God’s Golden Vessel: Silvania Machado
Binding & Loosing on Heaven and Earth
“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.”
Over the years of being a Spirit filled Christian, I have heard various teaching on ‘binding and loosing’, but all lacked that certain anointing of the Spirit. For years I have been asking God to reveal to me the truth and how to activate these verses of Scripture.
To be totally honest with you, I had no idea whether I was supposed to loose the devil or bind the devil when praying. I listened to others as they prayed to see if I could learn something that I was missing; however, once again I was disappointed.
A few years back, around 2015, our Lord reminded me of something He had told me that I could do effectively. Then, and even after His recent reminder, I was still perplexed with His Word.
“If you will just say it I will do it for you.”
Now, this was the second time He had told me this, and I knew better than to take His word lightly; although, I did not know how to do this and see positive results. Oh, I had tried many times to claim things to happen with my own words or quoting the Bible effectively, but to no avail.
This very practice of naming and claiming a Bible verse was front and center of the Word of Faith movement I had grown up in during the 70’s. I tried hard, but it just did not work for me. In fact, I never witnessed the manifestation of what was spoken through the practice of ‘binding and loosing’ in accordance with one’s own authority.
However, when the Prophetic Movement began for me in the 80’s, I found my calling and it became very clear what I could do. Whatever I heard our Father say, that I could speak and it would come to pass. Just as our Lord Jesus said about Himself and the Holy Spirit.
“For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.”
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
The practice of speaking what I have clearly heard from God worked and became the standard for my ministry and teachings.
Simon Peter answered and said;
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in Heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock (foundation) I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosed in Heaven.”
When I learned of this truth about the foundation of the Church, I knew, that I knew, in my knower, I had discovered the true purpose of the Church. I was so excited about the foundation of the Church being based upon hearing the Father and that’s what the true Church was all about. To ‘pray, hear and obey’ was the very essence of what Jesus practiced for our instruction while He was on Earth. It did not take very long for the worldly part of Christianity to take control of the Church using methods suitable to their liking rather than God’s.
However, this revelation of the Church’s foundation did not seem to fit with what God had said to me for the second time.
“That if I just say it He will do it.”
I believe you can clearly see this is totally the opposite of what He has said regarding the voices of authority that should only come from our Father in Heaven. Obviously, what I heard was either not of God or I was missing something very important. After all, He did say that whatever we bind on Earth is bound in Heaven and whatever we loose on Earth is loosed in Heaven.
So, what is the missing link?
Pressing in, I started receiving bits and pieces. How out of one side of your mouth you can speak with His authority and out of the other side speak from your own authority. Part of the answer came as a number of followers were saying that I am an apostle, which I made ever attempt to correct them saying, “No, I’m a prophet.”
I knew prophets spoke whatever God said. Although, at that time, I had no idea how a true apostle operated. When I spoke those very words, the Holy Spirit began imparting His knowledge of my role in the apostolic ministry.
The powers of an apostle differ from those of a prophet. An apostle is given the power to speak those needs for the body of Christ and command changes without first hearing God. There are spiritual levels of trust that God gives to an apostle that differ from that of a prophet. When the vision of an apostle is proclaimed, the people who are called to this vision will carry the vision to its fulfillment.
So, here is what I have learned concerning binding and loosing on Earth and in Heaven: Wherever you find a true apostle claiming God’s promises right next to him will be a true prophet who first had revealed God’s plan.
“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit”
Most of the things we discover from God are revealed to be very different from what we first envisioned them to be. This is true in this case as well, you see apostles are the first appointed leaders of the Church followed by prophets. However, before an apostle can rightly lead God’s people, he must first find the will of God from the one who is the revelator of God, the prophet. The prophet receives God’s will then shares it with the apostle. The apostle lays out the foundation to the people where God wants to take the Church.
Two instruments are required in order to effectively ‘bind and loose’ on Earth as it has been declared in Heaven. The first instrument to prepare is a Prophetic Proclamation. This document is the prophet’s interpretation of what God is revealing to His Church. This document is given to the apostleship to prepare an Apostolic Decree. After sharing with the body of Christ the Prophetic Proclamation the apostle will then declare with his mandate of the Apostolic Decree. With the declaration of this decree all agree upon (binding) or separate from (loosing) various functions and/or actions of the Church. Afterwards, the mandate is placed in the hands of the teachers to graft into the membership. Signs and wonders should manifest revealing the confirmation of these works to be the endorsement of God.
“God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues”
(1 Corinthians 12:28)
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Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet
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