates of Hades, it soon becomes clear that the primary way to legislate is through prayer. Prayer must become the number one functional identity of the Ekklesia. Personal and corporate prayers are the lifeblood and backbone of the Ekklesia. We take the authority that Christ has given us and access and legislate Heaven to earth.