And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19
The last time I posted was on, Speaking Words of Life. The topic covered how and why it is important that we do so in accordance with the Word. This may sound somewhat confusing at first but you will see that all spiritual law works together just like natural law. Actually, spiritual law too, is, natural law but on another level, the supernatural level.
So too, the keys of the kingdom of heaven, are super-naturally made keys which provide us access to the kingdom of heaven on earth. In the opening statement from Matthew Jesus is talking about the power of a believer to, “bind and loose” on earth as it is in heaven. To bind means, to forbid by indisputable authority or to loose means, to allow by indisputable authority. The indisputable authority being God’s power behind what it is you are forbidding or allowing. This coincides with speaking the word believing you have whatsoever it is you are praying for, as Jesus told us is possible.
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:23-2
In this verse Jesus explains that we are to ask in his name, using the same authority which is commanded under Jesus name. He says you have not asked but you will receive if you do ask so your joy may be full. This joy is the amazing joy which is brought forth when you realize that the very power of God, and God’s love which is the very essence of God since God is love, light and spirit is in you and connects us to one another!
Jesus too, taught us how to pray so we could receive what we desire. The principles of the Lord’s prayer, reveal that we are to command the authority of heaven, similar to binding and loosing, “whatsoever shall be bound on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shalt be loosed in heaven.
When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Luke 11:2
The principles of prayer and binding and loosing are similar because you are calling for the power of God to be put in motion. All of these require, “faith”, to manifest so one of the keys of the kingdom is certainly, faith! Without faith the door to the kingdom of heaven remains inaccessible, seemingly locked. Jesus told us this when he would perform a miracle and tell the other person involved that it is done unto you as you believe, that if you only believe, because of your great faith, in many varying terms he pointed to, “faith”, as being a key of the kingdom.
This faith is not only a belief, but having faith in your faith to do what it is you, say. And how do we know what to say? We ask according to God’s will because we see what His will is through the Word which reveals the promises, the blessings of God upon the believer. So, the Word too is a key of the kingdom. Therefore, you must have knowledge of what God’s word says. This is not as hard as it may appear because we are told in Romans this;
The word is nigh thee. even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is the word of faith which we preach; Romans 10:8
It then says how to receive faith further down the page.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
This verse reveals to us that we must be able to hear the word of God to receive faith. That is, our ears must be spiritually opened to receive this knowledge. It seems at first a very simple statement but when you look at what is being said you then realize the depth of this statement!
Jesus also explains in the parable of the sower, how the word operates, that you must sow it to reap a harvest. That is, you must get it down into your heart, the depths of your very being, believe it works, then allow it to grow, doing the work which it was spoken to do!
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy, and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:11-15
Another which eludes to how the word operates its here.
So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. Mark 4: 26-28
Now, we have two of the keys of the kingdom, the Word, which is alive, and moves with power in the invisible realm; and faith, which makes all things possible.
Then we are told by the scriptures that we believers are engrafted into the tribe of Abraham which is a very big deal because, the blessing, was given to all the descendants of Abraham. Look here!
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not that that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations.) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4;16-17
This is huge! We too are blessed but not because of anything we did other than having faith, simply blessed because it is God’s good pleasure to bestow blessings on His children. Glory to God! This was all foreseen:
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen, through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nation be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. Galations 3:8
So with love, grasp on to the keys of faith and the word, then you will know what avenue to pursue because you are ready for divine guidance. For love is another key, without love it is not of God because God is love!
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1John 4:16
Until next time, may the keys of the kingdom bring you to new heights as you do heavens work here on earth with the power of God in you! May we truly realize that all things are possible! Light and love to all…