God’s Keys of Knowledge
“Woe unto you lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye enter not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered” – (Lk.11:52).
You are standing at the door of the fire extinguisher box, fumbling with your keys, while the fire is raging behind you – but the keys don’t work. They look right, yet the lock won’t budge. You look at your key that the Catholic priest gave you, but you’re using the right one. Has someone damaged the key? Why doesn’t it work? And then you burn to death.
This is the picture of what the world’s religions have done with the key of knowledge of God which is found in His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Many have tampered with the Key that opens up the understanding of salvation in Christ so that they cannot escape the damnation of hell. Some religions have removed the key, ignoring Jesus Christ altogether. Others freely use Jesus’ name but don’t give knowledge of true salvation in Christ, telling you that water baptism saves you and makes you a Christian etc – tampering with the key – amen.
Jesus Christ is the key of knowledge that opens up the door of eternal life in heaven or opens up the door to eternal death in the lake of fire. “And of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” – (Col.2:13). The gospel of Christ is the key of knowledge whereby a lost and hell-bound sinner is saved from his sins and escapes from hell. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” – (Heb.2:3). You absolutely must be saved by Christ – He has the key out of hell and entry into heaven.
The lawyers and religious leaders of the Jews took away the key of knowledge from the people. And without this key they couldn’t open the way to heaven for themselves and they hindered others from finding the way. They rejected Christ who is the key of knowledge and they discouraged and threatened the people so they wouldn’t receive Christ. They persecuted and killed the Christians and made it much more difficult for people to get saved because the people were afraid. “That if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue” – (Jn.9:22).
The key of God’s knowledge is shaped like a cross with Christ crucified upon it. God requires man to repent of his sins and by faith believe on Christ in his heart for forgiveness and remission of sins. When that happens in truth you become a new creature in Christ – you are born again. Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. Without being saved by the Savior, you are yet in your sins and destined for the lake of fire. “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” - (Rev.1:18). The force of a key is thhe symbol of undisputed authority. Jesus Christ has absolute authority over hell and death. The keys to death lie in the hands of Christ, both physical death and eternal death in the lake of fire which is the second death. Christ was dead on the cross and He resurrected unto life and ascended into heaven and now is alive forever more. He has conquered death and hell.
Will Christ take His powerful keys and put you into the lake of fire for eternity because you rejected Him and the keys of the kingdom of heaven? “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” – (Rev.20:14,15). There are no more awesome and powerful keys in the universe that the keys held by Christ. He holds the keys of life and death – eternal life or eternal death. He has the key of knowledge whereby He knows how to resurrect our bodies unto life or death. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out” – (Rom.11:33).
Christ is our master who holds the master keys of life and death. He’s our master – our revered religious leader and our ruler who has the chief authority. He’s our teacher who has a degree a million times higher than a master’s degree. “Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well; for so I am” – (Jn.13:13). He has all knowledge and wisdom and has conquered death and hell for us who are saved. In order to conquer death and hell and receive eternal life we must have the ‘Master’s Key.’ He’s the skeleton key, the master key that can take your dead skeleton out of the grave and give you eternal life or eternal death. You must humbly go to the cross of Christ at the place of a ‘skull’ and be saved by Christ and He will raise you up and the kingdom of heaven will be yours.
It is written in (Is.22:22,23) “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.” Can you not see the Lord Jesus carrying his cross-key to cavalry to be nailed in a sure place and all the glory of His Father’s house, the church, hangs upon Him? Jesus Christ is not only the Son of God but also the son of David of the tribe of Judah. “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shuteth; and shuteth, and no man openeth” – (Rev.3:7). Christ has all authority. He doesn’t just have the key to one city or one nation or this whole world but the whole universe. The key is the symbol of authority. Christ – the key of knowledge and all authority. Christ as our Savior on the cross is the key-man of the universe.
We’ve taken Christ out of our public schools and in doing that the
At the end of the great tribulation Christ will send an angel with the
key of the bottomless pit to bind Satan in this hell prison – “And I saw an angel come down from heaven,
having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid
hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound
him a thousand years” – (Rev.20:1,2). And Christ shall rule as emperor over planet earth and
religious leader from
It is written in (Mt.16:18) “And I
will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven…” Just before Jesus comes back the devil will counterfeit
this truth during the great tribulation. Satan desires to be worshipped as God
and to rule as emperor over the earth. He will use two men in order to do it –
called two beasts – Antichrist and his False Prophet. Satan wants total power
and that power is symbolized by keys – he wants the keys of the kingdom and the
power of the keys. There are two superpowers who claim to have the power of the
keys: the political superpower, the
In its own literature, the National Security Agency (NSA), the super-secret
government agency of the
The president of the
Sin started on the tree of worldly knowledge in
Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart for forgiveness of sins. This is the key of God’s knowledge that will give you eternal life and release you from hell and the just punishment of your sins – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23). The greatest keys of knowledge you can have is the knowledge of resurrecting from death unto eternal life – and Christ is that key.
Don’t reject this precious key.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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