This week I listened to the Wild at Heart Podcast,Time to Get Honest About Our Ambivalence. The ambivalence about Jesus return. As would I want Jesus to come right this very second, or would my heart want to make a few phone calls or arrangements first. My biggest concern honestly is my kids, so I spent a great deal of time praying and studying to get my heart right. I kinda figured I had what I needed in Matthew 16: Binding and Loosing, but the more I studied the passage the more I could see I really didn’t understand what these keys were, what and how was I to bind and what and how was I to loose and the whatsoever had me pondering??
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Matthew 16:18-19 KJV
I took a very deep dive on those words, binding and loosing and studied the Greek, Hebrew, Septuagint other commentaries and was coming up with a sense there was a bunch here I was missing out on. That changed with a radio interview I did on Wednesday.
One of the phenomenal treats God has provided me, is to host another Radio Show with The Team that rescues people from human trafficking around the world, the Show is called Lantern Rescue. This week I was speaking with Mark the teams leader and he was telling me how when the went to rescue girls from sex slavery often they resist the rescue and once rescued often they go into shock, physical shock. He described this one girl about 15 and she began to shake so violently they had to pull over the getaway van get her out and wrap her in a blanket, he said he was about to give her an IV. She was OK and Mark described the smile that appeared on her face days later as her broken heart was mending she was set free.
The next morning as I was again praying and studying Matthew 16:18-19, the Holy Spirit reminded me of the 15 year old broken hearted girl and Isaiah 61 literally jumped out of the Bible at me.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;Isaiah 61:1 KJV
So I then pictured a baby how you swaddle them and comfort them as you bind their broken hearts with LOVE. That’s exactly what Jesus did for me in so, so many ways. One of the ways He has done that with other people who clearly had this key to the Kingdom, is a grace based, (in other words I’m their favorite) community, very specifically my family and my band of brother’s both of which I can completely be myself share my worst stuff and they still wrap me up in their love.
In that completely safe place people can tell me the truth and I don’t suspect their motives I can see the truth, I can break the agreements I have made/lies of Satan that are keeping me captive. BY ALL MEANS A KEY TO THE KINGDOM>>> LOVE ONE ANOTHER