21. Open the keys to Heaven

Last week we learned about the abundance of blessings available to us due to His Spirit working His wonderful ways in us. His Spirit is brimming with goodness and grace, ready to be unleashed within us; all we need to do is to be open to His Spirit and His leading. We need to grow in the fullness of all that we are in Him. We are one Spirit with Him already, but our soul needs to align with everything that is true of us in the Spirit. Once our soul believes what is true of us in the Spirit, then everything God has to offer us will flow into the physical world. Our soul is like the door between the spiritual and the physical. What your soul believes manifests in the physical. I would like to once again quote Romans 8:6:

"For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

What your soul believes manifests in the physical. If you believe the carnal, what you can see, feel, hear and taste, the physical world, then you will reap death. And we have seen in previous devotions that death here is all the effects of sin, for example death in relationships, death of your dreams and ideals, death of certain parts of your body etcetera. But when your soul decides to rather believe what the Spirit and the Word says about certain situations, then there is life and peace. The choice is yours. What are you going to choose? God came to give you everything. You have literally everything at your disposal. What are you going to do with it? And if you choose to be carnal, that is fine, but do not blame God when things go wrong. Do not lash out at Him because things are turning south. Remember the decision you made. Of course it is never too late to choose to be spiritually minded. God's Spirit is always eager and ready to flow mightily through you, always. Walk in the fullness of it.

Another verse I would like to share with you today, may make a bit more sense to you now:

"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Matthew 18:18

"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

This correlates with what we have been discussing just now. Heaven is filled to the brim with all goodness and now it is at your disposal. You have the 'key' as Jesus put it. Now you can decide what you want to do with this key. Whatever you lock on earth, will be locked in heaven. Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. In other words, if you are spiritually minded, heaven will be opened for you. If you are not, all the goodness will be bound in heaven. You have the choice now. Jesus came to give you the key. It is literally your choice whether you want God's blessings to be unleashed in certain situations or not. If you believe the slowdown of the economy, the doctor's report, the crime statistics, the high divorce rates, the abduction rates more than you believe God's promises concerning all these matters then you are locking in all of God's goodness. But if you decide to look away from what the world is telling you and if you decide to believe what God's Word says is true, then you are letting all the blessings in heaven loose. What do you believe?

Sit still somewhere during this week and decide for yourself what is true. You see the more you grow to be like Christ, the more you find your identity in Him, the more you will start to see things like He does. And once you do, you will find yourself unlocking all the secrets that heaven has to offer you. All of creation is groaning and waiting for the sons of God to manifest and unlock all that is good from heaven. Stand up and be the son God wants you to be. Stop being a complainer, a whiner and someone that wallows in self-pity. That is not what God expects of a son. He expects His sons to walk with dignity and with all the resources available to them from heaven. He expects His sons to represent Him fully. He expects His son to be able to conduct His matters on earth, as if He was physically doing it Himself. In effect He is the One doing it through you as a son, but He wants to work through you and use you for the glory of His Kingdom. What an honour and privilege. You are destined for great things. You simply need to show up and allow Him full access to work through you. You need to die in yourself and allow Him to take over. You will stand amazed, I promise you that. The time has come.

Father, we want to make You proud as Your beloved sons. You have given us the keys to Heaven. We will use it in the best way we possibly can. We declare that we will renew our minds, to think like You. We have the mind of Christ, Your Word declares it and we take it. We take Your life and peace. Thank you dear Father. Amen


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