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March 3, 2013 Posted by admin in Power

Master Keys To Spiritual Authority

Master Keys To Kingdom Authority

The master key is usually reserved for someone at the highest level of authority. It's one thing to have a key to one door or even a bunch of keys to several doors but the ultimate is to have a master key. Why is that? A master key opens any door. It's the height of efficiency. It provides access to multiple doors without the clutter of an entire bunch of keys. There are many keys that open doors in God's Kingdom but do you know that there are certain master keys to spiritual authority? When you have these in your possession you receive access to unlimited authority regardless of who you are.

When I think of the sources of spiritual authority what comes to mind for me are always as follows; The Name of Jesus, The Blood of Jesus, The Word of God and The Holy Spirit. If I'm ever in a spiritual battle, I always reach for these and they are as effective today as they have ever been. Depending on the issue at hand, The Holy Ghost directs me to a particular source which unlocks the power of God I need at the moment. However, even though these are sources of God's power, that doesn't mean we all have the same access.

It's great to have a warehouse full of supplies but if you don't have the keys to enter how does it benefit you? It's great to have an account full of money but if you don't have access to it how does it benefit you? It's great to have an inheritance but if you cannot get it how does it benefit you? You might know that there's power available to you but if you don't have the keys to access the power, how does it benefit you? Today, let's discuss certain master keys that unlock the authority of God.

Welcome to Part 13 of our blog series on The Power of God. See Part 1, "Unleashing The Power Of God In Your Life" for seven dimensions of God's power described in The New Testament. Today we continue our study of the third dimension of God's power; Exousia which means "the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege), the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed)." Click here for Part 12, "The Power Of A Word From God"

Master Keys To Spiritual Authority

1) A Revelation Of Jesus

Matthew 16:15-19(NKJV) - He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 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.”

There is power in The Name of Jesus. That's great to know. I'm sure you probably know that already but can you tap into the power when you need it? That is the million dollar question. There's a whole lot more to accessing the power of The Name of Jesus than just saying, "Jesus!" If merely saying the name of Jesus alone is the key to unlocking the power in His name, it would have worked for the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:14-16. However, it did not. Why? They knew of Jesus but they did not know Him.

Do you really know Jesus? When God gave Simon Peter a revelation of the true identity of Jesus Christ he received a master key to spiritual authority. Jesus responded by promptly giving him the keys of the kingdom of heaven. With these keys he received authority that works both in heaven and earth. Such is the eternal benefit of a revelation of Jesus Christ. You really cannot unlock God's power if you don't have a revelation of Jesus.

Daniel 11:32(NKJV) - Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

Do you want to be strong? Do you want to carry out great exploits? You have to know God. The power is available but it's not accessible until you really know the person with the power. You can't know of Him. You can't know about Him. You can't even be familiar with Him. You have to know Him. If you don't really know Him you won't be able to use His power because it's reserved for those who do.

Revelation occurs when The Spirit of God opens your eyes to plainly see the truth of His Word. It comes in different ways but at all times it comes from time spent with Him. Other people might be able to share with you revelation they received from God but it's not revelation to you until God opens your eyes to see it for yourself. If you spend quality time with God He will reveal Himself to you and that's when His true power becomes accessible.

From experience, I've received most of my revelation in times of Biblical study. When I sit before The Lord and study His Word He shows me things. When the truth is revealed and I finally get it, I cannot be shaken in that area. Revelation is a key to power. The Bible says in Matthew 13:19 that the person who receives The Word of God but doesn't understand it loses it quickly to the enemy. Therefore, the power to keep God's Word comes from understanding it and you only understand it when you receive a revelation of what it says.

Isaiah 50:4(KJV) - The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

I've also received revelation in times of prayer. When I speak to God He speaks back to me and everything He says is powerful. I've also received revelation in times of corporate worship. As the presence of The Lord increases in a time of corporate worship so does access to His wisdom. He begins to speak and if you are tuned to His frequency He will unlock mysteries to you.

2 Peter 1:1-4(NKJV) - Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

How does the divine power of Jesus Christ give us all things pertaining to life and godliness? Through the knowledge of Him. What does that mean? You have to know Him first before His power becomes available for you to get all the good things of His Kingdom. It's your relationship with Him which gives you access to His exceedingly great and precious promises. When you know Him you will partake in His divine nature. All the benefits provided by Him hinge on one requirement. You have to know Him.

Philippians 3:10(KJV) - That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

You must know Him before you know His power. Until you receive a revelation of Jesus Christ you cannot unlock the power of His name, Blood, Word or Spirit. You can say all the right things and hope it works but you are not assured of success until you know the truth by God's Spirit. You have to know Jesus before you open your mouth to wield The Sword of His Word as a weapon. You have to know Jesus before you can shout His name at the enemy expecting results. You have to know Jesus before you use the blood of Jesus to defeat the enemy. You have to know Jesus if you want to walk in His authority.

2) Faithfulness

Master Keys To Spiritual Authority

Matthew 24:45-47(KJV) - Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

Can Jesus find you faithful? Are you positioned to receive authority? Will you become a ruler in His Kingdom? Can He find you doing exactly what He has asked you to do on the earth? Today's blog has been on my heart for days. It's undergone several iterations as The Lord refined it to be exactly what only He wants said. Master keys to spiritual authority are not as easy to come by as I first thought.

Do you know that the first step to faithfulness is actually knowing what you're supposed to be faithful doing? Why? Anything else you're doing is a complete waste. Only when you know your assignment can you do exactly what you're assigned to do during the time you've been given. Therefore, this month we've made available for you the free video; "Discover The Will Of God For Your Life!"

We hope you watch it. If you are not completely exhausting your life everyday living your purpose, you will not be found faithful. It's just not going to happen. There's no way for you to be faithful in what you're doing if you're not doing what you are supposed to be doing in the first place. Make it your priority today to focus your energy and time on what God put you on the earth to do.

Luke 19:17(NKJV) - And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’

Here it is again. A master key to authority in God's Kingdom is faithfulness. His eyes are searching the earth for faithful people because those are the ones who are positioned to operate in higher levels of His authority. Since God is a Spirit, this parable is obviously not just about physical cities, it therefore outlines the criterion for receiving higher levels of spiritual authority. What does that mean? The authority of God is progressive. As you show yourself faithful with the level of authority you have right now, God will increase you.

It's a simple case of Kingdom promotion. The more faithful you are the higher you go, the higher you go the more authority you receive. There are exploits you can do today that you could not do a few years ago because the level of your authority has increased. The power of The Name of Jesus is the same. The Power of The Word of God is the same. The power of The Blood of Jesus is the same. The Power of The Spirit of The Lord is the same. What changed is you. The more faithful you are in your walk with God, the more authority is at your disposal.

Revelation 3:7-12(NKJV) - “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens” “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

Why did The Church in Philadelphia receive access to the benefits of the key of David? Why did Jesus let them know that He was there to open and shut doors that nobody else can access? They were faithful. They had opportunities to deny His name but they chose not to. They did not have much strength of their own but remained faithful to His Word. It was this faithfulness which caused Jesus to open a door before them that could never be shut.

Their faithfulness gave them authority over the enemy. So much so that Jesus told them that the people of the synagogue of Satan would come and worship before their feet. Why is that a big deal? Not even the angels allowed people to worship at their feet. Worship is reserved only for Jesus but Jesus told The Church of Philadelphia that they will be such a demonstration of His Love that the heathen were on their way to fall at their feet.

Not just that but they received a promise of protection from the time of tribulation that will hit the entire earth. On top of that, God promised to make them pillars in His temple forever. Pillars! That's what He said. Even though God has twenty four elders, four beasts, several archangels and all kinds of powerful creatures already in His throne room He reserved the pillars of His temple for a group of faithful people. They also received the name of God, the New Jerusalem and something beyond our current understanding; God's new name. Didn't we say there's power in the name of Jesus? They showed that faithfulness gives you access to it.

In sum, a revelation of Jesus Christ and faithfulness are master keys to spiritual authority. These keys open the doors of power we speak of on a regular basis in The Church. It's good to know about God's power. It's also good to know where to find God's power but it's time for us to use the keys that unlock it. Today, The Lord has shown us two master keys. Let's start using them and walk in His authority on the earth.

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