I Have Decided… to Use the Keys of the Kingdom

Feb 5, 2017

David Kalamen

“Who do you say I am? Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church— and the gates of Hades will not prevail-against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens. And whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on earth will have been loosed in the heavens” – Matt 16:18-19, Amplified

- You are Peter, and on this rock – meaning, his correct understanding of who Jesus was (1 Pet 2:4-6; 1 Cor 3:11)
- Church – Gr. Ekklesia, colony of citizens of heaven left to re-culture the empire)
- Gates of hell – ideas, imaginations, philosophies, theories, deception built on lies to prevent people from entering God’s freedom  
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens. And whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on earth will have been loosed in the heavens.”

Jesus used them:

    Jn 10:10 – to bring life and restoration
    Acts 10:8 – to undermine the power of the devil
    1 Jn 3:8 – to destroy the works of the devil
    Eph 4:8-9 – descended to hell and broke its power
    Col 2:15 – ascended in triumph over hell

We need a revelation!
Ephesians 1-2

“I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!”

“All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence”

70 Disciples

Luke 10

“The harvest is great, but the workers are few! Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest that He send-out workers into His harvest. Go! Behold— I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves”

“When you enter a town and are received, eat what they set before you, heal anyone who is sick, and tell them, ‘God’s kingdom is right on your doorstep”

“The one who listens to you, listens to me. The one who rejects you, rejects me”

“The tools [keys] of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools [keys] for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ” – 2 Cor 10:3-5, Msg

Ephesians 6:10-18

 you have been given power in the inner man,
you have been given truth that undermines lies and sets people free, you have been made righteous, and therefore, bold and protected, you have been given the ability to reconcile people to God,you have been given a shield to protect you from every fiery dart, you have been given a sound mind – been saved – and fear is gone; you have been given the sword to wield – the word of God against the enemy you have been given the power of prayer and decree, calling for back-up

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