Be Encouraged ~ March 2015

KEYS OF THE KINGDOM!

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The Lord has been whispering in my ear for the last few weeks ~ Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.  I began thinking and meditating on this phrase and looked up the scripture in Matthew 16:17-19. 

Verse 19 “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

I realized after reading this scripture again that I had learned it wrong; “keys to the Kingdom of Heaven is incorrect.  Jesus said “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven…” Now you might think, oh well, what difference does it make? To or of? Well, to me it makes a big difference!  

Spiritually, keys mean authority!  Keys to the Kingdom; indicates that we are not in the kingdom and need authority to enter!  It is putting the focus on accessing the kingdom and not on the authority Jesus has given to us. The authority, power and control to bind and loose in the earth as it has already been done in heaven!! This interpretation waters down the power of the actual scripture! 

However, Keys of the Kingdom indicates that we are already in the Kingdom of Heaven. And as sons/daughters of God we already are living in the Kingdom; having access through Christ our Savior!! Jesus has given to us, passed onto us all authority or control to bind and loose on earth.  Jesus, through His cross activated this provision and we are charged with implementing what He has released to us.  Jesus has empowered us with His Kingdom power and provision! Selah!

How very important it is to know how “it is written.”  So important to know who you are and to know your authority in Christ Jesus and walk in Him daily! No confusion here in Jesus‘ name!

So interesting to see how many of the pictures I looked at were incorrect! The one at the top of the page was only one of two I found correct after going through pages of images. How subtle is the enemy, always trying to trip us up.  

I encourage you today, if you are not already doing so, to decree that you receive the keys of the kingdom made available to you through Christ. Implement and put into activation your authority and bind back the devil from twisting the truth of the Word of God. 

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