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Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

Mat 16:18 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.
Mat 16:19 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.

All born again believers are given the “keys” of the Kingdom of Heaven. Notice: we were NOT given the keys “TO” the Kingdom of Heaven, but the keys “OF” the Kingdom of Heaven. The reason why that is, is because we don't need any keys to get inside that Kingdom because we are already there!!!

When a person becomes a child of God they are “delivered” from the power of darkness, and they are “translated” into the Kingdom of God's dear Son. (Col 1:13)

When God raised up Jesus Christ from the dead, he also raised us up together with him, and we are right now, today, sitting in Heavenly places in Christ!!! (Eph 2:5-6)

The “keys” of the Kingdom of Heaven are only given to those who are citizens of that Kingdom!!

Php 3:20 But OUR CITIZENSHIP IS IN HEAVEN, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, (ESV)

If someone gave you the keys “TO” a hotel building, that had hundreds of rooms, inside that building, that key would only give you access to the main building, but not all the other rooms. If someone gave you the keys “OF” the hotel, that would give you access not only to the building itself, but also to all the other rooms inside.

Key's are referred to as “knowledge, and understanding”

Luke 11:52 Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the KEY OF KNOWLEDGE. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”

Keys (knowledge) give access, and that access is only possible through understanding of that knowledge.

Back during the Biblical days, people who were “educated” in schools were given a ”key” to wear on their belt which showed to other people that they were educated. Today we are given “diplomas” that show the same thing.

The key (knowledge) that Jesus was referring to when he was speaking to Peter is not your normal kind of knowledge that is gained through hard study. It is a knowledge that can only be receive when it is given by God the Father as he reveals his Word to us by the Holy Spirit. This is why Jesus said to Peter after he asked the question, “Who do men say the Son of man is....” (Matt 16:13)

Peter responded that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God. (Matt 16:16)

Mat 16:17 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.

The “keys” of the Kingdom of Heaven that Jesus said he would give unto Peter would come in the form of revelation of the “knowledge” (Keys) of God, which in turn would give him access to the power of that Kingdom!!! The power of binding and loosening comes as result of understanding the Kingdom in which we have been translated into.

We have been given keys to restrict (lock) what Heaven has already restricted (locked), and we have been given keys to loose (open) what Heaven has already loosed (opened).

Mat 16:19 I will give you the KEYS of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth MUST BE WHAT IS ALREADY BOUND IN HEAVEN; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth MUST BE WHAT IS ALREADY LOOSED IN HEAVEN. (AMP)
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I agree with all of this, but of course there are tares and bad fish, and trees that bear no fruit all in the kingdom.

Matt 13:24; Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Matt 13:25; But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
Matt 13:30; Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

Both tares and wheat are in the kingdom. That will change one day.

Matt 13:47; “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;
Matt 13:48; and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away
Matt 13:49; So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous,
Matt 13:50; and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The kingdom of heaven has good fish and bad fish in it. That will change one day.

Luke 13:6; And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.
Luke 13:7; And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’
Luke 13:8; And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;
Luke 13:9; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”

Not all trees in the masters garden bear fruit, even when He fertilizes them. Eventually they will be "cut down".
 
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Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

Mat 16:18 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.
Mat 16:19 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.

All born again believers are given the “keys” of the Kingdom of Heaven. Notice: we were NOT given the keys “TO” the Kingdom of Heaven, but the keys “OF” the Kingdom of Heaven. The reason why that is, is because we don't need any keys to get inside that Kingdom because we are already there!!!

When a person becomes a child of God they are “delivered” from the power of darkness, and they are “translated” into the Kingdom of God's dear Son. (Col 1:13)

When God raised up Jesus Christ from the dead, he also raised us up together with him, and we are right now, today, sitting in Heavenly places in Christ!!! (Eph 2:5-6)

The “keys” of the Kingdom of Heaven are only given to those who are citizens of that Kingdom!!

Php 3:20 But OUR CITIZENSHIP IS IN HEAVEN, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, (ESV)

If someone gave you the keys “TO” a hotel building, that had hundreds of rooms, inside that building, that key would only give you access to the main building, but not all the other rooms. If someone gave you the keys “OF” the hotel, that would give you access not only to the building itself, but also to all the other rooms inside.

Key's are referred to as “knowledge, and understanding”

Luke 11:52 Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the KEY OF KNOWLEDGE. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”

Keys (knowledge) give access, and that access is only possible through understanding of that knowledge.

Back during the Biblical days, people who were “educated” in schools were given a ”key” to wear on their belt which showed to other people that they were educated. Today we are given “diplomas” that show the same thing.

The key (knowledge) that Jesus was referring to when he was speaking to Peter is not your normal kind of knowledge that is gained through hard study. It is a knowledge that can only be receive when it is given by God the Father as he reveals his Word to us by the Holy Spirit. This is why Jesus said to Peter after he asked the question, “Who do men say the Son of man is....” (Matt 16:13)

Peter responded that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God. (Matt 16:16)

Mat 16:17 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.

The “keys” of the Kingdom of Heaven that Jesus said he would give unto Peter would come in the form of revelation of the “knowledge” (Keys) of God, which in turn would give him access to the power of that Kingdom!!! The power of binding and loosening comes as result of understanding the Kingdom in which we have been translated into.

We have been given keys to restrict (lock) what Heaven has already restricted (locked), and we have been given keys to loose (open) what Heaven has already loosed (opened).

Mat 16:19 I will give you the KEYS of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth MUST BE WHAT IS ALREADY BOUND IN HEAVEN; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth MUST BE WHAT IS ALREADY LOOSED IN HEAVEN. (AMP)
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Keys also signify Authority.
 
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Not all trees in the masters garden bear fruit, even when He fertilizes them. Eventually they will be "cut down".
As Jesus once said, "Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

A good tree can never produce "bad fruit", neither can a bad tree ever produce "good fruit." It is not about a good tree that is producing good fruit, and then stops producing fruit, or about a good tree, and then all of a sudden starts producing bad fruit. That is not possible! A good tree always produces good fruit, and a bad tree always produces bad fruit. Why? Because what produced the "good" tree was the Word of God and it is incorruptible.
The Church is filled with good trees, and bad trees. The Church is filled with those who are true saints of God, and the others only look like true believers but are not. As Jesus said, "you shall know them by their fruits" (Matt 7:20)
 
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