WEDNESDAY, August 11
Scripture: Isaiah 22:20-22, Matthew 18:13-20
In Isaiah 22:22 we are told, “The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open.” What is the key of David? The key of David is the covenant that God established with David and that covenant was extended to every believer in Isaiah 55:1-3. The key of David is guaranteed by Jesus in the longest recorded message that the Apostle Paul preached in the New Testament. Acts 13 summarizes the importance of this covenant and warns us not to neglect it. There is no escaping the fact that Jesus bought and paid for the keys of the kingdom based on the Covenant of Sure Mercy to be extended to the church. We have those keys to open and to shut, to bind and to loose. The question is, are we using them? In Matthew 18:13-20 Peter got a revelation of who Jesus was. He proclaimed Him to be The Son of the Living God. Jesus said in Matthew 18:18, “…Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” The keys that Jesus offered Peter and the entire church are based on the Covenant of Sure Mercy. They are the keys to lock somebody down or to open up a highway in front of them. The highway is open. Are we driving down it? We have the keys to stop and to start. We have the keys to stop judgment, and we have the keys to start justice, but are we? What are we doing with the Kingly anointing? Praying justice on evil rulers is very Christlike!