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Different Rules

"Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." -Matthew 18:18

Have you ever noticed that Jesus does things that are rather unusual? He drives demons into pigs, He turns water into wine; He multiplies bread and fish. Twice He says in Matthew, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven." Jesus plays by different rules.

Our trouble is, we've always played by the rules our family, society, and the world has taught us. But these rules can leave us powerless. If we believe our circumstances are bigger than our God we're headed for trouble. If we believe that God has no power (when He's shown He does), we're rendered helpless. We need to learn different rules. We need to learn the rules of heaven.

In the book The Fourth Dimension by Yong-gi Cho, he describes another dimension whereby we can access heaven. When we become believers, the spiritual dimension is alive and well in our hearts, and is accessible to us. The blood of Jesus made it possible for us to access heaven. Pastor Yong-gi Cho describes story after story of how God taught Him to access this fourth dimension for His purposes.

Just as when we play a game, we need to learn the rules of heaven so that we can live successful, victorious lives in Christ. We can do this by engaging in activities that build our faith, such as going to an active church, proclaiming what God says over our situation, agreeing with people who believe with us in prayer; in addition to speaking life over our lives, hopes, dreams and the people we love and serve.

Are you in a habit of believing by faith when you pray? Are you in a habit of worship? Are you in a habit of believing God for the best, no matter what? Make it a habit to play by the right rules. We know Jesus has already won. We just have to believe Him.

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