Everyone owns keys and they are not hard to understand, they either open things up or they lock things away. God has issued keys to all those who believe. The keys He has issued will open spiritual things to us. One day Jesus asked His disciples who men thought He was. Suddenly Peter got a revelation from the Holy Ghost and said you are the anointed one, the Son of God. Jesus commended Peter on his revelation and then told him what else the Father had for him.
Mathew 16:19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven: and …
Jesus went on and told Peter he would be given power to bind and loose. I want to deal with the keys of the kingdom. Peter received a great revelation but it would not be his only revelation. Jesus gave him the keys that would unlock the mysteries of the kingdom.
John 3:3 Truly I say unto you, except a man be born again he cannot see (into) the kingdom of God.
The only people God will entrust His keys to are the ones who are born-again, those who have invited the Holy Spirit of revelation into their heart. Dear Abby and denominations who do not teach the new birth, do not have access to the revelations of the Holy Ghost. Some born-again Christians have the keys of the kingdom, but they don’t use them or know how to. If God issues the keys to born-again believers, then there is no excuse for ignorance. The devil is so cunning he has managed to get some churches to oppose the Holy Spirit and get Him barred from their doctrine. God told the Apostle Paul to instruct those who oppose themselves very meekly.
Colossians 1:25-26 I have been made a minister of the mystery that for generations has been hid, but now is made manifest to the Saints.
The Apostle Paul had the keys to the kingdom of revelation. His responsibility was to help all men see what God intended for them. If you have yet to use your keys or don’t know how, then listen to those who know how to use their keys. Do not be foolish and get offended at brethren that know more than you do. If you will listen to those who use their keys, they will show you how to use your own keys. A lot of people know about God but they do not know Him. God reveals Himself to people who use their keys to unlock His character, these folks know their Lord.
Philippians 3:10 ...That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.
The Apostle Paul was nearing the end of his life, Jesus appeared to him and he was even caught up to heaven. Despite his association with Jesus it was not enough for Paul, he still wanted to know Him more intimately. The person of Christ is far bigger than any mere man, He is more than a man could comprehend in a life time. I don’t know if eternity will be long enough for us to know all there is to know about our Savior. Use the keys to open the treasure of knowledge our Lord has made available to all those who believe.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!