Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div, LOM
What is a decree?
A decree is an official order issued by a legal authority.
- According to Jesus, we are the legal authority here on earth, therefore, we can decree and order things to happen or not happen.
A declaration is a statement of affirmation that affirms spiritual truth and also makes a commitment on our part.
What is Binding
The word for Bind (deo) used here actually means to tie or to imprison. Therefore, whatever we imprison here on earth will be imprisoned in heaven. When someone is imprisoned it means their rights and authority have been taken away.
Ephesians 6:12-13 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
What can we “bind” or imprison here on earth? We can imprison the spiritual forces of wickedness interfering with god’s agenda for our lives. We can imprison the spirit of infirmity (that which robs strength). We can imprison the spirits of discouragement, suicide, death, addictions, divorce and many more. If anything is interfering with God’s agenda for your life you can imprison it AND God says whatever you imprison on earth will be imprisoned in heaven.
Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
What is Loosening?
The word for “Loosen” (lyo) means to Release, to Untie, to Break or to Destroy. Therefore, we can release certain things here on earth and they will be released in heaven. We can untie certain things here on earth and they will be united in heaven. We can break certain things here on earth and they will be broken in heaven. We can destroy certain things here on earth and they will be destroyed in heaven.