Do you have many keys on your keychain? I have keys on my keychain that unlock things I need to get into on a regular basis. I have my house key, my car key, my husband’s car key, my ministry cabinet key and the key to my mama and daddy’s house because its my mama and daddy’s house.
My parents used to joke that everyone in our county had a key to their house because they made our home open and available to all of the teenagers in the church youth group as a safe place. They didn’t hand keys out to every student at the high school or even those who attended our church. They told those they had an established relationship with in our youth group, who loved them and shared their passion for Jesus, where to find a key if they needed it.
When you are faced with a locked door, the only way to open it is to have the proper key. The Lord holds the keys to the Kingdom and He tells us in Matthew 16:19a “I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.” He was addressing His disciples when He made that statement. He doesn’t just hand keys out to anyone and everyone. He, like my parents, gives keys to the Kingdom to those who love Him and follow after Him.
The keys Jesus gives open up the secrets of God for those who desire to know Him more and live for His purposes. These keys allow you access to the One and Only.
Do you desire to draw near to the Lord? You do so by entering into the Most Holy Place, because He dwells there and has granted us access through His blood [Hebrews 9:12]. He has a key in His hand with your name on it. Let go of whatever you’re holding onto so you can receive it.
Hebrews 10:19-23 “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, and since we have a Great Priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”