Keys signify access and authority. Suddenly, you can enter into places you couldn’t. You have the authority to enter in and make yourself comfortable. It means you have been given ownership and use of the space. It implies you have privileges and rights. No one asks someone opening a car with keys, “Why are you opening your car?” It is well understood that they have every right to the vehicle.
In Mathew 16:13-19, Jesus wanted to know the hearts of his disciples, and what revelation they had so far on His Identity. This was important because this would determine their ability to believe, and trust in Him. As a result of Peter’s revelation that Jesus was the Son of the living God, Jesus determined He could build His Church. He proceeded to give Peter the key to the Kingdom of Heaven saying, ‘whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven’.
You and I have been given this key to extend the rule of heaven here on earth, so that earth begins to look like heaven . We have access into heavenly places. We have authority over what happens around us. The assignment was never to just hold on till God returns, or just to hang in there!
There are many times, however, that we feel powerless, lacking in hope and faith. We feel fearful, insignificant and confused about what rights and privileges we have to carry this assignment out. This is what is happening when we forget that Easter is a time to celebrate all that Jesus won for us by shedding His blood at His crucifixion.
Psalm 14:1-3 and Romans 3:9-12 tell us that we all have sinned and fallen short. Some people think it’s alright if you are a bit good. But it’s either you are totally sinless like Jesus, or you need His salvation. I need the cleansing power of His blood, so when I sin, I go into the Throne room, repent (say I am sorry) and ask for forgiveness, waiting expectantly to be cleansed through His blood that was shed.
Jesus lived, died and rose again. Giving us all this access. It’s up to us to take it or leave it. If we are clothed by being in “right standing” (Righteousness of Jesus), and empowered with the Holy Spirit, we can stand in the authority Jesus gave and look at situations around us and bind or loose them, following the pattern of heaven. This really was why Jesus included this in the Lord’s Prayer, that we pray for His will to be done on earth, as it is done in heaven.
We need to get to understand our identity as sons and daughters of the Most High God, and then look at our areas of influence and decree and bind anything that should not be happening, while loosing the heavenly standard here on earth. We do this from a place of relationship, hearing Father God speak to us and helping us understand what He wants to enforce through us.
To this end, our conference this year (2019) is called Kingdom Invasion Conference. The Lord wants to teach us to invade earth with Heaven’s reality. There’s no sickness in Heaven, so we have to bind the enemies schemes afflicting God’s children with diseases here on earth.
There is no hopelessness, powerlessness or insignificance in Heaven either. There will be lots of amazing teaching, prophesy, ministering and impartation over the two day conferences we are holding in three cities in Nigeria in August this year Kaduna (22nd-23rd); Abuja (26-27th) and Lagos (30th-31st). Indeed, it will be a time to encounter and learn to unlock our Divine DNA with the Key we have been given. Do join us at one of the venues. It really will be a life transforming time.