Can you imagine waiting for someone to open the door to your house and the keys are in your pocket?

There you are. Outside. Waiting. Your voice is increasing in volume as you’re trying to get the attention of someone on the inside to give you access. You need to get inside so you frantically search for another way in. No one is responding. Why? Because they know you already have access. “I lost my keys” you yell. And still, there’s little movement towards opening the door because anyone who can hear knows you should be able to get in. You finally pause and realize that your keys were in your pocket the entire time. Feeling calm, the fear of being locked out subsides and you open the door.

Sounds silly, but it happens frequently in our relationship with God. We enter our prayers asking Him to open — or close — doors that we have the keys for.

Everyone knows the panic of losing their keys and the peace of finding them. Have you considered how often this happens in your spiritual life? How often you’ve misplaced keys and are banging on heaven’s gates to give you access to areas he’s already cleared you for?

God’s reminder for you today is that He has already given you the keys. You have the keys to lock and unlock relationships, chapters, and seasons.

Any door that has been shut will open to you when you use your words in faith. This is a law of the kingdom of Heaven with God’s full support.

Once, Jesus was quizzing his students on their interpretation of who he was. He wanted to see if they realized what door they had been standing in front of. Eleven of the students used old answers for a new question. They knew they hadn’t ever seen anyone like Jesus before, but their doubt made them play it safe and give the wrong answers. These answers were the wrong keys.

“Some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” ‭‭[Matthew‬ ‭16‬:‭14‬ ‭NLT‬‬]

Well, the door (Jesus) didn’t open (give the, access to more revelation). So Jesus asked again, directly. “Who do YOU say that I am?” Only Peter tried a new key. He knew that the other answers didn’t work. So he replied “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God.” [Matthew 16:16 NLT]

Peter was the only student who used the key of faith, and as a result, the door opened. He now had keys. Keys here means authority and power of various kinds. His acknowledgement of Christ gave him access to authority and it’s the same for us today. Your faith in God will give you access to areas you should be disqualified for.

“And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” ‭‭[Matthew‬ ‭16‬:‭19‬ ‭NLT‬‬]

Heaven backs you when you operate in faith. It’s not just done here in the earth, but the courts of heaven won’t let it be appealed by Satan himself!

The kingdom of God is present with you. Right here in the earth. That means it affects your reality.

Everything in the kingdom of God is voice activated. You have not because you ask not. [James 4:2-3] Ask and it shall be given to you. [Matthew 7:7] If any man lacks wisdom, let him ask. [James 1:5]

Close mouths don’t get fed. The world is loud, so speak up, In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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