“Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall losse on earth shall be lossed in heaven.”

“For a long itime I was puzzled about what ‘loosing’ and ‘binding’ meant. THen I found out: it means that by hanging onto my judgment of another, I can bind him to the very conditions I’d like to see changed. By our unforgiveness, we stand between the other person and the HOly SPirit’s work in convicting him and then helping him. By stepping out of the way through releasing somebody from our judgment, we’re not necessarily saying, ‘He’s right and I’m wrong.’ Forgiveness means, ‘He can be as wrong as wrong can be, but I’ll not be the judge.’ Forgiveness means that I’m no longer binding a certain person on earth, It means withholding judgment.  …  A couple of years ago I was going through on of those prayers-not getting-beyo9nd-the-ceiling periods and I prayed, ‘Lord, I don’t have enough faith. Give me the gift of faith.’ ‘It isn’t your faith,’ the reply came. ‘I can see faith even if it’s as small as a mustard seed. No, it’s somehting else…When you stand praying—forgive if ye have aught agains any. That’s your trouble. That’s why your prayers aren’t answered. You go about with a lot of aughts agains a lot of anys.'”

David du Plessis in Something More by Cathrine Marshall

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