“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven . . .” (Matthew 16:19, NKJV)
Yesterday I shared with you that God has given the people of faith “keys” to unlock doors and start the systems of healing, prosperity and blessings. These keys are available to all of God’s people who confess Jesus as Savior and Lord. Yet, do understand, the keys are made available to us, but we must prove ourselves worthy of knowing how to handle the keys when we receive them.
You see, keys are only given to those who prove themselves mature enough to handle them. No one in their right mind would give the keys to their automobile to a seven-year-old. Possibly a seventeen-year-old, one who has proven they both know how to drive and are mature enough to deal with the power of what has been entrusted to them. Keys in the hands of a seven-year-old are dangerous for both the seven-year-old and anyone in their path. Therefore, the keys are withheld until the child grows to where they can handle all that comes with the keys.
1. Are you mature enough to handle the power and authority that comes with having the keys of the Kingdom of God?
2. Are you spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and relationally mature enough to handle the keys of the Kingdom.
3. Can God trust you to use the keys of the Kingdom for His glory and not to satisfy your personal, selfish ambitions?
4. Jesus tells us in Luke 12:32, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Our Heavenly Father wants to give us the keys of the Kingdom. The question is CAN YOU HANDLE THE KEYS?