You could own a Bugatti (The most expensive car in the world) but if you don’t have the ignition key, you won’t be able to drive it. You could own a luxurious mansion, but if you don’t have the key to the door, you won’t be able to get inside. Small keys are used to open huge vaults that contain valuable possessions and keep thieves out. In the Kingdom of God, you will need a specific key for each door that the Lord opens for you. They are not natural keys, but spiritual keys.
A few years ago the Holy Spirit showed me a key ring with an assortment of keys. There were skeleton keys, ancient keys, master keys, grandmaster keys, keys to houses, keys to vehicles, and keys to open prison doors. Each key was uniquely crafted and designed for a specific use. I remember at that time I was finding keys just about everywhere that I went. We need to become aware of when the Holy Spirit is trying to show us something.
Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” They replied, some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He then asked them “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” When Jesus answered Peter, He was actually saying (paraphrased) Peter, you have received this answer not by natural knowledge but by revelation from My father. in heaven.
And upon this rock (revelation) I will build My church, and the gates of hell (imprisonment from the enemy through the kingdom of darkness) will not prevail against it. Then Jesus went on to say, 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. Jesus was speaking metaphorically of “spiritual keys.” He has given these keys to us, the body of Christ.
The Lord says; I am releasing keys to My Covenant people. You have heard of people receiving the “Keys to the city” but I am releasing to My people this priceless gift of the “Keys to the Kingdom”. Yes, it is a mystery but I am the God who reveals mysteries. 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.”
These keys are not man-made, but they are keys to enter doors of revelation. I am releasing the “ancient keys” to open up the ancient mysteries. I am releasing keys to open the prison doors of those who are bound. I am releasing keys to those of you that have pressed in through prayer and travail in interceding for others. They will receive a higher level of intercession.
I am releasing keys to the overcomers. For those of you who have pressed in through the difficult times without wavering and have not fainted in the fires of affliction. These keys are for My warriors who have overcome evil with good, stood on My Word, and not denied My name in times of adversity and trials. You have treasured My word more than your necessary food. I am inviting you to Come up to a new level and I will show you things that will astound you as you have been faithful during times of famine and misfortune.
I am releasing keys to those of you who have been obedient to My Word. You have done what is right, loved mercy, and walked in humility. You are not prideful but have loved your neighbor as yourself. As you have been faithful in little I will trust you with much. Rather than seeking the riches of this world, you have left all for the sake of the gospel and therefore you will receive one hundredfold now in this time, houses that you did not build, family and land as well as eternal life.
I am releasing keys to those of you that have been persecuted for My name’s sake. For those of you that have been hurt and slandered by others your reward is great. As others have judged and accused you falsely you did not repay evil for evil. You shall surely receive justice from Me as the righteous judge. You will find favor with God and with man. Righteousness and justice are the foundations of My throne.
I am releasing keys to those of you who have sought Me diligently in the secret place and studied to show yourself approved. As you spent time with me and have been seeking My face, you will now receive a deeper revelation. I will open the eyes of your understanding and I will reveal My secrets to you as you have cried out to Me for wisdom and understanding. I am the “ancient of days” and I am calling you to come to a higher place as I show you great things which you have not yet seen says the Lord.
He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.
He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.
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.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on A Word in Season