Thousands of Christians compromise their faith in Jesus Christ by denying Him. Even some clergymen neglect or deliberately refuse to close a public prayer in the name of Jesus for fear of offending an unbeliever. They cannot endure the persecution that may follow an acknowledgment of Jesus Christ.
Both my parents had a great influence on me. I never heard my father use a profane or even a slang word. I always respected him because of his complete integrity. In his business dealings his handshake was like a contract. He was as good as his word. Of all the people I have ever known, my mother had the greatest influence on me.
Guard your tongue, and use it for good instead of evil. How many marriages or friendships have been destroyed because of criticism that spiraled out of control? How many relationships have broken down because of a word spoken thoughtlessly or in anger? A harsh word can't be taken back; no apology can fully repair its damage.
The word bind in the scripture above (Matthew 16:19) means to restrict or hinder and the word loose means to allow or permit. That means whatever you restrict or disallow here on earth is restricted and disallowed in heaven and whatever you allow here on earth is allowed in heaven.
William Marrion Branham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Mike Murdock, Martin Luther King Jr., Dag Heward Mills, Rick Rigsby, David O. Oyedepo, Billy Graham, Smith Wigglesworth, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Jerry J. Panou, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Justice Kojo Bentil, Ravi Zacharias, Kenneth E. Hagin, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Joseph Prince, John F. MacArthur, Dr. Myles Munroe, R. C. Sproul, Kenneth M. Copeland, John C. Hagee,