In Matthew 16:19 Jesus said, "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." Jesus used the word keys and not the word key. There are many keys in the Kingdom of God because there are many doors in His Kingdom with different locks. Also there are doors that appear in one season that were not around in a former season and there will be new doors in future seasons. Jesus has all the keys to every door and He is willing to give them to us. Luke 11:9-10 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." Years ago I received a vision of a parking lot filled with different cars and trucks and on the wall where I was standing were lots of keys hanging and each key was marked to match one of the vehicles. A voice in the vision said to me, "pick one on the keys and take it for a ride." As I reached for a certain key that was marked red hot sports car the vision paused and the voice asked me, "Why did you pick that one?" I replied, "That's the one I liked the most." The voice said, "that's the way it is in My Kingdom, I offer all the keys to My Kingdom but people only pick what they like the most." The vision ended and I pondered for many days the insight that the Lord was trying to reveal to me. I understand now that I have been given all the keys and the key that I need is the one that will open the door that's before me. I may not like the look of the key or the car but if it's the one that takes me to the next level of faith, then hop in we're going to the next level.
This Sunday morning I'll be sharing on, 'Preparing A Gallows.' What we prepare for others is often what we have to deal with ourselves. Prepare good things for others and good things will come back to you.
Coming up next Wednesday will be a Laser Tag event for the youth. Check with Pastor Mark for details. Next Sunday July 3rd is Family Sunday and we will have with us Pastor Ted Yuke from the Rock Church in Lower Sackville. Ted has been a spiritual overseer for me and our church from the very beginning. When I have had questions that I didn't know the answer to I would call Pastor Ted for some advice. Ted is no longer the senior pastor at Rock Church but is being used around the world to encourage the Body of Christ.
Continue to pray in faith for all the needs that are around us. He who has friends is friendly so be your wonderful self and be friendly to the many new people who are coming to our church. Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice