My Case is Settled in Heaven

“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew‬ ‭18:18‬

Jesus spoke to his disciples about the power and authority given to us over things in earth and in heaven. His assurance is that we have power to allow or disallow certain things in earth and in the heavens. Earlier in Matthew 16:18-19, Jesus told Peter that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church and a similar reference was made to binding and loosing. At the start of this reference Jesus mentioned that he would give to us the keys of the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus’s teaching followed a discourse about dealing with conflicts and the need to speak the truth in love. He spoke about the need to try to resolve differences by having a discussion with anyone who had done wrong to us. Jesus taught that if after we had done all that we can to resolve a conflict and someone refused to listen, then it was ok to love them from a distance.

We have to try our best to be at peace with all men, but there are times when no matter what we do, this may not be possible. We take our petition to the throne room of God in prayer and be assured that our case is settled in heaven. When we take our petitions to God, we know that he is our adjudicator and High Priest who also governs the affairs of our lives. No wrong that has been done to us will go unnoticed before God and he will take vengeance and offer recompense. It’s similar to an earthly court where cases are heard and a sentence handed down to a guilty party and the person wronged is awarded a settlement.

While there are some prayers that we pray on our own, there are occasions when we need the agreement of other believers. Jesus also said that where two or three are gathered together and agree on anything that it shall be done for them by God in heaven (Matthew 18:19). This is why it is important to find a mature Christian to agree with us in prayer concerning some requests. In this way we guarantee that we are being objective in our request and also at times we need to be supported and strengthened by someone else.

God is in the midst of us and we will not be moved. God is with us and he is our refuge and fortress. He is present with us in trouble. “Be still and know that he is God because he will be exalted in earth and in heaven” (Psalm 46:10).


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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November 18, 2022

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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.

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