Keys To The Kingdom-Part 2

Posted By on Friday, January 22, 2016

There must be present within our spiritual life experience the dealings, or workings of the Holy Spirit to produce the necessary quality of character that will make us ready to rule with the Lord, in that day.
The Lord must be able to trust us with the use of these “Keys of the Kingdom,” which can unlock and open the door that will lift us into a cooperative relationship with Jesus, which will lead to the establishing of the Millennial Kingdom.
“I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears and opens….”  Revelation 3:20
The Lord can walk through any locked door.  But He waits for a response on our part before He will enter into a Kingdom relationship with us.  By prophetic revelation (the spirit of prophecy), Peter identified Jesus as being the Messiah and as a result, he received the Keys of the Kingdom.
The Lord is waiting for an action on our part, as He stands at the door, knocking and waiting, for us to use our key (the spirit of prophecy) to open the door.
There is a present work that we are to do, which requires the use of this Key.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female....And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion....”  Genesis 1:27-28
Jesus came to His disciples, walking on water.  He cursed the fig tree, and immediately it withered.  In Revelation 3:21 the Lord said that we are to overcome, as He also overcame.  If Jesus used His deity to do these things, we have a problem because we are not deity.
Instead, Jesus, as the “Last Adam” fully overcame, and thus received the “dominion” that Adam had forfeited.  As a “new creation man,” Jesus used this authority to walk on water, and to curse the fig tree.