“Key’s of the Kingdom”
Rom 5:17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
2 Cor 12:8 Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
THROUGH HIS GRACE YOU CAN REIGN IN ANY SITUATION
Matt. 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
A KINGDOM IS A REALM OR AREA OF INFLUENCE WHERE THE KING RULES
WHEREVER THE KING IS RULING AND REIGNING THE KINGS WILL IS DONE
VS 19 “I’ll give you the key’s of the kingdom” and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
GW19 Whatever you imprison, god will imprison. And whatever you set free, god will set free.”
TO BIND MEANS TO IMPRISON, TO LOCK UP
JUST BECAUSE GOD KNOWS SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN DOESN’T MEAN IT’S HIS WILL OR THAT IT PLEASES HIM
GOD ALLOWS FROM HEAVEN WHAT MAN ALLOWS ON THE EARTH
“THE KEY’S TO RULING AND REIGNING ARE IMPORTANT”
WHATEVER “YOU” BIND ON THE EARTH WILL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN
WHATEVER “YOU” LOOSE ON THE EARTH WILL BE LOOSED IN HEAVEN
Luke 13:11 and, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 and when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 and he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified god.
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
TO LOOSE MEANS: TO RELEASE FROM BONDS, TO SET FREE, TO DO AWAY WITH
Matt. 18:18 Verily I say unto you, whatsoever you (who?) shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 again i say unto you, that if two of you shall agree (where?) on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven.
JOHN WESLY, “IT SEEMS THAT GOD IS LIMITED TO OUR PRAYER LIFE, THAT HE CAN DO NOTHING FOR HUMANITY UNLESS SOMEBODY ASKS HIM TO”
YOU CAN LIMIT GOD IN YOUR LIFE BY UNBELIEF & REFUSEL TO OBEY
NLT 18 i tell you this: whatever you prohibit on earth is prohibited in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth is allowed in heaven.
THE HEAVENS DO RULE BUT IT IS NOT COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT FROM US.