“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” - Matthew 16:19
We all know that keys are important when it comes to locking up or opening a door or starting a car, they are a part of everyday life.
Peter is given the keys of the kingdom of heaven and this also applies to all those who are born again believers. Peter was given authority to open and to shut, to bind and set free. You also are included in this powerful activity.
Peter used the keys in a powerful demonstration of the kingdom of God by healing the sick, casting out devils and even raising the dead. He used the keys to open the gospel of the Lord Jesus to the gentiles when he went to the home of the Centurion, Cornelius, and those in the house were saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and baptised.
Don’t minimize the power and authority that God has given you as a believer. In and through the name of the Lord Jesus you can rebuke and bind the powers of darkness. You can loose people from bondages of fear, sickness and demons.
You do not have to live in fear, tormented of mind or in financial lack. You are to set captives free; what you bind on earth He has already bound in heaven and what He has loosed on earth, he has loosed in Heaven. In other words He will back up what you do in His name.
Decide today to take your place in Christ like you should and use the keys of the kingdom of Heaven.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for entrusting me with this great responsibility by giving me the keys of the kingdom - to bind and to loose. Help me not to be fearful but to be bold in using the authority that You have given me.