Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Promised Gift!

Let's gaze upon a gift which Jesus promised to Peter.  It is a promised gift to all who like Peter have received an earlier gift directly from God...the gift of seeing Jesus for whom He is.  It is God who reveals Christ to us; and that is the foundation for our spiritual growth. When we understand who Jesus is, we are ready to receive the very keys of heaven!  The keys are a gift with great power, privilege and responsibility.  In truth, I see only a glimmer of their potential but it so delights my soul, I long to share it with you!

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)

We, like the disciples, are easily distracted by this material world and mis-hear God's messages.  We filter His words with earthly concerns and fail to embrace the greater spiritual kingdom.  Our minds understand that our battle is 'not against flesh and blood' but against a kingdom of darkness.  We rejoice that we are citizens of heaven...a kingdom of light and good.  Yet we struggle through this world and fail to employ the resources of our homeland!  The keys of heaven are as vital to our journey as the armor of God!

Our earthly experiences are generators of emotions often empowered by spirits.  We can bind these spirits with the keys Jesus gives!  We can unlock the Spirit of life and release Him into every situation of our day.  What an incredible gift!  Consider the power when you next feel a spirit of rejection and you lock it up and turn to Jesus and unlock His unconditional love!  How might that change the situation!!  Or perhaps fear is knocking at your heart--you throw the chains around it and lock it firmly up as you reach out and unlock the very treasures of heaven!

I hope the gift excites you as much as me!  Thank you, Barb, for sharing your enthusiasm and insights into this gift.  Enjoy it my friends.  Use it against the evil that flows in this world and give Jesus a victory today!

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