Matthew 16:19 ESV
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
I know I'm not the only one who has ran around the house looking in every basket, pulling open all the drawers, looking at every table... screaming my head off... you get the picture.. the frantic look for the missing keys!!
When you find them it seems as if you can actually hear the entire choir of heaven singing HALLELUJAH!!! :-)
Keys can do many things. And there are many references in the bible to keys.
There is a lot of talk about the keys to the kingdom and what Jesus did to get them. The reality is He's always had them and in this situation, He has giving them to us! And with these keys came two very incredible things.
1. The power to loose and bind with all power from heaven
2. A door to eternal life
These keys are keys that have been offered up to YOU!
So.....Where are your keys?
Think about it. You have the key to bind!! You have the key to loosen!!! You have been given the key to eternal life through Jesus Christ!!
Those are some awesome keys and the reality is they are not just for you!!!
Here's another situation:
Have you ever gone to or seen people at a store to get a certain sale item having to stand outside the door with a crowd of people to get in?? You couldn't get in because the door was locked. What it took was the person with the key to let you in. When the door opens, everything you have been waiting for is on the other side!! (Okay.. unless it was a 82" TV that was on sale for $250...but that's just crazy!!) :-)
The point is....... When the door is opened to you that has been locked, the potential of what is on the other side is INCREDIBLE!
Here's another thought: YOU HAVE THE KEYS! PEOPLE ARE STANDING AT THE DOOR!! YOU HAVE WHAT THEY NEED!!!
1. The key(s) you have open doors to you that allow you to bind disease, poverty, evil etc.
2. The keys(s) you have open doors that allow you loose things here.. like healing, finances, a sound mind etc.
3. The key(s) you have open these doors for OTHERS!
4. The key of Jesus Christ was given to you, opening the door to eternal life... No one can mess with that lock or key.. He gave it to YOU to gain access!!
USE YOUR KEYS
It would be absolutely crazy to take a taxi everyday when your car is in the driveway, works perfectly fine, but you just walk by and refuse to pick up the keys!!
There are so many people counting on you to use those keys... DAILY.
It's not just some neat little story in the bible, it's not just some thing that a perfect pastor gets to use. It's not just some thing a little old lady gets to have because she's sweet and prays all the time for people.. THEY ARE FOR YOU!!!
My friends... I want to encourage you today to take hold of this passage now and realize that Jesus Christ himself has given YOU the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven!!!
Mark 10:27 ESV Jesus looked at them and said, "With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God."
Mark 9:22-23 ESV 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." 23 And Jesus said to him, "'If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes."
Don't operate on a IF I CAN mentality. HE CAN, HE WILL AND ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
The awesome benefit of these keys is they are not this one!
IT'S NOT JUST FOR YOU!!!! Give them away, you are a KEY part in the story and it all starts NOW!!
Dig in. Understand who's you are. Know what you've been given and always remember in all situations.... #GodsGotThis