“I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades” (Revelation 1:18, NIV)
You cannot understand how much key is important until you ever been locked out of your car or house or promise land; and you cannot gain entrance into your own properties or a much-desired place. It can be very frustrating, depressing and inconvenient. Not having the right keys can keep you stuck in a point and unproductive. It steals your time and can steal your peace and joy if you let it. The Israelites were stuck in the wilderness for 40 years, perambulating on a location until it got to Deuteronomy 1:6-7, when God released key of direction to His people.
6 “The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. 7 Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighboring places in the plain, in the mountains and in the lowland, in the South and on the seacoast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates.”
God has a call on our lives, each life individually, and on us all corporately. Some of us have delayed far too long in embarking on the pursuit of that call. I know I have too. All what the Israelites needed to do was to turn, but rather they were only going on circle. Does that make sense to you and I? All we just need to do like the Israelites is to turn away from our superfluity of naughtiness and filthiness,
turn from our human wisdom and selfishness to receive the engrafted Word of God that is able to save our souls. All we need to do is to turn from emulating worldly affairs and set our minds on the things above (Colossians 3:2; Romans 12:2).
Have we turn away from our waywardness to embrace submission to His will?
James 4:7 KJV “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
The ALMIGHTY GOD is most powerful. He is caring, loving, and wants the absolute best for His children. Unfortunately, most of the sons of Adam behave like rebellious teenagers against the FATHER and His CHRIST.
We have to remind ourselves and our fellows to submit ourselves before the ALMIGHTY. This alone will allow us to resist the devil and watch him flee from you. This will be in thoughts, deeds, emotions, and all things; it begins with submission to the ALMIGHTY!
The “Turning” here could be the key many of us need to open mighty gates the enemy had positioned our ways.
For some, the keys we need may be “Prayers” little wonder it is said that prayer is the Master Key. Jesus started with prayers and ended with prayers – He prayed to the Father, not to men as many are doing today. Jesus prayed, He didn’t depend on elements like water, oil, prophets’ mantle, wrist bands, etc as the culture today amongst so called ‘believers’.
John 17:1, “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.”
On a spiritual level, we need keys to access what God has for us—eternal life, peace, freedom, and blessing. But we don’t have to stand on the outside and be frustrated because the good news is, Jesus holds the keys, and He has opened the way for us to walk from death to life. We don’t have to live in defeat, mediocrity, sickness, sin, or any kind of bondage any longer. We have access to the abundant life Jesus came to give!
Someone may ask, why do I need a key? The blessing of God is not for Jik and Harry. All of us keep things that are most important to us safe under lock and keys. So, why do you think God would do less? To avoid wastage and undervalue, it has to be lock up to be released to those who desire and deserved it. I once gave many of my Books to people, but I later realized that greater number of them never open the Book to read. Jesus said, Matthew 7:6 –
“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
It may sound harsh, but it is an important principle for the man or woman of God’s righteousness. It can be difficult for the principled Christian to know when to speak and when not to speak. There are those that are so hardened to the truth that to give it to them only adds fuel to the fire or their unbelief.
Today, if you feel stuck, locked out, or defeated; remember, Jesus is the one who holds the keys. All you have to do is call on His name and He will answer. He promises to hear you and will deliver you! Call on His name today and receive the salvation and deliverance He has already prepared for you!
Jesus Christ further said, “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” (Matthew 16:19).
We all know that Keys represent access. Keys represent authority. Whether it’s a key to a building, car, or safety deposit box; if you’ve been given a key (Access) to something, it means you have a right to use it. You have access to whatever that key will open.
Friend, because of Jesus, we have the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven! We have access to all the heavenly blessings and promises that are in the Word of God. And, we have the authority to take hold of those promises. Do you believe in those promises? Even it is not enough to have the keys, but more importantly, we must use it to the glory of God. Many have the keys, but guilt of the past is robbing them of the joy, blessings, peace and abundance that the access could give them.
There are many seemingly blessings in the world from satan, but the true blessings is in the hands of God. The scripture says in James 1:17 that:
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; (Revelation 3:7 KJV)
So, whatever we need access to, let us go to God in prayer to receive the keys we need to open doors. And to those who already have the keys; Are you using the keys that you have been given—the keys of faith and the power of your words (Revelation 12:11), and actions? No matter what you may have need of—be it physical healing, provision, wholeness, freedom from addiction—you have been given the authority to access it in Jesus’ Name! Take hold of those promises by faith and begin to declare that every need is met according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Take a step of faith today and use those keys you have been given to take hold of every blessing God has in store for you! Do not be afraid of death, Christ holds the keys. Only Him has the Keys to your joy, peace and blessings. No man has it, no pastor or prophet has it.
“Father God, thank You for giving me access to every promise and blessing in heaven. By faith, right now I receive everything You have for me. I surrender every area of my heart to You and ask that You make me whole and complete. Set me free from anything that would keep me from You. Help me stay focused on Your Word which empowers me to live in the victory You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name I have prayed.
No matter how things are difficult, DO NOT TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST
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