God is opening Doors in this season
Lately I have been thinking a lot about Isaiah 22:22 and Revelation 3:6-8. These passages present us with the concept of the key of David and that there will be doors that are opened and doors that are shut. As Christians our inheritance is Christ who is our hope of glory. To be Christian is not about religious association but rather it is about the presence of God in our hearts. Jesus is our hope of glory, and the Holy Spirit is the seal of our salvation. It is God with us, leading us, and guiding us into all truth.
David was a man after the heart of God. He was a Psalmist and prayer warrior who knew how to connect with the voice of God for victory. When He sought God, the Lord would respond to him. Prophets would come with messages from the heart of God and as David did what the Lord said there was always victory. This happened in 1 Chronicles 14:8-17. David had just become King of Israel and the Philistines were not happy about this, and planned an attack against him, and Israel. David inquired of the Lord asking Him if he would have the victory and the Lord assured Him that he would indeed. The key of David was the wisdom of God that brought the victory. God opened the door to victory with a word of assurance. God does not lie, and the victory came to pass.
The key of David in a way is a heart after God. It is a way of intimacy where the person is seeking the Lord with the entire heart. Jeremiah 29:13, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
In Matthew 16:19, Jesus is speaking to Peter who had just recognized by the spirit of God that Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus said to him, “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.”
It is recognition of Jesus that imparts a power in our lives so that God can open doors for us and close doors also. Doors that shouldn’t be opened are best shut. The enemy tries to open doors for us that are not good. These doors lead to death and not to life. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. There is no way to the father but through the son. Jesus is the greatest door and as we enter Christ, He gives us the keys of the kingdom.
Open doors are always preceded by the voice of God speaking to us. The keys of the Kingdom that we gather come from the heart and bosom of the father. He drops His words in our ears and opens our hearts to new possibilities. He speaks and we move in ways that may seem strange to the world around us, until these ways produce fruit, and result in a new prosperity and glory for our lives. God blesses us as we enter the doors that he has for us.
David was a man after the heart of God. He knew the heart of God because of intimacy and although he often made mistakes he repented and moved back into union with God. We will not be perfect in this life, but we are on the path of life. As we continue to move forward, we may make mistakes, but God is with us. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus (Romans 12:1). The Lord will continue to bless us because we are in union with Him. His righteousness is our righteousness.
Acts 1:8 says, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be witnesses of me.” The Lord wants to stir His creation toward faith in Him. He wants to heal our sinful ways. The empowering of the Holy Spirit is what sets us on the path toward life. The Holy Spirit is the helper that leads us into all truth (John 16:13-15). He is the beginning of wisdom and life. All the gifts flow into us and through us from this empowering that takes place. When the disciples were filled with the presence of God in the book of acts, they were filled with the living power of God, and it flowed through them to all nations. This before the internet.
God is with us and always guiding us. He leads us when we are aware, and He leads us when we aren’t. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A man plans his way. But the Lord directs the steps.” We can be aware of His plans, but we can also enter them unconsciously. When we give our lives to Christ it is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us (Galatians 2:20).
The place of being led by the spirit is very interesting. Sometimes we have “Divine Appointments.” These are assignments or alignments where a person going about their daily lives become suddenly aware that the people in front of them have been brought to them by God. The mind of God is so great that it is hard to even fathom how he brings people together, but He does, and it is for His greater purpose.
The bible is filled with such stories of divine appointments. I believe that the story of the Good Samaritan, the Woman at the well meeting Jesus, or Philip speaking to the Ethiopian Ruler are divine appointments. When we come to Christ and say, “no longer is it I who live but it is Christ living in me,” this opens a vast number of opportunities to do the work of the Lord. The Lord opens doors to fruitfulness. The bible says, “He has prepared works in advance for us (Ephesians 2:10).” When these doors open our job is to speak Christ into lives. I declare that many such moments will come for you.
In the same way the Lord keeps us from other things. Some doors will shut because they were not meant for us to enter.
I declare that this season this revelation will come stronger and stronger for you. He will help you to enter the greatest fruitfulness of your life. This is a season of the Keys of David. Blessings