I always used to wonder what the scripture meant: 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. (Mat 18:18) I thought that maybe evil forces were free to enter heaven just like they do here, so if we bind them here, they are bound there.
But I don’t think that’s the meaning. While I was pondering this verse, the Lord reminded me of Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise. (You Star Trek fans will understand.) Whenever a crew member suggested something the captain liked, he said, “Make it so.”
I think the same thing applies to this verse. What ever we bind on earth, the Lord agrees with us and says, “Let it be bound.” He lends His authority to make it happen. That’s a lot of trust on His part. We better know what we’re doing, because we have the power of heaven backing us up.
But that’s just the point. When the enemy attacks, we can bind him, and the Lord will agree. “Let it be bound.” Obviously, the same applies when we loose something, like the peace of God, joy, righteousness, grace, etc.
We hold a lot of power with the authority we’ve been given, and God is just fine with it. It’s His idea. He smiles and says, “Make it so.”