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Digging the Wells of Revival

           Jn 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear

                   fruit - fruit that will last and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

                                        Spiritual Governmental Authority

 

        I want to cover this subject using the following headings:-

 

        1)  But you have come to Mount Zion - the seat of God's governing power.

        2)  Our call as Watchmen, Kings, and Governing assembly at the City Gates.

        3)  Keys of the Kingdom - His Ekklesia - governing assembly

        4)  Using the Key of David - Jesus is the Key of David

        5)  The Throne of Grace

                 

       1)  But you have come to Mount Zion!  Oct 11th 2014 the Lord challenged us to pray:

         

         Jeremiah 33:3  The Lord says 'Call to me and I will answer you and I will show you

      unsearchable things you do not yet know!'  

 

     During this particular week's meeting of Pisgah House of Prayer we had 2 hours of worship and prayer with Suk Kwang and the Celebration Mobile Team (Koreans) and our resident worshippers. God's presence came quickly and with a new intensity this week and fresh revelation of the word was received.

 

Psalm 24:7 came strongly 'Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? the Lord strong and mighty,  the Lord mighty in battle.

 

 Amazingly during the night we felt that we were worshipping on Mount Zion and that if we opened the door we could walk out into the streets of Jerusalem.

  This was confirmed the day after when I went to a church some 12 miles away and when I was asking where this scripture was, someone just happened to read it out.

 

  Since we have been born from above, not with a circumcision done with human hands and we are now born again Spirit filled believers and have the right by adoption to enter the King's palace, the Holy of Holies we can GO UP TO MOUNT ZION WHERE THE KING DWELLS AND SITS ON THE JUDGEMENT SEAT, ON HIS THRONE.

  WE CAN GO UP TO THE HEAVENS IN THIS SPIRITUAL PLACE ON MOUNT ZION WHERE THE COURTS OF HEAVEN OPERATE.

 Scripture says that we are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms. Col 3:3 says that we are hidden with Christ in God.

 Just look at the following scripture and all it says we have come to:-

  Hebrews 12:22-24

   22   But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,

23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven.  You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

 

  The Lord is teaching us about this revelation where we can worship on Mount Zion and enter the govermental arena, participate in the courtrooms of heaven, hear from the Lord in the throne room and make decrees to advance the Kingdom of God, the Kingom of heaven on earth as it is in heaven.

Job 22:28-30 says

28 You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.

29 When they cast you down, and you say, ‘Exaltation will come!’ Then He will save the humble person.

30 He will even deliver one who is not innocent; Yes, he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.”

 

 Let us break down this scripture in Hebrews 12:22-24 a little.

  22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem.

  God dwells here, He is alive and this city is in the heavenly realm to which we have access.    Psalm 48 says

1 Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his HOLY MOUNTAIN. 2 Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is MOUNT ZION, the city of the Great King. 3 God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.

9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.

10 Like your name, O God,  your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness.

11 MOUNT ZION rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments.

12 Walk about ZION, go around her, count her towers, 13 consider well her ramparts,     view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

 

  22 All the angels are gathered there, thousands upon thousands in joyful assembly.

  We are surrounded by many angels, and can commission them to carry out God's edicts and decrees.

Heb 1:7 In speaking of the angels he says, “He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.” 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

  23 We have come to the church of the first born, whose names are written in heaven hallelujah

   We have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect.

 The Lord is enthroned and dwells in Zion and rules and makes judgements from there.

24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

  The blood speaks! We see a voice is crying out for a verdict from heaven based on the blood of Able. But the Blood of Christ speaks even better things. It speaks of forgiveness, atonement and the new covenant. Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant. In fact, without the blood we have no basis to come before the throne to begin with. But as we come into agreement with what His blood is saying about us we realize the blood is what legally releases the provisions of the new covenant.

 

 Isaiah 2:6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”

7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.

8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

 

  Psalm 110:1-3  The Lord says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.’

2 The Lord will extend your mighty sceptre from Zion, saying,

‘Rule in the midst of your enemies!’

3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle arrayed in holy splendour, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb.

 

 Joel 3:16-18 says

16 The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. Blessings for God’s People

17 “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill.

Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her.

18 “In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water.

A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house and will water the valley of acacias.

 

IN THE LAST DAYS people will go up to Mount Zion, and the law and the word of the Lord will go out from there.

     

  Look at what Isaiah 2 says about the last days. People will go up to Mount Zion in these last days to hear from the Lord and to be taught His ways and then to walk in  His paths.  

  Isaiah 2:1-3   Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.

3 Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.”

   For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

 Zechariah 8:3 This is what the Lord says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.”

 In Zechariah 8:20-28 The Lord says

20 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Peoples shall yet come, inhabitants of many cities;

21 The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, “Let us continue to go and pray before the Lord, and seek the Lord of hosts. I myself will go also.”

22 Yes, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.’

23 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”’”

 

  Does this make you want to access and go up His Holy Mountain?

Psalm 24: 3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?

4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.

5 They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior.

6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

 

  Jesus has the government of God on His shoulders on the throne of David in Zion.

   Let's look at Isaiah 9, and you'll see what I'm talking about:

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDER. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. OF THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE WILL BE NO END, UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID AND OVER HIS KINGDOM, TO ORDER IT, TO ESTABLISH IT WITH JUDGEMENT AND JUSTICE from that time forward, even forever.

  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:6-7).

 

  Let us arise prayer warriors, Kingly-Priestly intercessors, heirs and co-heirs with Christ, Let us arise and go up to Mount Zion with others in these last days that say Isaiah 2:3

“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

  We will have the authority to make decrees and judgements on behalf of the King.

Ps 48:11 Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments. We can declare the judgements of the Lord on sin and principalities and powers remembering thas it is God's will that all men might be saved.

 

                                              Arise, Arise, Arise mighty warriors.

   2) Our call is to be watchmen, kings and a governmental assembly at the city gates.

 

  Luke 19:17 says 'Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, - now have authority over ten cities.'

  Matt 25:21 says 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.'

 

  The Lord has called us and given us spiritual authority as 'Watchmen on the Walls' at the gates of the City to permit entry or refuse entry to anything that might want to enter the city gates. So much evil is entering into our lands at the moment. Let us rally in prayer at this time.

  We have a responsibility as Kingly-Priestly intercessors to repent on behalf of the people for the sins of the land, and to pray that the people are ushered into God's holy presence by their faith in Christ .

  We have a responsibility to pray that the KING OF GLORY would come and DWELL IN OUR LAND.

   

  Are we concerned enough with the Spiritual State of our gates, walls and cities?

 

 Nehemiah 1:3says ''They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”

4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.

5 Then I said: “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.

7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.

  Nehemiah showed so much concern for the temple at Jerusalem that he repented for himself and family and as a kingly priestly intercessor for the people's sins.

   God promises to those who fast and pray with His heart like Nehemiah and later Zerrubbabel:-

Isaiah 58:12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations;

You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings, and

Psalm 144:14  (b)There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.

 

        Standing as watchmen on the walls waiting for the Lord's answer.

 

   Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.

The Lord’s Answer  

2 Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. 3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

 

   Micah 7:7 and 11But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

  11 In the day that your walls are to be built [a day for building], in that day shall the boundary [of Israel] be far extended and the decree [against her] be far removed.

 

                The gates of the city.

 

 On the 27th February 2015 th Lord highlighted a scripture to me. This number was tatooed on a man in the local gym in very large letters 26:2. straight away it spoke to me from Isaiah 26:1-3.

1 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; He sets up walls and ramparts for security.

2"Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, the one that remains faithful. 3"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.

 

  Open the gates,.... This probably relates to the New Jerusalem, whose gates are described in Revelation 21:12-15

12  It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.

13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.

14The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

 

 In this day we can as a righteous nation by faith, enter through the gates into the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, to go up to Mount Zion and take other believers from all nations there via Christ the door, with faith in him, and a profession of it. There will be no entry without it.  

This is described in John 10:1-8

1“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.

2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.

3The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.

5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them.

9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.a They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

 Again we see the proclaimation of Isaiah 62:10 to

10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.

Lets do it in prayer, worship, witness and by His leading. Pray for the salvation of the Jews and all the Nations that will go up to Zion.

 

  Watchmen on the walls Isaiah 62:6-7

 

6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest,

7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth

 The righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in, and appear to be a holy nation, and a peculiar people,

Isaiah 60:18 No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, (Keep out the wrong spirits)

but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. Pray to allow those in with righteous Spirits, made righteous in Christ.

 

    The gates are open!

 

Isaiah 60:11 Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations— their kings led in triumphal procession

 

     Enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise.

 

Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

 

     We can enter His gates with His righteousness

Psalm 118:19 Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter.

21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.

 

    Call in the King of Glory!

Psalm 24:7-9  7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

9Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

 

   When we are fully trained and equiped will will break out to do exploits in Christ with the Lord at the Head.

 Micah 2:12“I will surely gather all of you, Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.

 13The One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the Lord at their head.

  2 Cor 2:14 says 14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. Let us take up this call as we intercede, prayer walk, or any other form of prayer we choose to do. Amen

 

     Governmental authority often exists at the city gates.

 

  Christ's statement that "the gates of Hades will not overpower it" makes much more sense when we understand that these gates are not physical, but rather spiritual, and also symbolize government.

 

  In Biblical times, city gates were often where judges sat to rule, and where governing councils met to make decisions; therefore the word "gate or gates" often symbolized government.  

For example Ruth 4:9-11

 9 And Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s, from the hand of Naomi. 10 Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, I have acquired as my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate. You are witnesses this day.”

11 And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses.    The Lord make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel; and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.

 

Also 2 Samuel 19: 8 Then the king arose and sat in the gate. And they told all the people, saying, “There is the king, sitting in the gate.” So all the people came before the king. For everyone of Israel had fled to his tent.

 

And finally Proverbs 22:22-23

22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;

23 For the Lord will plead their cause, and plunder the soul of those who plunder them.

3) The keys of the Kingdom - the keys of the Ekklesia,

His governing assembly on earth.

 

 We are not only priests but heirs and co-heirs with Christ.  We are a "royal (kingly) priesthood" (1 Peter 2:9), who have been given the keys of Kingdom authority in which to bind and loose, forbid and allow, close and open, release from every binding demonic contract and to restore to a binding marriage contract with the Lord.

                                             

      3) The Keys of The Ekklesia

 

 We have been given as the body of Christ an invitation to cross the threshold back into the sphere of governmental intercession.

 Above I mentioned the key of David, a key which symbolizes governmental authority and is first mentioned in Isaiah 22:22, within a prophetic passage concerning Jesus, the Messiah; but the second time keys, symbolizing spiritual authority, are spoken of in Scripture is at Jesus' first mention of the Church or Ekklesia.

   Matthew 16:18-19 says  'I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, [Greek: ekklesia] and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

  I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven'.

   

 One interpretation of binding and loosing I feel needs looking into is this:- that binding and loosing have to do with legal contracts made in heaven's court system.

 

 We understand that when we are married we become one in every way with each other and everything the other owns, and is, and represents becomes ours in identitiy and possession. This would be a binding contract or covenant. When we became Christians, as the bride of Christ married to the Lord all that He is becomes ours by that legal covenant or contract. He is obligated to give us all that He has and is because of that New covenant. We also are obligated to give ALL of OURSELVES to Him.

  We give Him all our sin, sickness, poverty, all that we have our gifts talents, money etc and He gives us all His Holiness, Righteousness and Redemption and eternal life. If we are bound to Him in this marriage relationship as New Creations in Christ then as a result WE ARE LOOSED FROM EVERY EVIL DEVILISH BINDING CONTRACT THAT THE DEVIL HOLDS US IN, not only on earth but in heaven too.

 

 The great Judge Jesus says in the courts of heaven "you are free because of 'the blood speaks better than the blood of Abel'". The blood of Abel cries out revenge and demands the debt be paid. The blood of Christ shouts out 'You are totally loosed and free, all your debts is paid'.!

 

 In the disciples' day, the paradigm for an ekklesia (Church) was very different from contemporary notions. In the disciples' culture, an ekklesia was an assembly of people assigned to govern the affairs of a city, state or nation – in essence, a parliament or congress. To the Romans, it was an assembly of people sent into a conquered region to govern, but also to alter the culture until it became like that of Rome.

 

 They infiltrated government, language, social structure, schools, etc. until the people talked, thought and acted like Romans. In other words, they brought the culture and ideals of the Kingdom of Rome to their assigned region. When Jesus said He would build His "Church," – His ekklesia – He was speaking of a Body of people that would legislate spiritually for Him, extending His Kingdom government and influence on the earth.

 

   In this first announcement regarding the Church, Jesus is declaring that the kingdom government (rule, decree, councils) of Hell won't prevail over His Kingdom government on earth – the Church. He follows this declaration by saying that He would give to His ekklesia "keys," which, just as in Isaiah 22:22, represent spiritual authority.    

   

  In Isaiah 22:22, these keys close or open spiritual doors allowing or disallowing access and activity. In Matthew 16, Christ's Church would also have keys – to bind and loose (lock, unlock, allow, forbid) – the "gates" or governmental decisions of Hell and to release the governmental decisions of Heaven.

 

  God's Call is for us to use the keys of binding and loosing in all spheres of life from local government to national government.

  Some may be called to serve as His voice in these places. The church, His Ekklesia have a voice that needs to be heard or the the gates or government of Hell will prevail. Are we going to rise up and be the Kiongdom Governing Authority in our lands?

  We should attempt to function in this calling through prayer, by voting, and also by serving in governmental positions.

 

  The purpose behind this satanically-inspired dogma is to keep the Church from being the Church – the ekklesia. The Bible brims with examples of God influencing government through individuals that were knowingly representing Him and His will.

 

  We cannot place all hope for change in a wrong interpretation of God's sovereignty a belief that when God wants and chooses to, He will change a particular problem or situation to be in accordance with His will, with or without our involvement.

 

  We must realize that we are God's governing force on the earth, which have been given keys of authority from Him to legislate from the spiritual realm. With those keys, we are to close spiritual doors through which evil and destruction might otherwise enter and declare and decree God's plans on earth.

 

  The Ekklesia will enter the courts of heaven and hear the very words of the Lord and get the blueprints of God's desires, to establish them in any area, land, sphere or governmental arena.

 

   We have the power to decree His will and it shall be established! Job 22:28, and  'I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, (Greek: Ekklesia) and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. Hallelujah.

 

  The tide of evil will be reversed and the Government of God will increase, and His Kingdom will advance.

 

  Using the Key Of David in Spiritual Authority (Isaiah 22:22)

 

   Revelation 3:7-8, Jesus addresses the Church in Philadelphia with these words:

  3 "These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut."

 

  (Is 22:20-22): "In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open."

 

  In both cases, with the Church in Philadelphia where certain Jews had unlawfully assumed authority (Rev. 3:9), and in Jerusalem where Shebna had usurped authority in the palace (Is. 22:15-19), the Key of David was given to establish God-ordained authority in those places.

 

  The kings, or the prime ministers, who ruled during Biblical days, wore on their royal garments two keys – one sewn onto each shoulder. These keys signified that they were the governing authority over the entire land. What they said had to be obeyed. The ruler would gesture with his right hand when he signified, "Yes," to a question or decision that needed to be made. That gesture meant that the door was open, and nobody could shut it. But when he said, "No," with the left hand, that meant that the door was completely closed, and nobody could open it.

 

 The keys were not something that the doors needed; the king's word opened or shut the door. I am not talking about possessing a physical key, but a kingly authority, royal authority from Heaven. God wants His kings to rise up and His lords to take their place in the earth and our land. A lord is someone who owns land, an occupier of land.

 

 How many know God wants us, as His people, to take back what the devil has stolen from us and from God? We have the keys to the Kingdom on our shoulders, and He wants us to use them.

 

 We need an authority that goes beyond just what we say and what we pray. We need power to be demonstrated when we begin to speak the word of God. When we begin to prophesy, we want that word to come to pass.

 

  Like Samuel, God wants to put an anointing upon us so that when we speak the words of God there is life on them; and those words don't fall to the ground, they come to pass, and people begin to listen to the Church. This is going to be a year when God restores His voice to the Church. Some of you might say, "How does He restore His voice?" We will have a voice when God restores His supernatural power and begins to release His glory – when the goodness of the Lord is seen.

 

  When the darkness creeps in and rears up to bring fear upon the land, that's when we, as sons and daughters of the living King, begin to stand up with the authority that He's given us. We begin to take dominion and reverse the spread of darkness and fear by first using the key of David (more on what the key of David is in a minute and how to access it for your own life).

 

  Why is it called the Key "of David?" Why is David’s name associated with this Key of Governmental Authority, the key that has the power to open what no one can shut and shut what no one can open?

The Lord himself says about David (Acts 13:22): "I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do."

I believe the Key of David is essentially the Heart of David. God calls him "a man after my own heart."

 

    4)  How To Use and access the Key Of David

 

  David was a lover of God – the key that he wielded was the key of intimacy with God. Many of you have been in a place with Him in intimacy. Some of you feel hidden. This will be the year that some of you walk through the doors of destiny. While you've felt hidden, and nobody's noticed or recognized you, God's been doing a work in you in His fire. Now He's going to reveal you in this season. God's going to open doors, and He's going to shut doors. The key of David will loose for us what God has already loosed in Heaven on our behalf, and it will also bind the things that God has already bound in Heaven (see Matthew 16:19).

 

  When we operate in that key of intimacy, breakthrough will happen. Intimacy releases breakthrough. And it's not going to require waiting for ten years to see it happen. It's going to be now. We're seeing a "now" breakthrough: People getting miracles of healing more quickly than ever before, regional strongholds being broken, and nations turning to the Lord.

 

 The heart of David, above all, was to find a resting place for the presence of the Lord among his people David was known above all as a Worshipper.

 

 David was a man after God’s own heart. God’s heart, above all, is to be in the midst of his people. This is the dominant theme of Scriptures, from Genesis where God walked with mankind in the cool of the Garden, to Revelation where we hear a "loud voice from the throne" saying "NOW (finally ... again!) the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them." This is the purpose and heart of God; that is where history is heading and our ultimate destiny; that is why Jesus came as Immanuel, God with us, to reconcile all things to the Father.

 

 If we have a heart that lines up with God’s heart, then God is prepared to entrust the Key of David to us. He allows us to walk in the same authority that David walked in, to open doors that no one can shut, and shut doors that no one can open.

As we become people "after God's own heart," the doors we seek to open will always start with the door to his presence, a door that we open through day and night worship, as we learn from the example of David.

 

 David established worshippers to minister to God’s presence day and night. David put "first things first." David's focus was the presence of God. He never lost the heart of worship ... "that I may dwell in the House of Lord, in the presence of the Almighty One of Jacob, ... to behold the beauty of Lord and to seek his face all the days of my life."

 

 This Key is always first and foremost to open doors to his Presence, ministering to his Presence through day and night worship. Jesus said, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

 

     Jesus is the key of David.

 

  Let's look at Isaiah 9, and you'll see what I'm talking about:

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His Kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:6-7).

Jesus came to the earth for a purpose: to seek and save that which was lost (see Luke 19:10).It says Jesus came to seek and save "that which was lost." In this verse, I believe that Jesus was also talking about "the authority" that Adam lost in the Garden when he sinned.

 

  He's talking about the mandate of dominion rule and reign in the earth that the devil snatched up when Adam fell in the Garden. Jesus is the One who opened all the doors that needed to be opened and shut all the doors that needed to be shut when He died and rose from the dead.

 

  On that day when He asked who men said that He was, Jesus proclaimed to Peter, "I am getting the keys back, son, and I'm giving them to you. I'm giving you those keys so that wherever you go you can bind and loose whatever I show you as a Father, and whatever I speak to you. Do what I say when I say to do it. If you will declare what I say, then what I say will happen.

 

      Other doors opened by the Key of David

 

 The key of the house of David, possessed by Jesus, opens two important doors. John the Revelator sees the first door opened in chapter 4:

 

  Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.

This is the door to God's revelation; it is a must to spend time with Him.

 

  Rev 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

Worship the Lamb upon the throne. Holy Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty.

 

 The Lord will come and inhabit the praises of His people. Keep seeking Him and coming before Him. We will be richly rewarded if we do not give up!

 

     4)  The Throne of Grace. Let us Hold fast to our Hope

 

Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we do not have a High Priest (mediator) who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16

Hebrews 10:21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

 

Heb 4:16: "Let us come draw near with confidence to the throne of grace."

Heb 23:10 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

  The confession is simply our unshakable hope (10:23) that God is for us and will work to bring us into his final rest and joy. We hold fast to that because we have a great High Priest. That's the first conclusion.

 We have a great High Priest. He is alive. He is in the presence of God. He is the Son of God. He is sympathetic. So we hold fast to our hope.

 

Hope in what? We can draw near with confidence to the throne of grace.

 

Heb 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

  Every one of us needs help. We are not God. We have needs. We have weaknesses. We have confusion. We have limitations of all kinds. We need help.

  Every one of us have sins. And therefore at the bottom of our hearts we know that we do not deserve the help we need. We feel trapped. We need help to live our lives and to handle death and to cope with eternity— to find help for our family, to find help when we feel lonely. To find help with our jobs, our health, our finances. We need help. But we don't deserve the help we need.

 So what can we do? We can look to our High priest.

But God declares over this hopeless conclusion: Jesus Christ became a High Priest to shatter that despair with hope and to humble us can rescue us in times of need.

  Yes, we all need help. Yes, none of us deserves the help we need. But no to despair and pride.

God says 'Because we have a great High Priest, the throne of God is a throne of grace. And the help we get at that throne is mercy and grace to help in time of need'. Grace to help! Not deserved help, gracious help.

 

   This is the whole point of the Old and New Testaments. God planned for a High Priest, a Savior, a Redeemer, a gracious Helper.

 

 We are not trapped. We say no to any lies. We need help. We don't deserve it. But we can have it. We can have it right now and forever. If we will receive and trust in our High Priest, Jesus the Son of God, and draw near to God in full assurance of faith through him.

 Heb 10:21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful!