I GIVE YOU THE
KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
Matthew The knowledge of the secrets of the
has been given to you, but not to them. Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 18:18 Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Luke 17:20 The Kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say “Here it is” or “There it is” because the Kingdom of God is within you
Luke Whenever you see these things happening (signs previously described) you know that the
is near. Kingdom of God
Books have been written on these Scriptures about the
I’ll give a few thoughts on these verses. Kingdom of God
- The first verse says that the knowledge of the
secrets of the
are given to you! This means Christians can comprehend spiritual truth that unbelievers cannot grasp. Isn’t that exciting? Kingdomof Heaven
- The keys to the Kingdom as I understand it refer to the power of prayer when we pray in the will of God; when our prayers conform to biblical truth. Whatever we ask will happen.
- The verse from Luke 17 suggests that the Kingdom is hidden within us but will come in reality some day.
- The final verse from Luke 21 describes the signs that will precede Jesus return and the coming of his Kingdom.
We read in your Word the promises about the
coming and we are awed. We thank you for these
promises. Open our hearts and minds to more fully grasp your truths; the
amazing truths of your Word about your Kingdom. Thank you for revealing to us
that you are the Way, the Truth and the Life. We pray for your Kingdom to come. Kingdom of God
We pray In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.