Bind and Loose (rediscovering authority) and VBS weekend

Bind and Loose (rediscovering authority) and VBS weekend

Binding & Loosing – rediscovering an important aspect of walking in Victory. 

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 NASB

“Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.” Matthew 18:18 NASB

What is “Binding & Loosing”?
The Encyclopaedia Biblica (public domain) says, “Binding and loosing is originally a Jewish phrase appearing in the New Testament, as well as in the Targum. In usage, to bind and to loose simply means to forbid by an indisputable authority and to permit by an indisputable authority.”

One result of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the authority given to Christians. It is often called the “authority of the believer”. Simply put, when a person (any person) receives Jesus as Lord of their lives, they carry authority. This authority comes from God. It is born out a person’s submission to Jesus Christ.

What good is the authority if you do not use it?
An illustration is important at this point. Say that a police officer is seeing a problem with a stop light of an intersection. Chaos is resulting because the traffic light is broken. The police officer has the authority to do something. People would be justifiably upset with the officer if no action is taken.

Why are the people justified in being upset with the officer? The answer is because the officer is not using the delegated authority to help the situation. The authority is only useful if it is invoked.

When we bind and loose we are releasing heaven upon the earth.
We release God’s Will (not ours) upon the earth. When we see anything that is not in alignment with God’s Will on the earth, we are to “take authority” over it in the name of Jesus Christ. This would include sin, sickness, and satan (I purposely do not capitalize his name).

Here is a link to a scholarly article by Dr. Paul King, that gives a history and theological foundation for this very important doctrine. I encourage you to read it. 

Are you ready to bind and loose?
Include “binding and loosing” in your prayer time. Even as you go throughout your day, bind sin, sickness, and satan in the name of Jesus Christ. Also loose righteousness, healing, and angels upon the earth.

Let’s bring heaven to the earth.

“not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25 NASB

The more times you come to church the more you are benefited. 

We are encouraging you to come to church this summer. Every time you come to church (Sunday & Wednesday) you will receive a ticket. KEEP THE TICKET. On Sunday, September 2 at 6PM we will have a block party. At one point during the block party, we will have a drawing. Someone will win two cruise passes (certain limitations apply).

We love you. Looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday 7 PM.

Click here for this week’s BULLETIN.

Also new service: Saturdays 6PM, at Evangel World Prayer Center (6900 Billtown Road).

Pastors John & Erin Carmichael

Evangel North Church – Reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.


“For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.” Matthew 23:23 (cf Luke 11:42)


Here is an interesting article on tithing in the New Testament. 

Come join us for the coolest weekend this summer!

Friday, July 6th, 6:30- 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 7th, 12:00-2:30 PM
Sunday, July 8th, 9 & 11 AM

Music, crafts, games, projects and fun Bible adventures will make this VBS one that your child will be sure to remember!

Ages 3-11 years old. (all guests potty trained please!)

For more information or early registration please call us at 502.413.0115 ext. 2

REGISTER NOW! Click here for online registration. 

We have several areas that are currently in need of leadership and team members.

In particular:
* Housekeeping Coordinator
* Nursing Home Ministry Director

Interested? Click here. 

God is ALTARING these young people!

Bring your teenage Wednesday nights for the best time they have had in church.

Altar Youth’s Facebook Page

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Stay connected to ENC 24/7. Just go to where you get apps and download it today! 

NEXT DATE: Sunday, July 15th

If you want to be water baptized, ***please email us at*** or call 502.413.0115 ext. 2. Give your name and which service you will attend.

Also, follow the instructions below.
1. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. Wear dark clothing to be baptized in.
2. The baptisms will occur after praise & worship, so immediately go to the baptistery through the left door of the platform.

“Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’” Acts 22:16 NASB

Evangel North J.O.Y. – Just Older Youth

This group of “seasoned” saints (55 and older) meet twice (2) monthly.

First Friday monthly (12 Noon) – for snacks, fellowship, music, and ministry.
Third Saturday monthly (12 Noon) – pitch-in dinner, fellowship, music, ministry.

See Pastor Carl & Ellen Hall for more information CLICK HERE TO EMAIL THEM.

ALSO, here is the EVANGEL NORTH JOY Facebook page. This will be an easy way to keep up with all the meetings of the EN Joy.

B-Groups Leader meeting Wednesday, JULY 11, 6:30PM to 6:50PM in Pastor John Carmichael’s office.

Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Road New Albany, IN 47150
Every 2nd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is JULY 8th
See Bro. Jonathan or Sis. Brianna Kane click to message them on Facebook

Hillcrest Nursing Home 203 Sparks Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 3rd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is July 15th.

Full Pardon Jail Ministry

Clark County Jail
501 E Court Ave #159, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 5th Sunday 3PM (arrive at 2:30PM)

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by going to those who can not come to us. 

Evangel North Food Pantry (a partner of The Lord’s Kitchen)
***NEW Date & Time***
On the 4th Thursday of each month.
NEXT DATE: July 26
6:30PM to 8:30PM

Darvis & Laura Richardson (Interim Food Pantry Directors)
Have questions? Message them on Facebook. Click their name for a link to their Facebook page.

FOOD DRIVE: We are asking people to bring your canned goods to the food pantry. There is a collection box in the foyer. 

Need food? Just show up.
Want to help? Visit the Evangel North Food Pantry Facebook page or call the church 502.413.0115 ext. 2.

Christ-Centered; Child Focused
Changing a culture, one family at a time.

NOW Enrolling!  NOW Hiring!  Call 812-964-3570

Monday thru Friday 6AM to 6PM available.  Special after-school and half-day rates.

Michelle Mallory, Director of ENDP

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by being a Christ-centered, child focused daycare and preschool.


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