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Acts 22:6-9 6And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. 7And I fell unto ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 8And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. 9And they that were with me saw indeed light, and were afraid; but they heard not voice of him that spake to me.
It was this experience on road to Damascus that made Saul into Apostle Paul that we know of. It was Saulís hearing voice of Lord that triggered change of his mindset and his lifestyle. Saul went from a persecutor of Jesus and all follower of Jesus, to Paul, carrier of gospel of Jesus Christ to nations. Isnít it amazing how voice of Lord, which is nothing more than Word of Lord, can change us instantaneously forever! Oh, how we should long for Word of God each and every idle minute that we are on this earth! The Word of God yields revelation, which also yields light, for revelation and light are synonymous. We continue to live in total darkness until we become consumed with Godís word, His revelation, and inevitably, His light! Saul was consumed with revelation and light when he had his face to face confrontation with Lord. A Damascus road experience is what we should all long for!
Matthew 16:13-19 13When Jesus came into coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I Son of man am? 14And they said, Some say that thou art John Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of prophets. 15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art Christ, Son of living God. 17And 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. 18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19And I will give unto thee keys of 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.
It is revelation knowledge of who Jesus Christ is that church must be built on. The temple of God that rests on inside of us must also be built on this same rock, revelation of fullness of Jesus Christ - Jesus, lover, peacemaker Lamb of God, but also mighty warrior, Lord of hosts (armies), Lion of Judah. And as we continue to look at verse 18, we read ďand gates of hell shall not prevail against it.Ē The revelation of who Jesus Christ is will resist plots of enemy and shatter Satanís ambitions of capturing our mind. The light of God shines upon all darkness and evil plans, and light then exposes them. This is why Satan doesnít want us to read Word of God, this is why He has in times past, and even now, attempted to silence voice of prophets of God. The Word of Lord is what Satan despises because He knows that Word is truth, knowledge, wisdom and a light for our path - spiritual food for saints and those that are seeking God.
With a foundation that is built on revelation of Jesus Christ and His Word, keys of kingdom of heaven are handed to us simultaneously. These keys allow us to triumph over enemy because they grant us power to bind and loose anything in earth and heaven. The keys bring deliverance to captives, breakthrough for spiritually, mentally and financially oppressed, and keys allow kingdom of God to come, and for kingdom of God to be done.
Use keys to triumph in all of your circumstances. No matter what situation, seek Godís voice, read Godís word, receive revelation, receive life, receive a foundation, and then receive keys of kingdom of heaven to prevail against any plots and strategies of enemy.
You were made to conquer, you were made to win, you were made to have authority, in Jesus name!
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