[Intro to All Things Made New Series – taken from Revelation chapters 20 through 21]
Keys are such a powerful tool, a great defensive, and offensive weapon to have in spiritual warfare. And yet, it is a tool that many Christians do not understand nor do we know how to properly use.
In John’s vision, he described at Revelation chapter 20, verse 1 that he saw “… an angel coming down from heaven, having the key….” This is also repeated at Revelation chapter 1, verse 18 where Jesus said, “… I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”
The Blue Letter Bible defines ‘keys’ this way. “The keeper of the keys has the power to open and shut. Keys denote power and authority of various kinds” (BLB, 2022).
Keys to the kingdom
Now, I will admit, I am guilty of not fully understanding the significance of keys in GOD’s Kingdom. Why do some sons and daughters of GOD’s Kingdom are given keys? And for what purpose? I want to explore this little this morning. But again, please be mindful that I am limited in my knowledge and understanding when it comes to Kingdom keys. But as always, I am simply obeying the Spirit of the LORD and flowing as the Spirit leads me.
I know it is time to finally release the word GOD has given me in Revelation chapters 20 through 21 that I have been talking about off and on since September 20. But it wasn’t until this morning that I felt a pull toward my notes that I have taken on these two chapters, between September 20 through November 11. When I skim read my notes this morning, I wasn’t sure how GOD wanted me to share the content because I have 21 ½ pages of notes. So, as I sat, waiting for instructions from the LORD. I felt compelled to reread Revelation chapter 20, which I did not get very far.
As soon as I read it, the phrase “the key” leaped from its page as if it stood before me in big bold black text, floating in front of me. I could not ignore it if I wanted to. It is then that two things came to my mind.
After reading that statement in my book, I was compelled to stop to meditate on what I had written to examine whether I have fully used these keys given to me. Am I making proper use of what has been given to me?
Initially, I wanted to say ‘NO’. Because I know I do not fully understand what has been given to me, yet how and when to use them. Or maybe, it’s simply the case that it was not the season for me to fully use them. But as I further investigate and mediate on my historical timeline. I realized. “My GOD!” I have been using these ‘keys’, but on a small scale and unknowingly.
Over the past, I don’t know, 6 or 7 years, I have been using these Kingdom keys to unlock quite a few doors in helping individuals, people, and couples who were willing to be partners in enduring GOD’s processes to gain their freedom. I have been walking side by side with individuals and families for a long time in helping them to walk this life in Christ out. (Compare to Matthew 28:19-20). And as each individual reached a pivotal point in their lives that has led them to a doorway, where they must choose between that wide and spacious road that leads to destruction and the cramped and narrow way that leads to life (Matthew 7:13-14). I possess the master key to that doorway to open it for them.
Again, it was said to me back in 2014, “You are giving the keys to unlock the door and free many to a new way of living. So be bold, be courageous, and set my people free. Just tell them your story. Those who are righteous toward me will respond.”
For each door that I am allowed to open leads to a deeper way of living in Christ. Granting individuals, families, businesses, and ministries a new way of living in Christ. Enabling people to experience what it truly means to live as a new creature, a new creation in Christ, when you are led and guided by the right men and women of GOD who have the heart and Spirit of GOD upon them. And as one makes the needed sacrifice to walk with the sons and daughters of GOD that are leading them, slowly but surely, one will see doors of healing, prosperity, peace, love, happiness, and fulfillment start to enter into their life, home, business, and ministry.
But to obtain such keys to essential doorways, one must be connected or submitted to the right man or woman of GOD who possesses the appropriate keys to your specific needs, your freedom in Christ.
This blog is really not about me, but more about my Father and our relationship. How we interact with one another and my response to His prompting. To be honest, at the moment, I do not know what to expect from this blog. I have no idea how personal I will get, what exactly I will share, and how often I will do it. But one thing is for certain. I will share what God places on my heart to share.