PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: OPEN DOORS… part 8.
Text: Matthew 16:17-19.
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: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Prevailing Voice Daily is making tremendous impact in many lives, the feedback we get shows God is touching lives through this medium. If you have been following this series you will agree with me that it has been a blessing. I want to tidy it up here except the Holy Spirit ask me to take it further.
Our passage is a common passage of the bible, but you see one the problems among Christians is over familiarity with scriptures, we are so familiar with bible passages that will miss the inspiration they carry.
I want you to note 2 phrases in our passage;
1. The gates of hell in verse 18.
2. The keys of the kingdom of heaven in verse 19.
Gates have to do with entrance, and keys are also needed for entrance. Our main text for this series of teaching is 1Corinthians 16:9; For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. There are open doors, but there are many adversaries. It means God opens doors but there are many adversaries (enemies). My focus here is how to deal with these adversaries. Your enemy’s address is the gates of hell.
Jesus didn’t tell his disciples that there wouldn’t be contentions, he rather told them they will be contentions but they will overcome, Apostle Paul testified to this contention in 1 Conrinthians 16:9.
How did Jesus prepare his disciples to prevail against the gates of hell? Look at it in verse 19
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven…, this means as his disciples possess the keys of the kingdom of heaven and unlock heaven with the keys, they will access what it takes to silence the gates of hell.
If they will not touch heaven, there is no way they can prevail against the gates of hell. It is the gates of hell that close doors to success, lifting, prosperity, financial breakthrough, testimonies, marital breakthrough, etc.
You must understand that it not the desire of God to see you go through pains, but the gates of hell stand against your joy. You want to ask; why did God allow it? This is the answer, just as you live on the planet Earth, devil is also permitted to live, as you go about your business, he also go about his business, and what is his business? To destroy. But God didn’t leave you powerless, he has prepared a source of power for you, and that is the reason he has given you the KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
Loot at the continuation of verse 19; .. and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. You’ve got power to bind every adversary against the open doors before you.
As you use THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN by staying in touch with heaven through prayer, you will prevail against the gates of hell and your dreams will come true, you business will prosper, your life will progress, your future partner will locate you. God bless you.
* Let’s use THE KEYS today as wait upon the Lord in fasting and prayer.
* Rebuke every adversary on your way using the name of Jesus.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE (RTB)
Psalms 123, Luke 1.
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