Who is the strong man in Matthew 12 29?
Interpreted in this context, the strong man represents Satan, and the attacker represents Jesus. However, this is an opposite interpretation of what Jesus meant. In Matthew 12:22-29, where they brought Jesus a man possessed by a demon, the demon is the one who “binds” the strongman before possessing him.
What did Jesus mean by binding and loosing?
Binding and loosing is originally a Jewish Mishnaic phrase also mentioned 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.
What would you bind on earth?
The exact translation varies slightly depending on the version of the Bible, but it is generally translated into English as: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
What is a stronghold in the Bible?
A stronghold is a defensive structure: Psalms 9:9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. misgav; properly, a cliff (or other lofty or inaccessible place); figuratively, a refuge:–defense, high fort (tower), refuge.
What it means to be strong in the Lord?
What does it mean to be strong in the Lord? First, it means that we are reliant on the Lord. This is God’s work upon us, not a command to strengthen ourselves. Paul is not saying, “look deep inside and find strength for this fight”. He’s about to shed light on our fiercest enemy—the devil (6:11).
Who is the wisest man in the Bible?
Solomon was the biblical king most famous for his wisdom.
How do you deal with strongholds?
Once you’ve identified a stronghold, go to the Scripture, and study the opposite truth from God. If the stronghold is rejection, study all that the Bible says about God’s acceptance. Use a concordance or a chain bible or topical bible. Then surround that stronghold with the word of God!